Those who've read "Dinosaur Typist" likely gleaned that I've been online for quite some time.
Early on, back before anything you saw on TV even had a website, every place you went that had a "community" of people represented a significant portion of internet users. If there was a funny site everyone on the internet knew of it since the social web was so small yet well-connected.
I was always a lurker. One of those people who visits a site, reads the whole thing, sticks around to watch the community, but very rarely contributes. Only one website has maintained my interest in being an involved member, and over the five years I've been a member there I've seen all but a half dozen of others stick around out of hundreds of members.
That said, I've contributed more here in the few days I've been a member than I have at probably 99% of other sites I visit. Hell, I never really thought much of blogging until the other day. I have mixed feelings about this, in that I wonder if it's a little... strange... to contribute so much so readily to what advertises itself to essentially be a hook-up site.
Yes, right now it's a smaller, more mature community of people. There seem to be as many interesting things said as flaky things. In my experience as a community grows the flakiness overwhelms the rest of it. A few years from now will I regret what I posted here or THAT I posted here? Or will it be one of the few sites that seems to strike a bearable equilibrium and remain one I'm interested in for a long time?
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