On July 3, 1997, I bought a real computer for the first time (a PC) for about $1,000, brought it home to the trailer I was renting in Culver City, dialed up to the internet through AOL, and began putting notes and unused sections from my first book (a history of sex in film) online via AOL member pages.
About two months later, I got my first cable connection to the internet, bought the domain name lukeford.com, and learned MS Frontpage.
A day without blogging quickly began to feel weird to me. During the Sabbath, I’d make mental notes about things I wanted to write on, and then after sundown, I couldn’t wait to get online and make a few posts.
Even when I was sick or overseas or had just returned home from wrist surgery, I’d usually find a way to write a post or two.
Blogging comes as naturally to me as breathing and much of the time, I put as much effort into my blogging as I do into my breathing. Blogging is who I am.