Blog Anniversary—Color and Grace Turns 3!
December 7th will mark the 3 year birthday of my blog, Color and Grace. Three years, almost 600 posts, and it averages 3.9 posts a week. Yes, I used to post EVERY SINGLE day! I know, I am quite crazy. 😉 During the 3 years, my life has had so many changes. The biggest one has to have been my man getting cancer and then passing away. Even during the toughest times, I still kept up with my posts and have not missed a single day.
You may wonder how to be successful at blogging. I have to tell you, first, that I don’t consider myself successful yet. Second, there is really no secret. For me, it is all about hard work and dedication. Just day in and day out, day after day creating the best outfit, taking the best photos and writing the best post as I can. A few days ago someone asked what my plans are this weekend, I answered work on photos and blog posts. Then that friend said, Sunday is supposed to be a relaxing day. I suddenly realized that I have not had a regular weekend for 3 years. My weekends are always blog work since I am a full time teacher during the weekdays.
Three years ago, when I just started my blog, I was super excited and day dreamed of someday being like those big bloggers who were invited to all kinds of cool fashion events and who got to collaborate with many famous brands. At that time, I told myself my time limit would be 3 years. If after 3 years I am still not seeing the future I want to, then I will stop.
Luckily, I have started to see it now. This year especially has been a great year for my blogging career. In April, I had the honor of working with former TV host from What Not to Wear Stacy London. You can read all about that amazing experience here, here and here. Then this fall I had the once in a lifetime opportunity to interview Steve Madden, who is the man behind the shoe and accessory empire, Steve Madden. You can read about that experience here. Just recently, I was chosen as Charming Charlie’s Winter Ambassador. You can read about that here.
In the 3rd year, I expanded my horizon to become a lifestyle blogger, not just fashion blogger any more. I have talked more about beauty, travel, and self-motivation. I am quite lucky to have the chance to work with many big brands and department stores as well. Another goal I had when I started my blog 3 years ago was to eventually make my blog a full time job and I can see it happening soon too. 😉 I am still on my way to reaching my dreams and I am glad that I didn’t give up.
To celebrate my blog anniversary, I have teamed up with Visionworks to give away a pair of Ray Ban’s Sunglasses as photographed below. They are worth $175. They have many fabulous sunglasses, many of which you see me wearing below as well.
Visionworks also has many prescription glasses to choose from. End your 2017 year right by using your vision health benefits before the end of the year. Don’t let your benefits go to waste, take advantage of your insurance at your nearest Visionworks.
In addition to this, CaseApp and I are also giving away an online voucher for two photo cases or computer skins that you can use to design whatever you would like. You can see mine below.
Entering this giveaway is super easy, you just follow @colorandgrace, @visionworks_eyewear and @caseapp on Instagram. The final step is to leave a comment on the giveaway post on Instagram below and tag two friends who may like to win these products. This is a U.S. only giveaway! Good luck guys!
Photo credit: Grace Liang/Tania Franco
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