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.

This latest rewrite of my intro is dated  October 15th 2010.   Besides this site I have  mobile, meme and posterous blogs.  There’s also  a blog where I ponder stuff.

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.


10 responses to “About

  1. I’ve admired your header since I found your blog. I like the mystery in wondering why you chose those shots, so I waited until now to click this “about” section.
    This is a poignant tribute to your brother Joseph. That you miss him is an understatement.
    How intriguing about that basket!
    I’m waving hi @ you from the DC area ~~~~ It’s not that far to NY…. :)

  2. Ok, so I’m trying to figure out how to get into the SheBlogs group/listing. I signed up for the Yahoo group… does that take care of that? What a great group!

  3. i love you header and that everything has a meaning!
    and Thanks for the comment on my Sat 9 post!

  4. tylerdurden01

    Hey! Your using the same layout as me! I too have changed the header, thought the other one was a bit boring.

    Kwl Header though!

    Well Done You


  5. It’s nice to read about you now that I have sort of “met” you via email. I am the same as you. I got online about 1999 and never looked back. I started with an email group to support parents of ADD/ADHD children. That seems forever ago. I look forward to reading more.

  6. Hi Frances,

    I’m back from Africa. At least for a while anyway. Living in NYC and trying to stay out of the cold. Hope all is well with you. Do you know where Andrena is or her blog?

    Now that I’m back I will be touching base!

  7. Kathleen Hubert


    I was wondering if you accept guest post for your blog. If you do, I would like to submit a few. I’m a recent college graduate, with an English major, looking to build out my portfolio. I can write on a wide variety of topics and am sure you would be happy with the quality. Please email me back if you are interested. Thank you for your time.

    – Kathleen Hubert


  8. Dang! I forgot to look up blog buddies before our trip to NY. It would have been cool to meet you F-2-F!
    I’ve always enjoyed your “waves” and, in fact, adapted it to ~~~~~ for welcoming folks on other internet sites I use or in email, so thanks for the creative inspiration.

    I hope your daughter is still in remission. Our daughter lives in your state and that’s who we visited. If you were one of the folks who supported my FB launch a few months ago, thanks. If you’re wondering why there is no FB anymore of mine, it’s because I found that it was not nearly as rewarding as blogging and certain other reasons I have written about elsewhere. Glad it works for others,but it’s just not for me.

    Happy New Year 2012
    ~~~~~ Waving from the DC area
    (please note my different website than in this old therad of yours)

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