I started blogging in April 2005 using the desktop program iBlog. Like many people, I wasn’t really sure what a blog was, but I knew I wanted a place to publish my own thoughts. I had been reading the Barenaked Ladies’ blog for a while and figured I’d give it a shot. I don’t remember the URL convention that iBlog used, but I know it was difficult to give out to people that I wanted to tell about my blog (and I didn’t yet own any domain names), so I moved to Blogger sometime in early 2006, I think. I stayed with Blogger for a while, until I realized it had many limitations, and then I moved on to WordPress.com.
This blog has changed names a couple of times, too. My first blog, set up with iBlog, was called Blogosaurus Rex, but I don’t remember what I called it when I first moved over to Blogger. When I noticed blogging becoming more mainstream and that more people were taking notice and actually reading what I had to say, I changed the title of the blog to Megan Blogs. But a while after that iteration, I decided I didn’t like that name anymore and mulled over names that were more appropriate. I noticed that most of what I blogged about came from my long commute home (where I sometimes had HOURS to just sit in traffic and ruminate), and so The Ride Home was born. I also purchased theridehome.net and directed it to point to the blog.
I went through a few template changes, and in February 2009 I began self-hosting this blog so I could tinker with the template files and plugins and install Google Analytics.
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