Ubiquitous… | #AtoZ #LetterU #nonfiction

…was the domain name for my very first website!

Hi! I know you stopped by looking for an A-Z post of a short story, or perhaps the craft of writing. Perhaps you even looked so far as to see that my theme is “Catching Up.” Well, while I did spending a couple of days “catching up”, so at least on that point I’m on theme, there may actually be no fiction or writing talk.

It was “Ubiquitous.nu,” actually. Why did I get a .nu domain? Unclear.

I do remember that I came up with it with the help of DH in our first apartment sometime before our first child was born. My first design sucked, as first things can do, but I improved. I learned HTML, I did the thing at the time, which was to start an E/N site, and at some point I installed Greymatter to facilitate the posting of random crap.

Which, hey! Is a lot like what I do now!

My second domain was DieselNights.com, and it was the same kind of thing.

Then OfftheBeatenPlan.com.

And now this, GrowingUpWalls.com.

In terms of domain names, this has been by far my best choice. One of my best friends helped come up with the idea (or was it entirely her idea? I do not recall, but am happy to pile all the good idea vibes at her feet).

I wonder how many times I’ve written blog posts about my past blogs? I know this isn’t the first one.

This is a thing about me. It was a thing about my grandmother, and it drove me nuts with her, and I believe it is my duty to drive others nuts with this now that she is gone.

I retell stories. I have tons of great stories, but I do not have tons of great personal awareness of when I’ve already told the story to certain people. I’m going to embrace it. Feel free to stop me at any time.

Or, y’know, since this is my blog, wander on, my friend. Wander on.

Oh, look, I’ve even got links here (currently in the sidebar, but who knows how the site will change over the years–I’ve gone through a couple domains this month already) so you can find someone whose content doesn’t repeat itself every dozen posts or so.


1 Comment

  1. I tell lots of stories repeatedly. Some have become known to be my favorite stories and I’ll tell them over and over again. In fact, I’m sure you’ve heard some of those stories.


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