In honor of my 500th post (I know, can you believe it?!) I wanted to go over why I started Mattieologie. I have to admit over the last few months, so much has been going on that I too needed a reminder on what the purpose of this blog was – sans witty taglines and sayings.
Mattieologie is honestly a go to guide – a manual of the sort – to shopping, make-up and personal style. It’s where we can relate with one another because I know we all go through similar closet dilemmas, make up faux pas and life issues. When I first started blogging, it was as a hobby – a weekly or bi-weekly escape from the turmoil of retail management. Then I made the brave decision last January to make blogging my 9 to 5. Has it been hard? Absolutely. But I wouldn’t trade it for the world.
Sure I’ve lost myself reading successful blogs, comparing myself to them and sporadically trying too hard. But then wonderful opportunities like Full Time Fabulous and being mentioned in the New York Times happens and I stop being so hard on myself. But 500 posts in, I want to make myself very clear: this is just the beginning. It will only get better – better content (spell check, more than 100 words), better pictures (more outfit of the day posts & hopefully an SLR purchase soon), better layouts (I’m starting to get the hang of this Photoshop thing) and a better me (did I mention I’ve been working out?).
And if I didn’t thank you guys for your sweet messages, comments, tweets and emails – I would have no soul. So, THANK YOU. Thank you, thank you & thank you again. You guys are truly the reason why I keep going – as cliché as it may sound – but it’s so true. Your stories, questions and support inspire me day in, day out to post better content. My personal platform is to “Be Better” and because of you I am forced to that every single day. If it makes any sense, I’m trying to be better at being better and the mission is to hit a million views by December 2011.
A MILLION views?!
Yes, a million. It’s my personal mission for Mattieologie because after all the awesomeness that has happened thanks to you all – I
think KNOW we can do it. So if you’d like to help by retweeting on Twitter, sharing on Facebook and emailing your friends about this awesome site called Mattieologie, then please by all means.
I love you, readers. I really do and thank you from the bottom of my heart for making Mattieologie exactly what it’s supposed to be – not just a blog, but better.