Today is my 3rd Birthday of Inside Out Style. I want to thank all you lovely readers who have stuck with me over the years, and also all welcome all you new readers and say just how much I appreciate you all.
During these past 3 years I’ve won 1 blog award and been a finalist in another, and nominated for a third. I really appreciate your support in these matter!
So where do you come from? According to my analytics in order number of visitors you’re most likely to come from one of the following countries:
1. United States
2. Australia 3. United Kingdom
6. New Zealand
19. Hong Kong
23. South Africa
Though that is the top 25 and I’ve had visitors from 198 countries!
The most popular posts are those Real Life Body Shapes – thanks to all who sent me photos and allowed to use them on here! Everyone really appreciates them as it’s great to see real bodies that haven’t been digitally manipulated.
And since I started in 2008 I’ve written 644 posts!
One of the joys of being an image consultant is how much it has improved my own body image. That my clients let me into their personal space and happily get changed in front of me has allowed me to see lots and lots of women of all shapes and sizes. Seeing all these real bodies has made me be much less critical of my own and to also realise just how distorted the media’s portrayal of women’s bodies really is. I really hope that this blog and seeing those Real Life Body Shapes has helped you feel good about your body. We are all different and there is no ‘right’ as everyone is beautiful in their own unique way.
You’ll be aware I recently moved from blogger to wordpress (and sorry, I managed to stuff up moving my subscribers, so I ‘d love you all to resubscribe – see all the options in the right sidebar). But I really wanted to add in a Forum feature so that we can further connect and I can answer some of those little question more quickly than I can write blog posts, and so that you all can share what you’ve learned dressing your own bodies.
I’d also love you to share on the Inside Out Style forum things like who your hairdresser is (if you’ve gone one you love) For each city, start a new post so that others can easily search to find someone local to them. Let’s make this a great resource, and to do that I need you to share!