|Journal from YellowBird Books|
The way I see it, a blog is just a public, virtual version of a diary. This is not the first blog I have started. The others have all gone the same way as all those diaries.
So you can imagine how surprised (and proud) I was to realise that this would be my 100th post! That's right, this blog is now 1 1/2 years old and 100 posts long!
To celebrate I thought it might be fun(ny) to look back at the journey we've taken so far:
My very first post was about where to buy beading supplies. It was aimed at the hobbyist beader because that's what I was at the time. Most of the pictures, which I included off the internet, aren't even there anymore.
featuring jewelry I love from other shops and artists and I posted some truly dreadful photos. This one I'm pretty sure is the worst!
I started planning my wedding and talked about my wedding ring (that I had to get made to fit with my engagement ring) and the jewelry I made for myself, bridesmaids and mum.
Eventually I recognised my love of copper and dedicated a whole post to it. I also showed you my workspace. I have no idea how I ever coped with a space that tiny... I still haven't shown you my space now but it's on my list, don't worry. It's about 3 times the size of the old one and is still feeling too small!
I started sharing the skills I had learned (once I had learned a few) with this post about photography and this (until recently my most popular post) tutorial on making a necklace stand.
In June 2010 I made my first Etsy treasury and posted what could be considered a prototype for the 'Inspiration' posts I currently make. June 2010 was really the turning point as far as my jewelry is concerned as it was then that I bought a hammer and started discovering the amazing things you could do with metal. It wasn't long before I dropped beads almost completely.
In September-December I went to Bootcamp and learned a lot about improving my Etsy store but eventually that went the way of the diary!
By January 2011 I had found my niche and the blog has remained similar since then. Hopefully still improving all the time but no crazy changes.
When I started writing this post I had no idea I would find so much to write about, apologies to all of you
Let me know if you find anything interesting, share it with us in the comments :)