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4 Years Blogging

Amazing to think that on February 20, 2003 I started writing this weblog.

rohdesign2003.gif4 years seems an awfully long time to maintain something, but fortunately, it's been a joy. I've loved having a place to share ideas, and I hope for 4 more years.

I think, looking back, that the freedom to write what I wanted has been integral to maintaining this place for writing and sharing so long. Being able to talk about topics ranging from design and sketches to cycling and kids makes a huge difference in opportunities to share thoughts. Oddly enough, some of the most obscure, spur of the moment posts have been the most popular.

So, if you're a blogger looking for inspiration, I say write what you want to. Write what you love to write about. Be real. Life is too short to pretend, or to write what you think others want to read.

Thanks for taking time to read my words here, whether you're a regular, a lurker, or a one-time Google visitor. I appreciate your choice to stop and read my thoughts.

Reader Comments (10)

Hey Mike, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!Congratulations on four years of Rohdesign blog. Now that I'm blogging on my own site I can truly appreciate the work that goes into these - and the stamina you need to keep it all going.Continued success with it and I hope you have many more years happy blogging.


February 21, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterDavy McDonald
Happy Blogday!
February 21, 2007 | Unregistered Commenterpigpogm
Congratulations on four years! I'm pretty sure I've been reading this blog since day one, having been a Palm Tipsheet subscriber. You've always produced great content. Here's to the next four years.
February 21, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterIan McKenzie
Four years! But Mike, give credits where credits are due! Not even a comment about Bob the Tomato who has been providing unvaluable moral support all this time!?

February 21, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterCarlos

February 21, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterChinchorrero
Well done Mike! 4 years is a MIGHTY long time.
February 21, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterPhil Gerbyshak
Thanks everyone for your kind words and wishes.

Carlos � Bob the Tomato was claimed by Nathan some years ago now, so he's not y daily inspration any more, but I still like him. :-)
February 22, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterMike Rohde
Congratulations! Please keep the blog alive for much much longer.
February 27, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterJavier Marti
Thanks Javier! I plan on it. :-)
February 27, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterMike Rohde
Congratulations Mike!
February 27, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterJohn Topley

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