In 1998, the year my youngest daughter, Tatym, was born, I started dabbling with making websites by searching “HTML 101” in Yahoo (this was before Google’s time). I initially made simple websites: one for family pictures, one about my preemie twins, and one for all the good deals I would find. I entitled it “My Shopping Bookmarks” and shared it with family and friends for them to “bookmark” as a favorite website in their browser.
I also started sending out email alerts to family and friends about the good deals I would find, who in turn spread the news to their family and friends. ShoppingBookmarks.com was born and grown to include thousands of bargain shoppers from around the world. We added a section entitled “Kim’s Blog” back in 2003 where I could talk about this and that and everything and eventually spun it off into it’s own domain, ShoppingKim.com.