Since reading Sarah Wanenchaks Cyborgology post on abandoned digital space, Ive been thinking about the digital spaces I have forgotten or deliberately abandoned, that sit and collect dust, like my rst blog on Diaryland. I started writing entries on Diaryland in 2002, and in 2006 I decided I needed a platform that was more professional. For a reason I cant remember, I could not delete my Diaryland account back then, so I password- protected it.
…Wanenchak writes that abandoned digital space is empty and static, frozen at that last point at which something was done to it. After reading her piece I decided to take a peek at Diaryland. Typing that sites password was like inserting a vintage key into a rusty lock, and I was led to my last entry, dated October 6, 2006. Typical of my entries there, it is very longmuch longer than anything Ive written here. In this nal post, which I did not know would be the nal post, I wrote about juxtaposition and paradox in regard to my time in Thailand; about the nancial and emotional instability of Twixters, a term used at that time to describe my age group stuck in between adolescence and adulthood; and my struggle to complete the last third of the book I was writing at the time.