Wow. One year ago today I made my first post! It was about using milk bottles, jam jars and the like to displays flowers instead of the same old boring vases! How far it has come! I almost can’t remember life before blogging! Interiors Addict has allowed me to realise my true passion and to indulge it every day and share it with like-minded addicts like you. How lucky am I? Very.
I’ve met so many amazing people on this first year of the blogging journey. 12 months ago I didn’t know anyone in the Australian interior design industry. Now I know pretty much every stylist and designer worth their salt and what a talented, generous and friendly lot they are. I never cease to be amazed by how supportive and lovely people have been to me. After all, what do I really know about interior design compared to some of these experienced and super clever people? I might have a passion for this stuff, but it is their work and their talent and creativity that inspires me, day in, day out.
I’ve also made great friends and I can’t let this birthday post go past without mentioning two amazing girls I’ve met through Interiors Addict. Together, Emma Blomfield, Naomi Findlay and I call ourselves The Design Dorks and if there’s a trade show to be visited, you can bet we’ll be there together, oohing and ah-ing over cushions and gossiping about all manner of topics! Love you, ladies! (incidentally, we’ll be celebrating the blogoversary with dinner on Thursday night).
In December, I was named one of 20 bloggers to watch in 2012 by Problogger, last month I was featured in Real Living magazine, next month I’ll be attending the Belle Coco Republic Interior Design Awards and later this year I’ll be speaking at a major industry event (I can’t tell you which yet). These amazing things just keep coming my way and I feel hugely grateful.
Last month saw Interiors Addict migrated from Tumblr to WordPress, just another part of the journey and hopefully a good longterm home for the blog. I certainly have every intention of continuing to grow this baby and look forward to meeting many more fabulous people and sharing my interiors addiction with them for years to come! Thanks for coming along for the ride. Your visits and your comments really mean the world to me! Jen x
PS. Am I allowed to ask for a birthday present? If you love this blog as much as I do, please take ten seconds to vote for me in the People’s Choice award of the Best Australian Blogs 2012 competition here. You’ll find me on the second page. Just tick the box! THANKS!