I have been blogging since 2001, which will give you an idea as to how old I truly am 😉 You can read a little bit more about my blogging history.
ShiBytes.com was purchased on Tuesday, 19 April 2016, nine days after I brought my first child, a beautiful baby girl, into the world. I owned this particular TLD before, having initially coined the domain name back in 2009. It eventually expired and would remain in online limbo until 2015, when I purchased it again in January. I did not renew it when the one-year registration was up, but it was free to acquire again a few months later. Thus this blog was born, officially live since 11 June 2016.
As for the blog’s name, it is actually a bit of wordplay, a little something that has been percolating in my mind for a number of years now. “Shi” is one of my nicknames (a short form of my full Christian name, Shirley) while “bytes” is a unit of digital information in computing well as a homonym for “bites”. Thus, through this website, I am offering the InterWebs en masse bite-sized slices of my life and my sundry interests and pursuits.