As incredible as it may sound, I have been writing defective yeti for five years now. Five years of conversations and great ideas. Five years of stories and tomfoolery. Five years of tales about The Queen and The Squirrelly. Five years of book, film, and game reviews. Five years of humorous observations about yogurt.
I’ve learned a lot in that time — about blogging, about the Internet, and even a little about myself. And what better time than the fifth anniversary of this site to impart my hard-earned knowledge to you, the loyal defective yeti readership?
It all began on a cold, crisp winter afternoon, January 10, 2002. Blogging was still a nascent technology at the time, something most people had never even heard of, but I’ve always been something of a trailblazer. I vividly recall the moment when I conceived of the content for my first post. I had just finished a novel by Proust and was sitting in my den sipping shiraz, when the most extraordinary —
Wait, hang on. 2002 to 2003, that’s one. 2003 to 2004 is two. 2004 to 2005, 2005 to 2006 … uh …
Okay, I guess it’s only been four years. Jesus, for real? It feels like for-freakin’-ever. 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006 — shit, yeah: four years. Ah man, that totally sucks.
I had this whole “commemorative fifth year anniversary post” planned out in my head and everything. Now I’ll only get to use it if I blog for a whole ‘nother year. GodDAMNIT!