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Something special is happening with my birthday fundraiser

Last week, I started a Facebook fundraiser for Everytown for Gun Safety in response to the Saugus High School shooting in Santa Clarita, CA. My niece, a student there, escaped to safety, but two other students were killed, and the shooter — a 16 year-old student — died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

I want to update you about the fundraiser, because something special is happening: people I don’t know are donating.

On blogging and loneliness

I started blogging before “influencer” was a job description, before social media, before most people knew what a blog was.

In 2004, the idea of sharing the personal details of your life on the Internet was…weird. Getting to know people through their blogs? Even weirder. But that’s what happened, and it was magic.

Today, sharing your life on the Internet is so common people think you’re weird if you don’t do it.

And yet somehow going “back” to blogging feels revolutionary.