I've just been digging through a bunch of old posts here on this Qoheleth blog, which is kind of the "red-headed stepchild" of all my blogs. I rarely even remember that this blog exists, but every once in awhile, I stumble on it again. Anyway, looking at a lot of the oldest posts here, I have just realized what makes this blog worth keeping: it contains some of the last vestiges of one of my oldest blogs, one that doesn't exist anymore. I'm talking about Corybanter II, my old blog on the now-defunct blogging platform, Posterous. I believe my very first blog was over on Tumblr, and I gave it the name I've recycled many times since then..."Corybanter." But then my brother Toby introduced me to Posterous, a blogging platform that made everything so easy; all you had to do was send an email and attach whatever pictures or graphics you wanted to include, and bingo! Instant blog post.
Sadly, is was not to last. You can read a brief description of the rise and fall of Posterous on this Wikipedia article. Suffice it to say, that Posterous shut down after just a few years, and I had to find new digs for my blogging. Somewhere along the way, though, I had set up a system whereby my Corybanter II posts were being shared on other platforms. Apparently one of those other platforms was here at Typepad. Looking through a lot of the older posts here on my Qoheleth blog, I noticed that a lot of the older posts have a little label at the bottom which reads, "Posted via email from CORYBANTER: babble and banter, bypassing banality." Any pictures that I posted along with those old posts disappeared when Posterous shut down, but all the text seems to be intact.
So the Qoheleth blog contains a record of blog posts that I thought were lost forever. For that reason alone, it's worth keeping this blog alive, even if it never becomes a regular home for my personal blogging. I'll have to dig through more of the old posts, and see what's here. Meanwhile, let's have a moment of silence for Posterous. It was fun while it lasted.