We’ve done this one before, but it’s always fun… How did you find Shakesville? (Or, if you’re a long-time Shaker, Shakespeare’s Sister.)
Space Cowboy’s got a wonderful and very detailed answer to this one, btw. He even remembers the exact post that brought him here!
Since I can’t really give an answer to that question, I’ll instead mention that I knew some people whose names are very familiar around these parts before Shakes Sis was even a gleam in my eye. Back in early 2004, pre-blog, I was a regular commenter at AmericaBlog, where I got to know Oddjob, Pam Spaulding, Ms. Julien, The Dark Wraith, and Holly in Cincinnati, with all of whom I still correspond. Now several of us are bloggers, too, and their blogs remain among my daily reads to this day. Which I think is pretty cool.