*Whisper* Happy 10th Birthday to usPosted: September 11, 2018 Filed under: General Ramblings | Tags: birthday, blog, happy, seize the day 6 Comments
No fanfare, no flashing lights, no party, just a single cupcake to acknowledge the fact that Fat Girls Like Nice Clothes Too is ten today. Ten years ago today I decided to start a blog simply because the type of blog I wanted to read didn’t exist already so I thought I’d create it myself. Its been a fabulous ride and I have met some great people (I love meeting bloggers, its like the computer has come to life), bagged oodles of free clothes and attended some fab events. I even became a paid and published writer which is something I never envisaged. I’ve been on the telly, in magazines and newspapers and at times it has all been quite surreal. Over the past few years this blog has gathered a lot of dust but I don’t think I’m ready to pull the plug and shut up shop just yet. Its kind of like having a trusted old friend who you don’t see often but its great when you do get together and catch up. Others may not consider them to be the coolest, but their value is greater than gold.
This blog also serves as a reminder to me about the 9/11 attacks. At the time of starting the site I hesitated. I wondered if it would be wise to start something like this on the anniversary of of such a major tragedy. Maybe I should wait until the 12th- or next week I thought. After much contemplation I went ahead. 9/11 was, and still is a stark reminder to me of the fragility of life. How precious and fleeting we are and how easy it is to talk ourselves out of our dreams as we focus on the potential pitfalls and not the opportunities that may lie ahead. If you have something you want to do or achieve just go head and do it without delay. You may never get another chance.
Lastly I want to thank you all for visiting. Whether you have passed by once or 248 times- thank you. I see you and I appreciate you.
Happy blog-a-versary to you!!!
Congratulation. I have enjoyed watching you over the years. You are always beautiful, interesting and down to earth.
Amen, Sis!!! Congratulations on your success and thank you for sharing with us! Ten years is a long time, but in the Grand Scheme of life, it’s a tiny drop in the bucket. Yet, it holds immense promise of all the good thing to come… you deserve it!!!
Belated Happy Birthday to this wonderful blog and you!!! This was one of the first blogs that I came across while trying to find plus size fashion years ago. I pop in less frequently, but I remember the powerful impact and message. It really woke me up and played a huge role in shaping how I shop today. Thank you!!!
Thank you! Glad to have been of some use lol. And thanks for sticking around!