Challenge, Community, Creativity, Messages to readers, Milestones, Reblog, Uncategorized

MY VERY FIRST POST – #MYFIRSTPOSTREVISITED

My First Post Revisited!
My First Post Revisited!

MY VERY FIRST POST – #MYFIRSTPOSTREVISITED

A tag started by a blogger/writer called Sarah Brentyn, asking us to revisit our first ever blog posts! ❤

I have been invited by two of my dearest friends here on the blogosphere my dear blog brother Syl65′ and my dear blog sister Erika Kind they both tagged me for this challenge! I thought that was very kind of them thinking of me and what a great way to look back and see how all this amazing time started. Actually It is almost two years ago that I started blogging, to be precise it was the end of March 2015! Soon this month would be my second Blog Anniversary!!! I remembered that my first post was about my Jewelry, that was one of the reasons my Blog was born, to launch one side of my art, my Jewelry Design Collections! I went to look back and found my very first post written on March 24, 2015 only few words, one of my photos and a shy  update announcement! After two years my Blog forged and developed greatly in something complete that reflects what I am. My Blog became also a showroom of all my Art ways, form and expression of my creativity and inspirations. A place of my own that I love so very much, a place where I can share with all of you. A special thanks goes to all my dear followers and friends that supported and encouraged me during these two great years! Thank you!

❤ Here it is my very first Blog Post:

New Update!

 

Fossil Seashells Necklace
Fossil Seashells Necklace

New update “Jewelry Portfolio” is a gallery showcasing my work, I will keep updating!
I am now up working on new designs for my  “Among Nature Jewelry Collection” and on some custom orders.   Soon my Etsy shop would be open!

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Thank You!

 

Here we come to the rules:

Obvious rules:

  • No cheating. (It must be your first post. Not your second post, not one you love…first post only.)
  • Link back to the person who tagged you (thank them if you feel like it or, if not, curse them with a plague of ladybugs).

Other rules:

  • Cut and paste your old post into a new post or reblog your own bad self. (Either way is fine but NO editing.)
  • Put the hashtag #MyFirstPostRevisited in your title.
  • Tag…um…tentwotwelve five (5) other bloggers to take up this challenge.
  • Notify your tags in the comment section of their blog (don’t just hope they notice a pingback somewhere in their spam).
  • Feel free to cut and paste the badge to use in your post.
  • Include “the rules” in your post.

Completely silly rules that I’m making up as I type:

  • Drink a glass of wine, bottle of beer, cup of coffee, mug of herbal tea or whatever floats your boat after you hit “publish”. (In other words, toast yourself. Go you!)
  • Read the post out loud in a Mickey Mouse voice.


Here there are my tag choices:

❤  Miriam

❤  Mark Lanesbury

Jodi McKinney 

Joleene Naylor

Just Plain Ol’ Vic


You are by no mean obligated to participate but if you do would be a fun way to look at your Blog growth and transformation!

Thank you again Syl and Erika for including me in your Tag it was fun to look back to the beginning!

Love you all!

Carolina

 

Copyright ©Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

Emotions, Events, Friendship, Life, Love, Messages to readers, Milestones, Ocean, Photography, Uncategorized

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

Events, Friendship, Meet and Greet Fridays, Photography, Uncategorized

Week #4 – Meet and Greet Fridays…

Me and Grey Digital 2015

Week #4 – MEET and GREET Fridays…

Hello everyone,

Can you believe that Sunday is Easter? Wow….where the time goes, one year has passed so fast?
Today I share with you something very special to me, my awesome and super cute companion “Grey” my one year old  Dutch Bunny! We wish you all a wonderful and Happy Easter!  Bunnies are one of the loveliest  and sweetest pets he brings me so much joy and happiness 😉

Grey
©Grey

Last Friday our Meet and Greet was wonderful!
I came across with lots of new great and interesting Blogs!
I appreciate the participation and thank you very much for all the Reblogs and Twitter shares!
Let’s make this week #4 great again!

Everyone is welcome and if you are new to this weekly meeting please read the Event Home Page!

Reminder: this event is linked and connected to And Featured is…an event that takes place here on YesterdayAfter.com every second Saturday of the month.
March 12 was the starting date and will go on until December. Each month I will choose a Blog as the “Featured of the Month”  I will pick between all the links left during our weekly Meet and Greet Fridays!  The first Featured for the Month of March 2016  is Musician, Writer and Composer James Radcliffe I hope that you all had the opportunity to visit his interesting Blog and enjoyed his unique music!

If you like to introduce your Blog, meet other inspiring bloggers, participate to the opportunity to be chosen as The Featured of the Month please leave a comment on this post with your Blog link!

Remember you can always visit the event’s Archive to check out all the Blogs participating.

I wish you a wonderful Meet and Greet!
And if you feel that you would like to help, a reblog or share of this event would be amazing!

Always thank you for kindness sharing the love!

 

I wish all of you a wonderful, joyful and safe
Happy Easter!
()_()
(^-^)
(,0,)

-Carolina

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© Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

Emotions, Friendship, Life, Messages to readers, Uncategorized

2015 and YesterdAyafter…

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2015 Reflection…

 

Hello Everyone,

I want to say a few words and give some thanks before the end of 2015, one last post for this great year that in few hours is walking away! I wont be too long, since sadly I am sick with the Flu ;-(( really not a nice goodbye 2015!!!
I don’t even know how I got the Flu! Well that’s life and also if I am sick I will shine my light and be positive!
I became active posting on my Blog at the end of March 2015 and I am speechless for how much joy and happiness it brings to me every day and to see that in less than 9 months I received so much encouragement, inspiration and beautiful words, lots of compliments for my Art and ways I express my Creativity here!

Lots of Award Nominations thanks, this inspired me to create “The Starlight Blogger Award”  I created and launched this Award in May to highlight and Promote Inspiring Bloggers, I know it went a long way around the world from all the links I received! I am very proud of it!

Also I loved My over 40 weeks event every Friday a Meet and Greet and every Saturday I Feature an Inspiring Blogger this weekly event had a great success and give us the opportunity to get to know beautiful Blogs.

Thank you to all my loyal and great amazing Followers you guys are magic! Many of you turned to be great friends! Some of you I had the privilege to meet in person isn’t this all truly amazing???
Some things happened that I never expected or could have dreamt of. I also had the opportunity to came across great Artists otherwise impossible if wasn’t for my Blog.

I want to thank every single person that stopped by YesterdayAfter also if it was  only for one minute! I am so humbled and amazed that you took your time to look at my work leaving beautiful comments, they are all into my heart where I will cherish and treasure them forever!

Thank you to everyone that Custom Ordered and own my Jewelry  I hope that will bring you happiness every moment you are wearing it!

After only 9 months My Blog has close to “20.000” of Views, I cannot believe it has been visited by 108 Countries all over the world from so many people! Thank you very much, but like I always said it is not about the numbers…it is beautiful to know that my Blog travelled so much sharing my Art and bringing joy and light into the hearts of people! I can’t wait to see what will happen in the 2016 for all of us. I am not going to list any name you guys are so many and the ones that are really close to me you know who you are! I don’t want to miss anyone my love is always with you all! Please Send me some light so that I will get well soon…

Thank you so much for walking with me day by day during my journeys.

I wish you all a wonderful and Happy New Year!!!

-CR

©Copyright Carolina Russo

 May Peace and happiness be yours throughout the New Year!

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Art, Events, Featured, Messages to readers

Meet and Greet…and a new Featured tomorrow!!!

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Hello everyone,
it is Friday here and it’s time for another
MEET and GREET Session !

I appreciate you amazing people participating to my weekly
“Saturday FEATURED Event”
new Blogs are welcome to leave links and comments here!!!

Every Saturday I pick a new Blog to Feature, Introduce and Expose
here on YesterdayAfter for one straight week on my side bar on a Widget named:

You Are FEATURED! Great Blogs!

I am very happy and I thank all of you for helping me with your participation and reblogs
to make this a nice and successful weekly event. We came across to amazing Blogs during this Feature!
I love to share my space and success to highlight other Blogs and Bloggers that are Inspiring and I admire.
Introducing and helping new ones to grow and expand their horizons and motivations during our amazing journeys here.

If you want this chance to Introduce your Blog and Meet other amazing Bloggers,
please leave a comment here or a link to one of your posts…

Have a wonderful weekend dear friends!

Tomorrow a new Featured! I am wondering who is?

-CR

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Events, Featured, Messages to readers

Tomorrow a new Featured! Today let’s Meet and Greet…

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Is Friday again and it is the day that we have to Meet and Greet and discover new Bloggers!

Please everyone leave your links into the comments!!!
Tomorrow a new Featured would be chosen!

I love how nice it is to support other artists and creators that are walking steps into this amazing world of fantasies and beautiful creativity just as me, and being able to be unified trough the universal love and light surrounding this cosmo.
Being here Blogging our souls out is like there is not distances between all of us.

Stay connected and leave your link!

-CR

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