About this blog
I first started blogging sometime around 2003-2004. I’ve always enjoyed writing journals, stories, articles, and you name it. In the old days there really was no home for my writings, but with blogging that has all changed. With this new media outlet I’ve had a chance to develop and refine my writing and storytelling skills. I still have a long way to go before anything I write will be a literary classic. However it is my goal to someday become a published author, even if its only an e-book.
The first software I used when I started blogging was B2, and later B2 evolution. While it did have some fancy themes and an ok admin area, the software eventually became outdated and difficult to upgrade. Finally in 2010 with a great deal of effort I manually imported most of my old blog posts into wordpress. Most of these will be republished to the public over the next few months until the blog transition is completed by the end of 2010. Some blogs such as the travel posts may remain private since I plan to consolidate them into a memoir along with new writings. The really old posts previous to 2005 were lost due to technical difficulties (not my fault) that I won’t get into here. In any case I think I’ve taken measures so that doesn’t happen again.
Lately I’ve expanded my blog writing to other websites that Charlotte and I run. Eventually I may start guest posting on other blogs if the opportunity arises. This blog is and has always been a personal blog meant mostly for friends, family, and curious onlookers. Since Charlotte posts so much about what is going with us at JavaFoto I typically only post here a few times a year. Additionally the CosmicAdventure website has a lot of other content such as photo galleries and trip reports so this blog is more of a compliment to other material on the site. In any case I really enjoy writing here so check back from time to time to see what’s going on with the Cosmic Blog