Mike Hall notes a thing he’s placed on old posts to contextualize them as being, well, old posts. It’s a thing that is in the long-term plan for here, once Weblog.LOL will let me do it.
Those old posts have been with me the entire time, though. Once I realized how much value they had for telling me where I’d been, and for making me sit with the discomfort of decades-old ideas and behaviors I’d once thought just fine, I started looking forward to the “on this day” reminder I got from the journaling tool I put them all in. Each day provides an opportunity to look back. Some days I remember exactly what I was thinking, other days I have no idea and would have bitterly denied ever talking that way or thinking that way.
As I said before, “I do think it doesn’t make sense to restore two decades of blogging without a disclaimer of this sort on old posts.”
But I also agree with Hall: “Whatever turns up, I own all of it. That treatment at the top of those older posts is not so much an excuse as it is a reminder.”