October 16, 2009
It struck me recently that my two friends and I are visionaries. We began blogging (sporadically) back in 2000. We were before "Hot Or Not," before Facebook, way the heck before Twitter. People were still using Usenet back then . . . when this blog was started we were all on dial-up. Nobody had even heard of the term "social networking." Blogger and LiveJournal preceded us, but "blogging" was not cool yet.
Not that we ever cared about being cool. This site started out with Bard saying, "We should do a project" and he said we should call it three-headed monster. He suggested we use SlashCode (/. has been around forever). We used Greymatter, which is not around anymore (though Noah Grey was one of the first great bloggers, before Darren Rowse and maybe even Wil Wheaton, though he is credited with inventing blogging). We survived that silly kid who had the "blogsphere" (we didn't call it that then) convinced she was dying of cancer and got an outpouring of gifts and affection (her name will come to me).
So, three headed monster, even though we always sucked on consistency, pat yourself on the back for being on the frontier of new trends (and still be friends years later).
Posted by vixen at October 16, 2009 04:54 AM