I was inspired by the military bloggers serving in Afghanistan and Iraq who reported the story of those wars from a very personal perspective. Major Pain, the pseudonym of an Army Reserve nurse at a CSH (Combat Support Hospital) in Iraq, sent emails home to her brother who posted them on a blog site. Her stories were amazing – and very emotional. The other bloggers were just as fascinating – and so was this blog thing.
On October 22, 2003, I started a blog called Simple Computing. I’d been writing user guides and tech support stuff for years so I figured that was the place to start. You can still find a few of the early posts on the Wayback Machine at Internet Archive but there’s no masthead or graphics so it isn’t pretty.
Over the years, Simple Computing became Family Matters and now I’ve finally settled on Moultrie Creek – at least as part of the title. The Moultrie Creek blog empire has grown over the years, but there’s one thing that doesn’t change – the joy of blogging and the community of genea-bloggers that we all have built. Ya’ll continue to inspire me – every day! Thank you.