This blog has finally hit a milestone. 10 years old!
10 years ago, never once I thought this blog could last for so long. I must thank my guestbloggers who had kept the blog on going. Of course, long time and current readers must be thanked.
I guess this blog started picking up when my former university house mates started contributing.
Our house in Sheffield. Got ghost one.
Friends and strangers started commenting on our blog entries. Soon, I had random strangers coming up to me saying that they read my blog.
Building websites have always been my interest. It all started back in 1997 using a Geocities hosted website, a few GIFs (consisting of characters from the King of Fighters and a bouncing ball) and a guestbook. Dad posted a comment on my guestbook stating somewhere along the lines of, “I like the bouncing ball”.
My earliest blog entry dates back to January 2001. It was during the times of www.xes.net.my, which I had before I registered the xes.cx. Back then, I didn’t know these postings are called as blogposts.
Before all these blog postings, my website served as an online photo album for my friends to see. This blog has gone so public that I am reluctant to post friends’ pictures here.
There were 2 goals that I wanted to achieve during the early days of xes.cx, 1st was to hit 500 unique visitors a day and 2nd was to make money out of it. Both have been achieved long time ago.
The launch of Nuffnang marked the monotization of this blog. I used the money from Nuffnang as down payment for my Mum and my car.
Of course, this blog has brought me many good things – from meeting many new friends to various media appearance (for a list see About xes.cx page).
Thank you all again for the support. Hope this blog will last a lifetime and read by generations thereafter (if I get it in print!).
If there is any of blog entries here that you enjoyed, please feel free to comment.