Exactly 5 years ago today, whilst sitting on that very chair and on this very laptop, I decided to create a thing called a blog. I was excited and nervous and never expected anything ever to come of it.
I created my website [then called ‘Hydrangea Girl’] as a place to share design stuff I fancied while studying for my BA in Interior Design, right as the sweltering recession hit [most excellent timing]. I started my blog as I knew I’d never be able to get a job in an Interior Design firm. Never in my wildest dreams did I think I’d end up working on such incredible projects and meet such awesome people thanks to that one August afternoon sitting in my pyjamas on the couch. Yeesh. Feelings.
So as much as this is going to sound pretentious and like I’m accepting an Emmy or something, I just wanted to say thank you. Thank you if you creep my projects, comment occasionally, pin the occasional project or simply check in every once in a while, thank you. And I don’t just mean it today because it’s my blogiversary, but I really do mean it. As Anna Dorfman puts it, I don’t have social anxiety on the internet. Thank you for supporting my silly ideas, none of which would have happened if it wasn’t for this.
If you wanna see what my site looked like over the years, you can check it out here, and you can also check out my super awkward first blog post here. It’s awkward.
Happy anniversary Alex – it's been ages since we met up for coffee but I always enjoy stalking you 🙂 I hope you enjoyed the entire cake! Wishing you lots more writing fun.
Hahaha, aww thank you for stalking, Aisling! Yes, it's been too long! So far today I've just managed one piece of cake. Quite a big piece, mind you.
Happy blogiversary Alex! Keep up the good work xx
Awww, thank you so much Ketty! x
Happy blog birthday to you! Mine was 6 two days ago 🙂 august is the very best time of year to write awkward first posts. 😉 That cake looks SAVAGE.
No way Sadhbh! I never realised! Happy blogiversary to you too then! Yeesh, where does the time go?
And cake was savage. Past tense. It is no longer.
5 Years! Congrats!
Happy (belated) anniversary! And I'm so happy you started your blog, or we would never have met!! A horrible thought!!!! xx
Oh god Maria … I didn't think of that. Can you imagine no #DrunkInteriors? No inappropriate WhatsApp conversations? I literally cannot even. I don't want to think about it.