Wednesday, June 12, 2013

my 100th post! and my favorite things about blogging


Random. But this song is kind of addicting. 








where i got it: shirt-american eagle // skirt, belt, necklace, shoes-forever 21

For the sake of my 100th post I'm going to talk about my top 10 favorite reasons I blog. Why not top 100 you may ask? Because I'm not that creative and who has time for that homies. And let's be honest. Who would actually spend 30 minutes reading 100 bullet points on here. I don't think I'd even read that much info on my own blog.

1. Putting off homework with excuses like, "I haaaave to edit my pictures and put together a blog post... for at least 45 minutes!"
2. Practicing my writing voice. I've noticed a huge improvement in my writing since I started blogging. I feel more confident with my writing, and become more me on paper, or on screen. Which is really awesome.
3. My followers. Coughcough. You. Guys. Are. Just. So. Nice! I love reading your comments and getting to know you all. It's what makes my blog worth writing, knowing I'm connecting to so many people out there who are interested in what I, little Lauren, have to say. 
4. Having a reason to put together more creative outfits. Which sometimes stresses me out as I sit on my bedroom floor practically naked and whine about how I don't have anything to wear for my blog.
5. Having an excuse to get new clothes, I always tell hubs it's an investment since I'm making money off it.
6. Connecting with other bloggers. I've made some suuuper great friends that I would have never ever met. And I have so much more respect for big bloggers because I realize how hard it is to get followers and become known.
7. Practicing my modeling skills. 'Nugh said.
8. The fact that the my hubs is becoming quite the photographer. "Tilt your head slightly to the left," he says, "know slap your booty, pucker your lips, and give me a wink." Those are the pictures that never quite make it on here. They're mostly kept for his personal enjoyment. 
9. Expressing myself and remembering all the exciting/awkward happenings of my life. I feel like this blog has become my diary. Sometimes I go back and read my posts and laugh at the ridiculousness of my life. 
10. That moment I get a new follower. There's nothing I love more than the comment, "Newest follower!" I always get so excited when I find a new blog that I vow to check religiously, and having that blog for someone else just gives me butterflies. I hope my life can make people laugh, maybe feel better or forget about their circumstances. And mostly that it's a place for inspiration and where you can escape from the world for a few moments.

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Now, in honor of this post I would love love love if you guys commented on what you like about my blog, or any other. Or asked me a question, or a request, or just just anything to validate my feelings because I'm needy I guess. 


xo

PS if you have time, check out this super embarrassing video I did for work. Yes, I'm the ghetto gansta who sounds like a white gansta wannabe. Be warned though, it's not my most flattering role. 



46 comments:

  1. congrats on your 100th post and you look great!

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    1. Thanks so much! Blogging is theeee best!
      xo

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  2. Your photos look great! Love you and congrats :)

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  3. I love all your clothes. Can you make a copy of them and put them in my closet?? That is my favorite part of your blog... Seeing what outfits you put together! Also love your relationship with your husband, you both sound hilarious. I love that about blogging.. Getting to know other people in a certain way :)

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    1. Hahaha love your comment!! I seriously get everything these days from Forever 21 or Target because I'm sooo poor, yet all their stuff is soooo cute. Blogging is the best ever, I can totally relate! I love seeing other people's lives and the adventures they have. And I looove letting other people into mine :)
      xo

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  4. Congrats on your 100th post! I stumbled upon your blog quite recently and it has been a great distraction whenever I am trying to avoid writing my paper or learning for exams :)I like your writing style and I sincerely like your stories - they often make me laugh and smile! So keep up the good work - it really is a pleasure to read your blog!

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    1. Good I'm so glad!! Thank you, you're so so sweet! I'm glad people enjoy my blog as much as I enjoy creating it!
      xo

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  5. Congrats on your 100th post!!! That's awesome. Love yoru outfit today. The red skirt with the chambray top is gorgeous. Yes followers make all the difference when blogging.

    Link up tomorrow for my weekly tres-chic fashion thursday link up.

    Agi:)

    vodkainfusedlemonade.com

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    1. Ahhh thanks Agnes!! I'll make sure to link up!
      xo

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  6. YAY! Congrats! The skirt is adorable, and chambray is always the way to go :)

    Tiffany Ima
    Style Honestly
    $25 Target Giveaway!

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    1. Thanks Tiffany! It was one of those combos I never really out together then it hit me, and I think it's one of my best outfits!
      xo

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  7. Congrats on your 100th post! Love your outfit!!!
    ~Annemarie~

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  8. You look great in this outfit! Blogging is definitely one of my favorite distractions from work I need to do too!

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    1. Aaaamen sista! I don't even feel guilty putting off homework to blog because I just love it so much haha.
      xo

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  9. wow 100 posts! congrats! modeling with the hubs. I do that too and it can be so funny.

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    1. I know, right?! Husbands are great because they'll help us with anything, even if they don't take it all too seriously. Whenever he takes pictures of me we have a blast!
      xo

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  10. I just love your blog because you have such funny stories. I find myself laughing out loud when I read your sleep talking posts. I am sleep talker too haha. Anyways, your just a good writer! :)

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    1. Thanks so much!! My favorite compliment ever is on my writing, and this blog has helped me develop my voice and made me better at writing. I'd love to hear some of your sleep talking stories ;)
      xo

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  11. congrats on 100 posts!! That's a pretty great accomplishment, plus you have the prettiest photos to go along with it. Your skirt is beautiful!

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    1. Thanks so much!!! You are so sweet! Sometimes I see other blogs and their pictures are pro status and I feel like mine are so amateur, but knowing you think they look good made my day :)
      xo

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  12. Love the outfit! I want that skirt! If you get a chance, please link this up to my WHAT WE WORE party: http://suburbsmama.blogspot.com/2013/06/wardrobe-wednesday_12.html

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    1. Ahh Rita I'm sorry I just saw your comment! Remind me this week and I will for sure! Thanks for stopping by :)
      xo

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  13. YAY! Congrats! I think I have read every one of them and they really have gotten better and better:) I'm really impressed with how committed you have been to this and how successful you've been, its an inspiration to me as I struggle to do the same thing with my blog!!!

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    1. Thanks Rachael! It's soooo hard starting a blog, I can completely relate. But soooo worth it. Once people start relating to you and your followers increase it's like you have all these people rooting for you in life, I love it!
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  14. You're seriously so adorable, love the chambray and red!! LOVE your blog, now following :) Love all your reasons for blogging, I feel the same in so many ways!

    xo, Ainslee

    abeautifulheartblog.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you so much!! And thanks for following :)
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  15. You're gorgeous!! I love this outfit. The necklace is so subtle because it blends into the shirt. Very cute. And the red skirt is oh-so-ladylike. :)

    -Nathy @ Earnestyle

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    1. You are the sweetest thank you so much!! I love being told I'm ladylike, makes me feel like Lady Mary from Downton Abby!
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  16. Love the red skirt!! Best wishes for a great weekend. Linda

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  17. Super cute outfit! I found you through the link party at Redfly Creations. Congrats on 100 posts! I loved reading your favorite things about blogging. I'm a newbie and all those things you listed are super exciting to me too :)
    Heidi @ handmadefrenzy.blogspot.com

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    1. Blogging is.the.best! It has been the greatest experience for me, just keep sticking with it, starting out is the hardest!
      xo

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  18. Congrats on your 100th post! Cute outfit and I loved your 10 items, too. (Especially the hubby/photographer one!)
    I'm visiting from Crafts a la mode. I host a Linky Saturday at 5pm Central and I'd love for you to come by and share!
    ~ Megin of VMG206

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    1. Thanks!!! I love link ups! Send me a message like the day before and I'll make sure to stop by.
      xo

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  19. Lovely photos! I love red & fashions. Thanks for linking up & sharing @ DearCreatives.com glad I got to meet you via the party. Drop back by anytime! Theresa

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  20. I just found your blog and I LOVE your style, SO CUTE!

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  21. Great pics and congrats on the 100th post. You are very attractive:)

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  22. Just found your blog... You're adorable! And also, small world. My husband worked in the admissions office for a while, we just graduated in April.... Anyways, he knew the other people in your video and said thanks for the laugh! :)

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  23. Best Congrats on your 100th post
    You look amazing; actually I like your red color skirt its look so adorable

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