Three years ago today, I sat down in front of my computer to start a fashion blog.
As a young Hill staffer with no money for August Recess travel, abandoned by her friends and colleagues, at the mercy of the hot Summer heat, I was bored. Really bored. And from that boredom, this blog grew like a tree in Brooklyn, we now had a fashion blog for Capitol Hill.
I don’t know that I gave any thought to what this blog might become. I don’t think I saw it lasting for three years. And I know that I never thought or hoped, really, that the site would grow from a readership of three to just shy of 300,000 pageviews per month. Such a dream would have been crazy talk.
But here we are, nearly 1,100 days later, talking about professional fashion, style faux pas and beauty tips like a bunch of girlfriends gathered around the living room braiding each other’s hair. So thank you for visiting every day. Thank you for telling your friends, co-workers and family members to read CHS. And thank you for making this blog a pleasure to write, because if it wasn’t for your comments and e-mails, I would have stopped a long time ago.
So today is my other birthday. Who knows? Maybe someone will even buy me a present.