Citizen of the Month had the fine idea of honoring his First Commenter.
My First (apart from my Mom), my very first, even before Becs, even before most of the Assorted Friends had even looked at the blog, was Catherine of So That Happened.
I had logged in to Typepad and knew no one. I was the kid alone at the lunch table. I scanned the "Recently Updated Blogs" and Catherine's caught my eye. I read a few posts. Then I read all the posts. Then I fell in love with her. Then I added her to my blogroll. I don't even think Dooce was on there.
When she saw my inbound link she came by and left a comment:
I came in to work at Elliot the next day, where the talk turned to pedophiles.
"Catherine - she's from LA, she's commented on my blog - won an Emmy for a piece she did on pedophiles," I said casually.
Hot Mom explained, "No. A fourteen year old boy commented on your blog."
"No! Her name's Catherine! She lives in L.A. and works in news."
"Fourteen year old boy," agreed Friend #3, because she was jealous.
"No. Stop making fun. She's my little blog friend. You all are mean."
Mom started reading Catherine's blog, and we would gossip about her until ~Silk started dating a younger man. "I just like her attitude," Mom said. "Even if she's pissed off, it still sounds upbeat. And she named her purse Zsa Zsa."
So, if you haven't already met the girl who decided "Fingering Husband's Rectum" would make a good band name:(http://mocklog.typepad.com/queen_mediocretia/2006/04/yall_are_nasty.html#comments) you should go by and visit.