What was the first blog you ever read? Do you remember? How did you find it? When did you start reading it? Do you STILL read it?
I think it’s fun to look back in time a bit. Even though it’s only been about six years for me, that’s a near-lifetime in the online world!
The first blog I ever read was: Baby Cheapskate
I found it through: Parents Magazine, in early-mid 2007. I had actually never heard of a blog before that, really. The magazine said Baby Cheapskate tracked the best prices on diapers and I thought, “hey, I have two in diapers– that might be useful!” The rest is history.
Do I still read it? Alas, no. I pop on there from time to time, but I no longer have babies, really, AND I got rather adept at finding the deals myself. It appears I learned well!
Through Baby Cheapskate (Angie), I found Freebies 4 Mom (Heather). Through Heather, I found Mom Advice (Amy) and Money Saving Mom (Crystal). Through Crystal, I’ve found innumerable people, like Life as MOM (Jessica) and Tammy’s Recipes. It was on Tammy’s site that I found Amy (The Finer Things in Life) because she and I ALWAYS wound up with our links back-to-back on Kitchen Tip Tuesdays and, well, back then, people actually visited the other links on memes/carnivals.
And that, my friends, is how the never-ending network of the internet begins, I suppose!
Part of why I first started blogging was that Angie once turned my comment into a stand-alone post. I had written about saving money on specialty formula. I found myself checking (somewhat compulsively) to see if anyone had commented on my comment-turned-post. I realized how much I liked sharing what I knew and thought and, also, how much I enjoyed seeing feedback and responses to it.
I love seeing how things unfold and unravel over time, don’t you?
Today, I would love if you’d share in the comments:
1) What was the first blog you ever read?
2) How (and when) did you find it?
3) Do you still read it? Why or why not?
I have a feeling there are some awesome stories out there!