Happy New Year, everyone!
2012 was a pretty good year for me. Blogging has opened up lots of great opportunities for me. Amazing opportunities, actually! I was featured in Company magazine - not once but twice! I was thrilled to be nominated for a Cosmo Blog Award and to have my photo taken by the talented Jackie Dixon for Timex. I got to work with some great brands including Warehouse, L.K. Bennett, Spartoo, Westfield, Next, 02, Bertie and French Connection. I'm a lucky girl!
I also got to go to the WGSN Global Fashion Awards, which is the first time I've ever been invited to an industry event like that. I worked a catwalk season at WGSN a couple of years ago and it was amazing to be invited through my own little blog. I wore an amazing Laundry dress kindly loaned to me by WishWantWear, a company I whole-heartedly recommend. Look at that dress! Can I make it a New Years Resolution to wear more beautiful dresses?
All the great talks are available to watch on the Echo Falls YouTube and my talk 11 Reasons to Start a Blog is above. It was amazing to do it - I LOVE public speaking, haha! - and I've had some great feedback on Twitter from a couple of people who have actually been inspired to start blogging after my talk. That made me incredibly happy!
So, if you do decide that 2013 is the year you start a blog - and I think it should be! - make sure you leave me your link in the comments so I can check it out.
Let's make 2013 an absolute cracker, agreed? I plan to!