This online journal has been running since September of 1999. I refuse to call it a "blog" because it was around long before blogs were
invented the common name for such things.
On December 8, 2001, [I set up Greymatter](/output/archives/00000001.shtml) and started using it to post online journal entries. On February 9, 2003, I migrated to Cafelog b2, which apparently [made me quite happy](/journal/2003/02/09/journal-redesigned/). On January 18, 2006, I [migrated from b2 to Wordpress](/journal/2006/01/18/migration-from-b2-to-wordpress-201-alpha/), which was quite a bit of work.
Here is a table showing posting and commenting activity:[^1]
[^1]: Special thanks to Alex King for his [SQL queries for blog stats](http://alexking.org/blog/2007/01/01/sql-for-blog-stats).
|Year||Posts||Comments||Avg Length||Total Length|
In the last couple of years, Twitter and Facebook (and now, Google+) have caused me to post here less and less frequently. I think I'm going to redesign echeng.com to be more of a hub for my photography work sometime during this coming year. This particular design here at echeng.com has been in place since February of 2003—I can't believe it has lasted this long!