Happy Four Year Blog Anniversary {A Look Back at the Past}

January 07, 2018

Four years ago today, I began blogging on www.hellohawwaa.com/. When it first started out, it wasn’t going by that name. It was called “I am Fashion”. I didn’t know much about fashion back then, let alone designing, but I was determined to learn everything there was to know because, at that point in my life, 14 years old, I knew for sure I wanted to be a fashion designer. Ever since starting it, it has slowly grown and gained an audience (you). A lot has changed since the beginning and is still changing. Whether it’s my writing style, the blog design, and layout, or the subject matter. From DIYs to lifestyle, I’ve tried to incorporate all the things that I am interested in and things that I believe my readers would be interested in as well.

At this point in time, it is still the beginning of the year 2018 and with this being the first post to start the year off, I would like to share a few goals I have regarding the future content of my blog:

  • Featuring more artist (Example: The Daydreamers Club 2018)
  • Discussing more Social Issues
  • Adding more video/visual content (YouTube)
  • Style lookbooks
  • Blogging regularly

Although I have had issues in the past when it comes to blogging regularly, in the middle to the end of 2017, I was finally getting the hang of it. I am very proud of myself for posting in timely manners and I hope you all enjoyed the content!

Sometimes I wish I could go back to my very first blog post and see how far I came, but unfortunately, I had (and maybe still have) a bad habit of deleting anything I find not good enough or embarrassing. My first post was basically introducing the blog and speaking about the things I wanted to post about and focus on. However, even though that one is gone, there are still a few early posts and banners I have that I don’t mind looking back at:

If you know me, you would know that I have a continuous obsession (get it?) with Marina Diamandis (Marina and the Diamonds). I found her through a certain YouTubers video as she was playing “Primadonna” in the background of her makeup tutorial so I decided to click the link she had in the description box and from there, I was hooked. I think I admire her so much because of how different her voice and music is compared to to the other artists out there, And while she’s not incredibly popular here in the U.S. she meant a lot to me back then and she still does. My hope for her is come back to making fabulous music and sharing her life stories and experiences. I love how honest she is and how she isn’t afraid to tackle uncomfortable issues via her music. I really hope I can meet her someday. I have so many questions to ask her.

Going back on track of my critiquing myself: I definitely had a horrible way of explaining myself, but I admire the added disclaimers to make sure no one was offended by my comments. The whole “words in the middle of the page” are killing me as well. I only stopped doing that recently, but I’m so happy I did. Also, I no longer have the Tumblr. It disappeared into thin air!

Here is a quick look back at all the banners I’ve had on my blog leading up to the one I have now! They’re always changing, but I loved to keep a theme when it came to them:

Thank you, everyone, for four years of blogging! When I first started, it was discouraging because little to no one would read my posts, but I so glad I never gave up because now I have an audience who encourage me to keep going. We’ll be in touch.

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