Her Wonkette daily column was what first introduced many of us to that site which has since gone global. Then she tired of that scene. With good reason since Nick Denton only paid her about 10 bucks per post. She had to do 10 of those a day. That totals 50 blog posts a week.
Cox went on to better-paying jobs here and there at brandname media such as Time. Then all went quiet. We fans feared she would vanish, as have so many stars from the beginning days of blogging. The good news is that she survived - and thrived.
After the end of a marriage, she relocated from the Washington D.C. Metro area back to her roots in Texas. For a while now she has been a political columnist at the Guardian. Here you can read her deconstructions of the people and the issues. Comments from readers number in the three digits per column.
What I remember most about Cox was her accessibility. For example, she would answer my email in a way that showed she had put some thought into her reply. That was when she was a hot commodity on the speaking circuit. She still took the time out for her followers.