Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Cute and Mundane's 2nd Blogaversary!
I often wonder how I came about blogging, how I fell down that rabbit hole. Usually it brings me to reflect on my youth. I was a kid with glasses who joined math team for fun. I was also a kid that drew still lifes, cartoons, and paintings in her spare time. Not much changed since then. I'm just as nerdy as I used to be and I still crave creativity. That's how I found blogging. It's the perfect combination of a little bit of technology and a little bit of art.
This blogaversary is especially special to me, since I didn't celebrate my first blogaversary. At that time, it wasn't something I felt proud of; it makes me a bit sad thinking back on it now. I've always been a bit of a late bloomer. My blog really blossomed after finding inspiring role models and finding a group of fellow bloggers who constantly influence me with their ideas and have thereby helped shape my blog into what it is today. Now, when I look at Cute and Mundane, I can't help but smile. It's colorful, whimsical, and a little simplistic. It's reached a comfortable equilibrium that seems a lot like me. To channel a little Louis XIV, 'Le blog c'est moi!'
Here are a few things I've learned by my blog's two year mark: blogging about beauty is not frivolous and something to be ashamed of; it's a creative and challenging hobby, albeit an extremely time consuming one. Role models are so important, as are friends. Kindness and generosity can get you far. Success is understanding who you are. Finally, it's important to evolve and try new things.
Something new I'm going to try to start off my third year is my first giveaway, to celebrate my blogaversary and to say thanks. (I'll try my best to set it up this coming weekend, but in the meantime, here's a hint: it's NARS and it has some of the colors found in my flowers above). I am truly grateful for all the love, support, friendship, and readership I've received. Thank you for reading, it really has been an honor and pleasure to publish for you these past two years!