Ok. Sooo. You might notice a few changes around here. This is one of those things that I've been putting off for a while because I didn't know exactly how to do it. But after a insomnia induced night of tweaking one thing on the blog which led to tweaking another thing, which led to a complete redesign, I figured now would just be the best time to come out and say it.
...But not before I beat around the bush and make myself feel all nostalgic or whatever.
|Some of the first pics we took together for the blog. We were just kids back then.|
Madison and I started this blog together almost three years ago. I remember sitting on the couch at 2 a.m. like giddy teenage girls, writing our first post. I think we hoped that by posting at such an ungodly hour, no one would ever actually read it. But people did read it. And even more unexpectedly, people actually liked it. In those three years, we've been so blessed to have the coolest experiences from writing this blog; We were printed in a magazine, we went on TV (twice! no, three times!), we hosted blogger meetups, we judged fashion shows, we were part-time models, and even made really annoying videos of ourselves.
I've truly loved having this blog, and even more, I've loved being able to share it with my best friend. I wouldn't trade it for anything. But lately we realized, as we start to move in different directions in our lives (literally, Madison is moving to the East Coast this summer!), blogging together just isn't a practical option anymore. So from here on out, Madison will no longer be posting and this blog will be mine, ALL MINE. (cue evil laughter. suckers.)
I wish I could tell you there was some juicy drama to accompany all of this (I get it, I watched Gossip Girl too), but to be honest, we talked about it, we laughed about it, we moved on, and it wasn't really a huge deal. We're not "breaking up". Mads is still my best friend. We still hang out. We still cuddle on the couch and watch Youtube videos together. I know, boring right?
So that's that. It's bittersweet to close this chapter, but it's also a great opportunity to grow and move forward. It still scares me a little to take on this blog on my own. Maybe Madison was the only reason you even read this blog (it's okay, she's my favorite Awkward Girl too), and maybe I'm just gonna drive this whole operation into the ground. But I still love blogging and this entire online community, so I hope you'll bear with me as I work through some of the kinks of this transition.
I'm planning on putting together an FAQ sometime in the near future so if you still have any questions about anything-- about me, or this blog, or Madison, or this post, or your life, anything really-- feel free to ask! I also want to know what you want to see more of/less of on the blog as I make this transition. I'm still trying to figure everything out as far as the direction of this blog goes, but I would love your input. (But don't tell me you hate the redesign, because it's like my baby and you wouldn't tell someone you hate their baby, would you?)