Yesterday we hit another milestone: The Nostalgia Diaries published its 100th blog post! When we started this blog in October of last year, we had so many ideas and so much to say. But we had to start somewhere, so we started here with our very first post:
It was scary pushing that “PUBLISH” button, but once we did it, there was no going back. That first post was the start of something wonderful. Of course at that moment, we had exactly ZERO people following us, so those early posts, like our very first one, have seen a limited audience. For those of you who haven’t read our first post, Time to Begin gives you a chance to see where it all began.
So what good is nostalgia anyway? We knew we had to let our audience know why we were starting a blog about nostalgia. Turns out, nostalgia is scientifically proven to be an emotion — as well as an experience — that will enhance your life. We told you all about that in this post:
As we continued posting, stories became the backbone of The Nostalgia Diaries. Corey’s ability to connect with the emotions and memories and passions of readers provided encouragement and direction to those who wanted to live simpler, happier, more fulfilling lives. If you missed them, here are a few of Corey’s favorites:
Sometimes we look to the words of others for our inspiration, both on the blog and in our daily lives. We love quotes at The Nostalgia Diaries, and whether we post them on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, or here on the blog, we think a good quote can make your day a little brighter and a little happier:
Food can be über-nostalgic, so what better way to cook up some nostalgia than by sharing recipes for delicious treats and sweets? Of course our last post was about Twinkies, but homemade deliciousness can be found in The Nostalgia Diaries’ recipe posts. Here are a couple of earlier recipe posts you may not have seen:
You know it to be true: it only takes the first few notes of song to transport you back to a time and place with people you knew when you were young. Our Music Monday posts have been a favorite way for our audience to start their week, and recently, we began to feature Music Monday guest posts. Want to submit a Music Monday guest post? You can do that here! In the meantime, we will point you to a couple of our Music Monday posts that you may not have seen the first time:
(If you want to browse all of our Music Monday posts in one place, you can do that here).
Ahhhh, December and Christmas… We just love the holiday season at The Nostalgia Diaries, and what better way to celebrate than post on the blog every day for 12 days straight? (Whew, it was a lot of work). But we got through our 12 Days of Christmas Series without going too crazy. While we loved doing all of the Christmas posts, these two were especially fun. Who doesn’t love a post about ugly Christmas sweaters? (Especially Ugly Cat Christmas Sweaters?) And the last day of our 12 Days of Christmas series was devoted to providing our readers 12 Christmas Wishes, which, as you may have noticed, set the stage for the monthly themes we are following in our Everyday Nostalgia series.
Finally, our most recent series, Everyday Nostalgia, is all about Corey’s 52-week adventure in celebrating her own past to make better days today for herself and her daughter, Zoey. Posted every Sunday, Corey shares personal stories that provide insight into how you can live a simpler, happier, and more fulfilling life, using nostalgia as a guide and as a reminder of who you were and who you want to be. Here are a couple of the early posts from this year in case you missed them:
We hope you are enjoying the current Nostalgia Diaries posts every Sunday, Monday, and Thursday (and occasionally some other days) and hope you will go back and enjoy some of our early posts that formed the foundation of our continued posting success.
At The Nostalgia Diaries, our goal is to help you simplify, enhance, and engage your lives by focusing on the most important things: remembering, appreciating, believing, and becoming. It’s all about celebrating the past to create better days today.