Two years ago today I published my very first post. It was exciting and scary and intimidating. I was filled with uncertainty and questions and insecurities. Would people actually read what I write? Would the response be positive? Would I receive horrible nasty comments from trolls? Was this a risky venture? Was it a risk that I would be glad I took?
The answer is yes. To all of those questions. Yes, people do actually read what I write and I couldn’t be more grateful to you all for validating what I do. Yes, the response from readers and the blogging community has been even more positive than I could have ever hoped for. Yes, trolls have left horrible nasty comments and I met them with love and wished them peace. And then the horrible comments were met with so many more loving and kind comments from my loyal blogging friends. Yes, this was a risky venture. And yes, a million times, yes, the risk has paid off exponentially. In so many ways.
Over the past 2 years, I have made so many amazing connections. I have met numerous blogging friends in real life…which were the most amazing experiences ever. I have been inspired by all of you. For what you do, for what you represent, for your style, your wisdom, your kindness, your truths. For sharing little bits of yourselves with the rest of us and creating a sense of camaraderie and community that is unparalleled to any other. So thank you. Thank you. Thank you.
I went back in time 2 years ago to reread my very first blog post. I was actually a little terrified to read what I wrote. Aside from my selfies taken with a selfie stick (which are pretty awful), I actually did not cringe at the words that I put out there. The formatting in the post is a little bit messed up because I was obviously still learning all the ins and outs of WordPress. Needless to say, I have come a long way. I have learned so much about so many things. And I am so happy that I decided to embark on this journey 2 years ago.
One year ago, I published a post Shelbee on the Edge Turns One and My Evolution of Style. That was definitely a fun post to write and there are some crazy old photos that I shared there. But even one year into blogging, I was still such a novice! Finally, two years in and I am starting to feel like a “professional blogger“! And for my second blog birthday post, I actually can type the words:
*This is a sponsored post. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own.
I am excited to be collaborating with Happiness Boutique on a blog post that makes me very happy indeed! What better time to share my fabulous new Happiness Bracelet! I adore this new bracelet with its subtle message right there on my wrist to remind me what this life is all about! And as long as this blog makes me happy, then I will continue writing. And as long as you all keep reading, then I will always be inspired to share my life and thoughts and everything in between!
I am going to keep this post short and sweet as I am currently overwhelmed with sponsored posts! (Yay! Isn’t that what we strive for?) So stay tuned for lots more fun stuff coming soon from me. If you missed my favorite picks from Happiness Boutique, you can see those on my Weekend Wish List: Happiness Boutique. I will be featuring another piece from Happiness Boutique next week! (Here is a sneak peek at my new Vintage Inspired Statement Necklace).
And a happy day for you all as well! If you shop at Happiness Boutique from now until September 24, 2017, you will receive an extra 10% off any purchase over 19 euros (approximately $23) by entering code shelbeeontheedge at checkout.
Again, I want to thank you all so very much for your continued support, your encouraging words, your kindness, and for keeping me inspired and motivated to continue writing from the edge. Without you, I would not be Shelbee on the Edge!
Dress: Dress Barn Belted Floral Ruffle Dress.
Sandals: Nina Adoncia Sandal from DSW.
Clutch: Lulu Townsend Glitter Mesh Clutch from DSW.
Bracelet: Happiness Bracelet Silver Color c/o Happiness Boutique.
All other jewelry has been in my collection for years.
And now onto your favorite posts from last week.
Tiina of Elegance Revisted shared her post Happy International Sarcasm Day and it is definitely worth a read! Tiina is always so witty and sarcastic. She provokes you and makes you think about things. And she makes me laugh! Plus she is fabulously stylish…so you all should go check out her blog!
Suzy of Suzy Turner shared the prettiest floral jumpsuit and some really fun accessories in her post Perfect for the summer: my colourful, leafy print jumpsuit. She is looking so bright and lovely as usual. And if you are looking for a stylish blogger to follow who offers everything from health and wellness posts to writing tips and everything else in between, you should check out Suzy’s blog, for sure!
Celebrating on the edge,
Linking up with these Fabulous Link Ups.