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Happy birthday blog!

On the 27th April 2004, I made my very first blog post on the hastily christianised ‘The Musings of a Red Dalek’. It was uninteresting, poorly written, published using Blogger using a hastily edited template and didn’t even have comments turned on. But it was a start.

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In those days the Internet we know and love was a very different place. Nicparkes.com was a thriving community dedicated to black cotton socks, and located over at cinsekrap.co.uk. In fact, I nicked the idea of a blog completely from Nic, so it’s all thanks to him that you are reading this now. Babbleblog was just a dream in Pingu’s eye (yes, I predated Babble) while Rob Online was all about Freeview and funky radios, El Barto was just a sexy alias from Will and Alex Trafford… well, who had any idea who he was? He was young, blond and in Year 7, and certainly not blogging. The other Alex, Alex Newman, was blissfully ignorant of such details such as ‘how the British write their dates slightly differently’ and ‘when Mothers’ day happens across the globe’.

Of course, some things never change. Back in 2004, I was slap bang in the middle of exams, Longhorn was the exciting new Windows OS that was ‘coming soon’, and we were at war with Iraq in a horribly dangerous situation. Fast forward two years later and… well… we’ve had an election or two? With the same people re-elected, of course…

So happy second birthday blog, and let me take this opportunity to thank each and every one of you who read, subscribe, comment or even just occasionally wander across this little journal of nonsense. Here’s to the future!

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8 Comments on :
Happy birthday blog!

  1. Alex Newman says:

    Aww, I’m mentioned
    Happy Birthday (I think?)

  2. the ticket raffler says:

    it still is unintersting and poorly written

  3. El Barto says:


    Happy Birthday Blog!

  4. Jake says:

    Happy birthday blog, happy birthday blog, Haaapy birthday!

  5. Awww, yay! A very happy birthday to the Musings of a Red Dalek!

    Fun to see the old design, pre-refreshed & reloaded, too.

    Amazing 500+ posts in only two years, and woo for a mention

  6. !*Unknown*! says:

    Happy Birthday!

  7. Rob says:

    Happy Birthday Blog, ta for mention .
    I think it was Freeview Online back then?
    None the less I kept on promising myself a personal website and about a year later I finally did.

  8. Jake says:

    and it turned out to be sucessful *shakes hands with rob*

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