This week I found myself leafing through past photos on Flickr. Mostly I was looking for inspirational color schemes for my logo. But as I was looking at the photos, I realized what a wonderful resource they were. I signed up for Flickr in 2006; the first photo, a hat in progress, posted on October 29. Even though I haven’t documented every single project ever made, it still gives me a good idea of where I’ve been and what I’ve been doing. It’s also quite obvious just how bad at using a camera I was at the beginning. Not to say I’m awesome now, but certainly improved. Sometimes I even come across a project and I’m surprised that I made it! When I decided to set up the account, I felt very intimidated, that my pictures wouldn’t be good enough. But now, five years later, I’m very glad I took the chance.
On this date in 2010, I posted three photos of handdyed Romney roving. It looks like last November was generally pretty slow! Outdoor house projects and prepping for the Christmas sale.
Question: How long have you had a Flickr account? Do you like to go back and look at past projects? What is the very first picture you posted (please include a link)? What was happening in your life at this time last year?