Blog Birthday: A Fruitful Fourth Year


I can hardly believe it myself that it has been four years of blogging. I will be the first to tell you that it is feasible to be a very part-time blogger and still make an impression in the grand blogosphere. This past year has proven to me that quality trumps quantity. There has surely been a few times when I pondered about quitting the blog for many reasons, but I stuck it out because I love it and I knew that I’d miss it much. Believe me, when that day comes, I will definitely let you know!

Thank you dear readers for visiting, tweeting, sharing, commenting, and being inspired by my blog as well as inspiring me. I am so overwhelmed and immensely grateful.

Here's a retrospective style timeline on my top posts, including one of the most read interviews on the blog this year and my personal favourite … posts that you loved the most this year so far.
*Click an image for the memory.
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In January, I kicked off 2013 on the blog with a few crafts, including a military-inspired DIY that was appreciated and shared by many others who did not even have a fashion blog! It was such a pleasant surprise. By February, March, and April, I was honoured to be a part of an eco-collaboration sharing a spring and summer lookbook with you, and consequently becoming an official brand ambassador.

It also marked a post about sharing my home and culture, as well as one of my most simplest of outfits for flying style, and one of many airport stories that you loved.

May and June breezed by with my adoration for headwear, and travelling. You also showed me love on this post, letting me know once again how much you appreciate my emerging talent and design features. In July, I shared my birthday with you, giving inspirational quotes that all of us can apply to our lives.
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August and September was quite a busy month—with fashion weeks and other happenings going on in the industry I shared my runway review, which also made it as one of my top posts for most read articles that month. But, I did manage to have time to fit in a floral sewing session.

For the seasonal change, I crafted a tablescape in November to get you prepared for autumn. And, for December and beyond, the best is yet to come!

I hope you enjoyed my little blogging recap of 2013. I still have many things to learn and goals to accomplish, but I'm looking forward to sharing my journey with you in 2014. For now, I preparing to enjoy a short holiday with family and loved ones in these next few weeks.
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65 comments

  1. Happy Blogaversary! Looks like 2013 was a great year, and I hope you have many more wonderful things in store!

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  2. Happy Blog Birthday Madison! Woot Woot! 4 years girl and still going strong! I like the pace of your blog and of course your topics. You give us a taste of everything. What I admire about you is how multi-talented you are. Great business woman, crafter, sewing, writer and stylist. You are a force to be reckoned with my friend. Those things in itself are accomplishments. Keep up the great work. Continue to grow. Continue to prosper. So proud of you. Happy to be a reader.

    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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  3. Happy Birthday for your beautiful blog!!!
    my g+ for you, dear Madison!!!:)))


    Besos, desde España, Marcela♥

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  4. Happy Blog Birthday! I love reading your blog so hopefully there'll be many more years.

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  5. Happy Birthday to your blog doll!! So fantastic!! Lots of gorgeous and creative stylings always, I enjoy them a lot and also your DIY's, you're very good at them. And I'm glad that you stuck in there and kept blogging as well, I know how that can go, wanting to pack it in sometimes., I wish your blog many more years to come!!Mine will be coming up soon too. Have a lovely weekend doll xx

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  6. Dear Madison, a very happy 4th anniversary to you! Well done! I'm very glad to have met you on blogosphere. Here's to more years to come! Have a lovely weekend xxx

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  7. Happy birthday to your awesome blog! Well done babes. All these pictures are so fabulous.

    http://rock4less.blogspot.co.uk/

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  8. Happy blog birthday Madison! Keep up the wonderful and inspiring work :)

    Take care and have a lovely weekend,
    Daniella xox

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  9. Hi Madison! Happy Birthday to the blog and congrats to you!! Keep it up! I always enjoy your posts and feedback, is nice have met you through the blogosphere. The photos are all beautiful!:) Happy weekend dear! xo

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  10. Happy 4th Blog Birthday, Madison! Here's to many many more.

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  11. Congrats on good and productively inspiring 4 years!
    Thank you for sharing with us and have fun on your break!

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  12. Nicky mywishstyle13 December, 2013

    congrats and happy blog Birthday Madison!
    ciao

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  13. Happy Birthday Fashion Tales! Four years - well done! I always enjoy popping over here whenever I can because your topics are so varied. I do hope you will continue for many more years! I would also like to take this opportunity to thank you for regularly visiting my blog and leaving such thoughtful comments.
    http://missbbobochic.blogspot.co.uk/

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  14. Happy blogoversary and many more happy years in blogosphere! x


    http://fashionedbylove.blogspot.com

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  15. Stacey Ann Blake13 December, 2013

    Happy birthday and what an inspiration your blog has been! I am always enlightened when I visit and I need to visit more often!! xx

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  16. Couture Carrie13 December, 2013

    Happy blogiversary, darling!
    Gorgeous looks!

    xoxox,
    CC

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  17. Vix Brearley13 December, 2013

    Happy Birthday to your blog, dear Madison! Always a joy to visit. x

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  18. Happy Blog Birthday! 4 years is quite an achievement! You should be quite proud Madison! I always enjoy your thoughtful posts and wish you many more happy years of blogging to come!

    Rowena @ rolala loves

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  19. Oh to Be a Muse13 December, 2013

    Those are some of my favorite looks from you! Congrats to you for maintaining such an awesome blog for 4 years. It sure isn't easy, but you're doing it. <3

    New Post: What I'm Loving in December!
    http://www.ohtobeamuse.com/2013/12/what-im-loving-in-december.html

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  20. happy blogversary!! I enjoy reading your post! you are always an ispiration!

    Don't Call
    Me Fashion Blogger


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  21. Rosalind Jana13 December, 2013

    What a brilliant reminder of some of my favourite outfits and articles of yours. Four solid years of blogging is a great achievement. I too began my blog back in 2009. Doesn't it sound so long ago?! Happy blog-birthday.

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  22. Happy blog-birthday ♥
    Alles Liebe für dich...
    LG Sabine

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  23. Happy blog birthday Madison! You've done such a wonderful job this year, hope you continue for many more :)


    Wishing you a wonderful weekend!


    xo Mary Jo

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  24. Happy 4 years, thats such an amazing achievement Madison, how have you kept inspired and motivated all this time. I have enjoyed my every visit here. Thanks for your kinds words dear, have a warm and splendid weekend!

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  25. WinnipegStyle14 December, 2013

    I can't believe it! 4 years! Wow! Congrats! I love the way this year went for you! Thanks so much for the recap!


    Rebecca
    www.winnipegstyle.ca

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  26. Erika Sorocco14 December, 2013

    Happy, Happy Birthday!! Here's to many more!!


    xx

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  27. Margaret Cruzemark14 December, 2013

    Dearest Madison, sending you best wishes for your amazing blog!

    Miss Margaret Cruzemark

    http://margaretcruzemark.blogspot.com/

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  28. Happy fourth anniversary! :) I'm adoring your fab pics--great style, doll! T. http://tickledpinkwoman.blogspot.com

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  29. Dressed with soul15 December, 2013

    Liebe Madison, herzlichen Glückwunsch, dass Du Deinen wunderbaren Blog schon 4 Jahre führst. Bitte mach unbedingt weiter, denn ich mag Dich und Deinen Blog so gerne! Du hast so einen tollen Geschmack und mir gefällt Dein Stil so gut, und auch dass Du so elegant bist. Danke auch für das Review, ich lese jeden Deiner Post so gerne und Deine Bilder sind auch immer gut.

    Alles Liebe und Gute für Dich, es ist so schön, dass es Dich und Deinen Blog gibt <3

    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena

    International giveaway for your good figure

    www.dressedwithsoul.blogspot.de

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  30. SpeakingPrada15 December, 2013

    Congratulations on your four years of blogging!! That's insanely amazing! :) I can only imagine what it's like to keep a blog for that long!! But I think you are right, even though it gets difficult sometimes to conjugate the blog with other fields of our life, it's so worth it if we do it for fun and if we really enjoy it :)

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  31. Viktoriya Sener15 December, 2013

    Dear, Happy Blogging! I wish your blog will become more successful with each year!
    kisses)

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  32. petra lorietta15 December, 2013

    happy birthday to your blog!:)♥ love your style!



    www.lorietta.cz

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  33. Thank you so much! It's shockign how fast times goes by! I really appreciate your lovely comment. :-)

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  34. Thanks Stacey. Always appreciate your vists! xx :)

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  35. Thanks Sam! Things have evolved and I am looking forward to where the blog will take me. I am so happy to have met you through blogging. Happy Holidays. xx/Madison

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  36. Thanks Mary Jo! It's such a pleasure to have gotten to know you and your blog. xx

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  37. Thanks Roz! :-) I always appreciate your visits! Happy holidays!

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  38. I'm glad that you are often inspired by my blog. Means so much to me. xx/Madison

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  39. Ahh, Danke! :-))
    Liebe Grüße,
    Madison xo

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  40. Thanks Vix! Enjoy your holiday.x

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  41. Thank you dear Daniella! :-) xo

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  42. Thank you! Glad that you enjy my posts. Wisihing you a wonderful holiday and weekend. /M x

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  43. I'm happy to have met you as well Marj. It's a pleasure. xx

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  44. :) Thanks so much Adeola! :)

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  45. aww, what a beautiful comment Kim. Thank you very much. Yes, I learnt years a go that you blog can and will only be what you want it to be. Always appreciate your visits dear. Happy Holidays! x :-)

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  46. :-) So glad that you enjoy my blog. Thanks Sherin!

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  47. Excellent! *blushes* You are such a great and dedicated reader and blogging pal. So happy that we found each other's blog. Thanks so much for your visits and comments as well. Happy Holidays! xx

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  48. Liebe Rena,
    Guten Abend! Wow, du bist so eine wunderbare Person. Danke für deine Kommentare immer süß!! Ich bin glücklich, dass ich anderen auch nur einen Augenblick zu begeistern...
    Ich wünsche Dir das Beste Sonntag und eine neue Woche!

    LG,
    Madison xxoo :)

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  49. Happy Birthday! My blog will also be 4 years old next April. It's weird how time flies. Like you there's been times when I've considered quitting. But I've stuck at it and tried not to get caught up into blogging 'trends'. It's great looking back over your old posts I agree quality does trump quantity!

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  50. Hi, welcome to my blog! When there is passion is something that we do, it shows itself to all in viewing eventually. Thanks so much for visiting and your lovely comments. :)

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  51. I love all you stylish outfit ideas!! :)

    Thank you for your nice comment on my blog! Let's stay in touch! <3

    Diana

    www.ManhattanImageandStyle.com

    New Blog Post: Tips to Relieve Stress This Holiday Season

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  52. Hannah's Heels15 December, 2013

    Aww congratulations on your b-birthday!

    And thank you so much for your lovely comment! Of course we can follow each other! Id love to keep in touch! Let me know if you follow me and I will follow you right back :D


    And what about other social media? That way I won't miss a thing!




    Facebook / Instagram /Twitter / Chicisimo


     - Hannah's Heels

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  53. Happy Birthday lovely blog! :) Und du auch, liebe Madison! Du machst es sehr sehr gut :) WEiter som <3
    Liebe Grüße aus München


    http://lola-finn.blogspot.de

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  54. ElleSees.blogspot.com16 December, 2013

    happy 4th blogiversary loveeeee

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  55. Congratulations and happy 4th birthday to your blog. That is very exciting news. We are very happy to have you as part of this community and I look forward to many more years of blogging with you.


    http://tia-cherie.blogspot.com

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  56. Happy blog birthday, Madison! Here's to more years!

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  57. Thanks so much Lola! :-)
    Liebe Grüße,
    Madison xx

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  58. Thank you, it goes by so fast! I had no idea your blog anniversary is coming up. Yes, when you don't get stuck into "blogging trends" it helps tremendously. Thanks for your comments Arash! :-)

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  59. Happy Blog Anniversary!! You are an awesome blogger and can't wait to see what the new year brings for you! :)

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  60. RedTagChicLA17 December, 2013

    Awwww more power on your 4th blogging year Madison!!!!


    Rebecca
    www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

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