Happy Birthday FBFF!!!
It’s the one year anniversary of Katy’s blogging baby and celebrate we are giving thanks to the people in our lives that have truly helped us be the best bloggers we can be.
1. When it comes to be personally – I owe a lot of who I am to:
My husband: He pushes me every day to pursue what I love and how to take time-outs when I need them!
My mom: She taught me how to me strong, how to tackle adversity, and how to find any and all free events in my city!
My brothers and sister: They allow me to be crazy and goofy, which I’ve learned to bring to my writing. They’re awesome for that!
2. When it comes to be professionally – I owe a lot of who I am to:
My bestie Liz: She suggested …no she told me that I needed to start blogging! LOL She has thrown the most awesome opportunities at me, even when I thought I wasn’t ready. She taught me soo much about this social media world and I love her for her it.
Joanna from Yahoo! Shine: I wouldn’t even be blogging if I wasn’t given the opportunity to blog as a Beauty Guru. She is also super supportive and always around when I need a question or just some words of encouragement.
3. When it comes to the art of blogging, I’m grateful to these people for helping me through some rough spots:
Vahni from Grit and Glamour: Way before Friend Friday, I stumbled across her vlog on Building a Better Blog when I was trying to get my blog beyond the basics. I learned a whole lot from her and then when I really got to know her through Friend Friday, I continue to learn. She is a blogging guru!
My bestie Liz gets it again: She listens when I need to vent about blogging frustrations and always has helpful advice!
Independent Fashion Bloggers: I know it’s not a particular person, but when I don’t know where I would be without the awesome bloggers who contribute to this site and put on those fabulous conferences. Whenever I’m faced with an issue with my blog that is the first place I go to and usually leave out with more.
My FBFF community: I truly didn’t learn the concept of community and blogger bonding until I joined the FBFF group. Now I have a group of wonderful bloggers that I can talk to via comments on their blogs, twitter, and our Google group about any questions I have, get awesome suggestions, and even share common blogging frustrations with.
4. One blogging challenge I’m grateful happened because it made me stronger was…
Getting Blogger Burn Out: I needed to get burned out because I am the type of person who wants to take on and do everything! I was pushing myself with my blog so much that I was doing more harm than good. After getting a bad case of blogger burn out I was able to take a step back, streamline some things, and focus on the quality of my content instead of the quantity.
5. To my readers, I’d like to say…
Me and little ol’ blog wouldn’t be anywhere without you guys!! Your comments always make my day ! There are times when I’m in a writing slump, not motivated to blog, or even having a rough day, but when I go to a post and see your comments, my day automatically gets brighter! It’s you guys that keep this place running and I can’t thank you all enough!!