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Old 07-24-2012, 08:39 AM   #8
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Originally Posted by salmonmac View Post
How did it all get started?
Once upon a time, I had a very humble personal website (actually I still do, although it's totally outdated and old school), where I created a few pages devoted to my passions. I put up a few short video clips on it with the basic knit and purl stitches, and just a few others, maybe 10 videos total. This was around 2001. I forgot all about it, and then in 2004, we noticed it was getting thousands of views every month, so I thought I'd put up some more, and give the site it's own domain name. It was all done just in the spirit of sharing, and I enjoyed every minute of it.

My husband Sheldon ran a web design business at the time, as well as servers for web hosting, which made the whole thing affordable/doable, back when bandwidth was expensive. (This was pre-YouTube! Can you imagine? ) Nothing like it existed, so it immediately took off, which was pretty thrilling.
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