Turning Four

summer, blogiversary, blog anniversay, blog birthday, happiness, celebration Yesterday my blog turned four years old. The first thing I want to say is thank you to anyone who’s ever read a single word on this blog. When I started this, I just wanted a space to document my thoughts. I never knew how important it would become to me, the opportunities I would have thanks to the blog, or the friendships that I would develop with other bloggers.

We all get discouraged from time to time, but at this point I can’t imagine giving up this blog of mine. I put a lot of effort into it, and as I’ve mentioned, I get so much from it. It’s been amazing to connect with and talk to other people who like the same things that I do, whether it’s fashion, beauty, culture, or books.

I think blogging has also forced me out of my comfort zone a little. Those who know me in real life know that I’m a fairly private person, but for some reason, I feel perfectly comfortable putting my life on the internet and sharing it with you here (go figure). I’ve gone to events for the blog and made myself meet new people, I’ve gotten slightly less awkward when taking outfit pictures in public, and I’ve recently started making videos too (still not used to hearing myself speak though!).

I feel so happy when people tell me that they enjoy my blog and I’m proud of the content I create here. If any one of my posts has affected someone in a positive way, I think that’s wonderful.

All right, I’m done with the sappiness. Thank you again to all you lovely readers and cheers to the future!

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  • Happy Blogiversary! Your blog has become one of my favorite reads. Cheers to the future!

    • Thank you so much Shenneth- that means so much to me!

  • sartorialsidelines

    Happy Blog Birthday!!!!!! And here’s to many more!

    Courtney ~ Sartorial Sidelines

  • happy blog birthday!!

  • heather

    HAPPY BLOGVERSARY!!!

    <3
    heather
    fashionistanygirl.com

    • Thanks so much Heather! <3

  • Always happy to be here, and happy blogaversary!! Here is to many more years, stories, and photos!

    Chic on the Cheap

    • Thank you Lydia! Can’t believe we’ve been following each other’s blogs since 2011!!

  • Happy 4 Years and cheers to many more Nnenna!

    Rowena @ rolala loves

  • Jenmarie

    Happy belated blogiversary! I wish you many more fun-filled years of blogging! <3
    stylethroughhereyes.com

    • Thank you Jenmarie! <3

  • yay! Happy birthday blog! hehe.

    I know what you mean. It’s so odd to think about the length of time spent blogging..not just in terms of months/years but also with effort and energy for the daily posts. I still find joy in doing what I do, even as “superficial” as it seems. It’s not because I’m vain *though it seems that way if you post about personal style but, I swear I’m really not!* but because I find creative fulfillment through the process. It’s still very inspiring for me to visit my regular go-to blogs and discover new-to-me blogs as well. =)

    xo,
    nancy

    http://www.adoretoadorn.com

    • Thank you Nancy!

      Yeah, I didn’t tell anybody about my blog for a couple of years because the fear was that they wouldn’t get it. Actually, I never really told them in the end- they found it out on their own! I’m the same as you- I do find a lot of creative fulfillment from my blog and I think that’s a great thing. At the end of the day, I know I’m not curing cancer or anything like that, but it’s my hobby and it does have a positive impact on my life :)

      Also, I wanted to say thank you for visiting my blog- you always leave such kind, thoughtful comments and I really appreciate it.

  • Happy Fourth Blog Birthday. Maintaining a good blog in general is a feat in itself, especially when you do it becasue you love it. I know, I have been there when I thought I would give up, but it’s great to have dedicated and supportive readers. Wishing you more to come! Keep up the great work.
    /Madison
    The Jersey Dress

    • Thank you so much Madison! I think people sometimes don’t know how much work can go into a blog, especially considering it’s a side hobby for me :)

  • Yay!! Happy blogiversary!! Blogging has definitely forced me out of my comfort zone as well — taking pictures of myself in public, getting comfortable talking about myself more, and just generally putting myself out there. It’s good though!
    ~Sara

    • Thank you Sara! I agree, blogging has definitely had more of a positive impact on my life than a negative one :)

  • Nikki Odeluga

    YEEEEE. Congrats love! I cannot believe it. It’s so good and only gets better. Can’t wait for more engaging anecdotes and beauty discoveries!

    Muah,
    Sis
    P.S. I still leave your blog up on a row of computers every time I go to the library.

    • Thanks love! You’re the best and thank you for always being so supportive. <333333

  • YEY! Happy 4 Year Blogiversary!

    Loved how your blog has evolved and glad you’re facing your fears of doing videos now :)

    • Thank you so much Kim! :)

  • Congrats!! My blog has gone through too many incarnations to really figure out its birthday. Maybe I’ll count this most recent one as the start. Here’s to many more!

    • Thank you Emily! Here here! :)

  • Hey, congratulations! That’s pretty amazing to reach this age for a blog. And yes, blogging has definitely forced me out of my comfort zone, too. It gives me – an introvert – the chance to put myself out there, to share my ideas, to talk more than I will in real life, to be myself, and to connect with amazing people around the world.

    Again, congrats. And I wish you the best for the future! :)

    • Thank you so much for your sweet words Yuni! It’s kind of crazy to me that I’ve been doing this blogging thing for so long, but I do it because I love it :)