About

Hi there!
This is the space of Tanja de Bie – van Leeuwen. Yes, it is a mouthful; let’s just say that when I married, I promised to be faithful and always use my full name.

In short:
Happy human being. Wife. Mom. Daughter. Friend. Cyclist. UX Designer. Writer. INFJ-A. Gen X. That’s it. Now you know me.

A mini timeline:

  • Formal training as a graphical designer in the 90s
  • Started my professional career as a Desktop Publisher and Helpdesk person in 1995
  • My first downhill mountain bike race in 1996
  • Switched to design for web in 1997, the same year I met my wife
  • March 2nd, 2001 registered daags.nl – used HTML for weekly blog posts “Site Of the Week”
  • Dutch National Champion Downhill racing in 2005
  • October 14th, 2006 and published my first WordPress post on tanjadebie.nl
  • March 5th, 2007, my first bikeblog post was published, First as “Sundayjen”, and shortly after it was renamed to bikeblog.nl
  • Switched to full time freelancing in 2009
  • Finally got married in 2010 after years of not agreeing on the guestlist
  • Our twin girls were born in 2015
  • New blog started in 2022 because I love to write

Written and made with love ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜
Tanja

PS. Thanks for reading. You are amazing. You know that, right?!

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Acknowledgements

I love the .blog extension, but I didn’t want to fork the extra 700 dollars to get the tanja.blog so it became tanjas.blog, an idea I got from seths.blog Thank you, Seth.

The marker-style highlight code I found on max.hn Thank you, Max.