Posted on 11/18/2019 to jenngineering
after the shit time i had last week, i was thinking that this blog and you (and i, i guess) need a bit of a palate cleanser. so let's talk about the communities we love or loved - both in real life (irl) and online. i talk a lot about community - i mean, most of us working on tools for building the web often do - but it's always really nice to hear more voices in and/or about the space.
i consider my first irl community to be my kindergarten class. apparently i almost skipped kindergarten but begged to stay after getting ice cream at orientation and seeing all the rad toys. i’m so glad i went because it’s my earliest memory of being in a space where i:
i’m not in kindergarten anymore because i graduated (haters will doubt me, so i added proof at the bottom of this post). i attribute my going to a lot of school and my love of learning (and sweets) to that class.
my first online community was the weezer message boards. it was the first place online where i:
my involvement dropped off when i graduated high school and i had to fill my time on the internet with studying, coding and work. also the sound and look of the band changed significantly, so i feel like it was more of a conscious decoupling.
i would love for you to let me know about your first communities:
email your responses to me at
email@example.com with the subject
aol keyword: maladroit was weezer’s best album hehehehe jk any subject will do. i am very much looking forward to reading your stories.
xoxo jenn, kindergarten graduate