by Laura Pilati
About a year and a half ago, my daydreams of opening a natural salon and store for women in Richmond drove me to contact my friend Madeleine, who shared and helped spark my interest in all things wellness and holistic health related. A salon, I thought, takes a lot of time, energy, and risk. But a blog? Now that we can do, and not drop even a dime.
After months of brainstorming, overthinking titles and lingo, and file sharing, Get Clean, Girls was born on February 14th, 2012. Our first post was about loving yourself–appropriate, we thought, for such a date!
Over the past year, we’ve re-branded, gotten 80 facebook followers and over 30 wordpress subscribers (google reader subscribers, who are you?!?), received 167 comments, written 45 posts (this one’s the 45th!), and received about 17,500 views. Whoa! But the numbers don’t tell the full story.
We’ve written about building your own DIY cosmetics pantry, working with coconut oil, sugar waxing, DIY hair highlights, life with acne and accutane, deciphering ingredient lists, cleaning make-up brushes, how we each became interested in personal wellness, and everything in between. And those are just some of the most popular posts! We’ve also had five guest writers who have written about dandruff treatment with jojoba oil, the “curly girl” hair method, weight watchers, and more.
We’re still so excited about this blog and so thankful for your support and community participation. So, as a special treat in addition to all of the virtual hugs and kisses we’re sending out this week, we’re also doing our first giveaway! Yes, you read that right!
Check back on Thursday, our proper blogiversary–aka Valentine’s Day–for a chance to win a very special prize. No hints! 🙂