My First Year Blogging

My daughter, Jeanofalltrades, is a style blogger. She started her blog in January, 2011. Jean has a flair for writing and is an avid photographer. She has dabbled in modeling and does most of her own photography using a tripod. Her interest in fashion started as a preschooler, and even before she could dress herself, she knew what she wanted to wear.

Jean–age two in her Buster Brown dress

I start the day by reading her blog with a cup of coffee (fair trade) like some people pick up the morning newspaper. I admit–I’m more interested to see what’s happening in her corner of the world than what’s happening in other parts of the planet. Partly because I like to jump-start the day with good news (and find out the bad news later) and mainly because she’s my daughter and lives a million miles away.

I was a guest blogger on one of Jean’s posts. That whet my appetite and she encouraged me to start my own.


With these four goals, I set out to talk about my lifestyle, to share my thoughts and to connect with others.

  • Staying young –  having a positive outlook and good attitude.

  • Keeping active – various forms of physical activities according to interests and abilities.

  • Living healthy – eating nutritious, plant-based food, getting proper rest, taking care of skin and hair.

  • Being fashionable – having fun with style; clothes, shoes and accessories.

One year later–it’s been an adventurous and interesting year. I’ve enjoyed writing and reading. I’m another year older and another year wiser, I’ve collected another year of memories and I’m another year closer to where I’m going.

To everyone who has stopped by …

A heartfelt thank you and let’s keep blogging till we run out of words!!

♥ carmen

About carmen

Let’s make the world a better place with compassion.
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10 Responses to My First Year Blogging

  1. gpicone says:

    Keep up the good work! 🙂


  2. Happy anniversary! I have a feeling you’ll never run out of ideas or words 🙂


  3. Bob says:

    Another enjoyable read with pictures of a photogenic lady.


  4. jack says:

    hello dear Carmen 🙂 love your blog.* I love all your looks* great blog* 🙂 is there a way to contact you?


  5. josepmbadia says:

    Thank you for sharing your stuff with us. Your personal style and your way of life is a life example. I hope we keep seeing many years. I love the outfits for this post.


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