Sunday, July 10, 2011

Birthday, giveaway, and big news!

Today is the one year anniversary of Fleur d'Elise! It's been a great year :) I have met so many wonderful bloggers and connected to so many amazing blogs and communities, thanks to this blog.

Some Stats:
In total, I've posted 131 blogs articles (not including this one)
Gained 104 followers via Google
Since I started using in April, I've had over 4000 visitors

Here is a picture from my first post

This is from my second post

The past couple of weeks I've been immensely busy with work and planning my wedding reception, but I've been thinking about the blog and all of you a lot. Mostly I just feel guilty; I've neglected something I really care about, but sometimes it can't be helped! I've also been trying to figure out how to my measure my blog's success now that it's a year old. Is it the number of followers? The number of comments? The number of affiliates or official recognitions? It would make more sense that success is a product of all those things, and not just one.

For instance, 104 followers is a drop in the bucket when compared to the fan base of other more established bloggers, but I am lucky and flattered to have everyone of you. I'm also thrilled to share some awesome news with you: I've been contacted by Glamour for a street style photo shoot and I am a finalist in Marie Claire's What I Love About Me Contest! I am not guaranteed to be in either magazine, but the simple fact that they would even be interested in considering me for publication is completely awesome! As stressed as I am this week, I am feel completely blessed. Thank you all for your support and readership. I would not have come so far without it.

And now for my official THANK YOU! It's time for another giveaway!

One lucky reader will win this necklace and vibrant lipstick. The necklace is from Forever21 and features a Goldstone pendant and I've added a pink ribbon. It's very similar to a bracelet I made back in January. The lipstick is a Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Siren. It's a gorgeous, creamy orange-red and is one of the colors I recommended in this post. It's a fantastic shade for Summer and will look stunning with dark and muted colors this Fall.

Ok, so to enter:
Follow me via Google or BlogLovin' +1
Like Fleur d'Elise on Facebook +1
Link to my blog/giveaway on your blog +2
Remember to leave me a comment with your name and email and links!

The giveaway will end in one week. Good luck!


Kirstin said...

Yay for red lipstick!
crimsonrosellablog at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

Happy blog-birthday! That's so cool about the magazines -- good luck with all that!

Laura said...

Orange Red Lipstick!
Congrats on the blog anniversary!

Laura said...

I am now a follower via Google

Julia said...

Yay, congrats on your first birthday <3
And for Glamour & Marie Claire - that's so exciting !!!

Isabel Hendrix said...

yay yay! congrats on your blog's birthday!! I realized I wasn't following your blog on google, but I am now, and I was following on bloglovin' already. and now I liked it on facebook! ^-^

This Charming Style said...

Congrats on your blog birthday! I have also neglected my blog lately, but like you said, sometimes it can't be helped! :(

Following on bloglovin and google
Liked on Facebook



Ashley said...

Congrats on your blog birthday! How excited! I'm thrilled to hear about your Glamour and Marie Claire entries. You're sure to get in. I know how you feel about other things getting in the way and missing your blog. We--your followers--have missed you and are glad you're back.

Danielle V. said...

Congratulations on your accomplishments! Looking forward to seeing more of your posts in the future! :)

1)I'm following you via Bloglovin' and GFC!
2) I "like" your page on Facebook (as Danielle Villano)


Cosmia, Inflammatory Knit said...

Happy birthday ;)

Anonymous said...

Happy blogiversary! And congrats on the attention you are receiving. You first came on my radar at Chictopia.

Boheme.Fille said...

Happy blog anniversary and congrats for the Glamour photo shoot and for being in the final for Marie Claire's!

I'm already a follower! Now I "like" you on facebook too.


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