You know how I love an even number?
Well when that even number situation collides with a milestone, then you bet I’m excited.
Drum roll please … this is 2000th blog post on Styling You.
That’s a whole lot of writing, photographs, sharing and comments that have gone down in seven and a half years.
If you’re relatively new around these parts, you may not know much about my backstory.
In a nutshell, I’m a former journalist who became a blogger … by accident.
I had a now-or-never moment back in 2008 and decided to leave the (relative) security of a weekly pay cheque and back myself into a new business – a personal styling business.
My website for that business was built on a blogging platform. So I began adding in “stories”, information and advice like I had done in my former job, except it was all On The Line, not in a glossy magazine.
To be honest, it was boring. Deadly dull. Don’t go searching for it 😉
About a year or so in, I discovered this little thing called Twitter.
Suddenly I was connecting with people from all over Australia and a few from overseas.
Back in the day, Twitter was a fabulously fun and intimate cocktail party.
It’s a bit crazier now but in the olden days of blogging, sitting on my lounge with my laptop, it was an exciting window to the online world.
It was through Twitter that I “met” these people called bloggers. It was from reading their blogs that I realised that I was blogging too, albeit in a non-engaging, yawns-ville kind of way.
So, I changed the way I shared my information and advice. I personalised what I wrote, putting more of me into what appeared here on the blog.
People started reading, and commenting.
It was – and still is – the most amazing thing. That you write something, share it and people come to read it and share their thoughts – with you and each other.
It’s this community aspect that makes blogging the best job I’ve ever had.
My aim is to connect with you so that you feel comfortable to ask me questions, to support each other and to grow your confidence through your personal style.
Just because we’re no longer sweet young things, doesn’t mean we’re not interested in how we present ourselves to the world.
I aim to bridge the gap between the fashion industry and the everyday woman – something I don’t feel the industry knows how to do once you’re aged over 22.
I want you to have the confidence to embrace your own style, to play with what that looks like and flaunt it in a way that makes you feel fabulous.
I’ve never said this was solving world peace but it’s hopefully bringing a whole lot of wardrobe peace.
Thank-YOU for hanging out here. I hope you can stick around for the next 2000 posts.
Now, over to you, I’d love you to de-lurk by answering these questions (I’m nosy, I know!)
What’s your first name?
Where do you live?
What’s the one piece in your wardrobe you couldn’t live without?
What’s the number one topic you’d like tackled in a future Styling You blog post?