My blog turns 1 today. I know that means I’m still a relative newcomer to the blogosphere, yet it’s been an amazing 12 months of posting and commenting, reading and writing, learning and growing, and making friends. In celebration, I’m all dressed-up and sharing 5 highlights from my blogging year. I’ve learned a lot in the past dozen months or so and, as such, love blogging almost as much as I love breathing and sleeping and eating cake.
I’ve written about poverty housing and mental illness, Haiti, Vietnam, and even the mafia, but, by far the posts over the last year that have gotten the least attention and, frankly, deserved a whole lot more, have been the ones related, directly or indirectly, to my sense of blogging chic.
So, even if you’re posting pj-ed from you Lazy Boy, you can visit vicariously the WordPress Fashion Week extravaganza run-way-ed and birthday-ed in the posts below.
1. “What Does One Wear to Meet a Former Dictator?”
I interviewed my first dictator (Haitian, Baby Doc Duvalier) this year, lived to blog about it, and managed to make no major fashion faux pas in the process. The three posts in this series begin here.
2. “Canines in Conical Hats: Lucy Does Vietnam.”
When my partner Sara and I lived in Vietnam, my Maltese Lucy traveled with us. In this post Lucy, wearing traditional Vietnamese headgear, shares the highlights of her tour.
3. “Memory Mining Via Haute Couture.”
This post is for all of you whose laundry habits have, surprisingly, not carried the clothes pin over into the 21st century or who, god forbid, lack the sartorial daring to add clothespins to your accessory repertoire.
4. “Capped and Crowned: The Evolution of a Head in Helmets and Hoods.”
If you’ve enjoyed my posts about places like Port-au-Prince, where Haitians have only tents to hang their hats, you might also enjoy this piece about my life in millinery terms—the helmets and hoods that have feathered my cap.
5. “Pixied and Permed: My Life in Haircuts and Headbands.”
Hope you appreciate this post about my personal history as told through pixies and perms, my ongoing effort to make thin, fine hair thicker and fuller, an evolution from baby bald to big girl curl.
Yes, my blog has finished it first full year with 50,000 hits, been Freshly Pressed and Eco-Pressed, but more than anything else we (my fashion savvy readers and I) have done it all fully clothed and with underwear unwadded. Admittedly, we’ve had a wardrobe malfunction or two, but, by and large, we’ve mastered the art of blogging couture.
Hope you’ve enjoyed my Blogging Birthday Party and will have a piece of cake before you leave—all on the Gucci-ed gal that’s me, of course.
(Note: If you are new to my blog, you might like to know that I’m writing a memoir and blogging about growing up in an organized crime family. To read my most recent post about that childhood, click here.)