Six years ago I started something kind of random. It was called a BLOG. I had no idea what I was doing, but I opened up my free blogger template at bellethemagazine.blogspot.com and posted something (It is still live now, btw).
But, why blogging about weddings?
When I was getting married I discovered that in my town there was no local magazine to help brides plan their weddings. My husband-to-be was already in publishing and working for a newspaper, so we decided that we would get together and create something local for brides.
Belle The Magazine started as a local magazine, but we grew into a bilingual magazine—in both Mexico and the United States. I had started doing the blog in 2009 as a complementary online version of the magazine. As it turned out, blogging turned everything I was planning to do outside of blogging upside down and it became the core of what I do. In 2011 the blog was doing so well that I stopped doing everything else and started focusing entirely on the BelleTheMagazine.com. It was more than I’d ever imagined — and it became my career, my livelihood and a passion all on its own.
Yesterday we actually published our 1,500th post, so 6 years and 1,500 post later here we are enjoying every moment! It has been an amazing journey… I love what I do!
Thank you all, from the bottom of my heart for your compliments, questions, encouragement and comments! I hope that I’ve been able to inspire you in some way shape or form during the last 6 years.
Celebrating with 6 Days of Giveaways
We have to celebrate each and every small goal that we accomplish. So, I celebrate today. This blog is one year old. I celebrate consistency and discipline. I celebrate following my goals. I celebrate you for being on this journey with me. I celebrate the dream I have in my heart.
And how do we do it? Well, with 6 DAYS OF GIVEAWAYS. My favorite brands and partners will be sponsoring giveaways all week long! I have some truly amazing prizes for you!… So STAY TUNED, because later on today we are announcing our first contest!