5 Years of Blogging.

A few weeks ago, someone asked me how long I had been blogging. I had to think about it for a second, part of me thought “gosh, forever?” — I can barely remember a time when this site wasn’t part of my daily routine. At the same time, there are days when I open up a new blog post and I feel like it’s the first time I’ve ever started writing. So when I got home after that conversation I looked up my very first blog post and realized it was actually 5 years ago on  that very day that I had started writing. Five years! That’s half a decade! I’ve been thinking about this ol’ blog quite a bit after that realization, and like any good blogger, thought I’d share a few of those thoughts with my readers. In those past 5 years I’ve written over 1,000 posts, and those posts all grouped together have given me more than I could have ever bargained for.

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One of the very best parts of this blog has been the people I’ve met along the way.  I’ve gotten to be part of a rich community of creatives online; people I’ve only known through blog comments and tweets have become friends in real life that I meet up with when traveling to other cities. I’ve been so lucky to have developed relationships with tons of sweet, supportive local bloggers through the Boston Bloggers group that I run with Alison, and feel like I’m always exploring my city and doing fun new things with these inspiring women. In fact, I’ve become such good friends with some of them that I don’t even call them my “blogger friends” any more!  ADSC_0001

This site has also brought me amazing opportunities. If you told me 5 years ago, when I closed my eyes, terrified to hit publish on that very first post, that I would end up working with brands and bloggers I idolize, and would have my work featured in magazines and some of my favorite online publications, I would have laughed (and knowing me, probably rolled my eyes). I’ve also learned so much about social media from working in the blogging community and I honestly don’t think I’d be where I am in my career today if this blog hadn’t existed. And gosh this blog has brought me a lot of adventures too; from getting to visit Martha Stewart headquarters, to little weekend inspiration excursions, I’ve consistently used this site as an excuse to explore and have fun.

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More than anything, this blog has been an amazing journey of finding my passions and getting to look back at how they’ve evolved. When I first started posting I was toying around with the idea of going back to school for interior design, I was design-crazy and remember reading blogs like Apartment Therapy and Making it Lovely and obsessing over fixing up my first post-college apartment. As my interests evolved, this blog evolved alongside with them. I love looking back at old posts now and seeing the trends and style and ideas I was drawn to at a particular moment in time. Five years, 3 apartments, 3 jobs, a wedding,  and 1,000 posts later I feel like it’s a reflection of me more than ever before. ADSC_0015

So! Thank you for reading along with me, whether it’s just been the last few weeks, or since the beginning (in the beginning it was pretty much just my family and my girlfriends– so an extra special thanks to you!). It’s been a lovely ride — and here’s to another 5 more years!

Now, I’m done with my mushy, emotional blubbering  and onto the important stuff — check back tomorrow for a fun giveaway to keep the celebration going!)

Sources: Sparklers | Matches | Confetti Wands

16 responses to “5 Years of Blogging.

  1. Me, Myself and DIY March 3, 2014 at 7:44 am

    Congrats! I’ve only been blogging for 6 months so I totally see that 5 years is a huge achievement! That’s so BIG. YAY!

  2. Ashley March 3, 2014 at 8:16 am

    Congrats! Thanks for the daily dose of sunshine:)

  3. Monica {Cake & Lilies} March 3, 2014 at 8:23 am

    Congratulations!! So glad I found your blog a few months ago– can’t wait to see where things go!

  4. Alisa Luciano March 3, 2014 at 8:35 am

    So awesome Kate! Congratulations!

  5. Nicole March 3, 2014 at 8:44 am

    Congratulations, Kate! I’ve loved following along with you for the past few years; here’s to many many more to come!

  6. musingsfrompvd March 3, 2014 at 8:47 am

    Congratulations! Something for the rest of us to aspire to.

  7. elizabeth March 3, 2014 at 8:55 am

    cheers Kate! can’t wait to see where the next 5 take you xoxo

  8. Alex Hubbard (@AlexHubbard) March 3, 2014 at 8:56 am

    Congratulations beautiful, and here’s to more years of blogging and being friends :)

  9. Mara March 3, 2014 at 10:04 am

    So proud of you–Domestikated Life has become a daily source of inspiration. Here’s to five more! xoxo

  10. Anathalia March 3, 2014 at 11:25 am

    Your blog is such an inspiration with your amazing pictures! Congratulations on the 5 first years!

  11. Jess ~ Styled by Jess March 3, 2014 at 11:59 am

    Congrats on 5 years! Your blog is one of my fave visits every day…

  12. Boston JUGs March 3, 2014 at 12:16 pm

    Congratulations on this milestone, Kate! We love being a part of the Boston Blogger community, with thanks to you and {av}!

  13. Alyssa March 3, 2014 at 4:06 pm

    Congrats on 5 years!! That’s awesome :) And thanks for starting Boston Bloggers – it really is great to get to know people who share a love for something you do, too.
    Alyssa @ http://www.glittertrim.com

  14. Laura March 3, 2014 at 4:35 pm

    Wow, what an amazing coincidence the timing of that conversation was! Congratulations on five years, Kate!! :)

  15. caroline March 3, 2014 at 9:44 pm

    Kudos Kate

  16. Katie Meyers March 4, 2014 at 6:16 pm

    Congrats & happy 5th ‘Blog BD’ my dear! So thrilled to have been one of the people you’ve met along the way. XO

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