Monday, January 18, 2010

Happy Blog-iversary!

Today is January 18th, 2010. It is a Monday, a cold December Monday, and as I sit here typing this, I feel as if I'm in a dream. Why? Because exactly one year ago yesterday I was blog-less. And one year ago today I made a life-changing decision, and easily the best one of my life. I started this blog, Take Me Out to the Runway.

Some pretty amazing things have happened to me this past year. First and foremost, I found a way to channel my love of fashion and writing in one place. That's right ... here. Secondly, I figured out that people actually enjoy reading what I write about. I never would have thought one simple comment on one of my posts could mean so much, but they truly do. Thank you, everyone, for bringing a smile to my face with each and every comment you leave. This year, I was also contacted by many companies offering various giveaways and perks. I can tell you, nothing in my life excited me more than the first email I recieved from a company offering to sponser a giveaway on my blog. My little blog, the very blog that I thought no one read outside the tight circle of my friends and family members. Soon enough, I was recieving more and more of these offers, and Take Me Out to the Runway's popularity grew. I went from no followers to 12 via Bloglovin', 92 via Facebook, and 116 via Google's Friend Connect. That's 220 followers that have signed up to get notified every time I write something new. That's 220 new friends I've made through my blog, hundreds of new blogs I've discovered that I read daily, and dozens of people with whom I trade comments with post-by-post. I still can't believe how one boring afternoon translated into a website that recieves thousands of hits. It's unreal, and I could not be happier.

This year, I want to set a few goals. Some might be a little far-fetched (okay ... a lot far-fetched), but I figure I might as well put them down anyway. Who knows what could happen!
* Although I'm always saying this, I would like to put aside the time to write a few more blog posts a week. For real this time!
* I would like to graduate next year and go to my dream college, Boston University. There, I want to major in journalism so I can pursue the career I've always wanted: writing for a fashion magazine.
* I would like to write a blog post so good, it's featured in multiple places. I'm not sure what it would be about, but it's always feels good to be recognized!
* I want Alexander McQueen to design me a unique pair of shoes. What ... a girl can dream!
* I want to get a huge inspiration board to put in my room so I can clear out some computer space. It would be much easier if all of my thoughts were in one accessible place!
* I want to publish an article in something a bit more extravagant than my school newspaper. Of course, it's always fun to see my work in The Rampage, but I want to get my name out to the world!
* Lastly, I want to get an internship with a fashion magazine. What better way to get my foot through the fashion door than to work for the creators of that beautiful montly creation!

I apologize that my writing skills aren't as witty and up to par as usual tonight. As usual, I planned an exuberant post full of fun-filled activities (kidding), and as usual, I left it til the last minute. So, here I am, attempting to write while watching the television and shivering under a blanket. I suppose I need to add "no procrastinating" to my list of goals! Well, Happy One Year Blog-iversary to Take Me Out to the Runway! It's been a great one, and I hope there will be many more to come!


  1. Happy blog anniversary! My blog will be one year soon as well :) It's been great reading your posts and here's hoping for many more!

  2. Happy Blog Birthday! Can't wait till mine and for more posts of yours!

  3. Yay! Congratulations on your first year :) Your blog is amazing and you have every reason to be proud. Isn't it funny how blogging changes your life?!

  4. Congratulations Sydnie. You should be so proud of what you're doing here. I have an opportunity for you to add to your list. Curious? Come in today!

  5. :) well,you don't have to buy it,it's soo easy and cheep to DIY !

    But my mom gave me this idea:she told me she'll buy me diffrent textile colors and I'll buy Second-Hand Blazer and T-shirts,and I'll pait them and then sell them at Hand-made Fairs ! Can't wait for that to happen !

    Keep in touch !

  6. Happy blogiversary! I hope you accomplish all those things you want, Sydnie dear!

  7. You have many great goals. Congrats on your blog anniversary!


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