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When online friends die: a goodbye to Multidisciplinary
In this world of online formats where anonymity allows people to share the utmost in personal likes and dislikes, family histories and life experiences are cried about, laughed over, examined intellectually or thrown out as an off the cuff remark, it's easy for members of a forum such as the ljworld to become family.
Upon graduation from The World Company Citizen Journalism Academy five years ago, I began writing blogs. I was naive, inexperienced and technically challenged to say the least.
One commenter who immediately assisted me with support and knowledge was Multidisciplinary - multi.
Her off beat sense of humor, knowledge of online forums, quick wit, astute wisdom, array of sites to supply photos and links to back up conversation really added much to our blogs. She even invited me over to her house on numerous occasions to teach me first hand how to scroll blogs and put folders together.
I have to admit, I first thought, because of multi's handle, that she was a he and also a police officer. She got a kick out of that.
I was saddened to learn last evening that she passed away on Monday of this week.
I know there were times multi and I gave each other digs, other times she managed my song title blog sites when I was too busy to alphabetize it myself, and she suggested numerous blog topics for me to write about. She also became much like the twin sister we always joked that we, as Scorpio woman, were. I'll miss her in ways I'm just beginning to realize. Her outgoing personality, outrageous sense of humor and embracing hug made her a popular favorite at our backyard group gatherings.
Many of us have special memories of Multi, please share yours.