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Missing The Cotillion

Blogging, The Cotillion

Once upon a time, and it was a very long time ago, in a new unchartered territory called the internet existed a group of blogs called The Cotillion.

The Cotillion consisted of some of the most highly intelligent (mainly women) political bloggers. They blogged before blogging was cool and famous. And for some reason, they let me in their group.

I wish I knew back then what I know now. I wish I had been more aware back then, I wish I had been a lot smarter too.

Little did I know I was in the presence of greatness.

The Cotillion (online & in public) is now defunct but some of us have stayed in touch online, privately. Some of us have passed before our time, some have become somewhat famous, some have become grandparents, and some even still blog.

Recently, one of our members posted about a project we all participated in on the fifth anniversary of September 11, 2001 called The 2996 Project. It all started on September 11, 2006.

Back in the day, one of my many blogs was called Alabama Improper. And I wanted to help in The 2996 Project where I was assigned Kirsten L. Christophe to honor in a blog post. Now, you won’t be able to find this anywhere, I no longer have that blog/domain.

At any rate, The Cotillion crosses my mind from time to time and I miss it, the commraderie, the things I did learn, the bloggers I met online. I miss the group. I miss the community. I miss them.

Author: Carol

Masters athlete, garage gym owner, and your charmingly bold GenerationX blogger.

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