I forgot how to do this.
This web log began a dozen years ago today.
I had just started my senior year at NYU and LiveJournal was all the rage. The screen name I posted under was a lyric from the song "Rent" from the musical Rent which I was completely and totally obsessed with. I was still in the closet then and was therefore likely a bit miserable inside, but I had guts and took chances and the world didn't terrify me yet. My first entry, like oh-so-many of the ones that followed it, wasn't at all good but it did garner one very sweet comment from Jess, a long-lost high school friend.
Although my cyberspace attendance has been spotty in recent weeks, yesterday one artistic DailyBoother from Poland reminded me precisely why I worship in the Church of the World Wide Web—the unbridled flattery.