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January 13, 2009

Flashback Friday Instrux

A while ago I was looking back at old posts, and I realized I have lots of hilarious old stories and photos back in the archives.  I even have unblogged tales (horrors!)  that I haven’t thought about in years. The specific post I was reading was Remembrance of Things Past, which marks the only time I’ve set our life to poetry with accompanying photographs.

Of course, when the twins were covered in blue yogurt I didn’t have the time or the technical know how to blog our adventures, which is how I hatched the idea of hosting Flashback Friday– a chance for you to look back through your pictures or old posts and post one on your blog with a short sentence or two explaining what was going on way back when.  Hey, if you want to tell a whole story, go for it. You can flash back a week or a century, to the time before blogs existed – it’s up to you.

Here’s how it works– I’ll set a theme for each week, and on Thursday night I’ll post my Flashback Friday post.  There will be a Mr. Linky so you can add your name and the URL of the post containing your photo and/or story, and we’ll end up with a list of Flashback Friday participants right here at My Tiny Kingdom.

Here are some things to remember:

A.  Feel free to join in!  No need to ask permission. Read up on blogging carnivals here if you want.

B.   Put your name and a SHORT description of your photo or story in the “Name” box, and the URL of your Flashback Friday post, not the main page of your blog, in the “URL” box. Example:

Anne Glamore (Wild & Crazy Times)

C.  Please mention “Flashback Friday” in your post and link back to My Tiny Kingdom in your post.

D.  If there are technical things you do not know how to do, please use Google or the help forums with your blogging platform to figure them out before you email me.   (Example: Google “How do I upload an image in a WordPress blog?” or “How do I link to another site?”)  I am a terrible technological teacher, as I figured out these things on my own and am probably not doing half of them correctly.  I’m a step ahead of John McCain, computer-wise, but that ain’t saying much.  Melanie at Blogging Basics has good information.  For example, “What is a permalink” is here.

I suppose if a jillion of you email me with the same question I’ll start some FAQ’s.

E.  No pornographic pictures, please.  I reserve the right to delete links to obscene photos, and I will use Justice Stewart’s  “I know it when I see it” test.  Jacobellis v. Ohio, 378 U.S. 184 (1964). (I rarely get to cite cases on my blog.)

Here are the upcoming themes: (interpret as broadly as you wish)

January 16: Feeling Red, White & Blue

January 23: This Makes Me Giggle

January 30: Free For All

February 6: Remember It’s Inner Beauty That Counts

February 13: Love, Look at The 2 Of Us

February 20: Free For All

February 27: What I Was Doing X Years Ago, Where “X” = Any Positive Integer

March 6:  Snow

March 13:  Free For All


March 27:  Oops!

April 3: There Once Was…

April 10:  Free For All

April 17: The Letter R

April 24: Warm Thoughts

If you have ideas for upcoming themes, email me or leave them in the comments.  If you can think of a group of bloggers who’d be way into this (scrapbookers? genealogists?) let them know about the project, too.  Tweet, promote on your blog, etc.  I hope this is fun for everyone!

Can’t wait to see how you interpret “Feeling Red White & Blue!”


FOUR years ago in My Tiny Kingdom: Fish.   Talk about a flashback – this is maybe the 4th post I ever wrote!

Posted by Anne Glamore @ 9:45 am • Flashback Friday,Tiny Kingdom Exclusive   

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25 Responses to “Flashback Friday Instrux”

  1. This sounds like a lot of fun! I’ve been feeling uninspired lately, so this might just be the way to get me back into the blogging game. Count me in!

  2. Hooray! Thanks for coming up with a long standing theme. I knew if I waited long enough someone would start doing the thinking for me. It seems coming up with post ideas is getting harder. Is it just me or what?

  3. I love that you have given the themes early-we can plan ahead! I’ve needed some motivation since NaBloPoMo ended. Great idea!

    (I may not participate every week-I’m flighty like that but I’ll certainly promote it!)

  4. That is so funny, I was actually thinking of a doing an occasional meme with a similar slant, and even was thinking of calling it Flashback Friday! Great minds think alike! 😉 Glad to see you’re doing it — it’s a great idea. I’ll try to participate.

  5. I love, love, love it!!! I’m going to have to start digging through my archives now.

  6. I’ve got one – Just How Goofy Can Your Kids Be Immediately After School. Yesterday, in the midst of me trying to meet a frantic deadline, my 13 year old was in the backyard (freezing cold to boot), wearing his new $100 Fox fur-lined hoodie and size 11 1/2 men’s $120+ Nike shoes (Christmas presents plus some of his own money), attempting to start a fire with old firecrackers and leaves. At the same time my nine year old and his buddy with the absentee family were ramping off the driveway two skateboards, a scooter and a new Powerwing, down the briar-lined bank toward the flimsy, recalled Masonite siding of our neighbor’s house!! I beat on the frosty window as loud as I could to all of them, as I didn’t want to open the door and let the cold air inside.

    Boys, boys, boys!!

  7. […] Anna Glamore, fellow twins mom and owner of My Tiny Kingdom, is starting a blog carnival for Flashback Fridays. […]

  8. […] Anne at My Tiny Kingdom has a great bloggy idea called Flashback Friday – it starts January […]

  9. This is fantastic! I’m looking forward to participating and mentioning it on my blog.

    Thanks for inviting us to do a little “flashing!” 🙂

  10. I am a lawyer too and I love that you just cited a case on your blog!

    This looks like fun. Hopefully, I will be able to participate some. Great idea!

  11. What a great idea. I’ve been needing some writing prompts to help me out at my personal blog. I think I’ll try to play along!

    Thanks, btw, for the links to Blogging Basics 101! I’m so glad you think it’s helpful. 🙂

  12. Sure, count me in! Sounds like fun.

  13. Thanks so much for the motivation…I can’t wait to jump in…As a fellow “tiny kingdom resident” with four children…of all “creativity levels”, I have loved your stories…
    See you back next week with a Red White and Blue tribute copied from a submission to the editor written when I was only 12 or so (if I can find it)…..
    Appropriately entitled, “A Note To Iran”…just as the cycle continues.


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  20. The most appropriate comment I can make on this topic is for OOPS, and it has to do with walking along, reading the paper, and falling over a post in the middle of the sidewalk. My dress wafted over my hips, and thousands around stifled laughter. This was MANY years before blogging, and this is the first time I have admitted this in writing!

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  24. […] theme for Flashback Friday this week is “The Letter R.”  I don’t have a clue how I came up with that or […]

  25. Enjoyed reading your blog today. I am still finding my way around blogland….I always love making new friends..I am posting about Disney so hope you will stop by. Commenting automatically puts you in the drawing for the June giveaway.

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