JimD has alerted me that this date marked the final post at the first blog I ran, League of Melbotis. That statement is semi-correct. It is the final post one would see, I suppose, if they visited the site, but I shut down the blog back in in December of 2009 with 3420 posts. That site had a start date of about April 6th, 2003.
The post on April 20th, 2010 at League of Melbotis was part of my return to blogging, redirecting folks over to this site.
On April 20th, 2010, a "to review" post went up on this site and covered what we had been on about at League of Melbotis. On April 23rd, I dipped my toe back into the blogging waters. You can see the posts that week as we returned to greatness.
By the time I launched this blog in 2010, blogging was on its way out, replaced with Instagrams, tweets and Snapchats. People refer to their feeds on Tumblr as "blogs", but, let's get real... that isn't a web log. That's re-posting stuff. It's a terrible forum for long-form posting.
League of Melbotis was a bit more of what people kept back then insofar as a "personality" blog. I considered it my sandbox and clubhouse, a place where other folks would drop by. It was far more unpredictable in nature than the media-review heavy form of this site, and the readership felt like a little social circle. We had little focus. We might talk Elvira in one post and the Iraq war in another, what I had for breakfast in the next. That sort of thing was passe in 2010, and I've not really ever thought about going back to that format. Keep it simple-ish. Talk about the news when it's unavoidable.