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Bring out the band…The FABulous Journey is celebrating one year!

Celebrating One Year - The FABulous Journey

Celebrating One Year

“You’ve come a long way baby,” seems to best symbolize this first year of blogging. Exactly one year ago today I published my first fashion shoot. Two weeks before I actually introduced The FABulous Journey in my first post.

I knew nothing about blogging and had absolutely no network! My first few viewers came from my friends on Facebook. In fact, I did not have an account on any other social media outlet at the time. I was just a girl with a dream…haha, no I’m not going there! Still, I’m excited to see how far this little blog has come in a year.

Celebrating One Year - The FABulous Journey

When I opened my Twitter account, I had one organic follower…one! I want to send out big virtual hugs to those of you who first took a chance to follow a gal with 10 followers.

Although I could thank lists of people, I want to mention just a few who have encouraged me along the way. Karren from Oh My Heartsie Girl took me on as a co-host for her Wonderful Wednesday linky party when I had only been blogging for a few months. She showed me what a great opportunity bloggers have to lift up and encourage other women.

I also want to give a shout-out to Elena from Living With Batman and Kimberly from Fifty Jewels. Both of these women befriended me early. They’ve both given me some great advice and encouragement along the way. When it comes right down to it, the blogging community is filled with some top-notch folks who are more than happy to help in any way they can.

Finally, to all of you who have followed me, left an encouraging comment or linked up to a party…I want to say a heartfelt thanks to you all. I’m looking forward to another fantastic year of blogging as we continue along this FABulous Journey.

Loving It, Shellie



  1. janice Wald says:

    Hi Shellie,
    Happy Blogversary!

  2. Kathleen says:

    Congratulations you have done an awesome job. You always inspire and encourage us.

  3. Trina says:

    Congratulations! I’m so glad you took that first step and posted that initial post, I absolutely love following you. Brings joy to my life each time I read your posts.

    • Shellie Bowdoin says:

      Aww, thanks Trina! You just made me smile because that’s exactly what I set out to do.

  4. Sarah-Ann says:

    That’s awesome! Happy 1st Anniversary!

  5. Evija says:

    Happy First Anniversary! You must be so proud of what you have achieved in this year!!! Well don, keep up the wonderful work you do and your fantastic posts!! xxx

  6. Happy 1st Blog Anniversary!! Bravo for having the courage to put it all out there! Love your photos, you’re gorgeous:) Here’s to your success in the years to come! Hugs- Christine at Must Love Home

  7. Sandra says:

    Happy Anniversary, be blessed and be well!

  8. Patsy Turney says:

    Happy Birthday, Fabulous Journey, Shellie???Wishing a great year ahead for you and your Journey. Blessings and Love?

  9. happy 1st anniversary, Shellie :). To more great posts and beyond 🙂

  10. Happy belated anniversary my friend xoxo

  11. Happy Blogiversary! I am so glad I get to co-host with you and can’t wait to see what another year on The Fab Journey brings!

  12. Congratulations Shellie on your first blogs Birthday!! That is wonderful and so happy to be sharing on our #OMHGWW and to have you as a Co-Host is awesome, thank you!
    I love your blog and how you have so much fun with fashion and relationships!! Wishing you all the best!!

  13. Congratulations on your first anniversary. A lot of people don’t understand the amount of work that can go into posting for a year solid. You’ve created a wonderful blog.

    • Shellie Bowdoin says:

      You are so right about that, Heidi. It was especially hard in the beginning because I had absolutely no idea what I was doing 😉 I’m so glad you stopped by to leave a comment.

  14. Congrats!!

  15. That is FABulous, Shellie!!! I love celebrating milestones. Your blog looks so polished and refined, I just figured you had been blogging for years. We need to talk, girl, because I just put 5 months behind me, and I need some fine tuning. Haha Again, CONGRATULATIONS!!!!

    • Shellie Bowdoin says:

      Hey Tania! I always enjoy your fashion posts. It’s amazing how much a year makes. I have come a long way since the 5-month mark. I’m so glad you stopped by to say hi!

  16. Hayley says:

    Happy Bloggy Birthday! Thanks for stopping by my Australia post 🙂

  17. Congratulations, Shellie! You have such a great, beautiful, professional looking blog. Keep up the good work. You have certainly inspired me!

  18. Kimberly says:

    Shellie, you are a beautiful light on the internet and I swoon each time I see your smiling face! Thank you for always bringing your best self to the world and for the love that always shines through in your lovely smile!
    I hope to be able to visit your part of the world someday soon and get the chance to chat IRL!
    Kimberly XOXO

  19. Freda says:

    Happy Blogoversary!
    Wishing you many more to come!

  20. Andrea Nine says:

    You rock dear lady!! The blog world is a better place with you in it!! Love ya!! Happy Valentine’s weekend!!