The Night Sky Observer has been providing astronomy and space news since 1997 making it one of the longest-lived astronomy sites online.
I've been interested in astronomy since the time of the moon landings though my first real memory of looking for something specific in the sky was of Comet Kahoutek in 1973.
While passion for astronomy has ebbed and flowed through the years, I've always had some level of interest in it.
When I initially went to university, I had intended studying for a degree in something related to astronomy. Jobs in the 1980s were thin on the ground, let alone jobs in the sciences, and specifically astronomy. Computers were the up and coming thing and seemed to offer better medium and long-term prospects, so I switched discipline to the computer sciences. Source