Six years and six days ago…

… I started my weblog at Back then, hardly anyone (in Germany, at least) knew what a weblog was, and even fewer people had one. Back then I was a student with lots of time for surfing the web and finding interesting things to post, or even for writing long stories about my travels etc..

(This reminds me that I never got around to posting a journal for our second trip to the US back in 2002, and that I kept a journal on the computer on the third trip in 2005 so posting something about it on the web would be easier and less time-consuming. With a digital diary and digital photos you’d think that I’ll eventually get around to put something up in the near future – we’ll see if it works out.)

My weblog helped me make new friends (whom I mangaged to meet in real life), keep in touch with far-away friends and even find old friends again. (For those not in the know: Ralf and I went to school together!)

Since I started teaching I haven’t had as much time for this hobby, but I still enjoy posting interesting links or the odd photo and communicating with you. I still get e-mails from “strangers” from time to time talking about something that I posted on my weblog or asking a question, or just saing, hi, I read your weblog, so if you’re a long-time reader but have been lurking all this time, why don’t you post a comment or drop me an e-mail at my first name at this domain? I’d love to hear from you!

Ach Kinners, vielen Dank für die lieben Glückwünsche, Jörg und Ralf.

Jörg: Es war aber nicht am Sonnabend, sondern schon ein paar Tage eher, und ich hatte nach dem letzten Posting flüchtig daran gedacht, dass ich da wohl ein Jubiläum verpasst hatte, war aber noch nicht dazu gekommen, hier wieder zu posten. Danke für die Erinnerung!

3 Responses to “Six years and six days ago…”

  1. Herr Rau Says:

    I’m on of those lurkers you may have hinted at. (I always picture some vile Lovecraftian Lurker On The Threshold when I hear this word.) I’ve been reading your blog for a year or so, I think, and will comment more often.
    The four jobs you mentioned the other day sound quite impressive. Your dishes, too, though I don’t know curry soup. Soup is nice. Why don’t I make soup more often?

  2. Andrea Says:

    Hello Herr Rau,

    thanks for de-lurking posting a comment!

    Those jobs were not really as impressive as they sound. The tutoring was Nachhilfe which I’ve been doing since I was 14 years old. The second and third jobs were temp jobs while in university – I have to admit that living in the (former) capital has the advantage of more interesting jobs being available than in some other random city. The Bundespräsident moved from Bonn to Berlin since then, though. The fourth job is my current occupation, which hopefully will last for the next several decades.

    Oh, and stay tuned for the Curry soup recipe, I’m going to post it here. 😉

  3. Garret Says:

    Happy Anniversary! Send some rain or snow our way … we could sure use it, if you have any to spare.