Net Chick in Vancouver

Net Chick bannerTanya Marie Davis has been writing her thoughts online for over eleven years! That makes her the most experienced blogger, with the oldest domain yet profiled on this friendly index. The thirty something British Canadian lives alone in Vancouver, and plays a big part in the city’s social net. Her easy going manner, self deprecating sense of humour, detailed profile page, and straight forward contact info tells readers that she’s very comfortable with who she has become…

Net Chick pink hairNetChick, This Chick’s Life is the personal journal of a popular west coast socialite who uses her blog for the forces of good. There are no Google ads or tacky widgets anywhere in the sidebar, just a lipstick promotion over a blog roll bearing links to other Canadian pioneers, most of whom also live in Vancouver.

Tanya Davis blogs from and about that beautiful city, and often joins her friends, Miss 604, Raincoaster, Tris Hussy and others at live events that help make Vancouver the foremost social media crucible in Canada. Although much smaller than Toronto, this city’s bloggers connect in real life at parties, sporting events and most recently, at the opera.

This Chick’s Life is as unique as it is popular. A two sentence description in her sidebar reads, “…a thirty something girl living her dream in downtown Vancouver.’ But what is her dream exactly? Perhaps its the expression of her independence? To live alone after her divorce? In posts from autumn 2002 and the winter of 2003, which are the oldest posts available to readers, Tanya is slight on details and uses the word ‘boyfriend’ with defining the term. Later, readers will discover and come to cherish NetChick’s semi perpetual search for a mate. The theme runs through later posts too, and as Tanya grows older she gets more and more comfortable sharing details.

Similar to Carrie Bradshaw, (Sarah Jessica Parker’s character in Sex in the City)  this single girl details the shortcomings of so many would be suitors that attempt to solicit her affections. It’s a fascinating study of (for) men, especially those who craft corny first contact messages. The activity empowers female readers, and makes men a little anxious – lately Tanya has been reposting whole conversations, or rather, intact solicitations from strangers that have no idea who they’re talking to, or what league they’ve just stepped into…

Net Chick, Tanya DavisA social butterfly, NetChick has adopted, or rather, inherited an earlier link exchange ritual (from Michele, a landmark early blog) known as Weekend Meet and Greet. It’s a simple idea that works to convince a community of readers to leave a chorus of comments for everyone’s benefit. This type of online activity is the spit and polish that sophisticated blog pioneers put up to harness the passion of the next generation. NetChick’s meet and greet has just two rules:  participants must first say hello, and then visit the blog above their comment; in turn the next visitor greets you and visits your blog.  Irregardless of all extenuating factors, the exercise is good for at least one visit.

On March 1st 2009 Tanya used her blog to do some good for society when she wrote to Support the Canadian Freestyle Ski Team With Canada Post and encouraged her readers to

Tanya Davis seems like the quintessential early adopter, a hot girl geek that’s always been in style. She embraces new technology and uses it to elucidate random elements of her existence; NetChick Flickr photos show off her friends and family, you can find Tanya on Facebook, and or follow NetChick on Twitter.

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  1. Tanya (aka NetChick) on March 9, 2009 at 3:35 am

    Hi Rob!

    Thank you so much for the lovely overview! …It’s almost like you know me. And, I guess you do, if you read my blog.

    Although I’ve been here in the past, I my interest was piqued today when I saw some Flickr photos appear of myself, so I clicked through from your profile, but didn’t see the article yet. Now I know why! 😉

    It’s so true that early on, back in 1997 when I started blogging, I was married, and much more concerned about privacy. Heck, I didn’t have my own real domain until 1999 (, but that didn’t stop me from spilling the goods of what was to become a failed marriage (although, always being careful not to give away too much, it was still a great refuge and cathartic to share just the same) and my move to LA for a “reset”.

    One thing I should point out — I’m really careful not to give out any identifying details of my trainwreck dates — I’m not out to hurt feelings, afterall. Just to give other men a heads up (not that most need it, really) as to what most single girls want for a date. And, more importantly, what they don’t want!

    Thanks again, Rob! I’m honoured that you think I’m worthy of a highlight!

  2. Raul on March 9, 2009 at 7:25 am

    And let’s see if just by writing the stuff in the order I figured they go will work 🙂

  3. Phronk on March 10, 2009 at 2:43 am

    Looks like a very cool blog. I’m especially intrigued by candid thoughts about the whole dating thing from a female perspective. Definitely one to add to the bookmarks.

  4. Michelle on March 13, 2009 at 8:04 pm

    This blog seems very interesting and something I myself can learn from 🙂