Ann from For the Long Run is our hostess for Fun Monday this week. She nearly stumped me, too. Here's how that happened:
I want to hear about a web site and not just about any old web site. I want to hear about a web site that's changed your life. A web site that you can't live without. A web site whose inventor you'd like to see win a McArthur Genius Grant.
OK, so here's the thing. Other than the obvious (Google, Amazon, eBay), has any website changed my life?
Hmmm. Well. Possibly you could say that blogs changed my life, because it has led me to a world inhabited by many new friends and unusual characters.
I became involved in the blog world through a side door. I'm sure we all have stories of our "first time" -- finding someone's online writings and getting sucked into the life of someone you don't know.
I miss the fake doctor. I think about him occasionally, but I have taken him off my favorites list since he has undoubtedly moved on from the sarcastic skewering style that I loved. I hope he is well.
In the meantime, I have him to thank for my entry into the world of blogging. Somehow from him (not directly, but somehow), I ended up at an infertility site.
As you know, one blog always links to another ... and then another and another and another.
After awhile, I wanted to join in the fun myself and the Planet of Janet was the result. I have found several communities (Fun Monday, Haiku Friday, Weekly Winners) to "hang out" in, and made friends with so many people in the computer.
And to try to make an already long story a little shorter, here I am, a blogger myself, with online friends and a blog roll and 126 posts under my belt (including this one) since the end of July.
Wow. I guess the fake doctor really did change my life! Thank you, Eli, wherever you are.
Now go visit the other Fun Monday'ers. I am looking forward to finding out some other ways to change my life!