Happy Valentine’s Day! Happy Friday! Happy one year anniversary of the Cozy Reverie blog!
Wow, it has been a whole year of blogging (see my first post here). I have tried writing before, but have never stuck to it this long. So basically, I have beat my own record and you are all witnessing history.
I have learned a lot this past year. What originally began as a blog about personal style became much, much more. My artwork brand, Noisy Merriment, was blended into the Cozy Reverie line because having two blogs was WAY too time-consuming. I had a phase of DIY tutorials, which were super fun, but exhausting to photograph. My outfit posts were less frequent once I gained a few of pounds (funny how you naturally avoid the camera when that happens, ha-ha!). I went through about two months of limbo, not really knowing which direction I wanted to go with my content. I got married (YAY!) and discovered that DIY Wedding posts have been the most popular on the site, specifically on Pinterest. I took a crack at designing greeting cards with an honest twist, which has given me the most viewed Etsy shop item I have ever had! The organic growth of the brand is my favorite part of the process. You never know what is around the corner!
Still, the most interesting stat is one that is most dominant on Instagram, but is clear on the blog and Facebook as well: You, my friends, love the personal posts the most.
I am so flattered than my un-exciting life can be even remotely interesting to you all! My family means everything to me, and knowing that this is appreciated by my readers is so humbling. Even though I still want to cover my personal style, artwork, and accessory line in my blog, I plan to incorporate more of what makes me…well, me. All my art is inspired by the people and places in my life, and it has taken me a while to realize that this is what makes it special.
Now, I know I’m always thanking you all for reading and following the Cozy Reverie blog, so here I go again: Many, MANY thanks! YOU keep me going. YOU challenge me to be better. YOU inspire new projects and I’m totally looking forward to working on this throughout 2014 and beyond! So many ideas and goals; some may fail, some may succeed. Still, I am pumped to try them all out. Let’s see what develops this year!
I draw, make, and occasionally tell a story.