I hope all my U.S. readers had a spectacular Thanksgiving!
This week several Fashion Beauty Friend Friday (#FBFF) bloggers decided to switch things up a bit and feature a guest post. My guest is none other than the FBFF founder herself, Ms. Katy Rose. Since Katy is here, I’m over on Modly Chic today—hope you’ll stop by and watch my vlog on what I’m thankful to blogging for.
Why I’m Thankful to Blogging
By Katy Rose of Modly Chic
Note: All images are courtesy of Katy/Modly Chic; final photo editing by moi.
As I started to write this, a friend came by and read the headline over my shoulder. She laughed and asked what I could possibly be thankful to blogging for. Momentarily I was stumped and I stuttered out some make-shift response that really said a whole lot of nothing. The funny thing is now that she is gone I can think of a number of things.
I’m thankful for the opportunity blogging gives me to write daily. I love writing, have loved it since junior high, and the fact that this blog allows me to at least jot some words down daily to feed that love is something very special.
I’m thankful for all the amazing people I have met as a result of ModlyChic. Strong, fierce women who have helped me through the struggles of freelancing and blogging like V here or Laura Carson Miller. Great bloggers like Kendi from Kendi Everyday and Kristina from Pretty Shiny Sparkly.
I’m thankful for the opportunities I’ve been given as a result of blogging. Things like the chance to review new products, style new clothes, attend the Boston Fashion Week Swap as a blogger, walk as a model in the first Pretty Eventful fashion show and a million other things.
I’m thankful for the nearly 200 amazing people who are now members of the Fashion/Beauty Friend Friday group. With each week we prove that bloggers in the fashion and beauty industries are more than just a pretty face. We have intellect, drive, passion and a work ethic that puts others to shame.
I’m thankful for the friends I made almost instantly in Boston thanks to the blogging networking and going out on a limb at that first blogger meet-up a couple months ago. A couple events and a few drinks later I now feel very Bostonian and very very welcome here.
I’m thankful blogging about fashion has forced me to experiment with things I might never have considered. New haircuts, different styles, colors, combinations. Readers don’t want to read a boring blog and I don’t want to write one either.
I’m thankful for my readers and the fact that those numbers have been steadily growing over the last couple months.
*The Friend Friday project by Modly Chic is a way for fashion bloggers to share more about themselves and create a friendly connection with other bloggers. Join the conversation by joining the Fashion Beauty Friend Friday Google Group.