Tuesday, 10 December 2019

SEPIA SATURDAY 500



We've made it! Sepia Saturday is 500 weeks old. It seems only yesterday that we launched Sepia Saturday back in 2009: it was always intended as a short-term project and we couldn't have imagined that it would have a life much longer than most things in this digital age. Ten years have gone by, and five hundred themes have been puzzled over, thought about and matched by contributors from all over the world. There have been times when the number of participants was large and times when that number was small - but through it all Sepia Saturday has gone on: gathering memories and wrapping them up in some wonderful old photographs. And on it will go, helping to capture history in its most honest and ordinary sense: and even after the last participant has stopped contributing, hopefully it will remain as a resource for future generations.

To mark our 500th call you are invited to return to your favourite Sepia Saturday contribution and re-share it with the world. But this is an open call, so you can post whatever old image you want: the one lasting feature of Sepia Saturday has always been its dislike of rules. As with all our Christmas and New Year calls, this one goes on throughout the festive season: the next "ordinary" Sepia Saturday call (501) will be for Saturday 4th January 2020. I will post the call prompts for all of January soon.

If you want to include more than one contribution to this Sepia Saturday call, feel free to do so. Simply add links to the list below.


15 comments:

Barbara Rogers said...

Congrats to Sepia Saturday! I'm so proud of you all! And honored to post among so many talented interesting people. Thanks so much for putting up the prompts week after week! And dealing with issues. And being patient with those of us who slide away from topic often! You are the greatest bloggers!

Molly's Canopy said...

Congrats on 10 years and 500 posts! And thanks so much Alan for keeping this going for those of us who love Sepia Saturday. I resume regular blogging in January, but did not want to miss sending my Seasons Greetings post to you all. Have a wonderful holiday season and see you in the New Year.

La Nightingail said...

Tis the season of remembering. As one of the songs in the concert I'm singing in this weekend says: "I'm remembering Decembers in the quiet of the evening. I'm recalling winter moments long ago. I saw life through the eyes of a child then, playing games in the snow with my best friends. And now, how it warms my heart life was at the start. I'm remembering Decembers spent with loved ones filled with laughter. Time was so much slower in those days. There was wonder and joy in the small things - I can still feel it now when the bells ring."

Margaret said...

It has been such a long time... I am glad I found you again and I hope to be a regular here on Saturdays!

virginiaallain said...

That's pretty amazing that Sepia Saturday has reached the 500th post. I wish I'd discovered it sooner.

Boobook said...

Congratulations Sepia Saturday. I dips my lid.

Mike Brubaker said...

Happy to participate in another Sepia Saturday milestone. Thank you, Alan, for inspiring us to take a closer look so that we can find the best stories.

Avid Reader said...

Congratulations on 500 posts! What a lovely community. I've learned so much of the past from Sepia Saturday.

Thank you all!

tony said...

Happy Birthday To Us!
All The Very Best For 2020 X

Peter said...

Couldn't resist to briefly rejoin Sepia Saturday on this festive occasion. I wish Alan many happy returns and thank him for motivating us to delve into our shoeboxes year after year!

DawnTreader said...

Congratulations! And I'm glad to learn that it will go on - even if my participation has been somewhat sporadic. :)

Little Nell said...

Well, it's been a while, but I felt I should contribute for such a notable anniversary.

Brett Payne said...

Congratulations Alan and crew

Kristin said...

I've been missing for a long while but after reading Peter's blog, I thought I would contribute a post in honor of the 500th post. I discovered so many family photographs and stories while searching for posts that would match the Sepia Saturday prompt, and then I ran out of steam.

Anne Young said...

Thank you for the inspiring prompts and I have enjoyed reading everyone's responses over the years too.