Thursday, 11 October 2012

IT'S THAT TIME OF THE YEAR AGAIN.


...which could refer to whatever, really, warmer jackets and peppermint tea, Halloween playlists or the fact that it's only a mere eleven weeks 'til Christmas, but, what I am referring to is the time when not only I get older, but also the blog.

So, last week I got yet a year more in my book which at this point really is just all the same. But the Freelancer's Fashion Blog turned five years; that means I have now started my sixth year of blogging. That's something of a whoah! I think, especially since I know some of you have been reading along pretty much since the start.

Even though everything here is rather well selected I still scroll back myself sometimes, as the blog works as some sort of a diary. Not the posts per se, but I remember what was going on when posting what I did at the time. Quite much can happen in five years...

My first post was about my 26-year birthday party. In 2007. And do you know how old two-thousand-and-seven sounds? Funny how ninety-something seems like not that far, at least not almmost twenty years ago, when 2007 again feels pretty much the same. Sort of.




For the first year I pretty much only did drawings for the blog, mostly of outfits. The idea was also to keep it anonymous but then the whole thing developed into something more personal and totally different.  In any case I think it takes about a year or two for a blog, any blog really,  to develop it's style, as well hen it comes to the actual content and style of posting as pictures.









In the beginning it was mostly about hair and clothes, as were most blogs (I knew of) back then I think. From a clothing point of view I find it interesting how my own style has maybe "toned down" a bit, I feel it's more simple and classic now than a few years ago - but then I scrolled back myself and noticed it was still pretty much the same. I just had more flowers and bows in my hair I guess. And man did I look different as a blonde, now looking back! I know many of you come here for the outfits so here's a super concentrated totally random recap of the past five years in clothes.





 

 


 


(That double-me-double-cats photo was the first photo I ever posted of myself in March 2008.
And as you can see I, as many other bloggers, got a better and yet a better camera once I got started...
At some point I might upgrade it a bit still, we'll see.)


I have also moved a few time since Day 1; I've been blogging from three homes. Or, three and a half, sort of. At first I lived with J in a flat in the city.



Then I moved to my own flat a couple of blocks further.




Two years ago we moved with Eddi to more suburb areas.




And I started keeping a second home at the farm.



And then I got married and had a kid and started doing burlesque for real and lots of other things but you know all that already. And btw now you can also vote for me. It you live in Espoo, that is. 267!

So that's it. Let's see where we are five years from now?






19 comments:

Lucy Nation said...

Wow, happy bloggiversary. Quite an achievement. I totally agree that it takes time to find your style as a blogger (I haven't even being blogging a year yet). I also wanted to be anonymous but it just didn't work out. All your homes are delightful x

Anonymous said...

Nice to read about your history, I only just found your blog couple of days ago, so I'm a new reader.

Lem said...

Wow! Congratulations! You really have great tastes for ladies fashion. I'm wishing you all the best :)

Wallpapers said...

nice photography thanks for sharing

Hertta said...

I'm one of those readers that's been following you from the beginning (or near it, at least). Just wanted to say that I (still) love your blog and also I can't believe it's only five years since 2007. Time flies.

Anna said...

Great place! I love it and, since I've discovered this blog, I'm here every day.

Anonymous said...

This makes me feel a little sentimental ;-) I've followed you from almost the beginning, and I feel that you are my friend (I hope it doesn't sound weird)... anyway, thanks for sharing not only outfits but also parts of your life, I feel happy for you for all the things you have accomplished so far, I wish you many good things on your future!

Nataly Romashko said...

Congrats!:) I think I was following you for 4 years already! And your blog is one of ten may be that I really READ!) I like that you mix fashion in it's practical use and life style. What I like about you - you really have style and show it not only in your outfits but also in your everyday life and every photo in your blog is so you! And I was dreaming all this years to see your burlesque show!;) Hope I'll do it some day!

Cathy Voyage said...

Five years of blogging - that's quite an accomplishment. Congrats!

Kelly said...

Congrats! I was looking at some of your really old posts with the really blonde hair the other day actually, I forgot about the mirror you always used to post the pictures next to!

Maja said...

Happy birthday then;) I love how the blog has developed and to see how your life has progressed through the years;)

Susannakaarina said...

:)

Toivottavasti jatkat vielä pitkään bloggaamista!! Onnea!

Miss Maple said...

Happy fifth blog anniversary. You were beautiful in the beginning and you're beautiful today. I like to can take part in your life cause it's so interesting and sometimes also surprising. Have a great weekend. Hugs from Miss Maple

GeekGirl said...

That's a really cool post. and congratulations :D

Jessica W said...

I'm a new reader, just want to say WOW, you are the classic pin-up girl! I love your style :)

In 5 years I will have done some more schooling and, uh, bought a lot of milk? (adds up... just thinking about how much I will buy.......... oops mind wandered)
Your life sounds quite eventful (and looks quite stylish, those rooms are perfect)

P.S I'm really envious of your art abilites :P

The Lovelorn

lalophobic said...

Congrats! I love seeing the photos of your outfits through the years. I notice a lot of black...I'm glad I'm not alone in my black attire phase! Question for you, if you would be so kind.. I am going to Las Vegas in December. I know you went there for your wedding. Can you recommend any places to stay?
Thank you!
Kelly

Anonymous said...

I love your cat! You need to check out http://wagworld.co.uk I don't think you would be into the clothes but the pet boutique is cool for Kitty!

Fashion said...

I recently have been a reader of your blog. First let me express congrats for the 5th anniversary of your blog. I’d say that I really liked it so much and it’s up –to date. Overall this post is a great overview of what’s going on all about this blog. Thanks

Lavoguette said...

Very beautiful : styles, photos galleries, blog !