It came and it went and I totally missed it.
Without fanfare of any sort, Station in the Metro turned ten a little over a month ago. Well, actually, it's a tiny bit older than that, but that's the date of the first column I wrote on what I then thought would be a weekly blog, where I'd take the time to sit down and write a thoughtful essay on something that happened to me during the week, or something otherwise topical.
I crafted the pages by hand in those days, before a move to the CafeLog blogging engine. I think then a dabble with PostNuke, and I'm sure one or two other things before I settled on WordPress, which as I understand it, grew out of the b2 project, which in turn had grown out of CafeLog. I had a lot of fun tweaking and writing and yelling at my server all that time. But y'know — tweaking and yelling and fiddling aren't what's important. What's important is the writing.
And so, I've moved to SquareSpace, whose management interface I love, and makes it easier than ever to tweak quickly to my heart's content, and then get out of my way and let me write more about the things I should be writing about, without all that tedious mucking about in hyperspace, as it were.
That kinda sounds like an ad, but I didn't mean it to. What I'm saying is, I'm glad I can give up the day-to-day slog of running my own server, still be able to have control over the look and features of my site; but most importantly, concentrate on writing more.
I'm not saying I'll now always be able to write a weekly post that delves deep into a subject; but y'know... it seems a noble goal. Perhaps I'll look into it.