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Anniversary 14 years in USA! And Anniversary for my Blog!

- Malibu - Photo ©Carolina Russo
Southern California – Photo ©Carolina Russo

c599f0be1f4aa79f8c6321aa7953c89eI moved from Italy in 2002

Today is my 14 years Anniversary here in USA
I just wanted to share this with my friends and because today it is also my Blog Anniversary on WordPress!

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Happy Anniversary with WordPress.com!
You registered on WordPress.com 4 years ago!
Thanks for flying with us.

Keep up the good blogging!

After I signed up  on WP I had my Blog active but silent for about more than 2 years.F I have been without writing or posting anything but working behind the scenes!
First I wanted to reserve my domain name yesterdayafter.com since I love it a lot!

At the same time I was working on launching my Jewelry Design Collections, my Paintings, Digital Art, Poetry and all my creative work.
I was only working on the graphics and designs to customize the theme and layout of this Blog reflecting my own creativity.  I wanted to launch it as soon I was ready, but no word was ever posted. Some life events also slowed down the process. Then only on March 2015, I decided to jump in and I made a very small first post announcing the opening of my Etsy Shop.

I felt like I was a tiny drop into the ocean of the Blogosphere, almost impossible to be seen in between the millions of other Blogs, I felt so little but I kept going!
And you great people started to discover my Blog! I was posting once in a while my Jewelry and Artworks and I got very nice feedback! As Artist I express my Art and creativity in different ways, my posts are not always about the same subject. I work with different media and my followers showed appreciation and love for my talents. I actually like the variety between all the things I love! I like to surprise you with the unexpected.

“A Tip” that I can give to new Bloggers that feel a bit lonely and in need of friends and followers is to be active!

When I started, after a month that I got to see how it was blogging, I decided to go around leaving comments on other Blogs, and not just stay here reading. I let people know how much I loved their work and they responded to me beautifully with kindred words and they discovered my Blog and Art and started to follow recognizing me with Awards. I felt very honored for such a beautiful recognitions. Right now I have become an “Award Free” Blog but I am always honored from your nominations and I will post your link in the Awards Page!

Starlight Blogger Award 05/30/2015In May 2015 I also created my own Award to pass on  “The Starlight Blogger Award”  I launched this Award to highlight and Promote Inspiring Bloggers and I am so happy that the Award is going all over around the world! I see lots of Bloggers that link to me using this Award!

Last year I decided that I wanted to do something to give back to this beautiful Community and help to bring Blogs together I started my weekly Meet and Greet Event  this year is named Meet and Greet Fridays! And Every month  I choose to Feature one Blogger and Blog that I admire and I am Inspired from, introducing  them to inspire others.

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I felt very welcome here I discovered amazing Blogs and Bloggers that are beautiful friends and I also had the opportunity to meet some in person!

I also found an amazing Community of Artists that is very supportive and inspiring!

I am stunned and amazed about the fast growth it’s fascinating!

…..THANK YOU to ALL…..

each one of you made this happen leaving your comments and love!

I am very happy because our strength together is very powerful and encouraging to keep going I am so grateful for you!
Stay connected and support each other good things will come and never stop dreaming!

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Thank You!

©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

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Awards, Messages to readers, Uncategorized

Starlight Blogger Award…and a Special Thanks to many….

Starlight Blogger Award 05/30/2015

I am truly honored for all the Awards I received from all of you and for the last two special nominations received for this Award. My thanks go to Erika Kind and Krista Kemp my two sweet sis and very inspiring friends here on WP. Please visit their Blog for great readings. I will answer the questions for last nomination received from Krista.

 “I got it back home! My created and launched “Starlight Blogger Award” I am so happy and proud that during last months this award went very far around, awarding many Bloggers all over the world. Means a lot to me knowing that my YesterdayAfter Blog is loved, inspiring and brings light to someone soul and to all the wonderful Bloggers that included me in theirs nominees I am very
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This is the reason that last June inspired me for the “STARLIGHT Blogger Award” is the Award that I created  to honor those individuals who are considered The light emanating from the stars the bloggers that brings daily light into your soul with their creativity,  Blogs you love to read, listen and visit daily!
I Issued this Award as token of love, appreciation and encouragement, so please spread the love pass this to other deserved Bloggers!

  • Nominations Rules:
    Nominate your 6 favorite bloggers!
    In your nominees I would like for you to think at the light emanating from the stars the ones that truly touch your soul with their work, the ones that are the light for you a true STARLIGHT Blogger.

  • Rules for the STARLIGHT Blogger Award:
    Thank the giver and link their Blog to your post.
    Answer the 3 questions given to you.
    Please Pass the award on to 6 or more other Bloggers of your choice and let them know that they have been nominated by you.
    Include the logo of the award in a post or on your Blog please never alter the logo and never change the rules.

  • Please don’t delete this note: the design for the STARLIGHT Bloggers Award has been created from YesterdayAfter.com is a Copyright image you cannot alter or change it in any way just pass it to others that deserve this award – ©Copyright 2015 YesterdayAfter.com – Design by Carolina Russo


Originally Posted Questions from Krista:

1: What is the #1 item from your bucket list that you HAVE to do before you die?

Well it is not easy to answer because I have many numbers in my bucket list, but surely I would love to have a home immersed into the nature near the ocean or in a forest!

2: What do you do to spoil yourself?

Anything that make me feel good and happy!

3: What is one embarrassing moment from your past?

I don’t really remember that I ever had embarrassing moments, maybe just when I moved to US in the beginning I had some silly moment with my english that wasn’t fluent. English it is my second language, so forgive me you all for some of my mistakes while writing! 🙂

 

Questions for my Nominees:

1) Can you describe a side of your Personality that we don’t know?
2) Did you found peace in your life? If yes explain how..
3) Can you write an inspiring quote in your own words?


And my Nominees are:

destinationenlightenment
Souldiergirl
mohnphoto

Trini Lind
Days of Stone
roamwildandfree

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A Special Thanks goes to…

During the past couple of months I have been nominated multiple times for these beautiful Awards  listed in the gallery below.
I am truly Honored,  Thankful, Grateful, Appreciative and Super Happy that I have been included in all the nominations. I am so sorry that I had no chance and time to reply and answer to all the questions posted for each award and fulfill the purpose. Since I am so honored I decided to thanks and link in once all of you that nominated me THANK YOU!!!!

The Dragon Loyalty Awards
Erika KindR.GoldsteinFrench55Ms. KKrista Kemp

Starlight Blogger Award
BellaBounce

Sunshine Blogger Award
Krista Kemp

The Versatile Blogger Award
MommysPinterest
Erika Kind

The Creative Blogger Award
Joleene Naylor

The Wakuwafu Award
wafflemethis

I apologize if I forget anyone else that nominated me during the past months!

 

Events, Messages to readers, Milestones

Happy Anniversary! 13 years in USA and Anniversary for my Blog! ;-)

Los Angeles International Airport

Yesterday August 22 was my 13 years Anniversary here in USA I moved from Italy in 2002
and lived in California since then, I just wanted to share this with my WP friends also because yesterday was my Anniversary on WordPress a nice coincidence!

anniversary-2x

Happy Anniversary with WordPress.com!
You registered on WordPress.com 3 years ago!
Thanks for flying with us.
Keep up the good blogging!

I had my Blog active on WordPress for about more than 2 years without posting anything!
I wanted to reserve my domain name yesterdayafter.com since I love it a lot!
At the same time I was working on launching my Jewelry Designs Collections expanding my horizons.
I was only working on the graphics and designs to customize the Theme layout of this Blog reflecting my own creativity.  I wanted to launch it as soon I was ready, but no any word was ever posted also some life events slowed the process. Then one day almost 5 months ago it was the end of March, I decided to jump in and made a very small first post announcing the opening of my Etsy Shop.
I felt like I was a drop into the ocean, almost impossible to be seen in between the millions of other Blogs.
Then people started to discover my presence I was posting once in a while my Jewelry and Artworks and I got very nice feedback! As Artist I express my Art in different ways, my posts are not always about the same subject. I work with different media and my followers showed appreciation and love for my talents.
Also I decided to go around leaving comments, and not just stay here reading. I let people know how much I loved their work and they responded to me beautifully with kindred words and they started to follow my Blog recognizing me with Awards. I felt very honored for such a beautiful recognition.

Starlight Blogger Award 05/30/2015In May I also created my own Award to pass on  “The Starlight Blogger Award”  I launched this Award to highlight and Promote Inspiring Bloggers and I am so happy that the Award is going around the world a lot! Bloggers link to me and I have chance to discover new intersting Blogs.

Ten weeks ago I decided that I wanted to do something to give back to this beautiful Community starting my Meet and Greet Event  where every week I choose to Feature one Blogger and Blog that I admire and I am Inspired from, introducing  them to inspire others.

YA_Feature
I felt very welcome here during those months I discovered amazing Blogs and Bloggers that are beautiful friends!
I am stunned and amazed about the fast growth it’s fascinating!
…..THANK YOU to ALL…..
each one of you made this happen with me!

I am very happy because our strength together it’s very powerful and encouraging to keep going for all of us…
Stay connected and support each other good things will come!

-CR