Plan B -- a blognovel: History

On July 26, 2002, I read that Salon had started a space for weblogs. I had started my first weblog about a month before, and I was still getting into it, so (who knows for what reason) I signed up for a trial subscription and on a whim started writing Plan B as an experiment, to see what the medium (and I) could handle.

I still was feeling my way around weblogs and didn't quite get a great many things, so I wasn't sure how this would be received. To my surprise, the response was quite good. The real test was slashdot (I figured that if it could survive a slashdotting, it could survive anything!) and it still went on.

I continued for several months, but a number of things "got in the way". My thesis work, the work I was doing on spaces (now clevercactus) and other things. Inevitably, Plan B suffered.

Then my subscription to Salon blogs ended in August last year, and I decided to move everything into a single platform (this site). But the conversion process got in the way, and I still didn't have enough time. I left a placeholder in this site, a forward on the original site, and moved on.

Throughout these last few months, I've often thought of moving the content back into the site, until yesterday (March 19, 2004) when I decided that instead of moving everything across at once I could do it incrementally (since I'm still really busy) and, in a few months, get back to where I was at the beginning of 2003.

So that's where things are now. We'll see how it goes!