There’s cake on the table, Michelle Branch is playing and the angry Asian moms are not chasing me.

Um….so…it’s been five years since I’ve started Nostalgicism. Now, I normally do not celebrate Web site anniversaries but it’s, by far, the longest I’ve had a Web site, so it’s a time to celebrate. With nostalgia.

So…way, way, way back in the early 2000s, I got into web designing. Of course, I was self taught and I pretty much sucked. I mean, it was the early 2000s, so that automatically means I started with Geocities. Yes. Geocities. What a shocker. Back then, there was a large community of young self-taught web designers. Personal sites run by teenagers were literally everywhere. It was nice to feel like I was a part of something, a member of the teenage web design community.

I quickly moved from Geocities to being hosted on various personal domains to having my own personal domains. But as the years went on and the teen Web design community quickly faded into oblivion, I lost interest in web design. For years, off and on, I tried to get back into Web design, but I didn’t have any of my Web sites for longer than a year or so, and I just stopped web designing all together.

Then came 2015. Now, you might have thought I started Nostalgicism because I wanted to go back to web design. Well, you would be wrong. I wanted to get back into writing. I needed a platform where I can write on a regular basis and getting a domain and setting up a blog was the best option.

My life is quite uneventful. If I were to blog about my life, it would literally be filled with posts that are more or less like, “Today, I mindlessly browsed YouTube for two hours, and I was eating potato chips.” I immediately knew I wanted to focus on nostalgia and pop culture. Now, like with everything, there are pros and cons to blogging about things that make your nostalgic. The good is it covers a long and broad list of different topics and there would be something for everyone. The bad is some of the topics would be so specific that no one would know what the heck you’re talking about. Topics, like I don’t know…Public Service Announcements no one remembers or TV shows from a decade ago that were quickly canceled and forgotten about.

The posts were fine, but it wasn’t the right vibe for me. This is a personal blog, not a magazine, but I still didn’t want to focus on writing about my personal life, so I’ve tried to combine the two and there’s been some success. I’ve been writing about my bookshelves, my personal goals and my nostalgia for Michelle Branch. It still needs work, but there’s just not a lot of stuff to write about when you’re mostly home and procrastinating to do stuff that you want to do, but don’t have to do. It’s the story of my life.

I’ve been wanting to add more content, but I don’t know what exactly, so it’s been just a simple blog and basically nothing else. I’ve also pretty much kept the same layout for five years. I just changed the colors slightly. Again, I want to change the layout at some point, but don’t have a clear idea of what I want.

If you have any suggestions for, well, anything, please let me know. I need them, damn it. :p

So…we will see what happens, if anything. Honestly, it’s a mriacle that Nostalgicism has lasted this long. Horray. :p

5 thoughts on “There’s cake on the table, Michelle Branch is playing and the angry Asian moms are not chasing me.

  1. Ah yes I remember doing web design back then. I stepped away from it too somewhat. Only constant sites I’ve had is my forum and blog, and mostly cause I can’t bear to let them go. I struggle with what to write a lot on my blog. Its haaaaard.

    But yay for this site being alive so long!

  2. Happy 5 year blog-iversary! Congrats on making it to the five year mark and finding a place for your writing. Even if it is a personal blog and there’s more you want to do with it, it’s awesome you’ve stuck with it for this long. As far as suggestions go, I know there’s some really nice themes out there for blogs (I should take my own advice on this and upgrade mine). It might also be fun to have more regular series on your blog so 1) readers know what to expect and 2) it keeps you motivated to write because you know what’s coming.

  3. I have not heard of Geocities in forever. Sometimes, it is good to talk about things that make you nostalgic but it is only temporary when you still need to get with the current times.

    Nancy ✨

  4. I used Geocities too! I don’t remember being particularly into coding or html, but mostly graphics, they were horrible early 2000’s sites that we bad on the eyes that I made for fun with my twin. I do miss a lot of different personal sites, and how different blogging was but it’s good now too just different. The content I have on my site is graphics, recipes, fanfiction, art, graphic tutorials, and resources for photoshop, I hope that helps 🙂

  5. Your comments are most kind on my posts. Thank you so much! Happy 5 years on the blogosphere! ^^ I remember Geocities and Angelfire. OMG.

    It’s been so long since I’ve read that name XD The internet was so small then, wasn’t it? We used dial up and now, we have better and faster internet and most importantly, we don’t have to get off the phone to use the internet.

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