Business & Design: We’re Celebrating!

It's our 1st Anniversary

1st Birthday Cupcake…………………………

Today, March 8th, marks our 1 year anniversary here on the blog.  Over the past year we’ve brought you stories about interior design resources, business posts (we hope) have helped guide your success, technology information as it relates to design, and fashion dispatches – because we believe that fashion informs interior design, and vice versa.

Earlier this week the Design Bloggers Conference took place in Los Angelos.   It was an amazing honor to be nominated as one of the 5 best new design blogs of the year.  In the months since the nominations were announced, folks have asked me why I started a blog.  I have the answer.

First, I must admit I’m a devotee of Google Analytics, and have studied not only the kinds of stories which are popular here on the blog, but the kinds of posts on our social media platforms that spark a dialogue, and in turn creativity.  But in the end, something I read about blogging (before I even conceived of starting this one) turns out to be true.

In his book ‘Platform’, Michael Hyatt says the real reason to blog is to clarify your thinking, and to achieve creative ideas.  He further suggests that “thoughts disentangle themselves when they pass through the lips and fingertips”, and that if you are writing, “you are achieving greater clarity about your life, your work, and what matters most” – and that is the reason to blog.

He’s quite right.  A year later, I’m clearer about my goals, the future, and what I envision my life to be – because of blogging.   That’s one hell of a great birthday gift.

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Clarification

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I’d like to say thanks to Design Editor Carl Lana, Fashion Editor Anthony Costa, and Technology Editor James White.  It’s been great fun gentlemen, let’s make it another banner year!

19 thoughts on “Business & Design: We’re Celebrating!”

  1. Congratulations Carl! I love your blog and voted for you. And I am a regular reader of copyblogger since I first read about them on your blog. Looking forward to more from you in the future. Bettina

  2. Keep up the good work is right Carl! I love your blog and always enjoy reading it. I hope to meet you in NY!

  3. I am so greatful to be a part of this amazing thing you created Carl D…..your wisdom and kind words help me be a better writer, and even a better person……and hopefully I will be here next year to celebrate the 2nd anniversary…..3rd.. 4th.. 5th… Etc etc…
    I enjoy all of our stories .. One of the things I look forward to is reading what my fellow editors have to say….
    Thank you for having such a wonderful vision…. I wish you much success ….xxoo… G.C.

  4. Congratulations, Carl! You’ve put in a tremendous effort since you began this venture, and it shows. I’m looking forward to seeing you grow even faster in year two!

  5. Design 4 Space inc.
    Congratulations on making it to 1 year and to further great success!! I am a interior designer and own a small design business in NB Canada. Since the moment I came across your blog I have been obsessed!! I little scary really…lol. You inspired me to type my first word on my new blog. To just do it and stop talking about it, to keep to the narrative! You have also inspired me to continue striving for success in this at times overwhelming field!! Thank goodness your blog is out there! PS I voted for you!!

    1. Heather,
      Thank you for your incredible vote of confidence! It’s so wonderful to hear that you are enjoying the blog. (and thank you for voting for us…. there’s always next year!)

  6. You have all produced an intelligent, thought provoking and stylishly brilliant blog. Everyone knows it’s my must Sunday read. I am an admitted blog snob and rarely put blogs on my own blog roll that don’t ruffle my feathers. Your wonderful blog makes me a fabulous peacock. Cheers to you and to many more years.

  7. Good Morning Carl! Yes, it’s a good morning, as it’s snowing here in New York. We awaken to a bright future filled with promise and tangible goals. My assoication with you these several months has been pivotal to both of us. May I be the first to congratulate you on your endeavors and hard work. It is paying off and however each day plays out, you/we now can where this is all headed. Enjoy this day! you deserve it. Carl

    1. Like I said yesterday – the older I get – the less I know (or understand.) But I do know that while the snow is falling, the fog has lifted, and I’m confident we’re on our way. Thank you.

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