… I started my weblog at andrea.editthispage.com. Back then, hardly anyone (in Germany, at least) knew what a weblog was, and even fewer people had one. Back then I was a student with lots of time for surfing the web and finding interesting things to post, or even for writing long stories about my travels etc..
(This reminds me that I never got around to posting a journal for our second trip to the US back in 2002, and that I kept a journal on the computer on the third trip in 2005 so posting something about it on the web would be easier and less time-consuming. With a digital diary and digital photos you’d think that I’ll eventually get around to put something up in the near future – we’ll see if it works out.)
My weblog helped me make new friends (whom I mangaged to meet in real life), keep in touch with far-away friends and even find old friends again. (For those not in the know: Ralf and I went to school together!)
Since I started teaching I haven’t had as much time for this hobby, but I still enjoy posting interesting links or the odd photo and communicating with you. I still get e-mails from “strangers” from time to time talking about something that I posted on my weblog or asking a question, or just saing, hi, I read your weblog, so if you’re a long-time reader but have been lurking all this time, why don’t you post a comment or drop me an e-mail at my first name at this domain? I’d love to hear from you!
Ach Kinners, vielen Dank für die lieben Glückwünsche, Jörg und Ralf.
Jörg: Es war aber nicht am Sonnabend, sondern schon ein paar Tage eher, und ich hatte nach dem letzten Posting flüchtig daran gedacht, dass ich da wohl ein Jubiläum verpasst hatte, war aber noch nicht dazu gekommen, hier wieder zu posten. Danke für die Erinnerung!