It was April 23, 2005. I'd never heard of widgets, or YouTube, or blog rolls. Fighting writer's block, bored with my own brain, I stepped out to a place where a few children's book people had started to gather.
The old blogger platform.
Remember that? The whirling wheel that hypnotized you for at least a minute after you hit publish. Syndication and html coding were part of the vast unknown, and blogger error messages became as familiar as my own posts. Nonetheless, I kept blogging. And learning. And making mistakes.
Okay, I'll admit it. I'm proud of my forty-something brain for grasping an entirely new language and way of communicating. It's crazy fun, I've made wonderful friends, and I've blathered on about lots of subjects, blissfully uninterrupted and uncensored.
HOORAY FOR FREEDOM OF SPEECH!
As always, thanks for stopping by, and please do keep coming out to the Fire Escape. You're always welcome!