Was That Really Me?


Does anyone ever read their old posts for fun? I sometimes read mine. If I see that someone has looked at an older post. I wonder what prompted their interest and if they found what they were looking for.

Sometimes though I read my old posts randomly and it is like reading a diary.

image scrapbook page
A page I made for my cricket album

Today I read several of the posts I’d written about cricket. I don’t write those much now because I only see cricket on TV but when I went to matches in Hobart I used to take a lot of photos and it’s fun to look back on those events and see who I was able to photograph. I did not like taking posed photos, it was always action shots or those where the player was intent on what was going on in the field or talking to someone else.

I like looking back at old travel posts too. Our cruises, holidays that David and I took to various places, steam train trips and so on.

It was nice to be able to walk straight off the ship and into the city centre.

Sometimes I look at a post and think that it’s time to dust it off and post it again but mostly I just enjoy reminiscing.

Old questionairre posts like Share Your World can be interesting as they are the most diary like in providing a glimpse into what was going on at the time. The months I spent making trips to Hobart to visit David in hospital, the progress of my house decorating and eventual sale. At least I know that when my memory is completely shot I’ll have some record of what I did, where I went and how I felt about it.

An autumn evening – Murray Street, Hobart.

I’ve been at this nearly seven years now so there is quite a bit of material stored in these posts. One day perhaps I’ll look at them and think “Was that really me?”

Taswegian1957

I was born in England in 1957 and lived there until our family came to Australia in 1966. I grew up in Adelaide, South Australia, where I met and married my husband David. We came together over a mutual love of trains. Both of us worked for the railways for many years, his job was with Australian National Railways, while I spent 12 years working for the STA, later TransAdelaide the Adelaide city transit system. After leaving that job I worked in hospitality until 2008. We moved to Tasmania in 2002 to live in the beautiful Huon Valley. In 2015 David became ill and passed away in October of that year. I currently co-write two blogs on WordPress.com with my sister Naomi. Our doll blog "Dolls, Dolls, Dolls", and "Our Other Blog" which is about everything else but with a focus on photographs and places in Tasmania. In November 2019 I began a new life in the house that Naomi and I intend to make our retirement home at Sisters Beach in Tasmania's northwest. My current housemates are Cindy, my 14-year-old Staffy-Lab X dog and Polly the world's most unsociable cat who is seven.

4 comments

  1. Yes, I’ve done that too. Mostly for the same reason you mentioned. When someone comments on my older posts. I can’t remember every single word I wrote and to give an honest reply, I am going through the post again. And sometimes it’s just curiosity as it is quite interesting to rediscover old posts.

    I found own posts that I find super cool and others that I find embarrassing today. But as my personality evolves, so does my blog. So, I don’t delete any posts as I wouldn’t pull pages out of a diary book either.

    The first thing that comes to my mind when I read my older posts is, especially if I look at the post date, that I find it quite interesting for how long I already cared about my blog.

    I remember your autumn evening picture.

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  2. To add to it… like Marilyn said, I am also amazed at how my writing improved. As I always say when I am writing about my English skills… I am 100% sure that I still make many mistakes and I am sure I still need to improve further. But looking back at my 2011 or 2012 posts, even I do realize how much better my English is today. I don’t like self-praise but looking back at those posts, it’s just too obvious.

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    • It is obvious Dennis, you write very fluently in English now, the odd mistake but even we English speaking writers make mistakes so don’t worry about that.
      I have used that autumn evening picture a few times because I don’t often get out to take photos at that time of day and I liked that one even though I still associate it with all those trips to the hospital to see David that winter.

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