Well, would you look at that? Today marks 2 years since I started this blog.
Shall we retrospect just a little? Yes, let’s.
I remember being absolutely terrified when I started Lovers, Saints & Sailors. I’d wanted to start a style blog for a good 2 years before I actually did. So when the big moment came, and I hit “publish”… yeah, it was pretty exciting.
A little while later I got my first comment and freaked out. How did they find me? Look! Look! Someone I don’t even know, on the other side of the world, has commented on something I’m wearing! It was awesome.
Bit by bit my followers grew and today I have 81! Thank you so much, to each and every one of you. A little thing like clicking “follow” might not take much but it sure means a whole helluva lot to me.
A lot has changed in 2 years. But then, it always does. Hell, a lot can change in a month.
The biggest, most mind-blowing thing to come out of creating Lovers, Saints & Sailors was the fact that, within my first year, it allowed me to quit my job and work full time as a writer. Incredible. I still shake my head pretty much every day. I am so lucky.
When this all started, back on January 4 2010, I was working full time in the City. I posted 5 days a week and never wore the same outfit twice. I shopped a lot, happily spending hours in the sales racks.
Last year I cut back to posting once or twice a week. I was working from home (as I still do), shopping less (a lot less) and not always wearing something that I wanted to post on the blog.
Who knows what this year holds? I know better than to make plans…
Listen, whatever happens, there’s a good chance it will involve skulls, print mixing and The Breakfast Club.
Thanks again for being part of the ride. Now, who wants to help me celebrate? Drinks are on me.
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