Friday, 8 February 2013

Happy first birthday

12 months, 52 weeks, 365 days, 8,766 hours, 525,945 minutes, and 31,556,736 seconds. One whole year of fashion blogging. A whole year of research and writing, of picture finding and sharing, and of lovely comments making me smile. Today is officially Paige of Fashion's first birthday! 

This time last year I decided to start a blog, completely unaware of the world I was entering to, with just a love of fashion and a hope of sharing my love with others. Maybe it sounds cliche, but over this past year blogging has become such a huge part of my life that the idea of living without it seems impossible. I'm honestly not sure what I did with my time before Paige of Fashion was born! 

It's never a chore having to write a post. In fact quite the opposite; it's a pleasure. I look forward to sitting down in the evenings with a fresh punch of inspiration, to compose something that I hope is read and enjoyed by people everywhere. Not only that, but blogging has been one of the biggest learning curves in my life to date. I've found my writing style and learnt how to express myself more successfully. Reading as many blogs as I possible also gives me an insight into the fashion minds of other people, and inspires me to try different things that I probably wouldn't even have thought of. 

I think that the key to blogging is having dedication to what you love. You have to push through that awkward, early stage when you're posting and it seems like nobody is listening, and realise that you're still enjoying it and have no reason to stop. If I wasn't absolutely set on the idea of sharing my thoughts on style 12 months ago, it's blindingly obvious that I would have given up a long time ago. Dedication to fashion and writing is something that I'm not lacking however, as you may have noticed! 

So now, one whole year since that first post, I can only express my gratitude to be a part of such an amazing community. I like to think of this as just the beginning.

Bethany Paige X


  1. Well done on reaching a year! :)

    You have a great blog!

  2. Congratulations! I really enjoy reading all your posts, they're often very inspiring and interesting^-^

    -Emily xx

    1. That's so lovely, thank you. You made my day! xx