April 11, 2012

Before You Knew Me

Me pre-blogger days (2007)
Today I was inspired by Lindsey at Trial By Sapphire, who was inspired by Jenni at Story of My Life.

They both shared some of their older posts from when they first started blogging; the unread words that were written before the followers. When stats, sponsors, and answering emails weren't part of our blogging routine... before everything really began.

It's been a year and a half since I started this blog. On occasion I like to go back and read through the older posts; they remind me where I started and if I'm still leaving the impression I intended. 

So I thought today I would do just that... highlight what I wrote about  before I referred to myself as a "blogger"... you just might learn a few things about me you didn't know before. Enjoy!

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First post on this blog:

The trigger to me starting to blog:

The reality of my graphic design noob-ness:

Getting inked:

Pen & Ink Project:

Some artsy insight:

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Do you have a favorite beginner post? I'd love for you to link up in the comments!


  1. I just started my little blog in January, so I haven't really gone back to look at any of my first posts yet. I hope I'm making the impression I want! It's hard to tell so early, though! I just started reading your blog a couple of days ago, so I'm off to read some of your older posts now :)
    xo Heather

  2. YES!!! I am so glad that you were inspired by her post as well. I want so badly to blog like I used to. I am going to share with you the same post that I shared with Lindsay because it's one of my fav's of mine. And I can't wait to read your old posts.


  3. I was looking through my old posts tonight too as I was adding and deleting labels. haha.

    Here were my 2 faves that I came across:



  4. My first posts are very unimpressive. Hopefully no one ever digs those up hah.

  5. I feel so wonderful that you were inspired to write a "Before You Knew Me" post too! Wahoo! Hopping to your linked posts now!

    You are wonderful, K!

  6. I'm impressed that you're all brave enough to put your first posts out there! I don't know if I can bring myself to do that yet...though I have been finding myself going back through some of my favorite bloggers' first posts, just to see what they were like :)


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  8. These posts are so fun :) I loved Lindsay's, and yours is great too! Just read a few of your old posts.

    Here's one that's very meaningful to me. I felt like I almost couldn't start blogging again until I got this off my chest:


  9. What a fun post idea!

  10. I started in Sept. 2011 and I love it. I may bring back an old post soon. Good idea!

  11. I actually started my blog back in november of 2005. Initially I started it just so could comment on my favorite blogs cuz you had to have a log in. Here is literally my very first blog post ever. CRAZY! Its interesting to look back and see what was important to me and what my life was all about back then. :) thanks for a fun challenge. :)


  12. Kristen,

    What a fun idea! I loved reading your old posts -- you have this way of writing that's so candid and relatable.

    Here's one of my old ones:


  13. I loooove those posts! And for the record, your worst critique post... that art was amazing!!

    I like this one of my past posts :) http://www.auniesauce.com/2011/12/sometimes.html

    And this is one of my most popular!

  14. I'm glad you did this!! I enjoyed reading some of your older posts!!

  15. You just inspired me to look back at some of my first posts. Pretty much all of them were about some crafty thing I made or a dress I sewed for my (very little) Juniper! I so need to make more time to be crafty. I miss it.


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