This is an information-seeking post, probably not too entertaining but don’t let that stop you from reading. Long ago and far away in the days when the Internet was relatively new (late 90s – early 2000s) there was a site called Writing List that I believe was associated with Rootsweb. Rootsweb is a genealogy site, so it all began there, but other areas sort of came from that one. Various writers would post their work there. I posted some of my work also, and to make a long story short, I no longer have copies of it.
I have searched many different terms to try to find it utilizing all of my sshhing and searching library skills, but to no avail. Isn’t everything you put on the Internet supposed to stay on there? Isn’t that what we always tell our kids? That’s what I have been telling the little mister as he heads off to college this weekend. Beware the Internet, unless of course, you are trying to find something you actually need and not those horrible party photos from 1985.
So here’s the deal, is anyone familiar with this list? If anyone is, is it perhaps still accessible? Is there a knowledgeable Techo-Guru out there? Maybe not, so kids, let this be a lesson. Always back up your work, and maybe, gasp….keep some paper copies of it too. Poor, poor pitiful me.