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The Basics

Hi! Welcome to OneStarryNight (or OSN for short). I’m Sarah (aka StarryMom). I started blogging back in March of 2001 at SpunkySprite.com and moved to OSN on November 3rd, 2001. Over the past 21 years, I’ve written about my day-to-day life and topics such as blogging , photography , recipes , and more!

All About Me

I’m a 40-year-old mom who occasionally works as a freelance web developer. I have four tattoos, am super near-sighted, and have two sons. My oldest is 20, and my youngest is 13. I’m Pagan, a Libra with a Gemini moon and Sagittarius rising.

I speak so fast people mistake it for being nervous or anxious when really, it’s just I have SO MUCH I WANT TO SAY! I wish I was able to present myself more calmly and soothingly, be able to speak more eloquently, but I’m not that kind of person. I have a crappy internal filter and tend to reveal way too much about myself too quickly. I also tend to invest a lot of myself into friendships very quickly (time, energy, gifts, etc.). Not sure why I do that either.

Autumn is my favorite season!

I love all things that sparkle and I’m pretty sure my love for glitter is well known by now. I’m an introvert but can fake being an extrovert when need be. I LOVE TO READ! Especially supernatural fiction. I’m a big day-dreamer and have problems sticking to any sort of schedule (not for a lack of trying!), I try to see all of that as positive qualities because I can be very spontaneous!

I also have eight kitties!

In Remembrance

Health

I suffer, since I was six years old, from migraine attacks including ocular and hemiplegic. I have hypothyroidism and tachycardia (my heart beats too fast) . I also have some sort of emerging autoimmune disorder (not related to the thyroid) but it’s none of the currently known disorders. I also have adrenal fatigue and high cortisol (I suffer from extreme stress). SO FUN!

Photography

I’ve been in love with photography since I was around nine years old. I started with a basic 110 film camera and slowly upgraded from there. I started with digital in 2001. I currently use the Nikon D750 (full-frame FTW!) for the body with various lenses. The majority of photos in my archives are from my Nikon D50 and Nikon D90 bodies. I tend to do mostly nature macro with a sprinkle of human folk every so often!

I’ve been featured on:
Utata | We Heart It

Blogging

I started blogging on March 21st, 2001. I had various websites before then, starting in 1997 on Angelfire to teach myself HTML, but didn’t blog, which wasn’t a thing until 1999/2000. I tended to work on a fansite my twin sister, and I had at the time, LJS The Mystery, an author fansite. I bought OSN on November 3rd, 2001, and have been here since!

Blogging and being a blogger, in general, is vastly different than when I first began. These days a lot of it is about being a brand, having a niche, and monetizing. Which is all fine and dandy. I consider monetizing OSN every so often, actually! I do miss the old days, though, where it was a bit harder to own a domain and be self-hosted, where it was more about a community and personal blogging. Not everything had to be controversial, and everyone responded to their comments LOL!

Over the years I’ve had a ton of hostees and projects here, I do think my largest and most popular project was Pagan@OSN.

Random

I’ve been playing WoW (World of Warcraft) for 14.5 years!