Happy 3rd Birthday orangeowldiaries!

After two previous failed attempts at keeping a blog, I decided to try a third time and that time I decided to start completely new with a new address and name.  I wanted a place to share my thoughts and opinions where anyone could read them, which is kind of scary at times, but I still went through with it.  Thus, three years ago, orangeowldiaries was born!

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The blog started out with posts where I pretty much just shared little moments of my day – kind of like a diary (hence the name… sort of).  I would actually post 2 or 3 times a day, but not everyday.  It really depended on what happened that day and if any of it was really worth sharing.  Obviously, that’s not really the case anymore.

At some point I started sharing more relevant happenings in my life – the ones that people could really relate to.  Or if there was a topic I really wanted to touch on, I’d write a post about that.  I also enjoyed sharing my reviews on movies or books (which I still do) as well as any school writing assignments that I was proud of.

orangeowldiaries 2013

orangeowldiaries layout 2013

There were also quite a few looks over the past three years (as you can see in the two examples above and below).  While I don’t have screenshots of all the past looks, you can see that I liked playing around with different themes for the right feel for my blog.  At one point, I know that I had a dark background with light text, but that didn’t last too long.

orangeowldiaries 2014

orangeowldiaries layout 2014

If you look hard enough you can also see that I didn’t use my real name in the beginning.  I simply went by Orange Owl.  I made the change of signing my name when I started to connect my blog to Twitter and Facebook… since the people there would see my name anyway.

Then last year I took the jump and bought the domain name to get rid of the ‘.wordpress’ in my blog’s URL and not too long after bought the customization upgrade so I could change the colors of the Sela theme to match my blog name.

Blogging on the orangeowldiaries for the past three years is something that I really love doing.  I can connect with new people and I’ve learned a handful of new skills doing this (including teaching myself Photoshop for blog images).  I can say that this is something I can see myself continuing throughout the years.

I want to say thank you to all my readers who put up with my random lifestyle blog posts and continue to come back!  Here’s to three years of blogging, and more to come!

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