Pamie returns!
November 26, 2002 3:31 AM   Subscribe

Pamie returns! In an update to this old thread, Pamela Ribon is once again writing online. As some may know, Pamela's original site was named Squishy (a.k.a. Pamie's Panties), and it was part of the first generation of online journals.
posted by gd779 (5 comments total)
Though I didn’t know it until today, Pamie’s been back ever since last July. Her writing is brilliant and funny, and I’m guessing that there are a lot of people out there who either don’t know that she’s come back or haven’t been introduced to her writing yet.
posted by gd779 at 3:33 AM on November 26, 2002

Dooce is back too, (if you're interested in another great read who stopped updating for a while). Dooce stopped because she was fired for what she wrote in her site...I think I read that Pamie stopped because she was writing a book.

Oh, and I agree--Pamie is brilliant.
posted by Badmichelle at 6:58 AM on November 26, 2002

Since July? Fuckin' people never tell me anything. Yay Pamie!
posted by RJ Reynolds at 12:46 PM on November 26, 2002

Pamie is brilliant. So is Dooce.

But, erm, she's nowhere near the "first generation of online journals." Not that the definition of the subsequent, oh, six or so generations is exactly clear, but, she's pretty contemporary.

Pamie was probably one of the first escribitionists (a great catch-all term for journalers and personal bloggers) to hit it big on a mainstream level, though. The only other one I can think of is Carolyn Burke (now offline), who made the cover of U.S. News with the "24 Hours in Cyberspace" project.

I recommend the online diary history project to anyone curious about how all this madness began. (And the site only covers the greater web - closed communities like BBSes and Prodigy and Compuserve had similar public diaries going long before 1995.)
posted by pzarquon at 2:11 PM on November 26, 2002

she's nowhere near the "first generation of online journals."

Ack! You're right, of course. I got some wires crossed in my head, mixing up "Squishy is an online journal" with "online journals were the first generation of large-scale personal writing on the web. Blogs were the second generation, and the new blogs (warblogs, corporate blogs, etc.) are the third."
posted by gd779 at 6:08 PM on November 26, 2002

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