Blog Event: Your Best Posts of 2010!

When I first decided to do this Blog Event I wasn’t sure what the response would be like.   I decided to do this fairly late in the game, and with the Holiday Season in full swing, I wondered how many bloggers would even have the time?  Of those that did, how many would even want to participate?  I am absolutely delighted to share that over 40 bloggers submitted links!  Thank you for participating!

For most, the common theme seemed to be that choosing just one “favorite” or “best” post was akin to choosing between their children – it was difficult, but it made them really think about why they chose the piece they did.  This is the part I have enjoyed most.  In some instances, I loved finding out what the thought process behind a post was because it added a whole new element to the piece.  In others, I learned why a post was “special” because it often marked a turning point for that blogger.

If I had to select my favorite post of the year, it would be Water & Oil: Social Commentary or Tasteless Fashion. This post helped me establish who I wanted to be as a blogger.  The narrative flowed freely because it was a topic I was passionate about, and, though controversial, I think it was one that had to be addressed.  After writing it I realized I wanted to move away from  “daily inspiration” type photoshoot posts and focus on heavier editorial content.  This is where my passion lies – delving deeper into subjects, be it something controversial like Water & Oil or researching the history of a corset.   This post is what helped me define myself as a blogger.

Read on to find out which posts inspired the rest of our Style Nation in 2010!

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260 Days, No Repeats: What To Wear To A Job Fair

“This post was one of my favorite (and most useful) posts that wasn’t about my clothes! I feel like it’s very relevant for recent college grads or job seekers. You could always wear a suit but, this gives you some other chic options that are equally acceptable.” – Iris

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Adventures of Superalzy: Fashion Friday ~ Cartoon Couture

“I make a modest living and can’t often afford the clothes I’m writing about or drooling over, but I love putting outfits together and online “window shopping.”  The outfits I put together here not only showcase my creativity, but they all really nail the diversity of my personal style within one theme.” – Alison

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BonBon Rose Girls: Champagne Saturday ~ A Dressed Up Look for Under $100

“We posted a few of our fave [posts on BonBon Rose Girls], but this one really has my heart… because I’m a bargain luvah and being able to put together a look for well under $100.00 that was featured over at Glamour proved to me, and hopefully our readers, that great style doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg!” – Kristin

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Bubbling with Elegance and Grace: Coach goes after St. Louis County Flea Market

“I think  “Coach goes after St. Louis County Flea Market” is my best post because it’s a topic that’s very close to home. I have visited this flea market in the past and witnessed the selling of counterfeit handbags. Even though I didn’t know they were counterfeit at the time – when I purchased one (gasp!). It’s very relevant to what’s happening in the world today. That counterfeit bag may look appealing but beware – it’s not worth it.” – JTWisdom

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Cloud of Secrets: Dark Antoinette

“I chose this post because it was exciting to share costumes and customs from one of my favorite eras, and to show how Dior had drawn from them.” – Sarah

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Coffee and a Cardigan: A Tale of Two – - – - – - -

“I picked this post because it took a lot of courage for me to actually talk about my breasts! :-)” – Louise

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Depict This!: How to ~ Vintage Style Hair Bow Holder Tutorial

“The reason this is my favorite is because I had a lot of fun creating this post and the hair bow holder at the same time.  I was also really pleased with how both the finished craft and finished tutorial came out. I think it helped me realize how much blogging is important in helping me to document my own crafting journeys as well as how much I love being involved in/and sharing the behind the scenes processes. I really want my blog to give back some of the creative ideas that I soak up.   I hope that as I am inspired by bloggers out there they will also be inspired from the things I do.” – Bonita
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dramatis personae: Finance & the Fashion Blogger ~ Ignore-ance

“For me, this post was really about addressing an issue that is on everyone’s mind who reads a fashion blog, owning up to my own responsibilities (and lack there of), when it comes to financial management, and the role that fashion & finance play together.   While it ended up as my post with the most traffic and comments, I think it’s because it’s something everyone can genuinely relate to, especially if they find it hard to strike a balance between budgeting and spending.” – Ashe

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Dressful: 10 easy tips to promote your fashion blog and get more followers

“I picked this post because it’s useful information for many fellow bloggers, not just me.” – Eva

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Dusk Rising: Lady Gaga, Role Model?

“I chose this post because I don’t really view myself as a writer and I felt like I really wrote well about something I was passionate about. :)” – Philli

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Elle Enchanted: My Style Ethics

“I love this post because it really represents why I chose to have a fashion blog, and be into fashion no matter what the world thought of me because of it – whether they criticized something they view as superficial, or thought I was strange.” – Elle

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Elle Sees: Elle Entertains ~ Mad Men Party!

“I chose this post because I felt it was the point I started to take my blog seriously… and who doesn’t love a good party?” – Elle

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The Fashionista Next Door: Not So Mellow Yellow

“As I was scrolling through my old posts, I realized that July was about the time when I finally hit my stride and figured out what worked best for me and my blog, and there was no turning back.  I decided that I was going to be a personal style blog…period! I would have other posts sprinkled in, but my focus would be personal style and I decided that I was okay with that.” – Ife’

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FIERCE: What’s your Stylish Obsession?

“This is one of favorites because I had a chance to talk about one of my favorite fashion items – fashion jewelry!  Though it wasn’t a big hit on my blog, it was a big hit on Yahoo! Shine, earning a sidebar spot on their Fashion and Beauty page for a few weeks which was a very proud blogging moment for me!” – MJ

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Fresh Radiant Skin: Is It Because I Stole the Candy?

“This is one of my longer posts and the reason I enjoyed it so much was because it was written from a personal experience.  It was so easy to write and funny too.  Everybody has a story but many times beauty bloggers do a lot of “educating” without sharing our own slip ups.” – Michelle

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Fuyume.Net: Japanese Fashions Influence on Western Style and Trends

“I chose this one because it was the 1st post I did that made IFB’s Links à la Mode and it was the first that delved deeper into the fashion world and made me confident in my writing ability.” – Faye

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grit and glamour: Why I’m Not on Weardrobe, Chictopia, Lookbook, or Hypeed

“I’m pretty proud of my post, “Why I’m Not on Weardrobe, Chictopia, Lookbook, or Hypeed,” because it not only got Lookbook.nu and Hypeed’s attention, but it validated the feelings of inadequacy and unpopularity so many bloggers have had when their photos didn’t get dozens of “hypes” or votes. New bloggers often think these sites are the only way to grow a loyal readership, but it’s not the case. There are fairer and less time-consuming (and emotionally damaging) ways to expand your reach in the blogosphere. And frankly, I think it’s still incredibly irresponsible to allow girls as young as 13 to post photos of themselves online. Of course, we must ultimately do what is right for us—but we should do it knowing all the facts.” – Vahni

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ink*blot photography: Friend Friday – New Year, New Goals, New Blog

“The reason I’m proud of this post is because reading it back to myself really shows me how far I’ve come with this blog in the space of a few months. I’ve had my blog for a little over a year, but I’ve only been actively blogging since around April of this year.  In that time I’ve connected with so many new bloggers and learned so much about the fashion community, and it makes me proud that I’ve taken the initiative to get involved and that at the end of 2010 I can look back and definitively say that I achieved something with my blog.  It feels great. :)” – Cate

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JennieClaire: A Serious (Sirius?) Post

“I chose this post because it was when I shared what I wanted to do and where I wanted to go career wise (my dreams basically).  It is special to me because it was something I’ve been holding in for awhile and I decided to take the leap and throw it out there when I would normally keep something like this private. I’m proud of myself for opening up and for sharing something so personal.” – Jen

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JOURNEY: Yes I’m single actually

“I have chosen this blog post because it showcases my voice and my personality. It’s one of my faves for 2010.” – Leela

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Kirstin Marie: One is Silver and the Other’s Gold…

“The reason this is my favorite post is because I felt it took a lot of courage (not something I generally have a lot of) to write something that was and is so painfully personal and close to my heart. In writing this post I realized that in the loss I experienced I gained so much.” – Kirstin

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Kittenish Behavior: An Online Dating Survival & Etiquette Guide

“I like this post because it was fun to write and all the tips have come from personal experience. I’ve been told it made people laugh too!” – Purdey Singleton

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the-loudmouth: not so lucky

“I’m choosing this entry because it’s regarding an important issue that I’ve been dying to address: Lucky Magazine lacks diversity and does not address Facebook comments or e-mails pleading for a change.  I’ve been a long-time reader of theirs, but I had to cease my subscription because I don’t want to support a publication that doesn’t feature anyone but skinny white blondes.” – Stephanie

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Lust, Love, Lose: How to Apply Red Lipstick

“I love this post because it was the first time I had the courage to write a how-to.  Before this I never felt like I was an authority on anything worth writing about!” – Jenna

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Midnight in a Perfect World: WikiLeaks & You: Why It Matters

“I chose this post because I really wanted to bring something to the table of our blogging community that, at first, may not relate to what anyone else is doing, but in the end is important as it relates the possibility that one day in the future, could affect us either negatively or positively depending on what happens with Julian and his cables.” – Lady Cameron

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Miss Vinyl Ahoy: Is the controversy surrounding Forever 21′s maternity inaccurate?

“I wrote this post back in July, after an off-hand comment from my husband.  I interviewed a few bloggers and pregnant women to get their input, and was very proud of what I wrote.” – Suze

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Modly Chic: What you need to know to be an Outfit of the Day Blogger

“To me, this was the post I wish I had found when I started blogging. I think I would have gotten on my feet a lot faster if someone would have shared their know-how with me. This post was swimming in my head for several weeks and suddenly I started writing it, penning it in less than 20 minutes when I finally started typing. It became a great resource.” – Katy

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Narrowly Tailored: 30 for 30 – In Review

“My favorite post of 2010 was this one, my 30-for-30 recap post after I finished the challenge. Even though it was a retrospective of things I’d posted and discussed before, it’s the piece I’m most proud of from this year because it represented a big achievement for me in both blogging and style: finishing Kendi’s Fall 30-for-30 challenge. Participating in the remix was a really special thing for me, because it pushed me to greater heights in both style and writing, brought me in contact with the blogging community, and reminded me that great style does not cost a fortune or involve an endless succession of new things. This post captures many of my thoughts on the experience, and recaps all those outfits!” – S.

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No Guilt Fashion: Social Networking – Smart tool or another way to feel like you don’t make the cut?

“Social networking is a great tool, but don’t let yourself get sucked into feeling bad that you aren’t king of the hill ASAP.” – Danie

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Oranges and Apples: On glamorising vintage life

“[My post] is called ‘On glamorising vintage life’ and I’ve chosen it because I took a difficult topic and really thought about it and presented my own point of view as best as I could. I don’t think I quite got to a coherent answer, but the post stimulated some great discussion, and there were some excellent responses in the comments, which was another reason I chose this post – I love it when my readers tell me what they think! Plus, the post has got pretty pictures of 1950s fashions!” – Franca

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over 50 feeling 40: Here’s to “The Lasts

“Women over 50 (predominantly the target audience for my blog) face many life passages…for me one of the hardest was attending my last football game with one of my sons on the field.  I believe our personal style is made up of many components (fashion being just one of those pieces)…how we handle difficult times and the ability to actually rejoice as we say good bye to stages of our lives can all be done with great style!” – Pam

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Passionated: How I Describe Myself As A Blogger – Plus My Oath To You

“[This post] is about what I want to be as a blogger and how I want to be it, how I describe myself and a promise to all of my readers. It’s painfully honest and how I want it to be.” – Storm

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Ripped Nylon: Interview ~ Fischer Clothing

“My favorite post from this year was when I interviewed the designer of Fischer clothing, Kristina Angelozzi. I honestly had a lot of fun, she was very sweet, and I love her line! It just felt awesome to interview someone so responsive, who genuinely thought about their answers. I conducted an interview previously that totally bombed, after I spent days thinking of what questions to ask! The interviewee was very nonchalant and vague, which made for a total flop. I took it as a learning experience, and was lucky enough to build up the courage to approach Kristina, and through our interactions, I may be assisting her with upcoming trade shows (fingers crossed)!” – Ely

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Silvergirl: My Personal Holiday Challenge

“I chose this post because I was excited to challenge myself since I chickened out on the 30/30 challenge. I had just begun my blog when the challenge came along and was very intimidated by it.  My personal challenge is almost finished and I am proud to say that it was fun and made me think outside my box which I hopefully passed on to my readers.  I also like this post because I think you can get a feel for my style and personality.  I think that if you can have that come across pretty quickly on your blog your readers will know immediatley whether or not you are someone they would like to follow.” – Brett

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stripes and sequins: Fool’s Gold

“My favorite post from the year would have to be the one I did on Fool’s Gold Jewelry.  It’s my favorite because it accomplished some of the things I’d like to post about more (adding elements of nostalgia, telling a story.)  And also because it was a turning point for me as I’ve gotten better developing my graphics (using Polyvore).” – Grace

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Taste and Style Files: This one’s for you, Babe

“I felt compelled to write this post after much thought and even some inspiration from Vahni of Grit & Glamour. It puts things into perspective for those of us who spend so much time blogging, and may need to refocus on other things in our lives, such as the people around us. Since writing this, I have not let blogging come in the way of things that I should pay attention, or maybe more attention to.” – Marissa

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Two Birds: six degrees of vintage clothing

“[I chose this post because] every article of clothing comes with a story. I love vintage clothing not just for the style, but also for the life that it once lived…” – Megan

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Vogue Inspired Fashion for the Real World: Per-Sueded – When Your Wardrobe Turns Vintage

“I chose this post because I enjoyed sharing the history behind the clothes and the brands. I also really liked this post because I think it shows when you buy good pieces they really can last a long time and still be fashionable many years later. I really enjoy bringing out “old” pieces and making them “current” again. I think this post shows that can be done without looking like one is wearing a costume.” – Yvonne

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Vogue Vintage: One LBD. Endless Possibilities

“I am relatively new to blogging and this post exemplifies the direction I hope to see my blog take this new year: creating stylish outfits from an average closet that inspire others.” – Katelyn

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The Well-Appointed Catwalk: Health Matters~Weight and Wellness in the World of Fashion

“Design (and my blog) can get caught up in frivolity, so in this post, it was important for me to focus on something that matters beyond being beautiful. Writing this post took me past what I like, want, or need and challenged me to comment on a vital social issue.” – Marissa

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Wonderpug Graphics: How to Survive the 5 Stages of Grief with Grace and Aplomb

“I have been working on [this post] for about a month, deciding if I should post it or not or if it was too personal. I have had a tough couple of years with an even tougher couple of months, and I wanted to talk about that pain and change that I have been feeling.  And instead of resolutions that I probably wouldn’t keep, I wanted to share some life lessons.” – Carolann

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Thank you, again, to everyone who participated!  I hope you enjoyed this Blog Event as much as I enjoyed organizing it!

What do you think – is this something you’d like to do again?

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                                                              • erika sheffer January 10, 2011, 2:44 AM

                                                                What a great post! I have so much reading to do, I feel like :)
                                                                I just came over here from G&G. V talks such lovely things about your blog so I knew I had to stop over.

                                                                I am your newest follower!

                                                                Xo,
                                                                Erika
                                                                http://www.styleactivist.com

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                                                              • Beautifully Invisible January 11, 2011, 4:49 PM

                                                                Hi Erika, thank you for stopping by! V always says such lovely things about YOU, and I am flattered you came to visit. I have actually stopped by your blog a few times and love what I have read so far. Looking forward to getting to know you better in 2011!

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                                                              • Marissa January 7, 2011, 4:28 AM

                                                                Thank you so much for including me in this post, B! This was a wonderful idea, and it is encouraging to see so many bloggers, their posts, and what they are individually proud to have written.

                                                                XXXO
                                                                M

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                                                              • Beautifully Invisible January 11, 2011, 4:50 PM

                                                                Hi Marissa, I was delighted you chose to participate! I love the response to this event, and can’t wait to do it again!

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                                                              • Kirstin Marie January 4, 2011, 6:43 PM

                                                                I love this! Thank you so much for doing a post like this, and for including me. I think this is awesome, and I think doing something like this again would be fantastic.

                                                                Happy 2011 to you!

                                                                xo
                                                                Kirstin Marie

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                                                              • Beautifully Invisible January 11, 2011, 4:51 PM

                                                                Thank you Kirstin Marie, I am thinking about making this a semi-annual thing, so I am thrilled that you enjoyed it! Thanks so much for participating.

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                                                              • Suze-Miss Vinyl Ahoy January 3, 2011, 7:39 PM

                                                                I am loving this list. It’s amazing! :)

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                                                              • Beautifully Invisible January 11, 2011, 4:52 PM

                                                                Thank you Suze, and thanks for participating. I loved the post you selected. I somehow missed that controversy the first time around, so it was nice to read about it now and see what others thought of the line. I’d love to see a follow-up on how it’s doing sales-wise and what people think about it today.

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                                                              • Bonita Vear January 3, 2011, 12:00 PM

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                                                                Thanks so much for putting my post in! ^ w ^

                                                                This was/is such a great event ~ I have read some really fantastic posts from this, and I love it. Finding new blogs to read is always fun and thanks to all of your hard work; we can check out a variety of blogs. Can’t wait for next year. ^ U ^

                                                                xox,
                                                                bonita of Depict This!
                                                                ~ * ♥ * ~

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                                                              • Beautifully Invisible January 11, 2011, 4:54 PM

                                                                Thank you bonita! What you typed above is exactly why I decided to do an event like this. I am so glad it introduced you to some new bloggers!

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                                                              • oranges_and_apples January 3, 2011, 10:12 AM

                                                                I remember reading a lot of these first time round, and I will now go and check out the ones that were new to me. Thanks for doing this!

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                                                              • Beautifully Invisible January 11, 2011, 4:54 PM

                                                                My pleasure – hope you found some new bloggers to follow from it!

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                                                              • Grit and Glamour January 3, 2011, 2:26 PM

                                                                This is such a wonderful idea and a fantastic post! Thanks for including me. I know this was a lot of work with all those links!

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

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                                                              • Beautifully Invisible January 11, 2011, 4:53 PM

                                                                Thanks, V – it was worth it! If you have any suggestions on how to improve the event for the next time around, I’d love to hear them!

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                                                              • Tanvi January 3, 2011, 5:07 AM

                                                                How cool. I missed it though :( Next time.

                                                                Happy New Year, B! :)

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                                                              • Beautifully Invisible January 11, 2011, 4:55 PM

                                                                Definitely next time, Tanvi! I’ll give everyone much more notice the next time around, promise! :)

                                                                Happy New Year!

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                                                              • No Guilt Fashion January 3, 2011, 2:16 AM

                                                                This is an amazing list of posts. I love finding out what bloggers think are their best posts.
                                                                No Guilt Fashion

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                                                              • Beautifully Invisible January 11, 2011, 4:56 PM

                                                                Thank you! I thought it was really interesting to learn the reasoning behind everyone’s picks. It certainly gives us some insight into what drives everyone to write!

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                                                              • JennieClaire January 2, 2011, 9:16 PM

                                                                Thanks for hosting this and including my post!

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                                                              • Beautifully Invisible January 11, 2011, 4:57 PM

                                                                My pleasure Jennie – hope you’ll participate again next time!

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                                                              • Brett Robertson January 2, 2011, 11:13 PM

                                                                Finally made it through the list
                                                                Thanks again for this great project!

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                                                              • Beautifully Invisible January 11, 2011, 4:56 PM

                                                                My pleasure, Brett- glad you enjoyed it!

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                                                              • A Brit Greek January 2, 2011, 9:50 AM

                                                                Yowsers! Lots of fab posts to see my day off into a lazy day of awesome reading! yippeee!

                                                                x.o.x.o

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                                                              • Beautifully Invisible January 11, 2011, 4:57 PM

                                                                I am still catching up on some of them myself. LOL Hope you enjoyed the reads!

                                                                Happy New Year!

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                                                              • jeminajakin January 2, 2011, 9:20 AM

                                                                WOW, this is amazing!!!, I will go through the list slowly :)

                                                                Anyways, Happy New Year dearie,

                                                                Wishing you LOVE and Happiness in 2011
                                                                and btw, YOU ROCK!!!!!!!!

                                                                Kisses
                                                                Jemina
                                                                xoxo

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                                                              • Beautifully Invisible January 11, 2011, 4:58 PM

                                                                Aww thanks darlin’! I hope you had a great New Year, and here is to a fabulous 2011!

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                                                              • Kristin & Megan January 2, 2011, 6:01 AM

                                                                Thank you for including us in such an incredible lineup! It was wonderful of you to put this together! I hope the new year is off to a fabulous start for you….xoxo

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                                                              • Beautifully Invisible January 11, 2011, 4:59 PM

                                                                Thank you, and thank you so much for participating even though you did your own “best of” list! I was excited you picked something different to showcase here. Happy New Year!

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                                                              • M.J January 2, 2011, 5:51 AM

                                                                Darling this was wonderful!!! I am soo glad I participated in this and I’m going to have fun revisiting some of these blog posts that I remembered (and enjoyed!) and discovering the new ones on here! :)

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                                                              • Beautifully Invisible January 11, 2011, 4:59 PM

                                                                I am thrilled you participated, MJ, and so happy everyone loved the Blog Event. I’ll definitely be doing it again!

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                                                              • Casee Marie January 2, 2011, 4:44 AM

                                                                Oh, it’s gorgeous. I’m surprised at how many of the included blogs I’ve never visited before. This is the perfect introduction as I can read everyone’s personal favorites first. So excited to go through the list! And a sprinkling of Christina Hendricks is always appropriate.

                                                                By the by, I figured out my GFC/RSS woes! Bloglovin’ emailed me back re: the domain update and they said my feed wasn’t up to date so I went back through all the RSS steps and it turns out I fudged the whole thing up because I put my Wordpress feed where my Blogger feed was supposed to go (in the redirection plugin). Embarrassing. But at least everything’s updating properly now! I think my move to Wordpress is officially a success…

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                                                              • Beautifully Invisible January 11, 2011, 5:01 PM

                                                                I was really excited at the turnout – some of the blogs were even new to me! And I figured I couldn’t end teh year without some Christina love. :)

                                                                And YAY regarding the move! I am so happy it ended up going so smoothly for you. When I have a chance I’ll update the tutorial with the info. you shared. I really do love the new look for your blog – Happy 2011!

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                                                              • fuyume January 1, 2011, 11:26 PM

                                                                Thx for doing this B. What an awesome idea. You rock!

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                                                              • Beautifully Invisible January 11, 2011, 5:03 PM

                                                                My pleasure, and YOU and all the other participants rock for posting such great content throughout the year!

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                                                              • Grace January 1, 2011, 9:30 PM

                                                                Thank you so much for including me in this post!!! I’m loving this – having such fun reading everyone else’s favorite posts.
                                                                Happy New Year!

                                                                xox
                                                                Grace
                                                                http://www.stripesandsequins.com

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                                                              • Beautifully Invisible January 11, 2011, 5:07 PM

                                                                Hi Grace, thank you for participating! I am so glad you enjoyed the event. Hope you found some new blogs to follow from it! 11th 5:07

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                                                              • JTWisdom January 1, 2011, 8:57 PM

                                                                Thank you so much for including me on this cool list of post. Such a great group of bloggers I feel honored. Now I have some reading to do.
                                                                Happy New Year!

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                                                              • Beautifully Invisible January 11, 2011, 5:08 PM

                                                                Thank you for participating! It was my pleasure to put together – I was delighted at the turnout!

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                                                              • Storm January 2, 2011, 1:38 AM

                                                                Thanks so much for including me! Seems that my website is having server problems :( they should be fixed soon though.

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                                                              • Beautifully Invisible January 11, 2011, 5:03 PM

                                                                The site is working fine now – thank you so much for participating! Happy New Year!

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                                                              • Fashionista_Next_Door January 1, 2011, 6:41 PM

                                                                This is awesome! So I currently have about 15 blog posts open in different tabs and I am supposed to be getting dressed for a new years lunch party. Lol! I guess I will have to leave them open and finish reading when I get back (boo hoo…the life of a blogger is full of touch choices! Lol)

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                                                              • Beautifully Invisible January 11, 2011, 5:11 PM

                                                                Hehehe – I STILL haven’t finished reading everything, so I know how you feel. Happy New Year!

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                                                              • Cloud of Secrets January 1, 2011, 11:21 PM

                                                                Thank you for including Dark Antoinette, and for weaving this all together, even hunting down everyone’s feed links! I look forward to clicking everything over the next few days, and perhaps finding some new treasures to follow.

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                                                              • Beautifully Invisible January 11, 2011, 5:04 PM

                                                                I was happy to do it – I enjoyed putting it together and came across some gems via the submissions!

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                                                              • Marissa January 1, 2011, 6:13 PM

                                                                Thanks so much for including me and for giving me a great list of posts to wade through! Happy New Year, my dear! Oh, and feel free to use my Madonna/Gaga reference any time. ;)

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                                                              • Beautifully Invisible January 11, 2011, 5:13 PM

                                                                Love love love that reference! LOL

                                                                I was thrilled you were able to participate – hope you got some reading done in the New Year :)

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                                                              • Brett Robertson January 1, 2011, 9:41 PM

                                                                You did such a great job putting this all together and so quickly too
                                                                I am honored to be a part of it.
                                                                Can’t wait to check out all the new sites i didn’t know about until just now.
                                                                Thanks again

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                                                              • Beautifully Invisible January 11, 2011, 5:05 PM

                                                                Next time I’ll give everyone more notice… I felt bad that this was a tiny bit rushed, but the idea came to me fairly late in the game! LOL

                                                                So glad you participated and look forward to learning more about you in 2011~

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                                                              • Cate Young January 1, 2011, 9:23 PM

                                                                thank you SO much for including inkblot*photography in this list! it’s such an honour to be listed alongside so many other great posts. i guess technically, this is the first time i’ve been featured!

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                                                              • Beautifully Invisible January 11, 2011, 5:07 PM

                                                                Well then, I am delighted to be the first to feature you :)

                                                                Here’s to many more features in 2011!

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                                                              • Cameron January 1, 2011, 8:11 PM

                                                                Awesome for using that photo of M Assange from my post in your collage mademoiselle ! And yes, if you do this again in 2012, I’ll be right there with my post.

                                                                My only regret is not having some sort of HTML code to post this post onto my blog in the same manner as IFB’s Links à la Mode. That would very f-ing awesome!

                                                                Bonne année MMXI Mlle Invisible ! Bises !

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                                                              • Beautifully Invisible January 11, 2011, 5:09 PM

                                                                I quite like that photo – I just had to use it! :)

                                                                Perhaps I’ll look into creating an HTML code for next time. That is a great idea…

                                                                Happy New year to you!

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                                                              • THE-LOUDMOUTH January 1, 2011, 7:43 PM

                                                                Wow, this is great B! What a wonderful event and a completely selfless way to promote others’ blogs. Thank you so much for taking the time to read and quote us, and add links to our social networking sites. You’re amazing!!!

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                                                              • Beautifully Invisible January 11, 2011, 5:10 PM

                                                                Aww, thank you Stephanie! It was my pleasure. I was thrilled to be able to put this together, and will definitely do it again!

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                                                              • Elle January 1, 2011, 7:22 PM

                                                                Thanks so much for the opportunity to join this awesome blog event- my first ever! So many great bloggers and posts featured here!

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                                                              • Beautifully Invisible January 11, 2011, 5:10 PM

                                                                Thanks for participating Elle!

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                                                              • Ashe Mischief January 1, 2011, 6:33 PM

                                                                Wow–this is so epic! 40 posts! I can’t wait to read them all–this is an amazing way to get introduced to new blogs… through their favorite or best post… thank you for doing this for our little community!

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                                                              • Beautifully Invisible January 11, 2011, 5:12 PM

                                                                Thank you Ashe – I am delighted at the turnout, especially because I know it was such a last minute idea! I can’t wait to do it again (and give everyone more warning! LOL)

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                                                              • MrsBossa January 1, 2011, 6:18 PM

                                                                So sad to have missed this! Congratulations to all the bloggers on this list – and I’ll raise a glass to you for such a benevolent post…! ;)

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                                                              • Beautifully Invisible January 11, 2011, 5:12 PM

                                                                Thank you, doll! I’ll be doing it again, so I hope you’ll be able to participate then :)

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