Missy Vintage is now one year old! I'm not sure if I should be celebrating an anniversary or a birthday, but I've opted for the latter. What an exciting and interesting year it's been. I still remember making the decision to stop thinking about writing a blog and just get on and do it. It's scary, I didn't really tell anyone I was writing at first.
I wasn't confident that anyone would actually want to read a single word I wrote. I took a big breath, threw my words out in to the scary world wide web and just hoped people wouldn't be mean to me! That's the honest truth. I can still remember hitting the 'publish' button on that first ever post and nervously biting my lip.
I'm not a techy person, I still gasp when I have to send a fax at work because it all seems like a magic trick to me. My blog has been created with blood, sweat, tears, lots of hair pulling and countless bottles of vino. Gallons of vino! It's evolving, there are still things I want to change about how it looks - an interesting header for example is on my wish list but I've learned a lot and each time I work out how to add a bit of code, or change something I'm happy. Maybe next year I will really get with the times and get an iphone..... you never know!
My style has really evolved in the last 12 months. Writing about a subject really focuses the mind. I'm eclectic, I don't conform to one look or decade, I'm not confused, I'm just doing my thing. If I want to wear a 40's style dress, with rockabilly style eyeliner then I will! Yes, I've had some negative remarks from people. I've been called a freak and had a stranger in the street ask ''WTF are you wearing?'
|This is the dress in question....|
The last twelve months have also seen Missy Vintage become part of Vintage Norwich and form The Historical Sauces with two very lovely fellow Norwich bloggers Gemma from Retro Chick and Lucy from Glamourologist, so for me blogging has actually changed life as I know it! A dramatic but completely true statement.
So thank you for reading, following, commenting, joining me on facebook, twitter and the emails etc. I've met so many lovely people along the way. I'm already wondering what next year will bring. If you are thinking of trying something new, may be writing or learning something then all I can say is good luck and have fun with it!