#GIGTurns3: Lessons, Goals & Other Sh*t (singing ‘It’s My Blogiversary!’) + A Giveaway

The first blog post I ever wrote was about Naomi Campbell and a funny tee-shirt I saw. I didn’t know a thing about blogging, SEO, or what WordPress was or did.

In the beginning Gorgeous In Grey wasn’t even me! She was just this girl (formerly known as Hey Bella Blog–only my real readies remember her!) who wanted to find her space in the internet. She knew blogging was the next big thing, and wanted to be a part of it. Only thing was… she wasn’t clear on what she wanted back from it.

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She was a hot mess! She wrote about celebrity sightings, gossip news, and threw in an occasional embed from a popular tv show. Somewhere along the way, she realized that gossiping on the web was not her cup of tea. Mainly because the crunch to get the stuff up first was a real struggle. And in that world, writing doesn’t matter as much. But who was the first to post it, does!

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So back to the basics she went. Realizing that writing was her first love and that their was one subject she knew better than anyone else–hands down! She knew who she was. She knew the woman she wanted to be, and, she knew the woman she wasn’t. So Gorgeous In Grey was born! Just a simple online diary of the sh*t I love. 

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That was three whole years ago! Today my blog is my crutch, my resume, my therapy couch–it’s my baby. There’s not a moment in the day that goes by where I don’t think about how I can use this platform I’ve created to express myself. I think about what I want to share with the world. Which is usually everything!

I’ve shared my move to the big apple, dealing with my mother having cancer, my new job–you’ve been there with me with each post. People ask me all the time, “How do you start a blog?”

Simple! Find your passion and write. All of the advertising dollars, free products, events, and other cool stuff will come if you create a genuine space for yourself. No one can teach you how to genuinely be yourself. That my dolls, you have to figure out.

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So what I have I learned? That life will happened. People will judge you. You will get hurt. But what makes you a better person is how you react to life. What will make you happy is your reaction. I am having the time of my life. Simple because I changed how I thought about life.

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Because I love you! And it’s my blogiversary! I’ve got a gift for you. From my good girlfriend Jennifer Quinn. It’s an amazing necklace (that I would totally rock) from Stella & Dot.

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The giveaway is only open to US residents. Once the winner has been selected, I ask that you take a picture of you and your gift and post it to my facebook wall. XOXO & good luck.

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6 Comments

  1. March 1, 2013 / 2:46 am

    The day we met at BlogHer12 I knew you were the stuff girl! #RealPeople having #RealTalk all day long, you kept me sane and helped to hold it down during that long, crazy week! Happy Bloggie Birthday, to the most gorgeous lady in grey I know! Here’s to 100 more Bloggie Birthdays! So should we celebrate with cake or Tequila, or BOTH? LOL 🙂
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  2. March 1, 2013 / 12:15 pm

    Happy Blogaversary, Boo! So excited for you :))

  3. Jude Garrett
    March 1, 2013 / 3:09 pm

    Hi Ty, Happy Anniversary! You have come a long way and you are still gorgeous!

  4. March 3, 2013 / 10:21 pm

    Just a note to say congratulations on such an amazing run with GIG! Here’s to another 3 years (and more!)
    Xx, Maiah

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