Tom Markiewicz has been blogging about climbing since January of 2005… he started blogging about climbing right about the same time I started climbing. I don’t remember exactly when I started blogging about climbing, since I’ve moved my blog around a few times and have lost the “real” dates on old posts, but I think I’m going to celebrate July of 2006 as my blogging anniversary, since that was the first date I could find in a news reference in a post.
Anyway, back to Tom. Tom’s climbing blog, AllClimbing.com, is what the rest of us aspire to have… a busy, current, commented-on blog about rock climbing and allied activities. The design is clean, the content and news kept very current through “Quick Sends” and Tom is generous about linking to other active climbing bloggers, which is also nice. He’s working on moving to Boulder, Colorado, which I’m insanely jealous about. No surprise that Tom’s “day job” is as a techie… his “personal blog” contains thoughts on technology, marketing and entrepreneurship and is also an interesting read… says one fellow switched-to-mac professional to another.
I’d imagine, if Tom ever visits rockclimbergirl.com, I’ll get the same advice that ClimbingNarc did… switch to a “real” blog platform. I tend to agree with Tom… as much as I love Google and as long as I’ve used Blogger I am getting tired of the lack of three-column templates and am too lazy to build my own. We’ll see. Right now I have a few too many irons in the fire to do a blog move, but you never know.
To Tom — safe travels, best of luck with the move, and enjoy getting settled in Boulder… I’ll be daydreaming of Colorado in the meantime…
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