My Blog Evolution

One of these days, I’m actually going to sit down and write out the evolution of my blog. Given the amount of time I’m spending on my Lifestream, I guess I better hurry before “blog” goes out with the dinosaurs!


Luckily, no screenshots survived the “dark era” of hosted websites.

2001 (Greymatter)

We bought our domain names in 2001 and launched and After a little work setting up the Greymatter websites (perl ftw!), we even built a “home” page with server-side includes of our three most recent posts. Still… the most lasting element is the ridiculously cool animated CRT logo that tied both of our blogs together.

Circa 2001


Remember when MovableType was the stuff? Yeah… me too. We rocked MT blogs for three and a half years.

Circa 2003

2004-2006 (MovableType)

Circa 2004

2006-2009 (WordPress)

We upgraded the blogs to WordPress in 2006. Since then, I’ve basically run three different versions of Kubrick, and then dilly-dallied with a couple of themes until today.
Circa 2006

2009 Present (WordPress)

I installed Thesis today and — quite honestly — its so scaleable that I will probably be sticking with it (even if it looks like I’m making changes) for the next few years. At least until this whole “blog” thing dies down. Heck… it’s been 10 YEARS of blogging for me. Isn’t that enough drivel?

Circa 2009

I’ll say it again: I really am fond of that old animated CRT graphic from 2001. I gotta find a way to bring that back again soon.