Never Was, then called The Gatehouse, launched its first blog in February 2009. Before then, we had been a hand-coded HTML website. (Learn more about our history here.)
Several members of our message-board community, the Smoking Lounge, joined as bloggers, including Kevin Cooney, Hilde Heyvaert and Ella Kremper. Tome Wilson of the Dieselpunks community wrote a weekly “Dieselpunks News” column.
In April 2010, The Gatehouse switched to a picture blog on Tumblr. We wouldn’t have a proper blog again until October 2011. The website you are reading now is a continuation of that third blog.
Many of the posts from the first blog have been lost, but I have been able to recover some.
Here is an overview of the 2009 posts that are now restored: