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Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Tuesday Topics–1 Reason I Started Blogging

The Austin Family Diary

I’m not sure how many of my current readers know that this isn’t my first blog. I kept a blog back in the late ‘90s – early ‘00s which was more like my own version of Facebook, where my posts were sometimes one line long. It was called Here is an entry I wrote on February 5, 2001:

I finally got into blogger, I feel like I've been trying forever!
it's snowing hard here so I left work early. I was supposed to do my work at home but I didn't yet.
I've been online all day.
I fell asleep from 2-2:40.
I spent a lot of time here, a lovely site.
I downloaded editpad.
I found myself excluded from a webring at because I'm older than 20!
Dave is not home yet. I am still tired.

I’m able to show you what my site looked liked thanks to the wayback machine. Unfortunately the headers don’t usually show up, but here are two versions from 2001. (The first shows the header, the second is missing the header).


I also kept various online journals over the years. When Gabbie was a baby, I had a blog / journal called Eventually I stopped writing in it, I’m not sure why.

All of this is to say that when I started Not In Jersey I was not new to blogging! I started this blog to be able to share my new life in Kansas with our friends and family in New Jersey. I moved from writing about Kansas life to sharing about my kids’ schools and their school work. I did not post very often and soon took a long blogging break. Just over a year ago, I discovered organizing blogs and began sharing my organizing projects here. I started blogging regularly last summer, sharing our family adventures and my various home and craft projects. I am proud of where I’ve taken my blog since then and hope to continue with it as long as I am able! Thanks for reading along!

PS I will not be online Wednesday or Thursday due to the holiday Shavuot!


Raising Reagan said...

And so glad that you continued to blog so we could "meet" you and all your fabulousness!!

(¸¤ Lanaya | xoxo

Breenah said...

That is crazy! I don't think we even had a computer until 2000 and I definitely didn't know what a blog was. Granted, I was 11 so... ;)

Janine Huldie said...

Totally with Lanaya on this one and just so happy that through blogging I have gotten to know you better!! :)

Tiffany @ Austin Family Diary said...

Wow you've been doing this for a long time :) That's so fun that you have some of your older stuff.

Lauren {at} Life.Love.Lauren said...

That was quite the journey to this blog! Very cool!

Holly Higgins said...

You sound like me! I kept a blog documenting my study abroad in 2002 in addition to LiveJournal.

Kera @ Nugget On A Budget said...

That's so fun that you could access parts of your blogs from back in the day. It's crazy to see how far the internet and blogging have come since those days. I remember using AIM like an addict back in middle school and sneaking onto my parents computer after they were sleeping. I was afraid the dial-up noise would wake them up!

Leslie @ Violet Imperfection said...

When I was in college I had a blog with my friends, we would take turns writing. Then I had a little blog on MySpace and then I started a weight loss blog. Finally I wanted one blog that wasn't just about weight loss. Crazy, huh? lol. I love that you could find your old blogs. So cool!

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Shoshanah said...

I used to write on livejournal back in high school and college. Although the writing I did then was more like an online journal and less like a blog, if that makes any sense. Less pictures, and a lot of random guy stories that I would never dream putting online now. But at least I had fun while I was doing it.