Today marks the end of the forth year of blogging at Wangjianshuo’s Blog. 4 years ago, in Sept 11, 2002, I setup MovableType and wrote my first entry MovableType Successfully Installed on Windows XP on the old desktop computer in my home. No one expected that it is the start of a four-year-long blogging journey. Of cause, every year when I look back and wrote a note about the anniversary of this blog, I am not unaware of the fact that Sept 11 is a special day. The 911 event 5 years ago took away many people’s lives, and inevitably changed the world. I write with my respect to everyone involved in the trategy.
The Meaning of 911 and a Blog
When I first heard about blog on the Internet, the world of blog is always related with the 911 event. It was said, the blog was there for a long time, but the 911 event is the trigger of its popularity. When people were hit by tragedy like 911, they turned not as interested as business, money or fame. More and more people understood the meaning of live, and turn into themselves to discover a new person in themselves. They used blog to record their changed lives, and thinking… I believe the spirit of self-awareness continued on this blog. Every live is a miracle. Treat it well, and record it well.
Snap Shot of Wangjianshuo’s Blog
About this Site
Created: Sept 11, 2002
Page views/month: 2 million
Location: Shanghai, China
Time: Shanghai Time
Author: Jian Shuo Wang
See Also: Chinese blog
In the last 1460 days, 1396 entries were created, almost one entry per day. I am also happy to have many people joining me, share their lives and opinions with me and other readers. All the thoughts were recorded in the 17061 comments. Thanks every one for being with me.
The Fifth Year
Today is the first day of the 5th year of blogging. In the 5th year, I hope I can continue the blog in the way of the last four years. Here are my wishes:
- I wish I still have the freedom to choose topics that interest me most. Thanks for giving me the freedom to do that. I know the topics are not always interesting for everyone. Anyway, I am still the most important reader of this blog. Everything I write? at least it should look interesting to me.
- I wish it can be more helpful to visitors to Shanghai. A blog cannot be everything to everyone. My focus is still to make sure it is useful, informative to visitors to Shanghai. I especially put the first time visitors in mind, so some introduction may seem obvious, but it is NOT for first time visitors.
- I wish I can still have a balanced life. Thanks Wendy for her support. Typically the blogs were written at late night. If you agree that to keep blogging for four years is not easy, so it does to have a husband to do so. I hope I can spend more time and lead a more balanced life. (Blog still plays an important roll as reflection, and sometimes as recreation for me).
- I wish more readers come and share their own experiences with other community members. I also hope peace in discussion
Good. Another year started. Life is always beautiful, so record it well.
P.S. Haagen-Dazs Icecream
Got some coupon as Mid-Moon Festival gift from the company. Very good. Here is the package – Haagen-Dazs has very good package. Sweet start of the fifth year of blogging.