Tuesday, November 30, 2010

The Citizen Rosebud's Bloggerversary

Two years ago today, I published my first Citizen Rosebud post over on Wordpress.  
There's been a lot of water under the bridge since that day. Now on Blogger, this blog is blessed with a couple hundred "followers," and has had a little under 20000 unique visitors in its young life.

A year ago last November, I made the commitment to post at least 3 times a week, and did so. I have become a member of IFB, and am part of my local fashion blogging community. I've been lucky enough to attend some pretty cool events in the service of "citizen journalism," and have made some wonderful new friends. This endeavor has been the catalyst in me taking part of several very exciting new projects. Who would have thought that by following through on my fancy of fashion that so much could come of it? Who knew that age 45 was the start of something beautiful?
The Citizen Rosebud blog turns 2. Bella Q turns over a new (floral) leaf.


To commemorate the 2 year anniversary of this blog, I'd like to re-post the very first post published November 30, 2008.

CITIZEN rosebud

Citizen Rosebud is a Femme Vitale.
She eats her vegetables,
rides her bike,
collects old records.
Late nights, she guerrilla gardens,
hearts D.I.Y
wears vintage but looks to the future.
Citizen ROSEBUD thinks fast; eats slow.
She laughs loudly,
LOVES her mother,
VOTES with her dollar.
She prefers style over speed.
She BLOOMS.

To commemorate my bloggerversary I am celebrating with a giveaway. Check back tomorrow for the juicy details!   xo. -Bella Q

33 comments:

Comtesse de ferveur said...

Happy 2nd Birthday The Citizen Rosebud! Love love love your CR manifesto, it's a beautiful sum-up!
Bisous d'Irlande
xxx Comtesse xxx

jemina said...

Happy 2nd Blogversary
and Bella I LOVE that floral dress so much, many happy returns sweetie :)

Keep in touch
LOVE LOVE LOVE
J
xoxo :)

fashionfarmsandfreedome said...

Happy Anniversary Bella! You have "Bloomed Madly" :)

Grit and Glamour said...

Congrats, Bella! I LOVE your first post. Thanks for sharing it again. So wise.

♥ V
http://www.gritandglamour.com
twitter: @gritandglamour

brookemeagan said...

Happy Bloggerversary Bella! That's quite the first post you had. Thank you for sharing. It completely captured me and was a beautiful way to start my day. xx

sacramento said...

There is no age to beging a new path, and we a re the proof.
Who whould have thought I would find a soul mate in Sacramento??????
I am sure that if we ever meet, it will be like having arrived home.
Un abrazo from the heart my dear friend.
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Marta said...

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!!!
I am so happy that we met!!!

Angeline said...

Happy Bloggaversary. So glad we could connect through our blogs. Love you!

the Citizen Rosebud said...

Thank you dear friends. This list above is a big wonderful reason why I love blogging so much. Each of you adds so much to my days. LOVE YOU TOO!

Forevermelody said...

So glad you decided to start blogging! Keep up the good work.

Fashion Butter said...

Yay! Happy Bloggy Birfday!

NikkNaks said...

So sweet. Congrats beautiful! Let's see where were at in another 2, shall we? :)
Little Bits

Joy said...

HAPPY BLOGGERVERSARY!! I'm so happy to have found you!!

RETRO REVA said...

OMG !!!!
HAPPY BLOG-O-VERSITY MY ZEN MASTER!
I NEED TO SEND OUT GIANT HUGS TO YOU AND A HEARTFELT THANKS FOR TAKING AN INTEREST IN MY 'LITTLE' BLOG, AND HELPING HER TO SEE HER POTENTIAL :)
YOUR SUPPORT AND DRIVE HAS HELPED ME IN MORE WAYS THAN I CAN COUNT (EVEN WITH MY TOES...)
I TOO NEED TO UPDATE MY BLOG-ROLL (AGAIN) OR JUST REMOVE IT.
I AM LOOKING FORWARD TO MAN YEARS OF GREATNESS BY YOUR SIDE
(WE WILL BE E-CHATTING WHILE IN OUR OLD-LADIES HOMES, CATS CURLING AROUND OUR HEADS AND BATTING AT THE ROSES IN OUR HAIR......)
I CAN HONESTLY SAY 'I LOVE YOU' AND TRULY MEAN IT :)
PS, THE OPENING LOOKED AMAZING..
WISH I COULD HAVE BEEN THERE....
HERE'S TO A GREAT NEW YEAR!
XxX
REVA

Copious Couture said...

Congrats!!!!!




Carissa
http://copiouscouture.blogspot.com

the Citizen Rosebud said...

Thank you all SO MUCH for your well-wishes.
Joy: I am glad to have found YOU, too!
And REVA, what a boon are friendship has been for the both of us. We are going to kick blogging ASS! <3

RETRO REVA said...

It's a deal :)
though, I'd trade you a kidney if u needed one ;)
You may need to "re-align" the buttons as I just plopped em over top of the existing ones :)
xXx
Reva

Porkchop Rules said...

Happy Blogger Birthday...more to come

Lee Oliveira said...

You look fabulous in florals.. loving the hat on u..
the flower looks natural
LOx

Lee Oliveira said...

You look fabulous in florals.. loving the hat on u..
the flower looks natural
LOx

Glocal Girl said...

Congrats on 2 great years! Say hello to Sacramento for me:)

Love from Holland,
www.GlocalGirl.com

Cloud of Secrets said...

Congratulations, and that is a fabulous, succinct yet poetic first entry. Mine was a lame thing about trying to finish the inside seams of my wedding dress after six years, with not-so-good photos of varying widths. I've since set it "private."

It's amazing how much blogging can bring us, even if not a paycheck!

A BRIT GREEK said...

Happy 2nd birthday beautiful! i love that you've reposted this! Awesome in a nutshell, plus i'm totally in love with the gorgeous floral top? that you're wearing in the piccie!
x.o.x.o

Heather Fonseca said...

Wait wait wait - you're 45? Really? I thought you were like 32. Well I feel more normal now, having started a blog at 40.

I'm so glad you posted this. I've been rather in the doldrums on my blog, wondering what the heck to post next. You really have cheered me up. Happy 2 year anniversary!

kristy eléna said...

happy blogaversary!!!!!! that's so amazing. and i love that photo of you. =)

Vogue Gone Rogue
Full Time Fabulous - Kristy
twitter: @kristyelena

Sara said...

Happy 2nd anniversary! You look great, I love the hat!

Terri said...

Congratulations on reaching the two year mark. And that first ever entry was propitious!

natale eve said...

Congrats Bella! 3 posts every week for a year is a strict regimen, it's great that you stuck to it this whole time! You are a one of a kind gal... I'm gonna miss you and all of the other bloggers I've been so lucky to meet. It's thanks to YOU that I've even met them, so thanks :)

the Citizen Rosebud said...

Thank you, thank you.

@Brit Greek, the "top is some sort of bathrobe that is huuuuuge, but I love that print so much I had to wear it. I feel like a choir member in it, it is so roomy.

@Natale, I am so going to miss you gorgeous. But I know SF is lucky to get you, and you're going to love hanging in the big city.

Roz said...

A very happy 2nd bloggiversary! That's quite an achievement. I definitely agree that blogging has opened up a lot of oppurtunities, and gives the chance for amazing experiences!
Here's to another year of the Citizen Rosebud blogging! Oh & I love that description from your first ever post.

http://clothescamerasandcoffee.blogspot.com/

Raquel said...

oh dear so sweet of you to repost your first post :)
happy blogiversary!!

The Photodiarist said...

Happy Blog Birthday Citizen Rosebud! I am looking forward to following along during year 3! By the way, I love love your first published post. It should be your by-line too! Am so glad to have made your acquaintance via the blogosphere. Also -- in case I haven't said it yet --thank you for all the wonderful and supportive comments you've made on my blog in its short life. I appreciate them so much.

the Citizen Rosebud said...

Roz, Raquel and PD, I am glad to have made your acquaintances too! Here's to the fortune of having friends near and far. xo. Bella Q

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