You cannot choose how it pulls & suggests links. You cannot set a parameter of dates. Linked Within is basically an unruly child. A super cool child with lots of potential. At first I was pretty bummed out that I couldn't choose a parameter of dates for which it pulls posts, I would have limited it to the last year.
The bottom of my blog posts now looks like this::
My Blogging History::
I am not sure if many of you know this... but I have been writing this blog since August of 2005. If you peek at my blog archives, you will notice that not all of those years were super active. I started this blog to talk about knitting, yarn, my cats, and my life... it started out strong and steady. I had lots of regular followers, and heaps of comments. Shortly after beginning this blog, I went back to school, worked 2 jobs, etc., and my posting eventually dwindled to every once in a blue moon.
Looking back at those posts from so many years ago, I was horrified. I nearly scrambled double-time to yank the Linked Within widget down. Then I spent 20 minutes devising a plan to pull ALL of the posts from those early years down & save them somewhere else.
Then I stepped back and looked at the whole picture again. I looked at the story. I looked at how I have grown. The photography alone... geez Louise those photos are of horridly bad quality! And I am just going to pretend that spell check hadn't been invented back then.
But after reading a handful of the posts... the thing that really stood out was how I have grown as Tammy. I used to be easily overwhelmed by everything. I used to whine & complain about so much... I did it in a humorous and highly entertaining manner of course. But in general my attitude was that "life is hard and then you die".
A few years back I made some massive changes in my life. The positivity, the happiness, the ability to be grateful for every single thing/person that comes into my life... I believe that those things are who I really am, and who I always have been. I am eternally grateful that I have grown out of "life is hard and then you die". That phrase doesn't even register on my radar any longer.
I am still a little bit embarrassed about some of that prehistoric Tammy blogging. But the pride that I feel about my growth as a blogger, an amateur photographer, an artist/crafter, and most of all as a being.... well, that self pride outweighs any crumbs of embarrassment.
Sometimes the linked within thumbnails may look more like this:
|crazy embarrassing ancient history links.|
Thank you for reading my blog... then and now.
What types of growth (blog/artistic/personal) are you most proud of?