I’ve been blogging in some form since 2010, so now it’s kind of hard to even remember a life where I barely knew what a blog was. A few weeks ago, I was thinking back, trying to remember the very first blog I ever read, and how fun I thought it was that I could read about someone’s life, without knowing them at all. Hey, I’m a nosy person, and blogs are a gold mine for the nosy!
I discovered The Sneeze in 2007, when I was here in Raleigh visiting my parents for the summer after my freshman year of college. Since they moved here during my freshman year, I didn’t really know anyone in the area, and I spent a lot of time binge watching Grey’s Anatomy, working a temporary job, and browsing the internet, which is how I somehow stumbled upon The Sneeze. I can’t for the life of me remember how I found it, but I instantly thought it was so funny, and I “binge read” it until I was all caught up. The Steve, Don’t Eat It! series is still something that I go back and read every once in a while when I need a good laugh, and I think I’ll always be on the lookout for hidden arrows. Unfortunately, The Sneeze’s last post was back in 2011, so I have to settle for the archives when I need a Sneeze fix.
When I read The Sneeze, I don’t think I even knew what a blog really was, I just knew that it was fun to read. Sometime in 2009, I discovered fictional blogs, like Nothing More Than Apathy, which I also binge read, and then eagerly awaited new posts like they were an episode to a TV show. I still read one fictional blog these days, called Modern Day Faith, but for the most part, they seem to have fizzled out.
Eventually, I found out about lifestyle blogs, and I guess the rest is history.
So now I want to know: what’s the first blog you ever read? Leave some love below for the people who got you into reading blogs!
Also, any others out there who read The Sneeze?!?
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February 19, 2015
OMG I read my first blog back in 2006 or 2007, I was in high school but was obsessed with Weddings and Photography. That first one was Bobbi and Mike’s Blog and then I started finding other photographers that also dipped into lifestyle blogging on their photography blog and it all just escalated from there. I started my first blog when I was 17 but didn’t really do too much with it. I find myself constantly binge blogging! It is so much fun to go back to where it all started and just have that same consistent story to read from and see how things have evolved over time!!!
February 19, 2015
I started blogging in 2012. I had just gotten my Pinterest account and stumbled upon Mama Laughlin for a fitness pin and that opened up the whole can of blog worms. I had found a few other blogs on Pinterest as well and I thought…wow…this is a whole community I didn’t know even really existed!
February 23, 2015
I’ve been blogging on and off since 2006, back in high school where I used to post pictures I found on the internet without citing the source (ooopppss!!). I started regular blogging in 2009 when I first discovered Michelle’s Oh, Mishka (now defunct) and Kaelah Bee’s Little Chief Honeybee. I admire those two women and they literally inspired me to start my own blog. I miss Oh, Mishka now that Michelle decided to stop posting a few years ago & it’s gone private now that I can’t re-read old posts (err… that sounds stalker-ish, no?)
February 24, 2015
oh wow i think it was actually Charity from Word of a Nerd or Caroline from In Due Time. Both back in 2012 when I really found out about starting a blog and that it is a thing haha. I think it was via instagram and a comment I saw on someone else I followed about TTC and went and checked out their blogs, saw common interests and Bam there you have it. Its so interesting how it all works and how quickly the web can tie people together that once never even knew each other – love it!