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.
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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*