It’s seriously hard for me to believe that it has been an entire year since I launched Never Without Lipstick. I can still so vividly remember sitting in my room at the sorority house making plans for my blog in secret. Thinking of a name, figuring out how to set up a website, reading about WordPress, securing social media handles – all of it was only a year ago?! Why in secret, you ask? Well, young grasshopper, deciding to launch a blog/become a “blogger” isn’t the easiest choice. Wanting to start a blog was something so unbelievably personal to me because it was something I am so deeply passionate about. And when you care about something that much, you get protective of it and it just makes sense to keep elements of the process to yourself to prevent any doubts or questioning comments from seeping in. On the other hand, mentioning that you want to start a blog can seem silly to some or self-indulgent because of all of the photos you’ll end up posting of yourself. That’s understandable, but I sure am glad that the influencer industry has grown to the point where many more are viewing it as a viable and booming business.
Again, I’m in shock. Not only that I had the wherewithal to launch this bad boy but getting to watch NWL grow over this year has been the #1 most challenging and even more rewarding adventure I’ve ever been on. There are small victories that I have celebrated over this year for things that I never thought I would be celebrate. But when you put yourself out there with a blog, every little growth point matters and really means something.
But none of those victories would have EVER been possible without YOU. There aren’t enough words of thanks for me to express what it means to me for you to read my posts, like my posts on Insta, or even buy something that I’ve recommended on the blog!! Thank you a million times over for following along and continuing your support of NWL.
Keep on reading below for an update on what’s next for me after graduating!!
As some of you might have seen, I have officially graduated from college. What?! I am also in shock from this. I have to be a big kid now and have a job and adult full-time. Am I ready?! We’re all about to find out! I will be taking a position at a company here in Dallas called rewardStyle. It is the one and only and first of its kind content monetization network for digital publishers and influencers. I am beyond thrilled to get to call this company my home because it has revolutionized the blogging industry and continues to disrupt what’s expected. Keep looking to this company to make shopping the content of your favorite blogger’s easier and easier. I will make sure to keep everyone updated via Snapchat (@nvrwolipstick) and Insta stories on my working girl adventures. It’s only going to get more #lit from here!
Thank you AGAIN from the bottom of my heart for supporting NWL and being part of this fam! I love you all dearly!