Wednesday, September 02, 2009

third year

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picture from notes by naive

yesterday was the third year anniversary of this blog. usually, I like to do something as a little nod to this occasion, but yesterday I guiltily indulged in day-off laziness, instead hanging out at home with my friend Laura, making lentil salad for lunch, filming a couple of stupid videos and listening to The Cure.

but I wanted to acknowledge this blogging birthday and say again how much pleasure and enjoyment working on this blog has brought me. besides being a constant source of inspiration and knowledge, the blogging community is also made up of so many lovely people. there are way too many people to name (I honestly wish I could, but maybe a scan through the links list would do just as well!) but I've come into contact with so many wonderful people and even met one of my best friends.

of course, there is a lot more to blogging than the blogging community; I know there are many blogs that I pore through without ever thinking to comment on. sometimes it's nice to take a step back and lose yourself in the content without feeling the need to share your own opinions. so in the same way, I'm sure there are readers of this blog who never comment, but it's still nice to know you're out there!

It's also been fascinating to watch the profile of blogs increase and even to break through into the mainstream consciousness. That The Sartorialist has just created his first book with Penguin, Susie Bubble landed a job at Dazed and Confused and the high street is taking notice of the trends that circle the blogs before hitting the streets is all evidence of the evolution of the power of the blog. At the risk of sounding like a Miss America contestant, I feel so proud and constantly invigorated to be part of a network of such creative and aweinspiring people.

16 comments:

chicknamedhermia said...

Happy Third Birthday!

Oh and that picture is so dreamy!!!

hrose said...

congratulations on 3 years! yours is an incredibly inspiring blog that never ceases to delight and amaze!

X

Isabel said...

Happy Blog Birthday!!! I've been blogging for 3 years too - we're old hats at this now!

Allure said...

Congratulations! I've been following your blog this three years and it still is a constant source of inspiration to me. Keep up the good work!

All Women Stalker said...

Happy 3rd year! Here's to more inspirational blogging! :)

-meream

lydia said...

happy anniversary! i think what you did instead of posting yesterday sounds like a great celebration.

your blog really is so consistently wonderful-i love when one can plainly see that the author loves to blog. everyone can see that in this blog.

WendyB said...

Happy blogversary. Glad you're sticking with it!

Miss Woo said...

happy third birthday! I've been reading the blog for more than 2 years now and its always a joy!

lisa said...

Congrats on your blogversary!

Markét a Tereza said...

Congratulations on three years! I´ve read your blog only a few months, but I love it! Very inspiring!

EIGHT LONDON said...

Happy Birthday Discotheque! Here's to many more happy blogging years xx

Badfish said...

Hi =] I just wanted to tell you that I love your blog! It's in my top 5 favorites. I look forward to every post & it's one of my daily reads. Happy third birthday & I hope you have many more blog birthdays♥

A. said...

not lying when i say this made me tear up a bit.

it's been fascinating & awe-inspiring to say the least, watching your blog constantly change & evolve, bubbling over with your ingenious & fucking brilliant creative ideas from your lovely head.

heres to a million more blogging birthday, to everlasting inspiration & to many more fabulous connections made.

& above all to blogger, for beginning this friendship many months ago!

i love you love you love you! you inspiring thing you!

xxx

Freya said...

Happy Third Birthday!
My blog is still a baby compared to yours!

hippyhippychic said...

Happy blog Birthday!
I hope you keep on posting for many more years to come
x

young-shields said...

I HEAR YA! Congrats, your blog was one of my first inspirations to start myself, so thanks! was great to meet you last week too. here's to more bloggin goodness in the future.. claire x