When I was One,
I had just begun.
When I was Two,
I was nearly new.
When I was Three
I was hardly me.
When I was Four,
I was not much more.
When I was Five,
I was just alive.
But now I am Six,
I'm as clever as clever,
So I think I'll be six now for ever and ever.
- A.A. Milne
It's just about the 6th anniversary since I began blogging. Back then, I was still in my 30s, I didn't have CFS/ME, and my intention was to become a writer (photography was still just a hobby).
But it's not only my world which was so very different. Way back in the dim and distant past of August 2005...
YouTube had only started up 6 months earlier
Facebook was only accessible if you had a university email address.
6 megapixels was considered quite a large sensor for a digital camera.
High Definition TV wasn't about in a commercial format, and Blue Ray was only a prototype in Japan.
There had only been 2 "Saw" movies, 4 Harry Potter films, and James Bond fans were horrified that a blonde actor (Daniel Craig) had been given the role of 007.
Not only did the iPad not exist, but neither did the iPhone
There were approximately half a billion fewer people on the planet.
In the intervening time, I have written over 700 blog posts and received in excess of 150,000 visits to this site.
And I'm regularly visted by some of the nicest, warmest, most wonderful people on the Internet (yes, that means you - take a compliment when you're given one)