Ten years of Being Peter Kim

Last week marked ten years of existence for this blog. I set a reminder in iCal but I missed the actual date because I was busy with things. Like my new job after moving to New York after a year and a half in Seoul. And finishing up at the office in time to make it home for dinner. So I forgot to write a post on the actual “blogiversary.”

10th BirthdayIf you weren’t around for the early days of this blog, you didn’t miss much. Maybe the post that explains how I got into blogging would be an interesting read. Most of the other stuff was written in a different age of social media. However, if you’re interested in reading some posts that I enjoyed writing, here are some off the top of my head:

A couple years ago I switched platforms from Typepad to WordPress for long-term stability. WP Engine isn’t cheap, so if you’ve made it this far, maybe click on a banner ad to help me celebrate a decade of blogging!

The Blog Tree

Brought to you by the fine folks at Eloqua and JESS3. I like this map because it’s a curated list of blogs; I already subscribe to many listed here and it’s a safe bet that the others are worth checking out.

The Blog Tree
And yes, this blog has a leaf on the tree. Thanks for reading!

To examine The Blog Tree more closely, visit the Eloqua blog.

Some thoughts on blogging

It's been a couple weeks since I posted. It feels like a couple months. Some thoughts from the pause:

  1. Once momentum is lost, it's a lot easier for the blog to remain at rest. For all the physicists out there, there's no lack of force around here, but it has been driving business activities other than the blog.
  2. The blogs I've followed since "the early days" of social media post much less frequently today. That contributes to a lack of great content to react to.
  3. Audiences and attention have fragmented wildly. The growth of other platforms (e.g. social networks, Twitter, Tumblr, Posterous) has clearly cut into the time and attention paid to blogs.
  4. Even ego traps don't work well anymore.
  5. Not posting on a blog reminds me of that Geico commercial – it's just sitting there watching at you, waiting for you to post again.

I've been thinking of a way to wrap up the year. More to come…