People often remark on the name Dirty White Candy (and for those who are curious, the explanation can be found somewhere on the right). This weekend marks a year since that evening – when my blog-savvy writer friend James Wallis gave me a spare room on his Dreamhost server and inaugurated me with a URL all of my own.
I owe him an enormous debt for pitching me into this hugely rewarding community. And I owe all of you heartfelt thanks for embracing my rants and musings as I try to better my craft, for responding so warmly and making me so welcome. I can’t believe that 12 months ago I knew none of you.
So as this is a birthday, I want to know about you. Whether you’re a regular commenter or you usually slip by in silence, I’d love it if this time you’d say hi.
If you have a writing blog, introduce it briefly. If you haven’t got a blog but you’re active on a forum, leave a URL. And, as this is a bit of a party, if you read through the comments here and find someone you haven’t encountered before, drop by and say hello.
Most importantly, I want to know this. How did you choose the name you use for your blog or forum presence? There are a lot of you I’ve been dying to ask for ages!