December 19th, 2013


Ask Away: Question #4

[personal profile] nanila said, I would like to know how you got into blogging, please! I'm comfortable with being identified.

Once upon a time....

OK, I was always a writer. In the early 1990s (my early 30s) I got involved with various online communities. I loved the give and take, the intense discussions, the friendships I was able to build. (This is where I met my much-loved partner [personal profile] gramina; our housemate, friend, sister [personal profile] housepet was also a member of the community.)

Over the years the community changed; people were moving away from CompuServe and toward the wider web. I changed, too. I left my husband. A year and a half later, I moved to California from upstate New York. Exactly a year after that, the divorce went through; because of a glitch, I didn't hear about it until almost two weeks later.

My immediate reaction was to skip the company picnic being held that day and start UnNatural History. That link goes to the first entry.

Later that year, I did NaNoWriMo for the first time, and I was given a code for LiveJournal. I started my journal there on December 18, 2002. Eleven years and a day ago.

Someday I'll post the best of both those journals to my professional website.

The entry is still open for questions.

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