10 January 2008
About four years ago I installed my first blogging software, and eagerly started up my first blog. My aim was clear, and almost noble: I wanted to make some sense of the years and years worth of pages and pages of online bookmarks*, I'd accumulated over a decade or so. Knowing my shortcomings when it came to keeping a regular online writing schedule, I figured I'd easily be able to stick to one post per day, about one interesting or noteworthy link.
I think I lasted three weeks before I started fudging the timestamps and changed it to one post per weekday. Then, at some point it was once a week, and then I just about gave up.
Over the ensuing years, I'd added the odd link here or there, usually just a draft, and made only the most necessary updates and changes. I did migrate it from Movable Type to Wordpress, and updated the theme based on one I'd made for a Blogger blog, but otherwise it sat dormant, save for the odd spammer or two. The real commenters stopped commenting years ago, so any new ones I was getting weren't worth keeping anyway. Turning off the comments option didn't seem to work, and neither did the few plugins I felt like messing with, so finally I just decided to archive it as static pages and get rid of that copy of Wordpress altogether. It was over a year out of date, and rather a bit of a security risk anyway.
So, for posterity, here is Ketchup. I'm not even sure if any of the links still work.
*Nowadays it's trivial to find a site to organize, share, and store one's bookmarks. I've even joined one or two of them, though I've found anymore it's easier to just, knowing something exists, search Google for it. Nine times out of ten that works.