Find me on most of the social spaces as Mrs. Flinger
In an effort to launch something in a very short timeframe, after three months of coding in off hours for stints of a few minutes at a time, I used a framework to get *something* out. This is not code I would use for a client. Ever.
In fact, if you could see my face right now, you'd realize this is a little more than painful.
But, as sometimes has to happen with personal projects, the non-paying personal site takes a backseat to quality and gets dressed in handmedown code. Thanks to VMcore for the free ride here.
Yep—blogging since 2003—this “old dog” remembers the good old days. Thanks for the trip down memory lane
You know, I am still a pretty big fan of Dooce. I really don’t care what people say or think about that. I like her writing, her posts speak to me and her pictures are great. That’s enough to keep me reading. The fact that she doesn’t allow comments on most posts? Who realyl gives a flying fuck!?
Your blog designs are fantastic! It’s fun looking back!
And I started in July, 2006 - right on the cusp of writing because you want to and the very beginning of all this ad / social media shite. The change is VERY evident, that’s for sure.
LIZZZZ. OHMYGOD. I’ve read you since then! :: smacks forehead :: I knew I’d forget someone.
I started blogging back in 2003, if you consider LiveJournal blogging. It was an open journal, so I guess it was blogging.
But A Mommy Story didn’t come around until 2005. I first read Sweet Juniper and Suburban Turmoil. Back then it was just a place to tell stories and vent about new motherhood. I never expected anyone to read. I never thought anyone would be interested in me.
And I never thought I’d still be blogging by this point.
I remember all the blogs I can’t remember not reading, and the first time I read each of them. Almost invariably because someone else (someone who I also can’t remember not reading) linked saying something like, “So-and-so is in labor!” I’m pretty sure that’s how I got here first.
We are like the grandparents of the blogging world.
We’re going tonight too- so excited about a night out and hearing Dooce!
I’ve been blogging since December 2006- started when I was pregnant with my first and not telling anyone about it yet. I’ve loved blogging since then!
The first blog I read was Kathryn at Daring Young Mom, when she was blogging for the PI. Back when there was a PI. How times have changed!
There I was all post-partum-y, lonely, scared, emotional and bored by my new baby (seriously? isn’t she going to DO something but sleep and eat and poop?) when I discovered the world of blogging. Girl’s Gone Child popped my www cherry, and now I’m a slut. I also love my child now, always did, but it helped once she actually acknowledged my existence.
I didn’t make the list?
i started blogging in 2004.
seems like FOREVER ago!
i don’t know who i read first…maybe beth @ sothfishsaid? and, of course, Dooce.
I do remember…and gosh it has been since 2004 hasn’t it and to think we met because of blog! your 2004 list are the same ones that are on my first list! I still read yours and most of the others! LOL Such a different bloggy world these days isn’t it!
I remember when I called it ‘my webpage’ instead of my blog. And I had to pull down the index page and delete the text and type the latest news. Oh, 1999, you were awesome. And tables - I don’t miss you.
AAAAAHHHHH MRS. FLINGER! If The Awkward doesn’t take over I will come lick you tonite.
I also came to blog from the Dooce. And from other great blogs, including the ones that are linked above.
I’m nearing my 2 year blogoversary. I can’t believe how quickly the time has flown.
And um, I totally still get excited when people comment and when I’m linked. It’s almost a very little bit tragic.
Very cool! So many of these were favorites when I started reading/writing in 2006…. This makes me feel like a newbie again!
I just started blogging at the end of 2007. When I started it was because I thought it looked fun-it still is. I love the people I have met, and for me that’s the real reason why I blog-for my peeps!
Awww…I started in 2005 - my blog was called Diary of a Reluctant Housewife. Those were the days. I remember being SO excited when you commented on my Flickr pics
WOW, how fun to see the lists - and to see your designs from before I even KNEW about mommy blogging. Boy I wish I knew about mom blogs back then, I wonder if I would have been more sane. Probably not.
Well, you know when I started BecomingSarah.com lol, but I started my first blog in the spring of 2000. It was an awful blog, really, horrific and ugly and awful.
And the subject matter was so…well…
I cannot even remember who I read at first. It took me a long ass time to realize there were other blogs outside of my small circle of friends, and a longer ass time to really get the hang of it. By 2002, I was reading Dooce, but most parenting blogs were a little beyond me. I was way into sex blogs at the time.
it started with mir.
and notes from the trenches.
and got out of control from there. i jumped into the pool in 2007. the community—the people—is why i keep swimming.
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