200 posts. 200!!! I can’t even begin to fathom that I’ve put up 200 posts on my blog. I know for others 200 is not a big number, but, I try extremely hard to make sure my posts are thorough and substantial. I’m glad I looked at the WordPress app to make sure I caught when I hit 200 – I didn’t want to miss this!! My three year blog anniversary is on March 11, so I was thrilled I hit 200 before that.
I didn’t know what I wanted this post to be about – in fact, I really struggled because I wanted there to be a post up on Friday but I also wanted my 200th post to be a good one! So I thought I could talk a little bit about why I started this blog, where I thought it was going, and other things like that in a Q&A style type of post…
Why did I start my blog? I’m not quite sure how I found this platform and how the whole thing came together, but originally, the idea was to pair together my love of writing and fashion. Seriously, that simple!
Where did the name come from? You know Rookie Mag? Tavi Gevinson originally had a blog called The Style Rookie (and maybe she still has it? I’m not sure and I’m too lazy to check!). My mom saw her on television talking about her website and told me about how cool it was. I basically looked up synonyms for style and rookie which is actually hilarious in retrospect.
…but simultaneously, The Fashion Newcomer has a ton of meaning to me! I look at it as a means to explain the ever-changing fashion world. I personally can’t keep up, and to be honest, I’m not even sure how anyone does (although to be honest, not many of the blogs I read deal with the couture world, which is a whole other post I want to write). Fashion Week is confusing and stressful! The world of fashion is always changing and my blog is essentially me exploring those changes.
What original goals did you have for your blog? I honestly wish I could tell you. I want to know myself! If you look back to the beginning, I did not post very consistently so I am not sure what my original intentions were.
What was your first post? My first post was a poorly shot outfit post, which is still up and can be seen here. At the time, my family was staying over in New York City for a few nights just as a fun quick getaway, and I had my brother snap photos of me on a simple Canon camera in the hallway! I honestly had no idea what I was doing/how blog photos are typically supposed to be taken at all. But, if you look in that post and a few following them, I used to do this thing where I would set up the post with a Fact and instead of the standard outfit details, I would call it, Anatomy of the Outfit. So there have definitely been some changes!
What blogs did you read before you started blogging? Weirdly enough, I don’t think I read any blogs. I watched a lot of fashion videos on YouTube, but I didn’t really consistently read blogs and to be honest, I don’t think I ever understood the scope of blogging – only now do I understand it really is a big deal.
One last thing… I’ve always dabbled with my site logo. Thought it might be interesting to show you what I’ve come up with (and subsequently never used) throughout the years…
So there you have it! My 3 year anniversary is in March so please submit other questions because I’d love to address them then!
I’m not sure there are many people who have been reading my blog from the beginning, but to anyone that has: thank you!
Here’s to 200 more!