Happy Birthday To My Blog

Gosh. Is that really another year gone by? It is now fourteen years since I wrote my first blog post on The Obvious? In some ways it feels like yesterday, in others it feels like I have always blogged.

When people ask me what I do I sometimes say public speaker, sometimes consultant, sometimes writer, but inside I am always thinking “I am a blogger”. No I don’t get paid directly for blogging but it has led to all of the work that I do. It is the core of my online life and has allowed me to travel the world and meet the most interesting and wonderful people.

The demise of blogging has been predicted each year that I have done it but it is still for me the most exciting opportunity that each of has, in however modest a way, to change the world around us. That simple combination of noticing more, thinking more, saying more and collectively achieving more.

There is still magic in it.

9 thoughts on “Happy Birthday To My Blog

  1. Hi Euan! Over 4 years ago I put together this blog post > <a href="http://www.elsua.net/2011/08/29/reclaim-blogging-on-why-your-blog-still-is-your-best-personal-branding-social-tool/"&gt;’Reclaim Blogging – On Why Your Blog Still Is Your Best Personal Branding Social Tool'</a> and it looks like you are the living proof that blogging is still very much alive and kicking and providing those folks who blog on a more or less regular basis an opportunity to cultivate and nurture that personal digital footprint that leaves a rather profound trace. In your case, 14 wonderful years! Thanks much for allowing us as well being part of it as we read you day in day out. Here’s to plenty more!


  2. Is this where I get to remind you again how my first blog post was a link to you?

    Yes it is…happy birthday friend.


  3. I think you were one of the first bloggers to welcome me to blogging in September 200, Euan, and that kind of enocouragement has kept me going since then. I still spend most of my time on the internet reading blogs. When people ask me what I do, I still say I’m a blogger.


  4. It’s always great to come by your blog and find something inspiring, encouraging… perhaps challenging too.

    Rather similar to having a conversation with you in person really… 😉

    I am of course intrigued by what effect the rise of blogging on Linkedin will have, and the burgeoning power of Facebook too… Always a concern that the needs of these big corporations might not quite fully overlap with the needs of creative individual bloggers. Hope I’m imagining this…



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