In a nutshell: I am a firm believer of Vintageology. In my opinion, knowledge about life(style) of the bygone days really adds (more) value to my present life. Vintageology is good for your mental health, mind and your knowledge level rises and rises. I’ll explain it in a bit. Wait for it.
Remember the first single/album you bought years ago when you were 15? Or posters of the bands/artists who served as your wallpaper when you were a teenager? A few years later you grew up and you started listening fulltime to “quality” music. Still, every now and then you think back to the old days and the music you grew up with. A lot of those songs will still have a (secret) place in your nostalgic heart.
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Nowadays, you know this blog as a vintage, retro and inspiration blog, but it didn’t start out that way. So how did it start? Time for some personal blog nostalgia!
2009: getting into the blog-o-sphere
As you may know, I started this blog in 2009. Blogging was really different back then. For the persons who were online savvy and active on forums etcetera, it wasn’t anything new. However, a perfect lay-out and a mobile compatible website were not as important as nowadays. Perfect Pictures? Who cares about that? How times have changed… In that time period, blogging was something I did whenever I felt like it. From three times a week to once every two months. Who needs structure? Nowadays I am a little less rebellious when it comes to structure.
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How would life be if I would have lived 100 years, 80 years or 60 years ago? Do you ever wonder about that? Well, I do. Nowadays, while living your daily life random thoughts appear. From “Where’s the wifi” to “Why does this train has a 5-minute delay”. Or from “It’s Netflix time, do not disturb me” to “Where did the weekend go?” A few days ago I started thinking about those random thoughts and the past. If I were in a similar position in life as I am at the moment, how would my life look like in a certain time period? What would I do in my spare time in the early 1900s. Would I be a flapper in the 1920s? How many gloves would I have in the 1950s? Would I master that Twist in the 1960s? Questions, questions. Of course I will never know the …
Personal picture made by Als Filmster Op De Foto
Ready for another historical ride? This time, I’m taking you on a personal ride. Join me on my trip to social networks memory lane. It’s gonna be a long one, but I promise it will be worth it.
Let’s go back to the millennium. That’s when it all started for me. MSN Messenger had just arrived. People who were in their puberty years in the early 2000s will now experience a nostalgic moment. For those of you who don’t know what MSN is. I’m just taking a moment to feel kinda old right now.