Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Celebrating Five Years of Blogging

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Hello! Today, I'm celebrating five wonderful years of blogging. It's wild to think that I've been blogging for five years; I'm 19 years old right now and for me, five years makes up a large portion of my life. In fact, it makes up a quarter of my life... I've been blogging for a quarter for my life; how crazy is that?

I've put my heart and soul into my blog and Fashion, Trends & More has become an integral part of my life. When I set out to start my blog back in 2010, I never dreamed that I would still be blogging five years later. Besides starting my blog to enable me to gain some credibility in the fashion industry, I started the blog on somewhat of a whim. I mean, hey I was only 14 years old. When I was 14 years old, I didn't have a clue what I was doing; I knew that I loved reading fashion magazines, I loved writing and was interested in fashion so I decided why not start a fashion blog?

My posts from way back when are cringe-worthy at times. Many posts have hardly any words or poor quality photos. I remember being so proud of being able to take photos indoor with the self-timer on a shabby digital camera; oh but looking back on the photos, I am more embarrassed than proud.

Years of blogging certainly have taught me more about photography, that's for sure! You should hear me drone on to whoever is taking the photos about the lighting or complaining about the bits of grass or garbage by the wall I'm taking the photos at. [Side note: shout-out to my mom, who takes my photos, for putting up with my whining about the smallest details like "nasty grass" in photos throughout the years] I've come to learn a lot about what makes a good photo versus a bad photo. And it's not always the best outfits that photograph best, some outfits look better photographed than others despite what they may look like in person.

My writing has also improved tremendously over the past five years. The experience of writing hundreds of posts and thousands of emails has taught me to be picky about my word choice and careful about my grammar and spelling. I've also developed my "voice."

This past year of blogging has been my best year yet; I've collaborated with countless brands and companies, ventured to Philadelphia Fashion Week, scored a couple wonderful internship opportunities and continued to personally as well as professionally (with my blog) to flourish.

I can't wait to see what this next period of blogging will bring for me!

Want to see some of my favorite posts from this past year of my blogging adventures? Check out these:

$2 Outfit
Kay Adams Jewelry Internship
Embracing Messy Hair
The Domain Name Scam that All Bloggers Need to Be Aware Of
Morf: An Innovative Design that is Changing the Fashion Industry
Philadelphia Fashion Week RTW F/W 15
Shaggy Fur Jacket & Thigh Highs
Texas Beach

Outfit details:
Black dress: c/o SuperBrand
Statement necklace: Kay Adams Jewelry
Sunglasses: c/o Giant Vintage
Lipstick: Wet 'N Wild

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