Notice: This entry was published 5 years ago and may no longer reflect my views today.
Update: (Feb 20, 2016) I’ve set my old posts back to hidden as they were too embarrassing. 😳 Sorry!
Following my last importing fiasco in which I accidentally deleted all my recent entries, I finally managed to bring in my old blog entries from over six years ago. Behold, my newly filled up archive!
I admit, I went through a bit of clean up and deleted some of the more embarrassing entries. My teen blog was not a good look. So many gratuitous selfies and dumb posts about my ex. Ugh, teen Raisa. I’m judging you so hard right now. But it’s nice to have most of my old blog back. I thought I lost it forever, and despite cringing at my old self, losing years of writing would’ve made me sad. Yeah I was stupid, but that was an honest record of my life.
My archives date back to 2006 at the moment from when I first moved to CuteNews and then eventually to WordPress. In reality, I’ve been blogging since I was 13 (in 2001!) and I still have those entries on Blogger and Diaryland. I was thinking of importing them here too, just to have a complete chronicle of my life since I’ve been on the internet, but then I read my old entries, and well… you can read it yourself. Here’s a lovely sample from 2003:
Whee! Omi’s here!!! >.< School is the ultimate anti-blogging weapon. Bleh. Blogging has become quite a topic for journalists. I've read newspaper and magazine articles talk (*cough* criticize *cough*) about bloggers. Interesting... thay ask 'Why post your entire life, what you had for lunch, what you and your boyfriend fought over, why you haven't posted for a while, to the entire public if they don't care???' Err... to answer that question... I don't care if people don't care. ^^;
Yeah… no. So the much earlier years of my blogging career will remain hidden. Though it’s funny that the media was apparently giving blogging the same type of criticism that social media is receiving right now. Problogging for revenue wasn’t a thing then, and blogging was very much akin to a diary. How times have changed.
Fun fact: I owned this exact domain six years ago! I was surprised to find out it was available again last year and at the regular registration price too. I thought for sure that someone would snag it and try to sell it off for a few hundred dollars. I guess no one else wanted it. That’s the reason I started blogging again; I wanted my domain back. Little Town doesn’t really have any meaning to it besides me liking the phrase, but I’m so glad I could have this domain again. It was meant to be.