So, uhm, if you move the j in front of the rest of the domain, it spells, “julie”. Mind-blowing, right? Also, I chose this domain because it is short and sweet (like me, awwwwww) :P
This was taken Easter Sunday 2014 from the beach in Moss Beach, looking up towards the Fitzgerald Marine Preserve. A favorite childhood beach and I finally had a chance to explore the tidepools with the boys!
Past, Present, Future
To give myself some blog cred, I started keeping an online journal since before blog was the term. My first personal site was hosted by my high school the year the world wide web started becoming a thing (1995). It had a tiled blue and black textured background, Times New Roman in white italic, the MARQUEE tag worked and a rainbow horizontal ruler separated sections of the first page. There was no CSS, Dreamweaver or even PHP. Coming from BBS’ing and heavily influenced by Niel Gaiman’s Sandman, my website had a series of dramatic welcome pages before you landed on the main page. It didn’t take long before the reality of the internet upset district supervisors that didn’t understand how links worked and were outside students’ control, that i moved my site to a friend’s friend’s webserver, and so easyway.com/~didi was my new residence on the web. This turned into julie.mlinks.com when my favorite BBS offered hosting, and eventually my first domain, amabilis.net. That site was a success, maybe nothing compared to what’s out there today but it was a pioneer in a new frontier, and it was a fun and exciting time that introduced me to so people, amazing and annoying, but I appreciate those meetings nonetheless :)
I’ll skip all the sentiments and just say THANK BLOG we made it past the 9pt Verdana era.
In 2006 my first marriage was in its final stages. I stopped sharing my personal life because it was getting too personal. By early 2007 the separation was official, and so was my disconnect to my blog. I still posted occasionally, but it was sporadic and I was told kinda depressing because it was usually memories or feelings still grieving the loss of my dad (in 2005) and then a close friend, my boys’ “daycare lady”, to breast cancer.
In 2009 I started blogging my fitness journey and juliefit.com was born. Finally, I could blog and share like wild again. This felt great and YouTube vlogging started taking a chunk of my attention but eventually that blog too suffered neglect.
So, here I am with a shiny new domain and ideas. Where I blog about me, about my life. Sometimes to myself, but usually to you.
I’m going to write about school.
I’m going to write about web design.
I’m going to write about my dog.
I’m going to write about my kids.
I’m going to write about my husband.
I’m going to write about myself.
I’m going to write about my childhood.
I’m going to write about adulthood.
I’m going to write about my divorce.
I’m going to write about food.
I’m going to write about family.
I’m going to write about health ailments.
I’m going to rant.
I’m going to write about past posts dug up from backups.
I’m going to even do videos occasionally!
And before you get all drama excited about any of those topics, I am going to have restrictions for some of the content. Most things will be public, because that’s just the way I am, but some things will require a level of membership, free to my closest friends.
So… – and I type that often, “So,” “Well,” “Anyway,” “Also,” — I look forward to this return to the blog universe and all the things the near future holds. Thanks for visiting my site and don’t forget to sign the guestbook — err, subscribe to the RSS and mailing list for regular updates ;)