Left in the past and going forward

Saturday, October 04, 2014

Tartan skinnies and tee

I've come to the conclusion that something in my head has changed; my tastes are evolving at a rate of knots and I've no idea when it's going to slow down, let alone stop. This time last year is when it started; outfits from then on in seem to be fine but before that.... yeah I'm still scratching my head and wondering 'why' about a lot of them. I've been blogging almost four years (which may I say, is an unfathomable achievement in my eyes, I never thought I'd stick with it) and even though I was in my mid twenties when I started my taste in style has morphed no end. Looking back at the earliest posts makes my skin crawl and I have to admit I've lost my patience and deleted a few old posts and unpublished many pending deleting or editing for republishing.

Tartan skinnies and tee

Blogging has been a learning process; learning to be a writer, photographer, stylist, cook and just generally learning what interests me and makes me want to get creative and share things. Some people start off right, some figure things out sooner than others. It took me a long time to find my stride, find my style, find my voice and place. Now I'm in my niche I don't really want to harbour posts which no longer hold with my preferences so not all that many remain. In a way it's sad but those hours of work at least gave me all the experience that made me the girl I am today so it wasn't wasted, just banked.

Can I say a huge thank you for all the on-going support that so many of you have give me over the years; some of you date back almost right from the start and have been so generous with your kindness and wisdom. Inevitably, with less light during autumn and winter there will be less opportunity to go out and about and take photographs which I have to say I am dreading but I'll see how it goes. There are plenty of really quite random post ideas in my head so maybe some of those will make it over here (I have THE most odd post topic in the forefront of my mind – only the most diligent of followers are likely to give it a read!)

Tartan skinnies and tee

Wearing: charity shop tee, River Island trousers from a while ago, yard sale boots and random jewellery.

Anyway, this was quite a lengthy way just to say that hundreds of mildly embarrassing archive posts have been removed. A summer round up is coming along soon plus all the latest from the sticks in autumn.


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  1. Ah yes those posts we wish we hadn't published, I have a few of those (and then some).
    It is odd to think that the act of blogging can take us in a journey, I know I've changed as a result of putting my words, thoughts and ideas out there. Four years in and I'm still loving it, I think more so than ever before.
    It's been a fun journey so far, I'll be sticking around. I'm intrigued to see what's coming for the sticks next...

  2. I think it is only saddos like me that go back and read the archives. If i really like a blogger, I always want to go back and read where they've come from, so I went back in the summer and read your archive. You've definitely become more sophisticated and honed in your blogging but I also liked the early posts, because of you!! Your sense of personality, kindness and a quirky sense of style came through in a non embarrassing way. But I guess that for the person, I.e. you, it can seem hugely embarrassing, though readers (unless they are just mean and judgmental) would never see that. I expect that people look at my blog even now and think it is a,load of cack and don't bother reading but I don't mind, that's just me. X

  3. Anyway, I always enjoy reading your posts, so I look forward to the future!

  4. I have to admit, when I first read someone's blog I tend to read the most recent and the first post. I read back over my first posts made in June and still can't believe how far my writing has come.

    Lizzie's Daily Blog

  5. Haha I seriously cringe at my old posts but I'm also somewhat reluctant to remove them as I like to see how far I've come in terms of my blogging journey and my general style and likes and dislikes. It's funny how much things change in even a few months!

    Jen x
    Bows Bangles & Bakes

  6. Well I think I remember your earlier posts and I don't think they were cringey at all...do you mean in terms of photography or in terms of clothes? I quite like looking back at my old blog pictures!

  7. I started my blog a while ago and at one of the hardest times of my life. I HATE the posts I started with, and my photos, and a big part of me hates the person I was then. But I guess I keep them (I've hovered over the delete button many times) because I like to remind myself how far I've come (and why I should keep taking the tablets).


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