Can you believe it? Today is ClassyCurlies.com's 6th birthday!! Where did the time go, seriously?
On this day six years ago I wrote my very first blog post and many, many things have changed since then.
Initially I created this blog because I was curious about my natural hair texture and I loved to write, that's it. But over the past six years it has evolved into something greater. It has become a platform for several other women to showcase their challenges, their successes and their hopes in their beauty and personal lives.
I have also changed over the years as a blogger. If you've been following for a while, I actually started this blog in college (actually, the year before I went to college). It's a time where you're really trying to figure things out, and you can definitely see the development over the years if you start at the beginning until now.
Sometimes I go back and read some of my old post and they sound so terrible (lol), but I don't do much changing because that's part of the growth - seeing your past.
Throughout it all, I balanced books, graduation, being a manager at my first big girl journalist job and that leads me to now.
I am so, so thankful for the loyalty of everyone who reads this blog. Everyone who has been reading and everyone who is going to read.
My goal isn't numbers. I thrive off of the engagement I get with you all, and I try my very best to answer every single email and social media comment - because it's important. I want to be accessible to you all - that's my job.
Because of you (and just a little of my writing skill - but mostly you lol) ClassyCurlies.com has been:
- Featured in USA Today
- Featured on Indy Style TV
- Featured on CurlyNikki.com
- Featured in It's My Hair! Magazine
- Featured in Curlkit's ebook
- Is the leader of Indy's ClassyCurlies, a natural hair group with over 200+ members
- Has hosted numerous sold out natural hair events
Those are just the big things, you can see the full list here.
You all seriously have no idea how thankful I am to have the support for something I am so passionate about.
SO WHAT'S NEXT?
Shhh....no one knows this yet, but Curly Conversations (the podcast I mentioned last month) kicks off Jan. 10!
More natural hair events are coming your way
Of course I can't tell you everything, but trust me, 2017 is going to be the best yet.
Thank you so very much,