I was sitting in the basement of our rental house with the dog pee odor forever in the carpeting. Chaco and Wolfgang were off at elementary school doing 3rd and 4th grade stuff. Meego was hanging out with me and Bob the Builder on VHS.
We had just moved here and were still getting settled. I didn't really know anyone yet. I think I'd met the school secretary and Chaco's and Wolfgang's teachers, but that didn't really count as "knowing".
But I had the internet.
I went online to search information about a certain store and was led to a blog entry some guy had written about going to that store later. "Gosh, how boring", I thought. And then, "I can be boring, I should start a blog".
So I did.
And I started reading other blogs at the host site of mine. Some were fun, entertaining, popular. Mine was... there too. I kept at it, posting one or two times a week, but mostly reading others. Then it happened.
I got a comment.
My first blog friend! Whats-her-name! Really, she's one that I've lost track of. But others followed and I'm glad to say that I've remained internet friends with the majority of blog friends I've made over the years, even the ones who no longer blog.
Even though they know my for real life name, they still call me "Abby" and that's just fine.
And this was my profile pic for a while - the one where I'm pointing at something really interesting that no one is interested in...
Story of my life.
(a.k.a. my Blog)
From the NaBloPoMo prompt variant: "Tell us about your first day blogging"