The good ole days

Instagram down? I’m still around!

And this post serves no other purpose, than to say…..with Instagram and Facebook being down all day (which I realize is frustrating for many) I’m feeling all the good feels, of the good old blogging days…..when you couldn’t find someone in 10 different places at once.

When, if you wanted an update on friends, or info on a recipe, you just came to the blog. Or you you talked to them face to face!
I miss those days.
A lot.

Of course when Instagram was down, I went to Twitter, to see what the heck was going on. Haah.

And we still don’t know why it’s down.
Soooooo. If you’re missing the ole days too, just sit back and relax,

and remember when it was all about making a freezer paper shirt, and posting it on the blog the next day.

I’ll toss my hat to that.

And if you feel like chatting. I’m here!
I won’t even promote this post on Facebook.
Since I can’t.

  1. 1) Sally P.

    It’s crazy that they were down and I didn’t even really notice until this evening. I guess I had a busy day? I do love to read blog posts, though, too, so this was refreshing.

    • 2) Dana

      Haha. I didn’t realize till later in the day too!
      I guess that’s a good sign πŸ™‚

    • 3) Kathy

      Dana, this gives me a chance to tell you that I read and watch you on you-tube every day! I thought the other day that since you’re so great at all you do…it would be a great idea if you put all those ideas in a book! Thanks for your great attitude and neat sewing ideas. Aside from that. You are a talented seamstress! Kathy

      • 4) Dana

        Ah that’s a fun idea! Yea, that would be great….and helpful for me when I need to reference stuff. haha. πŸ˜‚
        Thanks for the kind words Kathy!

  2. 5) Shelly

    I still love the ritual of opening up m blog reader and reading through blog posts. I probably don’t click through to as many of them as I used to before the days of Facebook and IG but it’s so much more satisfying, like sitting down to a cup of coffee with my favorite bloggers. Thanks for the reminder!

    • 6) Dana

      Aw that makes me happy to hear….like sitting down to chat with a good friend πŸ™‚
      Makes me want to blog more! Thanks Shelly πŸ™‚

  3. 7) Jane

    I love this! (Sure, I checked to see whether FB and Insta were back multiple times but still, I love this!)

    • 8) Dana

      Haha. Yes!
      Thanks Jane πŸ™‚

  4. 9) Masha

    I still read blogs and prefer that to IG. I wish people blogged as much as they used to!

    • 10) Dana

      That’s good to know! I love reading blogs too.
      Let’s start a comeback! πŸ™‚

  5. 11) Katie

    I miss blogs all the time. I loved the simplicity and realness of it all. Everything is so sponsored now, with too much perfection and not enough REAL LIFE. Thank you for this fun blog post. Keep em’ coming!

    • 12) Dana

      YESSSS to everything you said! I need to be better about blogging more regularly. Usually when I’m not it’s because I’m working on patterns! haha Thanks Katie for reading!

  6. 13) Emily

    I didn’t even realize they were down until I saw news of it this morning! Ha!
    I still love blogs and follow them on my blog reader, but I use instagram all the time too. Times change, I guess! Thanks for posting, I always love reading about your makes!


  7. 14) Rae Hoekstra

    πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ love this!! ❀️❀️❀️

    • 15) Dana

      Hahaha. Take me back! πŸ˜‚

  8. 16) PENNY

    I am such a dinosaur! I am not on Facebook or Twitter or anything. Although I think I could read businesses Facebooks. I like to read blogs. I love to read anything Dana or Made because she is so cool and makes and does such cool thingsπŸ˜€she actually rocks! Have a good day everyone.

    • 17) Dana

      Awww Thanks Penny! You are always the sweetest with your comments πŸ™‚
      Thanks for following along all these years!

  9. 18) Stefanie

    Your kids are gorgeous, such sweet faces.

  10. 19) Brenda

    I’m still here! I check my Blogger news feed a couple times a week, and it keeps me up to date with the fewer-and-farther between posts from around the blogging world {#bloggernewsfeedforlyfe} And yes, I miss the good ol’ days when all my favorite bloggers posted more. Some of them are just totally gone, even on Instagram! And it makes me so so sad. I want to know what they’re up to and what beautiful things they are inevitably creating in their homes. Thanks for checking in, Dana!! Pictures of tiny Clara is giving me all the sweetness I needed this afternoon πŸ™‚

    • 20) Dana

      Awww Thanks Brenda! And yes, I’m sad when some of my friends disappear like that. But then I also realize that they’re just livin’ their lives. But it’s funny when you’ve “met” them online….you still want to keep up with them! πŸ˜‚ Thanks for chiming in and for keeping up blogs! Love hearing that!

  11. 21) Leah F

    This was a delightful read!
    Though only 40 I’ve avoided Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc. Blogs, however, are another story entirely! I have long loved yours. Thank you for a post from the good ole days. Gave me a huge smile.

    • 22) Dana

      Haha. Thanks Leah! I love that “the good ole days” of blogging were only like 5 years ago πŸ˜‚
      Thanks for reading and chiming in!

  12. 23) sophie

    this is the only blog I like and read does this please mean that there will be more regular posts

    • 24) Dana

      Thanks Sophie!
      I’ll try to post more. Life has gotten more busy as my kids have grown are involved in more activities. But I still love the blogging community!
      So I’ll try my best πŸ™‚
      Thanks for chiming in!

  13. 25) Eva

    Γ‰ muito decepcionante quando isso acontece….mas, nΓ£o hΓ‘ nada a fazer. Amo seus post, e acho linda sua famΓ­lia , vc Γ© dez! bjsssss do Brasil, Eva

  14. 26) Helen

    By choice, I have no presence on social media, but I do read blogs and have missed the regular postings you used to do, Dana. I’d certainly appreciate seeing more.

    • 27) Dana

      That’s good to know. Thanks for chiming in Helen. πŸ™‚

  15. 28) Sharlyn

    I don’t even know how to use Instagram! 😳. I get your blog updates in my emailπŸ˜‰. BTW, a book of your projects is an awesome idea!!

  16. 29) Mikea

    Call me old school, but I deleted my social media after my first son was born 9 years ago and have no desire to go back. I like this post. All the pictures made me smile and want to get back to sewing like i used to.

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