View across the Outer Harbour of Stornoway

Tuesday, 1 October 2013


Today is my blogoversary; it is five years ago since I launched this blog, Atlantic Lines, after AOL announced it was discontinuing its blogging service AOL Journals. I had started writing in my AOL journal, Northern Trip, on 8 October 2004, and my blogging career therefore now spans 9 years. A number of AOL J-landers started blogging when the service was launched on 21 August 2003, but I still think I'm one of the older J-landers around.

I did not really become involved with the blogging community until April 2006, when the death was announced of Pamela Hilger (his1desire on AOL), following a 9 month battle with breast cancer. When AOL Journals was discontinued, we moved onto Facebook, and managed to keep the larger part of the community going.

So, here's to the next 9 years!