I just finished posting my old blog’s entries that were almost lost when Oktagone disappeared. They finally returned all of my stuff, but they lost anything I posted after November of last year. Fortunately, I really haven’t uploaded anything of much worth since then. I think I might have lost a MIDI, but if I look hard enough, it should be on my computer.
And having posted everything onto LiveJournal brings me up to this, my 500th entry. I guess I should say something about the past four years that I’ve kept this journal…
I don’t have much to lose, speaking materialistically. I have my computer, I have an old collection of video game magazines that I could care less about, I have my car. They’re all replaceable. One thing I can’t replace, though, is this journal – which is why I was rather distressed when I heard that Oktagone lost all of my stuff – I thought that almost three years of writings were lost. But now I have everything in one place – hopefully LiveJournal is reliable enough not to lose any of my sentimentality – and it’s pretty amazing to look back on my progression through high school and into college.
Overall, I don’t think I’ve changed too much. I certainly have learned a lot, but if I had the ability to meet myself from four years ago, I’d tell myself that I was on the right track. I can’t point out any major phases, crazes, or mentalities I fell into over the years. All I see when I look back is my steady progression through the years.
Now that I’ve completely migrated to LiveJournal, complete with a paid account and a friends list of over 150 people with whom I actively keep up, I hope this fact doesn’t stop my blog from maintaining its originality, its humor, and its overall value in presenting me as a voice.
Go back and read a few entries from over the years. At least to me, it’s quite entertaining, and, of course, very nostalgic.