The History Of This Blog
I’ve always wanted a cool popular blog. It must be my lack of grammar skills and constant need to spill out my real thoughts and not just pictures of my food and book reviews. Treating it as a thought diary is something that I’ve always had this blog to be.
I started blogging in middle school while hiding the page from the teacher in the computer lab. That blog was more of a time stamp blog ‘6:15- wake up 7:15- go to school’ on myspace.
It was that night when I registered my first domain name and owned a piece of the internet ‘russcatalano.com’ on my first laptop. My grandma paid by handing me her credit card and when I was confused about why I didn’t have a website but paid for a domain name I called GoDaddy and was instructed to buy a website starter kit. I got permission to purchase and made a blog for myself, I made this blog.
The blog was mostly for some of my way early photography and occasionally I let my thoughts out too. One day the domain expired and somebody picked it up fast and required I pay five hundred dollars to have it back. That really discouraged me from creating content online.
About a year later I found YouTube through my brother at my grandma’s house one night, we made my first YouTube video then too. I was really into magic then and it was a outlet for that. My first video was a fake levitation where the front of my sweatpants were cut and my shoe tied on. Lifting up my leg made it seem like both feet were off the ground.
The YouTube bug really bit me with that first video and I continued doing magic videos and trying to grow an audience. I stopped doing magic and made a new youtube account when I was in highschool. That account is ‘youtube.com/russcatalano’ I once again had a need for my personal domain.
A year or two had past since my domain was held hostage and they had let it expire too so I was able to get it for the original price and have money left over to pay for a website building service. It stayed untouched until I took it off of the crappy pre made GoDaddy website and put it on Tumblr where it is hosted even today.
It looked better and was free but the main reason I moved it to Tumblr was because I was at home ditching school watching Current TV when a show came on about becoming a professional blogger from scratch. One of the participants started a Tumblr blog and quickly started making a name for himself. I tried WordPress, GoDaddy, and Blogger ,but always kept going back to Tumblr. Ease of use and a format I really grew up blogging on.
I wen’t through blogging months where I would write my thoughts at various points in the day only to delete them the next month in fear that people will read them. I went through this really up until last year where I started blogging regularly and never really looked back to delete anything.
I stopped caring about what others thought or if they found out and I started caring about what made me happy, what got me out of my own head if only for the thirty minutes it took to write the post.
Thats my blogging history on this domain in the best way that I could remember it. Almost all of my registered domains have detailed histories like this. I could remember the point in my life and why I had created it. Maybe I will write about these from time to time.