Thursday, April 23, 2009

Five Hundred


It just dawned on me that I hit the 500 post mark last week. This is post 517! I can hardly believe it. I started my blog as a way to get myself writing again. I don’t think I even told anyone about it at first. Slowly but surely, La Dolce Vita has evolved from a series of personal essays to an outlet for my love of interior design and my incurable wanderlust. Along the way, I have met some fabulous people, gained a few readers, and learned quite a bit. If you have been reading since the beginning, thank you so much for sticking by me through this journey which has included career changes, failures, an occasional case of writer’s block, and a desperate desire to “find myself”. You were right! Eventually, we do land where we belong and I am in a fantastic place now and absolutely love what I do and the fact that it has freed up so much time for me to devote to my blog.

If you are a new reader, welcome and a huge thank you! I hope that you can find a little inspiration here. It means so much to me to hear what you all have to say. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! I hope that you will keep reading.

While I have your attention, I just wanted to let you know that there will not be an installment of Jet Set this week. I haven’t been inspired by any particular place in the past week. Sure, there are tons of amazing places in the world, but it has been a very busy week and truth be told, I would rather share something with you that I am really passionate about and have researched extensively than simply put up a couple of pictures of some fabulous hotel. So, if it’s alright with you guys, I am thinking I might start featuring Jet Set twice a month instead. What do you think?

Image via Benjamin Dhuong

17 comments:

Sue said...

Congratulations (belatedly) on your 500th post! Thank you for your continuous inspiration.

Besos!
S

Mrs. Limestone said...

Whatever you want to post about is a-ok with me. You have an amazing eye.

- Renée - said...

Congratulations! :)

Dana said...

OMG that's so exciting!! 500!!!!
Congratulations, your blog is amazing :)

Sarah Danielle: Jeune Marie said...

Congratulations!! I haven't been reading from the very beginning, but I got here as fast as I could! I love what La Dolce Vita has evolved to since I have begun reading and am so happy to see it grow. Your doing amazing Paloma, thank you for the daily inspiration!

shoppingsmycardio said...

i actually love the jet set posts, but as a fellow blogger, i know the mood has to strike, or your heart just isn't in it. so, post away whenever/however you like...i'm sure your readers will be just fine :)

and congrats on #517!

Sweet Nothings said...

congrats!!

Lara said...

P, I'm so beyond happy at what this has evolved into! Congrats on reaching 500 and all that it entails!
xo,
Lara

Lucinda said...

Your Jet Set posts are such a nice visual escape, I really enjoy them. If twice a month means more info on dreamy places I think I can handle it. Congrats on your blog success!

Paloma {La Dolce Vita} said...

Thank you, everyone! You're the best! I am glad that you enjoy the Jet Set posts and will try my best to put together some great entries in the future. :)

Carol said...

You're on my hit list EVERY day!!
Thanks for your blog!!

Yoli said...

As a new reader I enjoy your posts very much. Congratulations on you 500th!! You certainly got your writers block off your back! The key is to write everyday no matter how uninspired. I think I told you this before but I love your name, will be naming my daughter Paloma as well. Your Jet-Set posts are lovely and so informative. I look forward to whenever you post them.

Kristin said...

That's awesome! And what a beautiful inspiration picture!

LindsB said...

Congrats on reaching 500 posts, or rather 517 now! Love that picture!!

Vitania said...

Congratulations on your 500th post.

Vitania

the beauty bungalow said...

Great job on your blog page, very inspiring for me keep up the great work, BTW love the post with the Louis Viutton hatboxes! Your newbie follower
Gina

Freckles Chick said...

Yay! And to many more! I've been a lurker but I'm officially one of your fans now. =) Thx for inspiring us everyday!

(And thx so much for dropping by my blog w/ your lovely comments--brightened my day =]