Jan 31, 2013

Style Maniac's (4th!) Blog Birthday

Sandcastles in air, cocktail rings and yummy things.  
Girls in red dresses with stacks of books, chic sunglasses.  
Brand launches, blogstress gatherings, royal weddings, runway shows.
Laughter and loss, music and love. Zebra and leopard, gold, glitter and bling.  Comments became conversations and visitors became friends, 
as week after week we've shared favorite things.  

This week marks four years of blogging for Style Maniac, a milestone that astounds me.  I had no idea where it would all lead when I pressed that "Publish" button on January 29, 2009.  Much like the image above it's been a journey that brightened my world and opened up to reveal so many sweet and unexpected treats.  I hope it's been as filled with color and beauty and brightness and surprises for you, too.

In case you're wondering, the phrases above refer to blog posts. Explore the archives in the sidebar and the "Read More" at the footer if you'd like to find them.  Photo discovered on The Paris Apartment

31 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday to the Maniac. Blog years are like dog years so.

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    1. Hmmm, and that would make me ...?
      Thanks Lance for always contributing a man's perspective and your fun sense of humor.

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  2. ♫•*(¯`v´¯)¸.•*✿ HAPPY BIRTHDAY
    *◦.(¯`:✿:´¯)♪ ✿ STYLE MANIAC!!
    *❤.(_.^._)*•.¸¸.•*`*•.¸.*❤*✿

    Keep up the prose and pretty!

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    1. "Prose & pretty " -- Love that phrase! Think I need to steal that!
      Thank you, Lee, for being a large part of what keeps me blogging.

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  3. Time flies when you're having as much fun as you are! Congratulations on your 4th year of writing and discovering!

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    1. Discovering, indeed. Thanks for coming along for the ride, Denine.

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  4. It is such a journey isn't it? I'm coming up on my 3rd anniversary of blogging in 3 short weeks. You are a guiding light of perseverance and fun Doreen. If it's not fun what's the point? But if we didn't persevere think what we might have missed!

    Long live Style Maniac!
    xob

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    1. What a lovely comment, Barb. Thank you! Your comments, support, and awareness of when I post (or dont't) definitely keep me going! It's good to know when someone cares.

      Since my last blog birthday I've been thinking about what you often say -- the time to start a blog is 3 years before you write a book. That's not why I started, but looking over my archives the last four years and almost 550 posts it is true -- there's a lot of books in there. Now I just need to make it happen (work in progress!).

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  5. Congrats, happy blog-day! :)

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    1. Thank you Vanessa for your ongoing support. You are definitely one of the readers I thought of when I observed comments have become conversations ... and visitors have become friends.

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  6. Happy Blog Birthday to Style Maniac!! Doreen, four years of sharing your vision of style, fashion, fun and things that delight with your community of readers.
    You are an inspiration to the newer bloggers like me. I peeked up above and see that a book could-and should!-be your next adventure.
    Here's to many more fabulous years. Now go kick up your heels and celebrate!!
    xx, Heather
    http://www.stylemindchic.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you Heather. It's so lovely to have your sunny and bright self stop by Style Maniac on a regular basis. I appreciate the comments and support.

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  7. FOUR YEARS...that's amazing. Congrats to you on what is one of our favorite blogs!!

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    1. High praise from two of the chicest bloggers I know. Thank you, Beth & Kristy.

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  8. MAN - do I love that gold purse!
    And you!
    Happy Blogiversary, sweets!
    xos

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    1. Right back at ya, Susie. Thank you for your constant support here and on Facebook. Always brightens my day.

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  9. Such a lovely image and your blog is just as pretty :) Congratulations on THREE years! Wow! Good for you and looking forward to many more!
    xxL

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  10. Happy belated birthday to the fabulous Style Maniac! To many more years of inspiration and style and to you, Doreen!

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    1. Thank you, Maria, for your ongoing support and enthusiasm.

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  11. Happy Blogging Birthday, Doreen! And many more!

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  12. That is wonderful and look forward to many more blog years for you.

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  13. That is great, Happy 4th Anniversary!!
    xo Karolyn

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  14. Happy Blog Birthday Doreen!
    I tried to leave you a comment earlier but I was having issues with my iPad and blogger!
    How much has blogging changed over four years? I wonder what it will be like in another 4?
    Keep up the inspiration! xx :)

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    1. I know, isn't it amazing? When I think of all that has happened in 4 years ... think I have to write a blog post on that. Thank you for your loyal and enthusiastic support.

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  15. A big thanks to all of you here and on Facebook for your lovely comments and compliments. You each add such sparkle to my life.

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  16. Happy 4th Birthday. Seems like only yesterday when I read your first Blog. I am so thankful to have my days brightened with your beautiful photo's and great Blogs. Keep up the good work. Waiting for some good "old" family recipes. Thanks again. Elizabeth

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    1. Aunt Elizabeth, you are absolutely one of the things that keeps me blogging ... and working on The Book. Thank you so much for your unwavering support and always adding a comment to brighten my day.

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Join our conversation ... add your thoughts, ideas and suggestions here. I love to hear from you, and read every comment. Thank you! -- Doreen/Style Maniac

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