If you’ve been a blogger for a long time, there must be a time when you’ve wanted to take a trip down memory lane and be able to see how you your blogged looked or how you wrote back then. The Wayback Machine is perfect for this. You can insert an url and access any captures throughout the years. Most of the times, you’ll be able to see the most of the website, but it’s more likely to see broken images here and there, especially if it’s content from years ago.
I was wondering the other day about my first blog: glam-girl.org and entered the URL on the Wayback Machine to see all the different layouts I had and such. I remember I used to follow “design” trends like crazy back then. The blends, over-use of brushes, celebrity images/psds, they were all the rage back then.
I was able to find this image from 2005, this was one of my favorite layouts I had made back then.
Looking at it now, I’m amazed at how much things have changed, and I’m so glad it has. Things are more simple now. Back then, I changed my layout every week and it was definitely exhausting. Now it’s more about the writing, you don’t need to have “goodies” for visitors (brushes, textures, etc.) and you don’t need to apply for affiliates/siblings. I’m glad things have evolved in the blogging world to what they are now.
Have you ever searched for any of your old sites on the Wayback Machine? I’d love to see some of your captures if you’re willing to share!