Happy Birthday Little Weblog

Librarian.net is eight years old today!

You can take a peek at what it looked like when I first started it up, April 20, 1999. Back then we didn’t have CMSes and I had to upload the webpages uphill both ways in the snow to bring you all these excellent links. I didn’t have comments (though to be fair, I was slow on that bandwagon even once I moved to Movable Type). I based my design on Jesse James Garrett’s Infosift which predated lib.net by almost a year. I met Jesse mainly because I asked for design help [and to ask if he minded if I copied him] and my friendship with him and a big group of early bloggers paved the way to my work with MetaFilter and a lot of my interest in 2.0 technologies. Today I’m in Dodge City, Kansas preparing to give a talk about the big 2.0 thing and I’ll see if I can wrap all that in together and make it make sense to folks who don’t have a bunch of stuff on Twitter and who may wonder “Why MySpace?”

10 Responses to “Happy Birthday Little Weblog”

  1. joshua m. neff Says:

    Happy Birthday!

  2. Anna Says:

    Happy 8th!

  3. Ryan Deschamps Says:

    Congrats. Geeze you are an oldie in blogger terms.

  4. Steve Lawson Says:

    Geez, you don’t look a day over six and a half. Thanks for putting rarin’ back.

  5. mat Says:

    Yay! Happy birthday.

    I’m glad you still have the original pages. It’s always interesting to go back and look at the way sites looked a few years ago, and when old content is all republished in a new format, I think something historical is lost.

  6. genevieve Says:

    Congratulations – wow, eight years old. Perhaps blogs age backwards, like their archives – the older you are, the fresher and more hip to the now. Certainly true in this case.

  7. K.G. Schneider Says:

    Happy birfday, librarian.net!

  8. Lisa Says:

    Happy birthday, librarian.net. Just think, next year you’ll get to play with all the cool games, none of that babyish ages 3-8 sh!t, no sirree.

  9. Martyn Lowe Says:

    Good to know your still working on it!

    Also good to know just how many talks you keep doing!


  10. Laura Says:

    You’re probably tall enough to ride on the rollercoasters now, too! Happy (belated) birthday!