Thursday, May 10, 2012

when i first started blogging

My first photo self portrait,
for my blog.
In Dallas, Texas
July 2008
post found here.

A quick look at my closet
 in July of 2008,
 post found here.

My first trip to the shopping mall,
in Texas, 

what I bought,
 July 2008 
post found here.

Awhile ago, my blog friend Maiken  gave me this 
Blogger Appreciation Award.

Part of the award was to answer some questions.

How long have you been blogging?
My very first blog post,
in July of 2008.

It was about Texas weather
post found here.

Why did you start blogging?

We had just moved to Texas. We were three states away from our friends & family.  I wanted to stay connected by sharing my life with them.

Our first concert in Texas was Death Cab for Cutie.
 July of 2008
post found here.

Our first trip to Austin, Texas in July of 2008.
Music store post
found here.

Lionel Richie sign,
in Cheapo Music Store.

in Austin, July 2008
music store post here.

Another funny sign in Cheapo Music Store 
in Austin, July 2008
music store post here.

What is one thing you'd like to improve on as a blogger?
Instead of answering this question now,
 I want to talk how my blogging has changed. 

In 2008, my photos were too small,
so was my text.

Our first trip to the
Dallas Museum of Art

in July 2008
post found here.

In 2008 I wrote a lot of words. 

I was more raw with my emotions.

My guy's photo, showing the
butterflies in Texas.

It was in November of 2008
post found 

The first time I showed my art,
on my blog.

July 2008,
a drawing I made for a friend
post found here.

Back then, I didn't include myself that much in the photos.

On a bike ride in November 2008,
Post about the Texas Rose Garden
found here.

My 1st large painting, in December of 2008.
How we decorated our house,
 for Christmas,
post found here.

What types of blogs do you like to follow/read?
I like different types of blogs for different reasons.
I like blogs that show a person's experience, & point of view. I like to see their interests whether: music, art, fashion, photography, funny stuff, or random information.


  1. I had no idea you were blogging for so long Teddi it was lovely to see all this posts like a bit of history for me blogging is like a great teraphy helps me to empty my head and connect with lovely people like you ;)

  2. i love to see your progression! and i love your honesty in your blog.
    in response to your question...i am LOVING the natural route. i can't say that i look younger or less tired, but i love the way my face feels, and i can tell that it's cleaner and brighter.

  3. Ted .. I understand your reasons ... and because they began to share his life and things must be pretty bad .. stay away from those we love .. But I think you're asindo well ... is not?
    Miss the good times ...

  4. Blogging is pretty much a hobby if I see something cool I usually whip out my camera and blog about it lol.

  5. wow your closet looks waaayyyyyyyyy neater then mine (mine is a jungle) keep the posts comin
    and you have progressed as a blogger sooo very much i hope i have when i look back at my blog a year from now

  6. Happy blog anniversary! Keep bloggin!

  7. 4 years going strong, congrats. Also I love the richie sign, very funny

  8. Wow you're an expert blogger by now! That Lionel picture is super creepy but the butterfly is beautiful! I love that your posts are genuine and include a variety of elements, from fashion to art to poetry to music.

  9. Fun flashback! I love the monkey art! Wonderful!

  10. oh, I had already forgotten about the award I gave you, so what a lovely surprise! and what an interesting post full of different flashbacks. I learnt so much new about you. and I want to ride my bike after seeing that photo of yours!

    Maikeni blogi - part of me

  11. Great post ! You have an awesome closet !!!

  12. Great photos Teddi! Your closet looks like a thrift store! So many fabulous and cool stuff! ヅ

  13. love your blog! It's so nice!!! I follow you!
    Pass to my blog and if it likes you follow me too, I will be so glad :D

  14. Teddi, I want to dive into your closet and spend an afternoon there. It looks fun of treasures. I love your very honest and open approach to your blog. Keep it coming!

  15. It was nice to get to know a little more about you...
    I like to follow travel blogs... and random ones I find and relate with what people post...

  16. Hi lovely, thank you so much for your comment!!
    Happy blog anniversary!!!! great post and blog!!
    Besos, desde España, Marcela♥

  17. Great post! Beautiful closet!

    Much love from the SABO SKIRT girls!

  18. your closet is soo cool! Awesome blog! Come by and let's follow each other! Would love to do that ;)!

  19. what a beautiful and interesting journey dear! happy anniversary for your blog, i hope it will get more and more readers as you are original and deserve every great smithereens <3 xx

  20. these were the desserts! You should check them out! SO good!

  21. First time I visit you, so it's very nice to see all the first thingies appear here. :) You've made such a wonderful progress, thank you for sharing!

  22. hahahahah ... nor had I'm Ted! ... I also imaginon that must be hard being a mother, I do not think for a while ... having kids is a lot of responsibility ... =)


  23. Very nice post! I love how you blog Teddi, and I love going back and seeing what inspired you to blog. Also, that outfit in your Monday post is to die for!

  24. this is so cool! i love seeing all these recaps of your blogging life! i started out with waaaayyy too small photos too!


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