I first learned of the website almost 12 yrs ago. My very first online gallery was through Epilogue.net and since their submission process was sluggish, I was introduced to DA through my good friend Saimain.
My very first account was under the handle Blue-Gothic. I had this account for some time and had a number of traditional art pieces and some digital work, mostly fanart, but as time progressed and I began to really grow as an artist, I closed that account and created a new one, SB-Gothic. The only reason I have this account now, is because, at the time, DA did not allow for screen name changes and the second account had been misspelled. I'm not very active on Deviantart anymore these days, but I do try to update now and again. I just can't help but feel lost sometimes, for how much the website has progressed through the years.
But that's how life is, right? Any who, Happy Birthday Deviantart, for what it's worth.