As long as the dial-up internet was available and more affordable back over 15 years ago, I have become more and more curious. I was reading anything that was available, especially materials I needed for biology/geography school projects. My guilty pleasures were any sort of encyclopedias.

I spent my free time (apart from school duties) dancing in the folklore ensemble, in the art school or doing artsy stuff at home. Few hours of internet a day was just a little addition. Few years into it, when I was finishing my primary school and was about 13-14 years old, I discovered blogger. Seeing other people sharing some stuff, I immediately fell in love with the idea of showing my little art corner. I created my very firs website, livusha.blogspot.com.

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After a while, I found myself writing about things that interested me, about the trips I made and daily encounters I found cute. Spending my Friday nights home after training, relaxing on the couch with a drink, writing and editing photos for the blog became my satisfying ritual.

I kept on writing for 5 years during my high school up until the start of my university studies.

The blog has connected me to interesting people who significantly affected the course of my life with opportunities I got offered.

Only after few years, I realized how much I learned at the beginnings. How important is the consistency, right keywords, I learned basics of HTML. Getting RSS subscribers and getting my pagerank high became my priority. Also, a funny little thing called Adsense managed to earn some compensation in form of irregular payments.

Times before the social media. Pure history.

Since then, blogging and content creation evolved into full-time professions. Social media rule the world!

However, I stopped around 2010  and since then, I tried to get on track 2 times – without a success. I failed for the first time in 2012 following second time in 2014. The work, universities and establishing myself were more of a priority at the time. I supported myself throughout my studies and I was involved in a number of projects. It led to a shortage of energy and fewer ideas for original content.

Furthermore, I no longer felt inspired in the same city – it was quite the opposite.  As I found out through observing and self-introspection, the environment itself has the biggest impact not only on my productivity and creativity but on the overall state of mind. Moreover, my mindset and I changed. I became interested in different topics and many times, even if I got an idea, the more thought I put in it, the less interesting it happens to appeal.

On the other hand, as the other artsy people take over the media, creative part of me proceeds quietly.

This corner is a place I document and store fragments of reality as I see them through my eyes.