I haven't checked into my "main blog" here for quite some time, so I thought I'd rectify the situation a bit this morning. I'm sitting at Star Bagel, finishing up my second cup of coffee, and it seemed like a good time to catch up on my blogging activities.
I remember when the word "blog" was a strange, new, unfamiliar word to me. I think I read an article in a print magazine (I don't remember which one, honestly) about this new Internet trend: the "weblog," or "blog," for short. And I thought, "Hm, that sounds interesting." And then I promptly went on with whatever I was doing at the time. I think it may have been a few years later that my brother Toby started his first blog. Again, I thought, "Hm, maybe I should give that a try." And I did.
I seem to remember my first attempt at a Corybanter blog happened on Tumblr. (That first blog still exists, even though it's inactive.) Then Toby introduced me to Posterous: don't look for it, it doesn't exist any more. But, boy, did I love blogging on Posterous. It was so easy! I maintained a blog there for a couple of years, I think, before Posterous went belly up. After that, it took me awhile to find another blogging platform that I liked: I tried Tumblr (again), Wordpress, and a couple others, before I finally more or less settled on Weebly.
I guess it was last year that I tried consolidating all of my blogs into one blog (to rule them all), and then almost immediately decided to keep my separate blogs, and maintain this one (with the domain name coryhowell.net) as a sort of central place to link to them all. Has that worked?
I almost never check in here, and I still have several of those other blogs: Willy Wigglestick (my Shakespeare blog), Baker Street Babble (my Sherlock Holmes blog), Bible Bookshelf (a blog about Bible versions and such), this small collection of stuff at Medium, the blog of my Grandma Howell's poetry, and maybe a couple others that I'm forgetting. Still, I keep coming back to the idea of an online home for all my various blogs to live, here at CoryHowell.net. And I keep hearing the siren song calling to me, "Come and blog! Share your thoughts online!" From time to time, I actually respond. Thanks for reading.
(adj.) wild and frenzied; from Greek κορυβαντες (Korybantes)