Hard to believe, but the QuakerQuaker community is turning five years old in a week! The project evolved gradually over time but December 6th will be the fifth anniversary of the registration of the QuakerQuaker.org domain, which makes it as good a birthday as any other marker.
The screenshot on the right is the oldest Archive.org snapshot of the QuakerQuaker.org domain, 1/4/2006
which had just launched
. The project was already well underway. Here's a 10/2005 snapshot
. The earlier "Subjective Guide to Quaker Websites" dates to at least 2/2004
and was very developed by 10/2005
. In 6/2005 I described the content and suggested some directions in "Aggregating our Websites
" and followed up after the launch with 3/2006's "What is this QuakerQuaker Thing?
How do you all want to celebrate? I should write down a revised history of the project but there's lots of deadlines looming, so in the meantime, why don't you all share *your* stories of QuakerQuaker and the larger community that's grown up alongside it. Many of us have met lots of different types of Quakers here and had our assumptions surprised and challenged. What's your most memorable QuakerQuaker-related moment?
I'll have to think about what I would say today about how QuakerQuaker.org has changed and how it has changed my life. For now, I can just suggest a previous post, How The Quaker Blogosphere Changed My Life, from the blog carnival organized by Chris M. in 2007 in honor of a different birthday.
Yes! Glad you posted this.