This month, specifically this day, is the 10th anniversary of my starting this blog.
On December 2, 2004, after lurking and commenting at a few different blogs, The Wardrobe Door opened for the first time.
Yes, I have been blogging at this site with this name for a decade. If you need proof, here are the four posts that went up that first day.
- The Beginning — It’s an introductory piece, what else was I supposed to do with it?
- Unwarranted Hit Piece — I delved into a theological controversy du jour.
- Holiness – What is it? — This was more of a devotional exploration of what it means to be holy (and the first post to include a C.S. Lewis reference).
- Ah the Memories! — I linked to some Transformer video to which a ton of other people had already linked.
The most interesting thing about those four posts is how much it resembles the types of things I still post here 10 years later.
That’s not to say there haven’t been any changes here over the years. I have had fairly significant shifts in my blogging philosophy. I’ve also written posts which make me cringe reading them now.
Later this month, I’ll post the 10 lessons I’ve learned from 10 years of blogging.
Since the beginning, I’ve purchased an actual domain name, went through several redesigns, moved from Blogger to WordPress (thank you, Jonathan Howe) and made numerous minor tweaks along the way.
I went from having a MySpace page, ignoring my Facebook, and dismissing Twitter to having a Twitter account, dismissing Facebook and completely forgetting about MySpace.
I’ve moved from South Carolina to North Carolina to Tennessee with my wife and kids, who grew from one that first day to three today.
Seminary went from being a possibility I rejected to an accomplishment and season of live that I treasure.
In the last ten years, I’ve lost loved ones and gained new ones. I’ve seen friendships fade and new ones blossom, many of which are tied in some part to this blog.
Whether you read my blog from the beginning (Hi, mom!) or this is the first time you’ve ever visited, I’m grateful that you considered this blog and my writing worthy of your time.
To celebrate this month, I am featuring several interviews with C.S. Lewis scholars and fans – people just like me who enjoy his work and have been influenced by him and some who have spent their lives researching and writing incredible books about him.
These will give you a chance to hear from some well-known and respected Lewis experts and others that may be new to you. I’m really excited about this.
Hopefully, you will enjoy those interviews as much as I have, along with the other things here at The Wardrobe Door — both for the rest of this month and year, as well as the rest of the time I’m blogging here.
From “The Beginning” (literally) to today and beyond, thanks.