4 things I've learned

Yesterday marked the fourth year of my blogging career. Goodness…it is so hard to believe that it has been four years since I started the very thing that has changed my life forever–Vintage Inspired Passionista.

Styling outfits for the Outlet Shops of Grand River Grand Haul video series at J.Crew.

Styling outfits for the Outlet Shops of Grand River Grand Haul video series at J.Crew.

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Since starting VIP in 2012, I have written over 1,000 blog posts, over 300 newspaper articles, styled multiple fashion magazine spreads (including a high-fashion advertisement that appeared in B-Metro Magazine), and interviewed celebrities and fashion designers like Ty Pennington, Mark Muenster, Donald J. Pliner, Betsey Johnson and Rebecca Minkoff–just to name a few.

Interviewing Ty Pennington backstage at the Birmingham Home & Garden Show.

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One of the first photos on the blogs, 2012. Look at those long locks! Phew…hard to believe I’ve had a bob for 3-ish years now *wink*

One of the first blog posts on VIP, 2012.

One of the first blog posts on VIP, 2012.

In the beginning, I was a 16-year old newbie who knew absolutely nothing about blogging, social media, brand-building, or interviewing. But through trial and error, research and some amazing patrons and believers, I was able to grow a blog while growing up myself. Looking back, the past four years have changed my life greatly–from a career and personal standpoint. So, for this week’s Letter From the Editor in celebration of the VIP blog turning the big four *wink*, I want to share with y’all four things I have learned in my four years of blogging.

Now, without further ado, let’s take a look at the four things blogging has taught me about life in the past four years: Don't give up Don't give up (1) Don't give up (2) Don't give up (3)

Styling outfits for the grand opening of DSW in Birmingham, Alabama with B-Metro Magazine.

Styling outfits for the grand opening of DSW in Birmingham, Alabama with B-Metro Magazine.

Working a live social media event for B-Metro Magazine.

Working a live social media event for B-Metro Magazine.

"Rain"--artistic photoshoot.

“Rain”–artistic photoshoot.

To see some of the other things I have done in the past 4 years, click here to visit my press page.

Did you miss this lovely ensemble on yesterday's Weekly Whistle? No need to fear! Click here to read all about it :)Stay Fabulous,

Abby Hathorn

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