My Archive Experiment

I decided to do a bit of an experiment yesterday, just to see what would happen. I’m still relishing having my blog archive restored, so on facebook I asked my friends to choose random dates over the last decade. I would then see if I could find the blog entry I posted on that date, and pop the link under my friend’s reply on facebook.

I was thrilled to see that it went rather well: I got seven or eight responses, and in all but two I was able to find a corresponding entry. For those I didn’t – well, I have to have some days off – I posted the link to the entry I’d written the day before or after the requested date. I think that’s quite an achievement. After all, there can’t be many other personal blogs which have been updated so regularly for so long (I know other people have more important things to do, such as jobs, but let’s leave that aside for now). Also, in the entries I found, I made the effort to restore any links and pictures which were missing, so it was a way to help with my ongoing archive restoration project.

I take a lot of pride in my blog and keeping it up; I see it as my primary output as a writer. The fact that my experiment went so well thrills me, as it demonstrates that I can keep something up if I put my mind to it. But I’d like to keep it going, just as a way of going back and restoring missing links etc. So, dates please?

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