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    10 Years of Blogging, New Layout & More

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    I’m a bit late, but in April this blog turned 10 years old.

    10 years old!

    I honestly can’t believe that.

    Wanna see one of the very first images I ever posted?

    Sorry for the bad quality, but it’s me taking selfies before selfies were cool *wink*.

    The second “selfie” I ever posted I believe was this next one.

    I met Real World star Eric Nies at a softball game and just had to share it with you guys.

    I mean this was 2006 way before instagram hit the scene.

    Back in those days you blogged an image to show people.

    Oh the days before Social Media ruled our lives.

    Which leads me to something else I want to talk about with you.

    10 years ago blogging was fun.

    There were no rules to this thing, it was all new and no one was telling you how many social media accounts to have, how often to post on them, how many times a week to blog or what to blog about.

    I blogged because I loved writing & photography & makeup & inspiring others.

    I blogged because it was fun.

    I blogged because I loved being inspired by you and hearing your feedback.

    Somewhere a long the way that changed though and I started feeling the pressure to “follow the rules” so to speak.

    Do this to get more readers, do that for more social media presence, blah..blah..blah..blah..blah.

    Well that’s all about to change.

    As you can tell I have a new layout as well as a new blogging mindset.

    I’m no longer going to worry about the “rules of blogging and I don’t have a specific “niche”.

    I’ll continue to blog about the things you currently love and enjoy like makeup reviews, etc.

    In addition to that though I’ll also be adding in even more fun stuff like fashion, art and lifestyle posts.

    Oh and I can’t promise you I’ll post x number of times a week or that you’ll find me on every new social media account that pops up, but I can promise you I’ll show up authentic & inspired to be bring you the best.

    I hope you’ll enjoy it.

    To my old readers as well as the new…

    Thanks for being here.

    xoxo,

    Leigh

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