I’ve been online since 1998. This girl was addicted after one short trip along the Information Highway.
One of the first online communities I joined was women.com now a part of I-Village. I set up my first personal website up there. That first homepage was one non-stop paragraph, because I didn’t know any HTML. Within a few days I learned about search engines, and found loads of tutorials.
I was quite happy building pages with way too many animated graphics, when women.com announced they would stop hosting. I figured I would buy my own web address, and host a personal site somewhere else. But then I happened upon my first identifiable blog at Xanga, and joined immediately.
Weblogs could be updated whenever you wanted, and the web-based software did all the technical stuff.
I’ve used a lot of blogging platforms since then, each with it’s own pluses & minuses.
Oh by the way: My name is Frances D, I’m 48 and have lived in New York all my life. My daughter Josephine, a recent leukemia survivor, is my personal hero.
So look forward to sharing with you, and thanks for visiting.