Thursday, November 14, 2013

Blog Anniversary: Back to the (very!) beginning

I've got a special post coming up in a bit, but I thought it would be fun to dust off the old archives this morning and take a trip back in time. Exactly five years ago. At exactly 9:23 a.m. So About What I Said's very first post. Ever... 

Hello and welcome to my little place in Cyberspace! I'm glad you're here! I'm a newspaper columnist and freelance writer with big dreams of working for a New York City glossy someday, so I thought it only prudent that I get on the blog bandwagon while blogging is still considered fresh, cool and hip.

I've been called "a down-home Carrie Bradshaw," which I suppose puts me somewhere in the middle of a fast-talking, fall-in-love-too-fast power girl from Manhattan and a laid-back and hugely awkward girl from a small Midwestern town.

What’s better than redefining love altogether? Injecting my own brand of quirkiness into it – in heavy doses. The way I see it, love and relationships are like a one-way street always under road construction. You can see your destination, but can't quite get there, right? And let's not even get started on all those confusing signs pointing every which way.

But really, what does it mean to love in today's world? What is it that keeps our blood pumping and our hearts racing? And why is it so damn hard to find The One? Come along for the journey; you might learn a thing or two about yourself along the way.

Have you ever gone back and re-read your first post? It's sort of a trippy experience. What do you think of the early days of your blog? Do you miss those days? Or, are you happy where you are now? xoxo

[Print by Jay Roeder]


  1. Love that quote...always a good reminder! How FUN to look back on your very first post...I love it, and look how much your site has grown, Melissa! For the record, your writing is simply wonderful! :)

  2. Thanks so much, Liesl...hope you're doing well :)

  3. Very fun - I love seeing how it all started for you!

    onebreath @

  4. What a wonderful opportunity to reflect on how this adventure began! Reading my first post always makes me giggle.

  5. Thanks for these kind words, friends! I'm so glad you're on this journey with me!

  6. congrats on the five years again. must be really something to look back on your first blog post. i've only been blogging for only a little over a year now so it's not as trippy! :)

  7. Wow, your first post. I'm not sure why, but I couldn't help smiling while reading it.


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