One year of blogging

In: Blogging

25 May 2004

One year ago today (well, it’s actually yesterday, since it just crossed midnight), 24 May 2003, I wrote my very first blog entry. Of course, I started with good old Blogger, moved on to Blog-City, and then FreeRoller (now renamed to JRoller), before I finally settled on using Movable Type on my own hosting account. Probably going to stick around, at least until I manage to move to WordPress without losing my customizations to my Movable Type installation.

In the one year that’s passed, this weblog has undergone just 3 major redesigns (which I regrettably haven’t archived for future, er, contemplation). It started out as a Java blog, before getting more involved with web development topics, and then Mozilla (Firefox, Thunderbird) news. I think I’ve settled comfortably on the topics of “web development, Mozilla, Firefox, Thunderbird, CSS, programming” plus any tech bits that interest me.

Anyway, I’m glad that people are still reading :), and I am honored to have actually made a good number of blogrolls. Thanks for having me.

12 Responses to One year of blogging

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Rob

May 25th, 2004 at 2am

Well, Chu Yeow, congrats on your year anniversary.

I must say that I am glad that I ran across your site! And your design is flawless, as there isn’t a thing about it I don’t like.

I too, am working on the move to WordPress. I have become quite comfortable with the MT tags though. I plan on re-vamping my site completely with the change.

Anyhoos, great site and keep it up!

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Patrick

May 25th, 2004 at 9am

Congrats.

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Vinny Carpenter

May 25th, 2004 at 11am

Hi Chu Yeow and congratulations. Great site and on my list of must-visit-daily sites. Love the Mozilla updates. Great year and look forward to more :) Take care

—Vinny

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lemonshiverman

May 25th, 2004 at 1pm

Great writing for a year!

Nice read too…

Greenapple seems to have taken over the sunkist orange.

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Syam Kumar

May 25th, 2004 at 5pm

Congrats!

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Rhys

May 25th, 2004 at 6pm

Happy blogday to you
Happy blogday to you
Happy blogday to you
happy blogday Cheah Chu Yeow
Happy blogday to you.

Great blog, thanks for your thoughts.

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Aaron Brazell

May 26th, 2004 at 11am

Hey Joel,

Congrats to ya/ You should try Textpattern. It’s hot, man! :)

Aaron

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Cheah Chu Yeow

May 27th, 2004 at 1am

Thanks everyone for your kind words :)

Rob: Yeah exactly. I’ve become quite familiar with MT tags and WordPress “template tags” leave quite a bit to be desired. There’s a little mess in the documentation.

lemonshiverman: Er, yeah, whatever ;)

Aaron: Hey dude, see that you’re finally back blogging since Emmense. Textpattern I’ve tried before, but that was awhile ago and it didn’t turn out to be what I was looking for. Will take a look at it again as I square-off WordPress and Textpattern as MT replacements.

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Ian Lim

May 28th, 2004 at 11am

Congratulations on your first anniversary :-)

My blog is on wordpress though. Personally finding wordpress is much much more easier to install than Movable Type. I am able to get WordPress work much more quicker than Movable Type. But the major reason which prompts me to make the move is the charging scheme Six Apart, going to put on Movable Type.

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Vanessa

June 2nd, 2004 at 1am

Congrats! Your first anniversary happens to be my birthday too :)

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adot's notblog*

May 26th, 2004 at 1pm

congratulations to cheah chu yeow
Redemption in a Blog is one year old yesterday. I don’t have a blogroll, but I read a lot of blogs (mostly Mozilla-related) and this is one I find myself at fairly regularly. If you’re looking to expand your list of Mozilla-related daily reads, do give…

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adot's notblog*

June 21st, 2004 at 2am

congratulations to cheah chu yeow
Redemption in a Blog is one year old yesterday. I don’t have a blogroll, but I read a lot of blogs (mostly Mozilla-related) and this is one I find myself at fairly regularly. If you’re looking to expand your list of Mozilla-related daily reads, do give…