At that point, if somebody had told her that she'd eventually be spouting her fondness for Cleveland, she probably never would have believed it.
Kuo adjusted to Cleveland life by creating community with her neighbors and discovering the city with their help. Lo and behold, the dirty little burg became a home. During a dry spell from freelance work, she launched a popular blog — 100 Days in Cleveland — where she posted a daily drawing about Cleveland life. The blog caught the attention of urban planner Justin Glanville, who asked Kuo to contribute illustrations to a book he was writing about all things Cleveland.