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17 Years of BreatheHeavy: Exhale's origins


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Hey Exhale,

I'm still pretty mystified that BreatheHeavy is 17-years-old this month. Today, June 4th, to be precise. :wow:

The receipts :walkonby::

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Instead of a one-and-done kinda post, I'd like to offer some insight into BreatheHeavy throughout the month of June. Share stories, memories, layouts, things like that. 

In this latest installment, I took a walk down memory lane to check out some of Exhale's history.

I have actually not seen some of these themes in more than a decade, and they've got me in my feelings. Wow, what a journey it's been thus far!

To my surprise, I discovered I launched Exhale in 2005. For some reason I thought it was years later, but no, only one year after I launched BreatheHeavy, I created Exhale. Even back then, it appears 16-year-old Jordan somehow knew how important the element of community is and would become. That's some Jedi mind trick I pulled!

Take a peek at some of these themes. Do any of them trigger a memory?

 

2005

I thought I was being edgy. I remember at the time this photoshoot came out for Play boy and everyone thought it was Britney. It's not, but clearly I liked the pics anyway. I think this was me trying to convince everyone nothing to see here! I'm straight! See?! :cackling:

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2006: 

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2007:

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2008:

The tear on her mouth was around the time I was going through that legal trouble with her dad and team. Looking back, that was pretty rebellious. Very unprofessional, and essentially an F U.

I literally used imagery of her mouth and voice being ripped away from her. Unfortunately, 12 years later she's still legally in that same spot, however I personally would never roll with something like this. Then again, I am also 12-years-wiser. This header probably stands out the most out of everything I made graphics-wise. 

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2009: 

At one point, this had handcuffs on her wrists attached to the pole. Yikes. Also, notice the Circus tour ad.

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2010: 

I honestly don't remember making this, but alas it exists. I have an inkling this was me still feeling rebellious towards the injustice I perceived was happening. It feels like I would've used this as like an "aye aye, captain" kind of thing. Not a very flattering picture of her. Good going, Jordan 🙄 

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2011:

I thought this was sooo lit. Like she was Exhaling out the words. But NGL it actually kinda looks like she's inhaling. A choice.

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2012: 

This year is when we had a software change from XMB to Invision Power Board (which is what we use currently). A lot of data was lost in the transfer and is why the themes look different now.

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2013: 

This was a good era. I miss Britney :crying1:

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2014: 

This was the year I expanded from Britney-only to music. That's why the rest of the layouts don't actually feature Britney in the header anymore. 

I actually got some complaints on Instagram today of people wanting me to go back to how BH was before - Britney only.

More on that - the transition from Britney to pop music - in my next installment.
 

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2015:

A Britney Jean theme :haha:

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2016: 

Ok this one was actually dope af. I might bring that text block back. When I saw it just now I was like :fakewow:

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Do any of the themes take you back to a different time? Let me know what you think!
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Wow it's amazing to see the evolution. I feel like I'm looking at a photo album filled with memories and so many stories :crying1: 

I live for 2006, 2010 though :cuteidk:

I have only been here 3 months I think, so I'm still a baby but I look forward to being a part of the history of this iconic and amazing place.

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8 hours ago, Midnight said:

Wow it's amazing to see the evolution. I feel like I'm looking at a photo album filled with memories and so many stories :crying1: 

I live for 2006, 2010 though :cuteidk:

I have only been here 3 months I think, so I'm still a baby but I look forward to being a part of the history of this iconic and amazing place.

The 2006 Britney era one is low-key dopeeee. 2010 is a mess :haha: 

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2 minutes ago, Dirk said:

 

I remember everything starting here:

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and here is fun times, what i liek the most is the tour videos when she's on tour everyday we had threads of every show oh god i miss that!

 

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Haha yea. The Official The Circus Starring Britney Spears Thread (Los Angeles, CA, May 04, 2009) for example. Good times. 

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Awwww... :sendinglove:
I remember when site was all about Brit Brit. All images and desing were made for her. And when you decided tu turn the site into all inclusive music I was kinda shock but with time I realized this was coolest thing you could do by keeping us informed on every single update and news in music industry.

CONGRATS for all your work and the time invested to bring all these updates with the best content and profesionalism ever.

Wishing you many years of success! :clap:

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11 hours ago, JordanMiller said:

A Britney Jean theme :haha:

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2016: 

Ok this one was actually dope af. I might bring that text block back. When I saw it just now I was like :fakewow:

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Do any of the themes take you back to a different time? Let me know what you think!

The BJ one, I loved that :makeitrain: that's when you were making us believe that you knew something about NTIFY becoming the next single

I really liked the theme from the 2016 one.

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Happy Birthday Exhale. Thank you for creating and keeping the site alive despite you becoming a sellout 

I remember I was 15  when I first discovered this forum. I was more of a World of Britney, Britney Expert type of gal. However someone from a different forum posted a  photo of Jordan (Can't find the photo anymore - but it was a topless pic of him giving a middle finger - that was his beauty peak btw!) and I was like oooh he is a cutie let me move to that site ;)  Now he just annoys me! :yeahsure:

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5 hours ago, edd alarkon said:

Awwww... :sendinglove:
I remember when site was all about Brit Brit. All images and desing were made for her. And when you decided tu turn the site into all inclusive music I was kinda shock but with time I realized this was coolest thing you could do by keeping us informed on every single update and news in music industry.

CONGRATS for all your work and the time invested to bring all these updates with the best content and profesionalism ever.

Wishing you many years of success! :clap:

Thanks so much. I appreciate the kind words! And glad you saw the light :haha:

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3 hours ago, asterix said:

Wheres is the black lives matter banner? Why not making two banners? Leave the BLM intact and add below your second banner to celebrate exhale anniversary. So BLM don't matter to you if you are SO quick to replace it for your own gain with the sites anniversary. Too much for having priorities.

:tiffeyeroll: It'll be back tomorrow. There's no way to have to banners at the top. And it feels super inappropriate to have 

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HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! 

You were just WAITING for something to harp on me for :cackling:

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