Friday, June 8, 2007

The Story of The Dawg


Donna said I had to update my blog. She was right. I've neglected it.


SO I tried to think of something I wanted to talk about. I decided I'd talk about the Dawg. OK?


But I need to talk about background first... I was scrapbooking around a year when we finally got a computer at home. I was an internet novice. Bobby said "why don't you try searching for stuff about this scrapbooking stuff you do?". So I did. Of course, when you google "scrapbooking" you get a LOT of choices.


What made me choose to click on Scrapbook.com? NO idea. It was a shot in the dark. But I've never regretted it - can you imagine if I clicked on 2peas?? I think they would have eaten me up and spit me out within 2 hours. LOL


After lurking for a week or so, I finally got up the nerve to make a post, and then BIG nerve to make my own THREAD... EEK. I am NOT lying when I tell you I refreshed my screen for 15 minutes straight, sitting here in a complete panic that nobody would post on my thread.


But of course they did. Silly Tigger.


And then I got my first pm. From DaSchnauz. And off we went. There were some days that all we'd do is pm. We barely posted!! And I met Barb, and then Donna... and we all clicked, yet not as one group. We all "knew" each other, but there was no "cell" at that point. That came much later.


Things got a bit tense at the site, and Cheryl dragged me kicking and screaming over to ScrapLove. IN turn I dragged DaSchnauz kicking and screaming.


It was a good run. We had fun... I met some incredible friends that I cherish deeply. We started cropping together - driving and flying to see each other... The Lovelies were unbeatable.


But then things started going sour. I was unhappy, and of course I ran to DaSchnauz... who was also unhappy... and I also talked to Donna, who was also unhappy, and also Barb and yada yada yada...


We started emailing to discuss our unhappiness. There were trust issues happening on the site, and we felt email was the safest route... :-)


That dates back to February of '06. After a couple of months like that, we started pressuring DaSchnauz into creating a site for us. We were a happy little cell, and content. We had our friends at the Love and each other. We saw each other through some extremely trying times - and we each know that we have each other's backs. For any reason, any time, anywhere. (although I still insist they only keep me around for comic relief.)


Finally DaSchnauz made DaSite. And it was nice. It was just the 4 of us. And slowly, as the kinks of the software became smaller, we invited some of our Lovelies to join us. And we told them, start putting the word out... and more came. And more. And then we had a happy little family again.


It's a tight bunch.


The final breakup with ScrapLove wasn't pretty. The rest of the cell tried to warn me, but again I was SO naive. Dammit. Spent a lot of days crying. But then I was able to get really really really (REALLY) mad and that REALLY helped.


ScrapDawgs is my home base. It's ours. It's the place I go when I want to laugh. We may not be a strong scrapbooking site - although we DO post in forums other than the Pound. Honest. We don't get many new people. I think it's too tight to look like a welcoming board. I don't mean that in a bad way. There's just so much history between all of us, so much luff, so many inside jokes...


Want to laugh? GO to the Dawg. If I need scrapbooking talk, challenges, contests and stuff like that, I can hit Scrapbook.com, or Sherri's site...


Ahhh. Have I talked enough? Donna? Meet your approval for an update? :evil6:

14 comments:

Lynn said...

Awwwwwww. It's too true! :hug:

Parkie said...

Good job Tigger - that's the way to blog! And I am so happy about DaSite!!

Paula said...

Great blogging Tigger!

Jeanne said...

I felt so special to be the first non-cell invite! It's a great story Tigger!and a wonderful home.

CK Photo said...

it is a great place to be!

Missy said...

I am so glad to be at dadawg too... I know that if I have a problem someone will have a solution (maybe), a hug (always), and a cheerful thought (again always).. I may tease you, but I respect and admire you more than you know. You are a great friend.

Donna said...

Great Blogging indeed....and yes...this meets with my approval for an update! LOL

Steve said...

Scrapdawgs? I'll have to check it out.

:)

cherig said...

Great blog Tigger! You know what's funny...I was always totally out of the loop when this stuff happened. But, I'm glad that I figured out where ya'll went when you left the first time, and I'm glad I got invited the second time. I might not be "tight knit" like some, but I sure do count you all as my friends. :hug:

Carrielyn said...

Awwwwwww!!! You know, years ago, when I first signed up on sb.com, I never would have thought it would have taken me this far! I'm glad you got up the courage to post that first day.

Little did Bobby know he would create such a juggernaut!

Everlasting Monday said...

Tigger---I love this post.
I always feel so happy that there are just enough people to be able to keep track of.
:hug:

Janette (scrappinjanettey) said...

What a great story... I don't know all the details, I don't need to, I just know that where ever you and Lisa, Donna, and Barb go, that is where I will find people who welcome me with open arms and smartaleck comments!

- Our Family said...

I love it. It is an amazing story and yes, a tight-knit group that I am so proud to be a part of. I can't tell you how many times my local story-telling starts with "my online scrapping buddies." People who know me well, know exactly who I'm talking about and my DH is starting to know some of your names as well. Who'd a thunk it!?!?

Lynette said...

This is great blogging Tigger. I don't thing anyone has evre writtne the history of how we all got to be where we are today. Thanks.