I don't know why, but this past weekend, I got it in my head to review the archives of my blog. These are the posts that came from my original blog, which I began in 2005, on Blogger.
There were some interesting observations.
First, I talked too much back then. I talk too much now. You know the old saying, "the more things change, the more they stay the same."
Second, I cared deeply about biblical doctrine even back then. That encourages me somewhat.
Third, homeschooling was joyful and hard, and I loved it. I still have good memories of those years.
Fourth, I have always had too thin of a skin. I remember writing a post, wondering whether or not Wal-Mart sold thick skins, but I've yet to come across it. Again, the more things change...
Fifth, there is a very big difference in the tone of my writing in 2005 compared to now. I was too bold, too sure of myself, too flippant. My bad; my very bad. The teen years were exceptionally humbling. And I still have a long way to go.
Sixth, I think there are many things I should have waited to write about until I was older. I think the perspective of time would have made a big difference. While I still lack wisdom, I have a bit more than I did then. Sometimes, social media and blogging makes us think we need to say something right now! There are lots of things I'm sure in five years I will wish I had waited to talk about.
And last: I know my blog had a bigger readership back then, yet I wrote longer posts. That says a lot for how things have changed in social media.
All in all it was (and will continue to be; I'm not done purging yet) a good exercise, keeping what I think needs to be kept, and tossing what really shouldn't have been written in the first place. There are a few posts where I comment about how foolish I am.
Again, the more things change ....