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Posted on Tuesday, September 30th, 2008

Dave!Thanks to everybody for their kind emails and comments about my recent allergy-related health problems. Between the drugs and eliminating peanut products, things have been going okay... for now at least. Still getting random welts, but they're not nearly as severe.

One final reminder... tomorrow, October 1st, is the last day to leave a comment entry for my Bullet Sunday 100 celebration. Act fast, because comments will be closed for entries at 9:00pm Seattle time.

In celebration of Google's 10th birthday, they've put their oldest available index online from January, 2001. It's kind of fun to do a search for things that didn't exist back then. Like Apple's "iPhone" (which was a different product by an entirely different company) or "iPod" (which was nothing more than an acronym) or even "Blogography"...

Googleblogography2001

When I first came up with the idea of naming my new blog "Blogography" back in February of 2002, the first thing I did was type "blogography.com" into my web browser and come up empty. The second thing I did was type "blogography" into Google where I also came up empty. I didn't know for sure if I really wanted to name my blog "Blogography" so I thought on it for a month (hey, registering domains was expensive back then!). Eventually I took the plunge on March 27, 2002 (after sobering up from my birthday, I'd imagine), and the rest is history.

Amazing to see how far things have come in just 7-3/4 years...

Googleblogography2008

Around 64,600 pages! There are dozens (hundreds?) of sites calling themselves "blogography" now, but back then the term didn't even exist. You can do your own searching back in time by visiting Google 2001. But act fast... they're only keeping it active for one month.


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Comments

  1. Mooselet says:

    That’s pretty sweet! And I’m glad you’re feeling better.

  2. Avitable says:

    That’s awesome! “Avitable” still brings up avitable.com, and “adam avitable” brings up an announcement of my engagement, along with three other posts.

    Now, “adam avitable” brings up 3,050 posts. I’m such a whore!

  3. Lisa says:

    That was cool! Clusterfook and my name both returned one entry in 2001. That’s not the case today!

    Glad to hear you are feeling a little bit better. I hope you can get to the root cause of what is causing you so much trouble. It’s no fun to feel sick. Trust me, I know!

  4. John says:

    This is kind of a cool website, but I was searching for “biogeography.” Good luck with whatever it is you’re doing here. : )

  5. Elizabeth says:

    Wow, this is going to be fun to play around with! I just tried Googling “September 11” and Google was blissfully ignorant of the attacks. I wish the first result for that search was still an Astronomy Picture Of the Day!

  6. serap says:

    Wow… I love it! It feels like travelling back in time! I searched my name, and the results of a ballroom dancing competition came up.. I came 3rd, which is better than I remember!

  7. the patient says:

    I searched for myself. Thank god I existed even back then!

  8. Hilly says:

    How fun! Unlike your popular toosh, I have only 11,500 results for “snackiepoo”. Hell, I was thrilled when the day finally came that they stopped asking, “do you mean sunacoop?” and finally recognized my screename for a true hit.

    Happy 100 Again!

  9. Wow, the old search was fun!

    I Googled myself (of course), certainly less hits than now with some old stuff that I forgot all about.

    Very cool!

  10. ChillyWilly says:

    Glad to hear you are feeling better.

    That search is pretty cool. And to think, you’ve gone from zero to 64,000 pages in 7 years. Amazing… ;-)

  11. Search my blog? Find Loretta Lynn. Gotta love it.

    Glad you’re getting better, sweetie.

  12. Troy says:

    One hit for my name from my university page. There are a crapload of hits for Firda. She was big back then :)

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