FashionLayn turns 4 years old today! BLOGIVERSARY!
I started not to post this. I was kinda feeling like who really cares… But… Skip that! I am going to celebrate my blogging career. Blogging is hard and it deserves to be celebrated.
I have been blogging for 4 years straight now. Omg, I can’t believe it! Thank you to all that have supported my journey! Read a post or two, took my pictures, and kept me motivated. Thank you to those that gave me honest hard feedback… tough to hear but I heard you. Y’all are the real MVPs. I continue to blog for you all. You all make a girl feel so important. I finally have a voice… and I can share it! Thank you for handing me the megaphone to speak my peace.
Now when I initially thought about blogging I knew for sure it was going to be easy. I was going to grow my following fast. Sponsorships were doing to falling in my lap. Collaborating was going to breeze Haha silly Alayna…. I was so wrong. Building a platform is not easy! Over the course of my blogging journey, I have never worked so hard in my life! I learned to work smarter not harder. I learned to grow my audience by interacting and networking… something that was never going to come easily to me. I learned that it’s okay to ask for help. Also, I figured out that if you want something then you have to go get it yourself. Closed mouths don’t get fed. I felt that in my soul. FashionLayn definitely thicken up my skin and really made me better person. So I am going to keep pushing forward. Being creative, and finding ways to help my audience!
Consistency is more important than perfection.
So as I sit here at my parent’s home, scheduling my February content, I am thankful to see another year of passion and growth. Cheers to new opportunities, growth, collaborations, and sponsorship!
Thank you so much for being an amazing audience! Commenting and reading through my sometimes chopping post. Sidenote: I am working on it! Lol I appreciate each and every one of you!
Last Sunday I went to event called “Blogger Bash” it was the first of it kind byFemology Detroit . I heard all about this event through the last event I went to … remember theyoga event. This was the networking event for the season I had to be there. I have to be honest tho I was super nervous about going to this event because I am socially awkward. I felt like a little girl again going to new school. Scared to put myself out there however The next thing I know I was talking and introducing myself to everyone.
Femology Detroit is a modern business workspace created for women to interact, work, and thrive! founded by Meagan Ward.. shout out to you sis !
This event took place at the Grand Circus. Soon as I walked on the floor I was in heaven. Balloons, cotton candy, and vendors were everywhere. It was so LIT ! When first walked in I made my attention at the table filled with fruits, cupcakes, and cakes and so many other decadent treats to eat. Then there were cotton candy and yummy drinks. Special Shout to Balloon Haus that had a beautiful display of blue, lavender, and pink balloons. It was a highlight. My favorite in my opinion was the DJ. She was playing some of the latest hits. When Ciara’s song Level Up came on I had to dance!
Soon it was time for panels. The panels consist of Detroit’s top bloggers, Youtubers, and influencers. They gave some real tea on how to level up on our consistency, engaging with out followers, and how to make sure we get all our coins in this business.This event was what a new blogger, such as myself needed. Networking was key at this event. I love the fact that dived in there and made some connects. SO sis be on the look I will be sending out some emails to get together for lunch in the futue . To be honest I was stun to see how big our community is. To see so many women try to come up in their careers is awesome. Thank you Femology for that !
My Outfit deets…
I knew I was going to be at this event. However I was in bit of a dilemma. I was broke. I had no money. So this what I did.. I shop the clearance rack at Target and found this $6 skirt. Then I shop my closet. You may have seen this off the shoulder top before, however I used it again. It fit perfectly with this skirt. Added a pop of color to my toes and feet with the pink block heel. It was perfect. Awesome part of it all that I match the event ballon colors at the event. Blue, Lavender, and pink Wow !
Asymmetric Blue and White woven skirt // Target **Clearance** (Similar)
Off the shoulder white top// Forever21 **Clearance**
i work my tail off as blogger. i was so happy to be at this event that i prayed to God. i had to explain to the most high how thankful i was to be blogger and to be at that point. my heart was filled with joy. anywho i wanted to let yall know and understand to be appreciative of where your at. you not be where you want to be but i know you are gearing up for successful.
Collabs Over Competition
-Meagan Ward Founder of Femology Detroit
When you post you have the ability to impact
-Meagan Ward Founder of Femology Detroit
Hit a little shimmy for yall !
So yes sis I had a lot of fun a learn a lot! I hear to tell yall if you have dream it never to late to live it. Go out, post, and impact
Special shout to Meagan, panelists, all the helpers, vendors, and sponsor that came together and brought us this event. I am so ready for this event again. It was awesome and I am so thankful to be there!
How will you impact the world today?
Well for me I am going to start by giving all my reader, you guys, motivation. Feeding yall motivation ! I really want yall to be great !
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