Or not. I wouldn't have known about it -- but Blogger helpfully keeps track for me and I happened to be in my dashboard and noticed.
I suppose that I should do something special like, um, host a giveaway, or maybe a show...hmmm -- I'll have to think about that. Oh wait -- then it wouldn't be the 100th post anymore. Oh well. I guess this is indicative of more sloppy record-keeping that I didn't think of this earlier and have something planned.
Fortunately! I was reading Robin Atkin's recent Beadlust (ooh baby, I love that title -- maybe I could be fibrelust next...) post and she issued a challenge to revisit your 6th posted photo from when your blog was new and critique it. Hmmmm...
Fortunately (again), I am a fairly new blogger, so I had to go back only a few months to pick that photo and it was this one:
It's funny that it was this one (okay, maybe not loud guffaw funny, but certainly worth a chuckle or two), because I sent a friend a link to this very photo and she mentioned that it would not enlarge when she clicked on it. And when I checked the post (here), none of them would.
That's because I didn't know that if you cut and pasted in Blogger, your pictures wouldn't enlarge. I've learned a lot since; but I have also learned that as soon as I know something, they change it. It's enough to make a person become a Luddite. As long as I can keep my sewing machine. We have a relationship, you know... I used to tell my DH that if he were a sewing machine, he would be this one. Or maybe if a sewing machine were him, it would be this one... or something like that... But I digress.
As for the critique: I would have brightened it up (the photo) before I published it. And cropped it better. Maybe like this:
I might have posed it differently. I would have used a different background. Maybe like this:
Still not crazy about it -- it's so hard to take an action shot of a purse. And the color is close, but not quite perfect. I think I like it better with the handle smooshed down -- like in the original shot. So many choices.
But I definitely would have made it so that you could click on it to enlarge it. Thanks, Robin.
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