Reading 2000 blog post in 3 hours

Kyle Reed // @kylereed

Last night I had the pleasure of going through every single blog post that he (he will be nameless, maybe I will tell you later) has posted over the last 2 years. It didn’t seem like it would take me that long, unfortunately I had one job and one job only, check for broken links. This seemed to be rather easy and for that matter mindless. As I started into the process of checking every single link from the past two years I discovered something, there is so much we do not know about each other.

It amazed me to read stuff from this guy before I knew him. Maybe you can call it BIR (Before I Read) or something along those lines. But I always find it interesting to go back in the archives and dust off an oldie but a goody. After 2000 clicks later I felt like I just spent four hours talking about life.

In the spirit of reading 2000 blog post in 3 hours I will share a post from my past, from  September 7th, 2005 (I was 19 at the time)

what is it about that word that makes us give into it? one of the toughest things for me is self motivation and self-will. with my recent return to school i have received a lot of pressure from people. things as simple as come and play basketball with us, and more serious things like if i am going to play baseball or not. well i have all ready made up my mind. i don’t know how many times i have told people “no i don’t want to play baseball.” the problem is, is that, that answer is not good enough for them, so then they start to put the pressure on me. “well what will you do when we are at practice and you are sitting here alone?” i have a very simple response to that, i will be happy, this will give me time to read and work on homework.
we face pressure everywhere we go. from the job to our family. i have come to discover pressure is one of the most challenging things in life. think about it. how many decisions have you made because of pressure? it is a tough thing. the word pressure just sounds forceful and scary. i hate that word. i probably got off on a tangent and really didn’t make any sense to anyone but that is all right because it all makes sense in my head.

Link to the post here
For more oldies check out the archives to the right.

Do you ever go back and read your archives?


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Kyle Reed

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I create websites, conversations, and ideas. Advocate for the 20 somethings. Looking to connect everyone to a mentor. Married to my best friend, Ginny. I like my coffee black and my dog Jack. I currently live in Nashville and work at Sony Music/Provident in Nashville
  • Tom

    I normally read archives of stuff that I published along time ago (because I'm a data miner and hoard everything like it's my job). More Than Useless is still an infant so there's no much to look back on yet.

  • patricia

    i like to read my old blog posts to remind myself of God's faithfulness. my blog was birth during one of the most trying times of my life….

    there was even a season where everything was so bad that i had lost my home & me and my son were almost homeless.

    being able to journal all that online for me to read back to & for my son to read in the future is so great. he will be able to read about His mama's journey in life and the great God that i served and hopefully it will be able to inspire him to serve my God & do greater things that His mama did.

    • @kylelreed

      wow that is very powerful. Nice to go back and reflect on things from the past.