Reminiscing About the Old Blogging Scene

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Me as a teenager, circa 2004. My first computer (that I did all my original blogging on) is in the background.

I was just sitting here thinking about the old blog scene in the mid-2000’s, and I thought it would be fun to share some things I remember from back then, good and bad.

⸙ Making your own layout graphics in Photoshop and then coding the layouts yourself using HTML coding. (Themes weren’t really a thing yet).

⸙ 8 pt. font and super skinny layout frames. (iframes were frequently used).

Blogger Spotlight: June 2018

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Another month has passed, so it’s time for another blogger spotlight. I will admit, I didn’t get to read too many posts in June. I haven’t read too many in July yet either. I’m sure there are a lot of great posts that I end up missing out on. There just really isn’t enough time in the day! If you saw my last post, you will know that I got my basement set up, so I have been spending most of my free time down there watching movies. That’s the agenda for tonight too, but I wanted to get this post up first. I’ve also got some other posts planned that I want to get started on as well.

Without further ado, here are a few posts from June that I really enjoyed.

Blogger Spotlight: May 2018

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I haven’t been able to read too many blog posts in the last month or so due to being pretty busy. There are so many great bloggers and posts, it’s hard to keep up with them all. Still, this is something I’ve been wanting to do for a while, so I figured now that a new month is upon us, it would be a good time to start.

I know some other bloggers have done posts like this, and I think it’s a great idea. If you’re a blogger and are creating worthwhile posts, you should be recognized for such. Likewise, it’s good for readers to discover some posts that they might be interested in checking out.

This post will feature some posts from May that I really enjoyed.

April Blogger Questionnaire: Blast From the Past

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If you haven’t noticed, I’ve been slacking a bit on posts lately as well as keeping up with reading other blogs. I’m doing my best, but I’ve been really busy. Hopefully I’ll have a post up sometime soon about what I’ve been up to. In the meantime, here is this month’s questionnaire that you can answer in the comments if you would like.

☮️ Which decade would you say is your favorite?

☮️ What are some of your favorite style trends from the past? (This can include fashion, makeup, and hairstyles).

☮️ What are some style trends from the past that you never want to see make a comeback?

☮️ What are some of your favorite songs from times past?

☮️ What are some of your favorite memories of being a kid?

☮️  If you could have dinner with someone from the past, who would it be?

☮️ What is a past event that you wish you could have experienced?

March Blogger Questionnaire: Feeling Lucky

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It seems like just yesterday that I was posting the February questionnaire, and now here we are again. We’re a week into March already! This year is flying by, but then again, when does it not? At least for me. Anyways, if you’ve been around for a while, you know the drill. If not, this month’s questions are below, and you can choose to answer one, several, or all of them. It’s totally up to you. I always enjoy reading your answers.

Do you have any Irish ancestry?

Have you been having more good luck or bad luck recently?

Do you play the lottery?

Do you gamble? (Other than the lottery)

Do you believe in Karma?

Do you believe that everything happens for a reason?

As always, my answers will be in the comments.

 

The Sunshine Blogger Award

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It has been a while since I’ve done one of these award posts. I do not do one every time I’m nominated. It usually depends on if it fits in my blogging schedule or not. Of course I’m always grateful whenever someone chooses to nominate me.

This time I’ve been nominated for the Sunshine Blogger Award, and I’ve actually been nominated for this one three times. I was first nominated by Laken back in November. Then I was nominated twice this month by Claudia and Sazzy & Joanie. Thank you all for nominating me! This post might get a bit long as I plan to answer all of their questions in this one post.