Thursday, March 29, 2012

Happy Birthday Everyday Beauty: Now You Are One

Zuzu, her petals, and her family who were blessed with true everyday beauty
One year ago today I blogged my first article. It has been a fun and exilherating year, and I am continually amazed by the kindness and generosity of my fellow bloggers, especially those who took me under their wing when I was just starting out and completely unknown.

I am also most grateful to my readers. Without you there would be no blog, because there's hardly any point in writing if no one is reading. So thank you for all of your support, comments, and above all, friendship.

I gave up tracking blog statistics many months ago, but out of nostalgia I just reviewed the most-read posts, and I was surprised by some of them.

Here's a recap of what you enjoyed reading:
I have loved every minute of it. So if there is anything you'd like to hear from me, don't hesitate to contact me.

Thank you one and all for a great year!

xx
Zuzu

33 comments:

  1. Congratulations! Love your blog!

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  2. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!! Amazing to think that your amazing blog is only a year old. To many many more! xoxo, Lola

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    1. Hee, it feels like I've been doing this forever, but what I have been doing is reading other beauty blogs forever. Some bb veterans have been going at it since 2007. Now that's impressive!

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  3. Hi Zuzu, Happy 1st birthday!! What a landmark! I look forward to your well crafted posts; they never fail to make me think, or stir up old memories. Here's to hoping for many more wonderful entries to come :)

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    1. Hi, Dovey, thank you! I love stirring up memories, and I hope to come up with some new ones to prod in future posts.

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  4. Congratulations, and happy first birthday! I always enjoying stopping by here and reading your eloquent posts. Keep up the good work!

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    1. Susan, thanks very much for your kind words. :)

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  5. Happy 1st blog birthday! :) I always enjoy your posts and thoughtful comments. *raises a glass*

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    1. Thanks, Larie. Would that be bourbon? ;D

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  6. Happy Blog Birthday! I always love reading your posts and I have actually popped on for a quick browse through your Ellis Faas archive. I think I love your points of view posts as much as I love your product reviews and it's been a pleasure to get to know you over the past year.
    Lots of love, your blogging twinnie :D
    x

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    1. Thank you, my twinnie! But my Ellis Faas archives?? I am quite certain some of your earlier EF posts drove me straight to the ellisfaas website!

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    1. Thanks, Olivia! Your most excellent watermelon lips and, later, Julie Hewett lips helped unleash this blogging demon.

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  8. Happy 1st Birthday Zuzu!! I adore you and your blog and am SO glad I found it! You're an amazing writer and your posts are always so thought provoking. I love that. Here's to many more happy years of blogging!

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    1. Thanks so much, Tracy! I am also thrilled to have found your blog and gotten to know you. I love how some of your articles jiggle loose a thought in my head about something related, and off we go! Between you and Jane, I have found my internet skin twins!

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  9. ♥ ♥ ♥ Thank you all so much! I am getting all misty eyed. ♥ ♥ ♥

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  10. Happy birthday! You are the only beauty blog I read!

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    1. Thank you, indeed! I feel very privileged. :)

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  11. Congratulations!!! Happy Birthday my sweet Zuzu! I didn't realized your blog wasn't much older than mine. You're such pro! I've loved to see how your posts have changed through the year and I am so grateful that though your feelings about makeup are changing you haven't abandoned us but instead start us thinking and talking about the deeper side of beauty! Here's to many more years! <3 <3 <3

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    1. Doesn't it seem like it was only yesterday? When I first started blogging I was concerned that this little nook in the blogosphere might be catty and competitive, but I was proven wrong by all of your generosity, kindness, helpfulness, and support. I can't tell you now much that means to me in a world manners seem to have been forgotten and civility is completely breaking down.

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  12. Happy first birthday, Zuzu! I love your blog and really enjoy reading every excellent review and article you post!

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    1. Thank you, Nat. I am so glad to see you back!

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  13. Happy blog birthday Zuzu!! I remember when you started.

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    1. Yes, you were one of my wings, and Jeanie was the other. You both helped me take off. ♥

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  14. Yay, Happy Bloggy Birthday, my dear! Has it only been a year?! ;) Seriously,you write like a pro, what a pity you didn't start ten years earlier. Here's to many many more years of blogging success, Zuzu! :)

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  15. Congratulations on your one-year blog birthday! I look forward to reading many, many more of your always well-crafted and thought provoking posts in the future :) Cheers! :)

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