Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Three year blogiversary!

Happy three year blogiversary to me! I honestly can't believe I've been blogging for so long. When I think back to the beginning, it feels like forever ago! I started in September 2009 after losing 35 pounds. I remember feeling insanely inspired to finally start dressing the way I wanted to and feeling comfortable doing so. I picked up the September issues from that year (that I kept and still have) and starting trying new things I saw (like tights under jean shorts? so cool that year!). But then, I discovered fashion blogging. I remember reading Delightfully Tacky, The Clothes Horse, Keiko Lynn and Calivintage and thinking that… wow, these girls are amazing and real. So, I started my own blog and it's been the craziest adventure ever since. This blog has seen me through college, graduation, three fashion weeks, new and old friendships, a move from the beach to the city, my band, sadly my marriage ending, too many lighthouses, trips, adventures, and now even a new relationship starting. All I know is that I can't wait to continue blogging, no matter what happens in my life. My biggest goal going into my fourth year (eep!) is to have more fun with it. Sometimes I stress myself out over deadlines and not posting enough, what people think, and "what if this outfit doesn't look good on the blog?". But it's like… who cares? I started this blog because I was inspired and I've kept blogging because it's been fun, I've met the most amazing people and have had the most amazing opportunities. I'm insanely grateful for what this blog has given me in life + I can't wait to see what happens in the future for it. Thank you for coming back (some of you for the past three years, even). It means the world to have your support. ♥


64 comments:

  1. Congrats! You are amazing! Thanks for these 3 years.

    altmoda.com

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  2. Congratulations! It's been wonderful to go the journey with you. And I look forward to what's to come.

    Sincerely,
    Joanna
    www.ModaMamaBlog.com

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  3. Happy blogoversary, that's a whole lot of looks.

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  4. I love this recap of all your outfit posts! So many and they're all so cute! Looking forward to another great year of reading posts! :)

    Julia
    Cup of Tea

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  5. Congrats, girl! I have loved following you this past year - you are such an inspiration!

    xoxo,
    Laura
    http://lauraisthriftingthroughlife.blogspot.com/

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  6. congratulations on hitting 3 years Tieka! I've really loved reading your blog. :) this recap of your outfit posts is so fun! I enjoyed trying to pick out the ones I recognized. looking forward to what's to come here on selective potential!

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  7. Congrats on 3 years, boy does time fly!

    borderlinebasic.blogspot.com

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  8. Wow... looking back to those year one posts, you've grown so much!!! You are truly an inspiration - it was you who made me want to have my own style blog - and you are my hero. Keep this blog alive, for sure there's one person across the Atlantic that will be reading it always!!! Congratulations.
    http://fashionfauxpas-mintjulep.blogspot.com

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  9. congrats! I love the little photos, keep up the amazing blogging :)

    - kelsey
    http://kelseyelizabetha.blogspot.ca/

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  10. a very happy 3rd blogiversary!! i hope there's many more to come. i love your posts, and the fact that you share your life as well as your outfits, and let your readers know you. :)

    jana

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  11. amazing! you're a complete inspiration! i cant wait for more and huge congrats on 3 years! thats awesome. thank you for having us along for the ride!xxx

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  12. Happy Happy 3rd Birthday to Selective Potential, Tieka! I am so happy as well to have been reading it for more than 2 years now. Thanks for sharing your adventures with us. More years to come and good luck with everything :)

    another day to wander

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  13. Happy happy blogiversary! I have only been a reader for a short time but love your blog! Here's to many more outfits and posts.
    Lianne x
    rubyrubyslippers.blogspot.com

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  14. Happy blogiversary! YOUR blog is the one that sparked the inspiration in me. Though I'm not much of a fashion blogger.. when I discovered yours and thought - this girl is just like me! - right down to the punk show background and similar style. I remember when I first found Selective Potential, I could not stop reading back. Keep it up! Your blog is still my favorite :)

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  15. Congratulations!! You and your blog are truly amazing and I can't wait to see what awaits in the upcoming year!
    ~Sara

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  16. Congratulations, what a milestone! Your blog is one of my absolute favorites and it's one that I make sure to keep as up to date with what you're posting. Wishing many more years to come!

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  17. Congratulations on these three years, hope you do this for many more! xx

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  18. Congrats on 3 years Tieka!! Your blog was my main inspiration to start fashion blogging. Yours is the first blog I got in to! I still love reading your posts and always gain more inspiration from your always great outfits.

    -Jessi
    haircutandgeneralattitude.blogspot.com

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  19. Oh my gosh, how fun to look back on the blog three years ago!

    Happy blogiversary Tieka!

    xx, Katrina

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  20. Congrats Tieka! 3 years is such a great accomplishment!

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  21. Happy Anniversary! I look forward to your posts for years to come :)

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  22. Congratulations on three years, Tieka! Can't wait to see what else Selective Potential has in store for you!

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  23. Congratulations, Teika! I absolutely love your blog; you continue to inspire me to dress well and be healthy and to have adventures. I can't wait to see what the next years have in store for you!

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  24. Congrats! Its so encouraging and inspiring to hear how you got started!
    kendrrat
    http://kendrrat.blogspot.com/

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  25. amazing to see all those pictures... congratulations on a stylish and inspiring blog - i hope you keep on having fun and share it :)

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  26. Congrats on the three years!!! I'm so excited where this blog goes in the years to come!!!

    <3 Sharmaine Ruth
    underpeachtrees.blogspot.com

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  27. Congrats on the past three years!

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  28. Happy Anniversay, you are one of my favourite blogs. You keep it real!!!

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  29. congrats on 3 years! <3 glad you are still having fun with it :)

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  30. Congratulations on the blogiversary! Three years is amazing. You were one of the bloggers I followed who inspired me to start my own so I thank you and hope I reach my own three year blogiversary one day! x

    http://www.jenventure.blogspot.co.uk

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  31. Oh wow, congrats hun!

    xox
    http://aboutwomenandnotonly.blogspot.com/

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  32. woah, 3 years of blogging, well done, I am so happy to have been your reader for the past year and a half or so, you are such a lovely source of inspiration! Thanks for sharing!!! xx
    Alice Barton ♥ The Mow Way

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  33. Congratulations, Tieka! Your blog is one of my absolute favorites. I recommend it to all of my fashionable friends :)

    http://viennawaitsblog.blogspot.com/

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  34. Thank you for sharing your life's journeys. Congratulations and I love this collage you put together, so many outfits.

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  35. Wow! It's so cool to see all the miniature pictures together!

    Happy anniversary!

    Miki.

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  36. Wow that is a lot of outfit posts! I've only been with you for the last few months but I really enjoy your blog. Keep up the good work!

    X
    Molly
    thecottagediaries.blogspot.co.nz

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  37. congrats!! :D I hope there are many more years to come! You are doing an amazing job! Thank you Tieka!!!

    Love, Saar

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  38. Joyeux blogganiversaire Tieka!

    Your blog is fantastic and we love you :)

    Have a great trip in New York,

    Virginie xo

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  39. oh wow congrats! That is so awesome! isn't it fun to look back and see how much has changed? can't wait for year 4 ;)

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  40. it's so fun to see your style evolve! you were one of the very first blogs i started reading when i started up my blog just over a year ago. you have grown from all of your experiences, and we feel so honored to be along for the ride, good or bad. here's to three years and many more to come!! :)
    xo TJ

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  41. Wow, that is so amazing! All those pics with awesome outfits and style! Congrats!
    http://sincerelyarizona.blogspot.com/

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  42. This is amazing, beautiful, and super inspiring! You were one of those blogs to me when I started lasted year, and you continue to be one of my very favorites! I cannot wait to see what this year has in store for you. It is really exciting to see what my own blog can potentially (selectively potentially?) become!
    Hope you're having a beautiful day!
    xo Hannah

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  43. Happy blogiversary! Congratulations.

    http://shannonhearts.blogspot.com

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  44. Congratulations, Tieka! I'll always be a fan of your amazing blog. :)

    -Gayle (Pemberley Rose)

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  45. Congrats Tieka!
    Can't wait to see what the next 3 years bring for you!

    xo Jennifer

    http://seekingstyleblog.wordpress.com

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  46. Happy blog birthday, Tieka! It's been such a fun journey - I still remember some of those early posts! Here's to a great fourth year :)

    thejoyfulfox.blogspot.com

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  47. yeaaah tieka!!! happy blogaversary! hopefully one day we can meet and sip coffee and chat about blogging and life :)

    Xo,
    steffy
    Steffys Pros and Cons

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  48. Congratulations! I only started following recently but I am very much enjoying reading it. Also, it must have taken you ages to put that photo montage together! Kudos.

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  49. Congrats on making it to three years, and on having such as successful blog at that!

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  50. Congrats! I've been a read for 3 years. I love your blog. Your style and adventures are such an inspiration. You even inspired me to follow my dreams and create a fashion blog. You and Delightfully Tacky!
    -london camille
    http://www.youngdumblove.com

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  51. Congratulations! I absolutely love reading your blog! Your adventures inspire me to have adventures of my own! :)

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  52. congrats! (: great post.

    xthesimplethingsx.blogspot.com

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  53. yay! happy 3 years! i love all these photos grouped together and seeing all the seasons throughout them! so fun. <3 you.

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  54. Congratulations Tieka! We love you!!

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  55. Happy anniversary!! I can't believe it's "only" been 3 years - your blog is the best <3

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  56. happy blogaversary! and many more years to come :)
    xo, cheyenne

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  57. Hey Tieka, have you ever done a video message for the blog? I would love to hear your voice! And happy belated blogiversary, always a treat to revisit your amazing adventures!

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  58. Oh wow, how fast have these 3 years gone?! Congrats on 3 years of blogging, Tieka! It's so strange to look back to when I first started following your blog almost 3 years ago now and remembering your outfits from back then! You actually inspired me to start my own blog too!

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Thank you so much for your comment and support of my blog! I try my best to get back to comments, but if you have a question, please email me at tieka@selectivepotential.com! xo