A very warm welcome, ladies and gentlemen, to ShiPH, Shirley Siaton-Parabia‘s more traditional weblog that covers sundry topics and issues that pique her interest, most with online references and links.
I have blogging since 2001, back in the day when Pitas.com was the social networking of choice and if you had Greymatter or B2 running on your self-hosted domain you were the bee’s knees of geekery. Weblogs pretty much started out with short-form posts chock-full of links to various articles and memes online, much like Twitter these days.
A few weeks ago I was browsing through my old links list and came across Kottke.org, arguably the godfather of blogs, which still retained the old-school flavor of hypertext link sharing rather than long-form ramblings (the latter may have been perpetuated by Blogger and LiveJournal midway through the Noughties).
I registeredshi.ph for want of a more concise and exotic domain, originally meant to be used as my web collective. However, I decided to use this domain as a blog and preferred using a .com TLD for my collective. Eventually, Very Shirley would be the portal to my webites. My personal journal is located at Shi Bytes.