* Bangles from India *
Today is a pretty special day here at Smaggle. It was 6 years ago, on this day, that I first started snapping photos of my daily outfits and posting them on the internet, which was extremely odd behavior back in 2007. It used to take like 1o minutes to load a photo into a post and formatting was a NIGHTMARE. Blog years are kind of similar to dog years I think, so that would make my blog 42… which is quite a bit older than me, so that’s a terrible analogy. Anyway, I digress. I’ve been plugging away at this little corner of the internet for a large chunk of my life and I have to say that starting this blog is easily the best decision I’ve ever made. I’ve been lucky enough to have turned Smaggle into a part time job in the last few years, which is just the weirdest thing ever. If you told 16 year old me, that grown up me, would eventually spend several days a week writing whatever I want on my very own website, I probably wouldn’t have cried that time I got a score lower than 85% on that English essay.
My most favourite thing about blogging is coming home at the end of the day, whether I’ve been teaching, freelancing or rehearsing, kicking off my shoes and reading all the comments and emails from my readers. I’m so fortunate to have such an engaged and engaging readership. You guys really are what keeps this blog alive. You’re my BFFs. The only reason I’ve consistently updated this blog for so long is because I love chatting with all you mad cats, sharing ideas, having amazing debates and just having a laugh. Thank you. I like you all very much.
On that note, before I get too soppy on you, here’s a list of all my new favourite insults I’ve heard in the last few weeks.
1. Douche Canoe
3. Dick Salad
4. Knob End
5. Arse Pelican
To finish off this post, I’m going to steal my mate Woog’s phrase ‘de-lurk’ and ask everyone who reads Smaggle to take a minute and introduce yourself!
Are you a Gemini vegetarian? Would you one day like to open a Center for Kids Who Can’t Read Good and Would Like To Do Other Things Good Too? Did your father invent toaster strudel?
If you need help you can follow this All About You Mini Quiz.
1. What’s your name?
2. Where are you from?
3. What’s your favourite breakfast food?
4. Have you ever been naked in public?
5. Do you look in your friend’s bathroom cupboards when you go in there to pee?
6. Would you rather have sex with Fat Bastard from Austin Powers or Goffrey from Game of Thrones?