September 25, 2011

First Year!

Can you believe it?  It's already been one year since I started this blog.  One year ago, I logged on to Blogger, worked fervently to make all the ideas I had for my blog come to life, and finally opened Red-Soled Fashionista to the world.

To celebrate this special day, this anniversary between my blog and I, you can rest assured that I will not repost my best outfits from the past year (I don't even have any photos!), I will not talk about how many followers I've gotten (because really, you honestly think each and every one of them reads your blog?), and I will not write about how this blog has changed my life.  While my blog has provided me with opportunities I will forever be grateful for, in the end, my blog is for my own enjoyment.  At this one year milestone, I can truthfully say that my biggest accomplishment is not having number of followers, but rather, my biggest accomplishment is having started this blog in the first place.

Two years ago, after becoming exposed to the idea of fashion blogging, the idea stuck to me.  I couldn't shake it off.  Not long after, starting a fashion blog became one of my life goals.  However, what stopped me from starting a blog two years ago was fear.  Fear of falling behind in school, and fear that I wasn't knowledgable enough to label myself a fashion blogger.  After all, I had absolutely no connection whatsoever to the fashion industry, and everything I knew about fashion was purely self-taught.  So with that fear haunting me, I told myself I would start a blog after high school graduation.  But mingled with that fear was desire.  I found myself daydreaming about what my blog would be called, what design it would have, and what topics I would talk about.  Although sadly, all throughout that year, fear won over my desire.  It wasn't until September 25, 2010 when I suddenly realized that if I didn't start a blog right now and then, there was a huge chance I would keep on convincing myself to postpone its creation.  Therefore, in an almost mad rush, I started Red-Soled Fashionista.  When I typed up my first post and clicked "Publish", I must say, it was euphoria.

Now you see, my biggest accomplishment was getting over my fear.  If it weren't for that day when I was either crazy, or had finally come to my senses, my blog would not exist.  Whether my blog exists or not may not be that big of an importance to you, but it certainly is for me.  My blog is proof of my determination, ambition and my love for fashion.  It represents that very special day I decided to take a risk.  So to celebrate the birthday of Red-Soled Fashionista, here are cakes that, quite obviously, couldn't be more fitting:
But if cakes aren't your thing, possibly macaroons are?

Happy birthday Red-Soled Fashionista!  I look forward to many, many more years with you.

Image Source: Photo 12, 3, 4, 5

21 comments:

  1. CONGRATULATIONS Ange!!!!!Love your blog always!!!

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  2. Happy, Happy One-Year Bloggyversary! :)

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  3. Wow, this is an awesome result (I reached it in the last July and I was so proud of me). SO I'm very glad for you, this is a really good news :D

    http://fashiondoesntexist.blogspot.com/

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  4. What a great photos, they inspire us!
    You have a great blog too:)

    Come and check out our blog too and share your though;)FOLLOW EACH OTHER????

    http://dreamsonthestage4.blogspot.com

    XOXOXO

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  5. Happy birthday to your great blog !!!
    http://selenite.weebly.com

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  6. Congratulations! You are a smart young lady who will go far XOXO

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  7. A BIG CONGRATULATIONS to Red-Soled Fahionista!!! You chose the perfect cakes to celebrate the event --- how FABULOUS are they! I've had to take some time off from the blog from mid-August in order to move home and studio and get settled, but I'm BACK with the Season Premiere of the new fall season of the blog today! Happy Happy Autumn! xoxo

    Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou
    http://oohlafroufrou.blogspot.com

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  8. Happy anniversary. To the many more wonderful years of outfits, musings and loves to come!

    Lots of love from Sydney,

    x Kel

    the shirtdress

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  9. Happy Birthday! And congratulations!! I can't believe they make Louboutin-themed macarons!


    Wida
    Missing Amsie Blog

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  10. Those are cakes? Wow!

    Congrats on completing a year. Feels great, right? Keep blogging, stay gorgeous.

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  11. Happy Birthday too, I did not know you started last year, I have been blogging for 3 years by nov, and it tremendously made me knowledgeable in fashion and even confident to write, changed my life...that eventually I am now a publisher...it is unbelievable..I know Red Soled-Fashionista has still more ways to go, a very good writer, a respectful colleague, and a sweet and smart lady just as all the blogs in her page reflects.
    Congratulations!

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  12. p.s if those are cakes, I must have one of those designs for real on a birthday too!

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  13. Congrats. I really write my blog for myself too. It's strange how something that does take your time away from "real" things can be such an awesome joy and hobby. I look forward to more as well.

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  14. congrats!!!! i love blogging, it's so addicting! I love writing for myself but also sharing my ideas with others!

    lovely pictures!

    jos xx

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  15. Happy blog birthday! Hope you continue loving the blogging experience. And those cakes are too adorable - I tried the Louboutin macarons when they first launched in Paris. Delish!

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  16. Congratulations- you have achieved a great milestone! You have a great approach about blogging, I try not to care about followers or hits and focus on the incredible opportunities and friends it has brought me. Which are much more important.

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  17. Happy one year anniversary. Congrats for one milestone and many more!
    Can't wait to read more of your fashion musings.
    -Madeleine

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  18. Congratulations!!!!! I gotta say, i kinda agree on the fear factor. I had the same issue, more on fearing i wasn't knowledgeable about fashion but i realized it was for my own enjoyment and interest and so off i started my blog 2 yrs ago. I gotta say, i only blogged for 2 or 3 months in 2009 and i stopped for a whole year but i've not stopped since i started blogging again last year. so yeah, blogging can have a great impact in our lives in one way or the other:)

    I'm glad you overcame your fear and i have to say, i enjoy reading your witty and funny posts,hehehe. Keep it up girl!

    Cinz
    http://cinzee.wordpress.com

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  19. Hi sweetie! I previously left a comment on this post, but just stopping by to say hello and hope you're enjoying autumn! xoxo

    Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou
    http://oohlafroufrou.blogspot.com
    This week: "Aimee's Grande Paris Adventure"

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  20. Happy late blog b-day! Even though I prefer vintage to haute couture, I still find your blog very enjoyable. Keep up the good work (please do)!

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  21. Congrats on one year! Cool cakes!

    http://initialed.blogspot.com

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