Five years ago this month, Capitol Hill Style was born. Since then, it has grown from a one-horse blog read by less than 10 people to a resource for tens-of-thousands of women. I couldn’t have imagined that such an accomplishment was possible when started the site in 2008 as a diversion from the boredom of August recess. But I’ve never been so thrilled by a surprise in my life.
To celebrate this occasion, I was initially going to throw a party. But after some thinking, I realized that a party celebrating a blog birthday seemed over the top and a bit silly. So I decided to do something a bit different, a thank you to all of the readers who have supported this blog throughout the years, passing it on to friends and family members, co-workers and interns.
Every week for the remainder of August, I’ll be hosting a reader giveaway. The prizes will include some Capitol Hill Style favorites from retailers and brands that I’ve touted on the blog for years. Giveaways will be posted on Tuesday of each week and winners will be announced on Saturdays. So don’t forget to stop by each week for a new chance to win. There will also be three smaller giveaways, on hosted on Twitter, one on Pinterest and one on Facebook, so don’t forget to follow CHS on those sites as well.
Thanks again to all of you for coming back day after day, for sending in e-mails and re-tweeting posts. This community has become a welcome distraction from the sometimes humdrum, sometimes chaotic world of politics.
Have a great weekend, xoxo Belle