When we rang in the new year for 2016, it hit me with the realization that I have been blogging for nine years. It has flown by and there have been a ton of learnings along the way. A lot of time and effort has gone into this work. And whether it’s been my full-time focus or a side job, each moment has been fulfilling. It not only has been great to have an outlet for my passion for fashion and beauty, but I’ve met many amazing people who have turned out to be lifelong friends.
One underlying theme throughout this blogging process has been around community. I have found the blogging community, both locally in Seattle, nationally and internationally, has been supportive in many ways. From sharing tips on SEO to supporting each other’s posts and mingling at events, bloggers have a unique sense of community that you don’t always find in many industries. Many good friends I have now I met on Twitter and at local events in Seattle during the early days of this career.
This March, I am excited to attend the Stylish in Seattle spring style summit. The half-day Seattle blogger conference will bring together a community of fashion bloggers for a series of informative and interactive panel discussions including How to Work with Fashion Brands and The Business of Fashion Blogging. Kicked off by Sydney Mintle of Gossip & Glamour, event panelists include local bloggers Cassandra LaValle of Coco Kelley, Cori Robinson of Dress Corilynn and more as well as companies Nordstrom Rack, Brooks Running and Julep. Moderated by local bloggers Brittany Streissguth of Pumps & Plaid and Alix Hernandez of AlixRose.com.
I have the honor of sitting on the advisory panel for this amazing conference, and cannot wait to attend. It’s been wonderful to be a part of such a supportive group of women. I look forward to what is in store for 2016 and the years ahead, as the landscape of blogging evolves.
More info on tickets here.