Yes, it’s been 6 years. 6 years since I officially launched my blog back in 2011 (check out how different I look in my first ever post!). The official “date” is actually a week away, but I thought I’d share this post a little early, mainly for myself. I think blogiversaries are the perfect opportunity to look back and see how far you’ve come, what could be done differently to produce better content, the people, brands and companies that have been involved, and the support received thus far by your readers and loved ones.

そうなんです。ブログを本格的に始めてからあっという間に6年が経ちました(今の私と全然違う!)。日にち的には来週なんですけど、一週間早めに6周年を記念する記事を書きたくて。こういうアニバーサリーっぽいのって、結局振り返りが大事だと思うんです。自分はどこまで来れたか、どれだけ成長したか、これからどうすべきか、関わった方々に対しての感謝の気持ち、そして、ずっとサポートし続ける人への感謝の気持ちなど、色々と考えますよね。

I’d like to keep this short and simple unlike my usual posts. First of all, I’m very thankful for the person that suggested I start a blog in the first place – otherwise, I wouldn’t be here writing this. You know who you are!

とにかく、今回の記事はいつもと違って短くまとめます。始めに、このブログをスタートするきっかけを作ってくれた人へ。本当にありがとう。そのきっかけがなかったら、今こうしてこの記事を書いていないよ。

Secondly, I appreciate how much I’ve grown as a person through these 6 years of blogging. I started out as a college student, who moved to Tokyo to pursue a modeling career, but ended up doing other things along the way. My blog is the one thing that has been consistent throughout, the one thing that has helped me stay creative, even sane, maybe.

2つ目。この6年間でどれだけ成長したか、自分が一番分かる気がする。大学生のときに始めて、卒業後日本に来て、モデル初めて、でも他の仕事も色々とやりつつ・・・その中で最も続いたのがこのブログです。これだけは何があっても続けたいと強く思いました。

Thirdly, I am extremely thankful for the creatives that has been a part of this blog – photographers, computer engineers, graphic designers, etc. Without any of these people, my blog would not be where it is now. And thanks to them, I’ve been able to deliver quality content over the years, and I hope I can continue doing so.

3つ目。このブログを私と共に作り上げた人たちへ感謝の気持ちを伝えたいです。カメラマンやエンジニア、グラフィックデザイナー、などなど。この人たちの力がなかったら、このブログは今ここにないです。そして、彼らのお陰で6年間徐々にクオリティーの高いコンテンツをアップしていくことができ、これからも今より良いものをプロデュースで着たら良いなと思ってます。

Fourth of all, I feel very fortunate to have worked with the brands & PR companies who have sponsored and collaborated with me over the years. It means so much when brands & companies trust my work and expect me to deliver quality content using their product. It really gets my creative juices flowing!

4つ目。今までスポンサーしていただいたブランド、コラボレーションをすることができたブランドやPR会社とお仕事ができて、感謝の気持ちしかないです。私のスタイリングセンスなど、信用していただいてとても光栄です。これからもブロガーとして、もっとクリエイティブなプロジェクトをどんどん進めていきたいです。

Fifth of all, the undying support of my family and friends has always been my rock. These people understand that the struggle is real sometimes, and are always there to get me back on my feet again. I cannot thank you all enough.

5つ目。友人や家族の揺るぎないサポートのお陰でここまで来れたと思っています。ブロガーは楽しいことばかりじゃないのを一番理解してくれていて、いつも応援してくれている。本当にありがとう。

Lastly, and most importantly, my readers! Yes, I mean you. Blogs need readers, and you are the biggest reason I continue to blog, 6 years later. I thank you from the bottom of my heart.

そして最後に、読者の方々!はい、あなたのことですよ。ブログは読者が必要なので、だからこそ6年間続けることができました。心の底から、本当にありがとう!

 

Notebook from a friend, cuff from Rebecca Minkoff via Shopbop

Photo by Fu Sheng Wang

 

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Happy blog anniversary! I am so happy you decided to start a blog because you are honestly one of my favorite bloggers. I love all your pics and reading about your experiences and travels. I think it’s important to reflect back and see your growth and also be thankful for the journey so thank you for sharing! I will continuously be a supporter and reader 🙂

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Wow ! Congratulations on 6 amazing years! You are such an inspiring woman and I always learn so much from following you here and on Instagram. It’s so true that when we reach an anniversary and milestone it’s important to reflect and you truly have worked with the most extraordinary companies and people! Can’t wait to see what’s next !

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Whoa congratulations Samantha on completing 6 awesome years with your blog, many more successful blogiversaries to come! The support of family and friends plays a huge role in such achievements. doesn’t it?
xx
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Happy Anniversary on blogging, Samantha! wow, that’s so incredible that you have been blogging for six years. You have come very far and you are always very inspiring with your post and outfits!!! Happy weekend, babe!! xx. Gina

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Wow, I had no idea you had been blogging for that long. I started my first blog before then, but it was an epic fail. It’s almost embarrassing to go back that far and look haha. Happy Blogiversary babe and I can’t wait to see what you come up with in future years!

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Congrats and Happy Blogiversary! It’s always fun to see everyone’s journey and style evolve throughout the years. Blogs are such a fun and creative outlet and it seems like you’ve made many connections and friends throughout the 6 years. That’s such an accomplishment to have kept it running so consistently and I’m so happy and proud to have shared the journey with you!

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Happy blogiversary!! I just love your blog and it’s hard to believe you’ve been doing it for 6 years! You seem like such a pro that has been doing it for 20 years! Keep it up girl! You’re inspiring!!

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Congratulations on your Blogiversary. You seem to have accomplished so much in six years. I love reading your blog. You are very influential. Thanks for sharing.

Xxgracie

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Congratulations Samantha!! WOAH!! You looked so so different back then!!! I didn’t recognise you at first!! I look exactly the same as I did back in 2010 when I first started, haha.
xx Jenelle
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Wow Sam 6 years this is awesome!!! Congratulations!! Really such a fan of your blog and style since is very unique and you really keep inspiring me everyday!! Im sure many more greta things will come along.

xoxo
Marcy

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Congratulations for your blog. Good work always pay. And nice to read how grateful you are . ❤️
Xx
Eva
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Congrats on 6 years as a blogger! It truly is a great accomplishment to put out quality content consistently for that long. I always enjoy reading your posts and seeing your beautiful photos, so I cannot wait to see all that is to come from you!

~xo Sheree
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Wow babe, you’ve been blogging for a long time! Congrats for keeping up for so long! You’re doing an amazing job and I can’t wait to see what’s in store for you and your blog in the future 🙂 xo, sharon

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Your blog is so inspiring girl! Congrats on reaching the 6 year mark. So incredible. Always enjoy reading your posts and seeing your photos. You’ve come along way and can’t wait to read more. xoxo

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Congratulations on the 6 year anniversary of your blog! It’s incredible how fast time flies by, doesn’t it?! I always enjoy stopping by your blog and checking out your cool outfit posts. Keep up the amazing work, babe!

xoxo,
Jo

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Wow that is so amazing! Congratulations! It’s amazing to see how far you’ve come. It really gives me hope for myself and my own blog. You have done so much and it’s inspiring to see.

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Congrats on your six year Blogiversary my darling. Not many bloggers manage to embrace the blogger life for so long and be as successful as you are. Respect for that. I am curious to see all your new adventures.
Xoxo
Kamen

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