My readership more than doubled during that time.
But more important than that were the e-mails that came flooding in with confessions, questions, recognitions and the like. It was wonderful! I was truly amazed at how much people yearn for someone to befriend, someone to talk to, someone to ask advice of. I felt incredibly honored to be that person.
I hope that my time in the spotlight touched a few lives, because I know that mine changed a bit as a result. I'm grateful that I received that opportunity.
In recent news: I was given the Stylish Blogger Award by Stephanie of Femmena Mala! It's my first award since I began this blog in September 2010, and I couldn't be happier. From one Steph to another: thank you!
Here are the criteria for the award. I have to:
1. Thank and link back to the person who gave you the award.
2. Share 7 things about yourself.
3. Award to 15 recently discovered bloggers.
4. Contact these bloggers and tell them about this award.
Now, none of these steps say to do this, but I'd first like to express why I'm giving this award to the following ladies. B of Beautifully Invisible said it best to Kristy Elena, so I can't help but quote her eloquent verbiage:
The bloggers that meet this criteria, in my opinion, are as follows:
Brooke of Center Sage
Bella of The Citizen Rosebud
V of Grit and Glamour
Jessica of Me and My Kors
Melissa of Miss Melissa
Kimberly of Unrivaled Kitch
Kristy of Vogue Gone Rogue
Stephanie of He Doesn't Get It
Nickie of Nickie Noel
Byn of 365 Days of Clean Eating
Laura of Obsessive Coolness
Masoom of Style Fiesta
Sarah of Labelholics Anonymous
Anouk of Style Memories
B of Beautifully Invisible
And, finally -- seven fun facts about yours truly!
I was an extra in this movie when I was 9. It was a flop.
My dream is to own a house on the water and spend my days writing.
I love animals and squeal every time I see someone walking a dog.
I'm the oldest of 3: a 21-year-old sister, and 15-year-old brother.
I plan to stay in Poland for a month within the next two years.
I didn't have my first kiss, date, or boyfriend until I was 18.
My hair has been every "normal" color (black, brown, blonde, red).
PS: I'm hosting a blog event! Who's your valentine?