Who are you, and why does your blog look a little funny?

I'm Becky. I've owned this domain name since 1998. I was inspired by Frida Kahlo's "casa azul" when I chose it. That's where it comes from.

At first, it was a personal site with all sorts of stuff: graphics, living in Mexico, my new life in France...

Then I added a blog in 1999, when blogs were still rather "new". The layout and content were different than what you see now, and I used to share in a different way. A bit like a diary. At first I didn't have a digital camera, so I wrote a lot more. After I got a camera, the pictures served as a footnote to the writing.

In early 2002, I got a huge influx of new visitors overnight. Many of whom didn't know what blogs were because, like I said, blogs were still new at the time. Most of those new visitors came from [insert humblebrag] my being a Blogger blog of note which I think was the catalyst for a Bloggie nomination, a mention in a Times Magazine article (where I share a paragraph with RuPaul, which I've always thought was cool because RUPAUL), being quoted in a cynical New York Times article (that questioned if blogs were a "fad", which I find amusing) and then a smattering of other articles that mirrored the content already in those articles. My blog traffic went through the roof and I felt like I was receiving thousands of guests for a big party while still in my bathrobe and avocado mask.

I decided to close the blog and focus mostly on my knitting at skinnyrabbit.com. I loved sharing my projects there but it started to take up too much of my time and I went back to school. The site is still live, but I don't update it anymore.

Anyway, I'm attached to this domain so I set it back up with this weird layout and without a thought for archiving. I no longer update it because I've moved over to other social media. But it has some pictures. Pictures are always nice, I think.

Thanks for visiting.

Incidentally, you can also find me at other places linked here.

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