by Eszter Hargittai on May 10, 2004

I started blogging two years ago as an extension of/complement to my mailing list, which had been running since December, 2001. It’s funny that in that first post I describe blogging as “an online forum usually with one main author/contributor” and now here I am on a group blog. I did not see the benefits of the latter until I joined CT, which has been a delight, so thanks!

I wish I knew who were the first few dozen readers of “Eszter’s Blog” so I could express my appreciation to them. (Perhaps they are still with me in which case saying thank you here should work.:-) Those visits encouraged me to keep going and make this exciting and interesting – albeit at times quite frustrating – activity part of my daily routine. Writing blog entries has definitely pushed me to think about certain issues and ideas in the sort of detail that an occasional random thought would not require of me. It has also helped me meet some wonderful people. Thank you!



vivian 05.11.04 at 1:42 am

Congratulations, and wishes for many more years of connections and insight!


Ophelia Benson 05.11.04 at 3:06 am

Yeah! And no frustrating parts.


LiL 05.11.04 at 3:41 am

Congratulations! May your blogging self’s ears grow so long that they reach the ground (hee-hee,) and may she go on blogging for many more years!


John Quiggin 05.11.04 at 8:47 am


My second blogversary is also coming up. I think Chris was going a bit before either of us, and quite a few CT-ers started shortly after me. Our collective effort must be pushing 30 person-years.


eszter 05.11.04 at 3:21 pm

Thanks, everyone. And Lil, thanks for adding yet another little Hungarian peculiarity (for others: the ear bit) to this blog.;-)


Jonathan Edelstein 05.11.04 at 4:02 pm


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