Ten years ago, I reserved the domain ShaiCoggins.com to host my personal site. Over the years, it has been moved, revamped, redirected, and shifted so many times to reflect the changing seasons of my life.
The Wayback Machine will tell you that my site was first archived on the web on April 2001, on Geocities (no longer available). However, I started maintaining my personal site back in 1999 (yes, in portfolio and blog-like format, long before the word 'blog' was invented), and purchased my own domain name in August 2000.
Due to the different 'start times' of my online life, I never really thought about my "webversary". But, a couple of years ago, I felt like I should. I decided to use August 2000 as my official anniversary for this site.
Last year, I did a proper 9th Year Celebration. I was hoping to do an even bigger and better one this year, but I think I'd be hard pressed to commit to anything too massive, what with work and everything else going on in my life right now. But, I'm hoping to share a handful of special surprise posts throughout the month of August to celebrate a decade of ShaiCoggins.com (now also known as Studio Notes, of course!).
As part of this celebration, I'm opening a 10 for 10 Special. That is, I'd love to try and grant 10 special requests or questions to the first 10 Studio Notes readers who leave a comment here with their request/question.
Of course, requests/questions should be within reason. For example, I can't exactly give you $10,000,000 (or any similar monetary request), even if I wanted to... or I can't exactly answer overly controversial questions. 🙂
If you have anything reasonable and simple (e.g., "Can you please leave a comment on my blog?" or "What's your favourite sushi roll?"), then I'd be more than happy to comply. Yes, pretty much similar to the Ask Me Anything feature I had here a few years ago. 🙂
And yes, I wish to take this opportunity to say a great big THANKS to all ShaiCoggins.com/Studio Notes readers, both long-time ones and new. Things would've never been the same without you.
Thanks to you, I have learned a lot about blogging and community building.
And, of course, I am always grateful for all the friendships that have been developed throughout the years through this site.
Thank you, thank you, thank you...
Looking forward to sharing my life's journeys with you for many more years.
Shai has been managing and blogging here at ShaiCoggins.com for 17 years. Here, she writes about creativity, productivity, and how to recharge for a better, happier lifestyle. She is the author of Today: Life Journal, Colour Bliss: Kaleidoscopes, and a little known children's book. A serial entrepreneur, Shai also currently runs Vervely.com, a boutique digital media agency offering online content, community, and conversion marketing services. Her blogging experience and digital work have been featured in various media, including being listed in Fast Company's "Most Influential Women in Technology" list. Originally from Manila, Shai lived in Singapore and the USA before moving to Australia with her British husband. They have two children, a pet bunny, and a rambunctious rescue Labrador.