I’ve seen a lot of changes in the blogging sphere over the past 5 years. I started this blog in 2012 (if ya fancy a nosey, I left most of my old posts here – yep I’m too lazy to transfer and format them for WordPress), although I had one or two blogs before then, so it would probably be around 2009/2010 when I began putting my thoughts onto the world wide web. In the past few years, blogging has transformed from a lil hobby you did in your bedroom into a fully fledged career (fist pumps for all the girl bosses out there!), editorial style of content is ever present and if you don’t like rose gold or marble, are you really a blogger?
Despite enjoying blogging, there are a few things I miss about the good old days. If you’re an old school blogger like me, here’s a few things you’ll remember (or may want to forget).
Forget marble backgrounds, pretty flowers or copper accents, blogging in 2012 was all about the bed sheet. All a photo required was plonking your favourite beauty bits on ya bed and voila! Giving your photos a vintage filter also added a little something, don’t ya think?!! (10 points if you know what film that line is from).
2. Retro products
MAC Stereo Rose, 17 ‘Beehive’ lipstick, Gosh ‘Darling’ – you loved the products that were hyped in the blogosphere but no one else really paid attention to.
3. MAC Collections
You got on board every MAC collection but Venomous Villains was the best collection you’d ever seen. Seriously, I’m still gutted on missing out on bite of an apple blush.
4. Crackle Nail Polish
You loved crackle nail polish – nail art made easy! You also tried holographic nails, matte nails, glitter nails and neon shades. Oh, and you swatched shades on a nail wheel.
5. Blog Sale Hysteria
You loved blog sales and spent hours refreshing!! Hey, you may have spent a small fortune but think of the bargains you got!
6. Blog Names
Forget using your own name. Old school blogging was all about creativity. It took you ages to come up with your blog name and then you spent forever hating it.
7. Bedroom Outfit Posts
You photographed your favourite outfit posts in your bedroom, and spent ages trying to get your tripod in the right place.
You loved writing tag posts: 50 random facts, what’s in my bag, the Liebster award….. You were all over it!!
9. Random Beauty Storage
You had no idea what Muji acrylic drawers were so you had to invent new ways of storing your beauty products…cake stand anyone?
You saved all of your empty containers for your ’empties’ blog post….
I hope you enjoyed this trip down memory lane and some of my ‘vintage’ photos. Do you have any favourite things about old school blogging?