Why ‘cathyblogs.com’?

A long time ago, on an internet far, far away, I started a blog.

I called it “Common Sensibilities,” and over the course of about 15 years, I posted about everything from Twilight to Shakespeare. Books I was reading. (Bad) poetry I wrote. Stuff that happened. Pictures taken.

When I got a little web-savvy, I tried to buy the domain “commonsensibilities.com,” but it was long-taken. So I had to come up with something else. About this time I also had to choose a Twitter handle.

CathyBlogs.com was born.

The tagline for the blog became, “The oldest blog with the fewest readers” (or something along those lines) because, in spite of my persistence in posting, my readers had a persistence in not visiting.

The most traffic I ever had, true story: My cell phone was stolen while I was at a function at a local venue. I wrote about it using the lyrics of “Call Me Maybe” to beseech the thief to return it. Local news picked it up, I was on TV, my blog traffic exploded for a week or so. In good news, we tracked down the perpetrator (because I was uploading pictures to a cloud service, the person who stole it took pictures with it, their pictures uploaded to my cloud, and let’s just say, recognition at their place of employment ensued). In bad news, my phone had disappeared. In good news, the thief’s employer (who had recognized the person from the photos) paid for a replacement.

So I’m attached to my domain and I think I’ll keep it. I haven’t blogged for awhile, but why not start again? Goodness knows I have a history. Since, like 2002!

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