In the bloginning.
If you’ve gone all the way back to this entry, I’m guessing you’re trying to find out about the origins of this blog. Well, basically, in addition to my core writing blog, I compiled all my online personalities from various other blog outlets. This included entries from MySpace, the Red vs Blue community, and about a half-dozen Blogger blogs. The result is that, within two weeks of my creating this blog, it had over 600 entries.
Why? Why bother? Well, one, I like thinking of my past entries as a trail map of both my personal and professional evolution. It’s interesting seeing how much I’ve changed over time. I also figure that a small, small portion of those at this blog are there because they’re incredibly interested in me personally. For those curious little stalkers, I’m providing the service of saving them the web-wide hunt. The final motive is that my creative nonfiction sometimes covers elements of my past that are also discussed in this blog, and for both personal and public reflection of the differences between the two accountings, I feel this blog plays an interesting role.
There are a couple outlets that I once had but that have been permanently deleted, including a couple journals on dating websites (OKC and then one on “Tickle,” which I don’t think even exists anymore). It also looks like they retired my MSN Live Space, which was my very first profile and blog. I even spent some effort trying to hunt that one down, just to have it as an artifact. Alas, it seems to be gone for good, but hopefully we’re not missing much.
Enjoy your obsessive stalking, crazy people. I hope you get what you’re looking for.