Tuesday, March 17, 2015

ONE YEAR


One year ago today, I started this blog. 
I had been begging my parents for weeks to let me have one, and finally they consented.
I rushed to the computer and created a blog called ToDOLLy Awesome - my favorite name of all the ones I had brainstormed. 


I fiddled with the design for ages, and then I typed out my very first post. I wasn't really sure what I was doing, and I worked on it forever. My mom kept telling me to go to bed, and I kept asking her for five more minutes. Five more minutes.


I went to bed that evening so excited I couldn't sleep. Visions of photoshoots, giveaways, and crafts danced in my head. 
I rushed home from school the next day and posted my first pictures - awful, horrible, grainy shots taken with my phone. Then the next day I posted a dorm room tour. Then a photostory. And with each post, I gained a little more confidence.


My blog was originally really similar to Fun with AG Fan, but slowly I progressed from there. I ordered clothes from Etsy, figured out how to make my own headers, and thought of new post ideas. I found my blogging voice. 


And now, one year and two dolls later, here I am. 

Honestly, I can't say how much it means to me to be part of this community. I've become friends with some amazing people, and learned about the neatest stuff. 


I mean, where would I be if I couldn't text Maddie about Percy Jackson, or fangirl with Shelby-Grace over Aspen Heights? If I couldn't talk about Taylor Swift with Hannah, or drool over Adi's photos? If I couldn't be friends with all of you? 


Frankly I don't know. 

So thank you for supporting me.

Thanks you for being there for me.

And when we get down to it, thanks for being todolly awesome. 

Here's to another fabulous year. 

♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

I may have had slightly too much fun with the Polaroid backdrop I made, so here's some of the other pictures. 






Nope. I didn't have too much fun at all.


*signing off with my old post signature because NOSTALGIA* 




28 comments:

  1. YAYAYAYAYAY CONGRATS ON ONE YEAR AND DANG THOSE LITTLE POLAROIDS ARE JUST AH *tosses confetti in the air*

    Here's to many more toDOLLY awesome years to come ;);) yeah I tried but I'm lame so don't mind that

    *raises glass*

    -m

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    1. YAAAAAY THANK YA MADDIE
      CONFETTI

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  2. I love the Polaroid backdrop! Congratulations on one year!! I love looking at your posts :)

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    1. Thank you so much! It was so much fun to make. ♥

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  3. Oh my goodness, Leah.
    One year.
    One year of your amazing pictures and posts and wonderfully sweet comments from you.

    OHMYCOWSPOTATOES I AM SO HAPPY FOR YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    You have come so far and you are just so amazing and it means so much that you mentioned me in your post! ^_^ ♥ I love fangirling over AH with you, too ;) So, congrats, Leah, you are really toDOLLY Awesome (yes I did just steal your second to last line) ;) But I really do mean it--you are just too fabulous and awesome ;) I agree, here's to another fabulous year ♥ ♥ ♥

    ♥ Shelby-Grace ♥

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    1. SHELBY GRACE I AM LEGIT GOING TO CRY
      YOU ARE JUST SO DANG SWEET
      AAAAAAAAAAWWW
      You're my AH buddy. It's a thing.

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  4. Your blog certainly is todolly AWESOME! Happy one year!
    I like to do those little Polaroid photo backgrounds too, but since I moved the doll room I haven't done much with em. I kinda want to make more now.

    Gwen

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    1. Thank you thank you thank you Gwen! Yeah, it was a lot of work but it was totally worth it.

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  5. Congratulations on one year, Leah!!! Your comments always manage to make me smile, or laugh, and I enjoy the out of the blue emails I get from you from time to time. You're such a sweetie, and trust me when I say that there'd be a big gap in the blogging community without you.
    Here's to another fun year, with more great pictures, and your lovely photo-story. ^-^
    ~Adi
    (Also, thank you for mentioning me. <3)

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    1. AWWW THANKS ADI
      I LOVE YOU PEOPLE
      AND I REALLY DON'T KNOW HOW TO RESPOND TO THESE AMAZING COMMENTS

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  6. Congrats! I can't wait to see more posts!

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  7. AHHH CONRGATS ON ONE YEAR!!! I know I absolutely love the blogging community!! Oh it's nearly my one year anniversary soon... O_o Whoa....
    -Lydia

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    1. YAAAAAY THANKS LYDIA
      I know, it totally sneaks up on you doesn't it?

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  8. Huge Congratulations on One Year! I love the polaroid background!!

    And I'd love to talk about Taylor Swift ;)

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    1. Thanks Hannah!
      T-Swizzle man. I tell you what.

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  9. Congrats! Even though I followed you blog just a while ago I feel like you are my friend... And you probably don't recognize me because I never have time to post a comment, even though I always read your posts. You're such a great girl with a great heart and I can't wait to see more amazing posts written by an awesome blogger :).

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    1. Oh, thank you so much! I'm smiling and smiling over here. ♥

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  10. Congrats! I love your blog!

    Kathleen

    Do you have any other ideas for how to do a one year anniversary post? I've been brainstorming also.

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    1. Thanks!
      Not really, but I'll be sure to tell you if I think of anything. Good thing we've got a whole year to plan these things...

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    2. :D
      Aww, ok. Well, I hadn't thought about it before, so for me it is actually a month and 5 days. Dear me...... I hope there is a nice, overcast-yet-still-just-enough-light-that-it-doesn't-cast-shadows day soon so I can take pictures for it. Right now we're just having rainy-all-day-long or bright-sunlight-that-hurts-my-eyes-all-day-long.

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  11. HAPPY ONE YEAR BLOGOVERSARY!!!!! YAY, I'M SO EXCITED FOR YOU!!! :D These pictures are awesome! I really love the backdrop you made. :)
    ~Ginny

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    1. YAAAAY THANK YOU GINNY
      Thanks, I really love it too!

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  12. Congrats on one year!!! That is so awesome! I love the pictures! :)
    ~Kaitlyn

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  13. Aww! Congrats on one year!! I can definitely relate with the excitement thing. I was jumping up and down when I first made my blog. xD But wow, you have come far. I remember seeing your posts back when I first made my blog. You deserve many more followers girl. :)

    ~ Mint

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  14. I know I'm a little late, but I just wanted to say HAPPY ONE YEAR-AVERSAIRY!!! Your blog is fantastic, Leah, and I'm so happy that you're a part of the AG blogger community. It's always fun to grumble over Etsys with you. XD Keep being awesome! :D
    ~Olivia

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