I started blogging in March, 2003. I was a sophomore in college, and I thought I was getting in on the tail end of the blogging fad. My blog was the first place where I had an internet footprint. I didn’t blog under my name back then, and I was careful to protect my identity. I didn’t know about search engines, and so I did blog about others using their first and last names. My first blog didn’t even have the option for comments, and I didn’t think about an online presence being a way to form friendships or develop a new type of community. One day while driving back to campus from a visit home, I noticed something interesting on the side of…