In blog time, I sometimes feel like a dinosaur, and since I passed my six year mark at Schmutzie.com, I've been thinking more about where I started, where I am, and where I am going than I normally do. Normally, I just fart around and hope someone out there doesn't hate it.
While I was ruminating on all things blogular, I was suddenly gripped with the want to take a step backward and see what I and some of my fellow dinosaurs looked like years ago. It occurred to me that we actually have gathered somewhat of a history on this young internet. For this, I used the Wayback Machine, which is a really excellent way to kill an afternoon, if you have an afternoon to kill.
So, I picked nine of the following ten weblogs, excluding mine, for their longevity and ability to keep me interested for years on end. Here's to us dinosaurs, in chronological order of the earliest full screenshots that the Wayback Machine could give me. (Click on the images to see their old looks at full size.)
And, well, this is me now.
The Palinode now.
Go on. Find out what you looked like when you were still wet behind the ears.