Firstly – it’s my birthday! So Happy 41st Birthday to me 🙂 Secondly – that would also mean it’s my blog’s birthday too – where has two years gone? It’s turned into a bit of a monster, this blogging lark… and I wouldn’t be without it for the world.
So rather than focus on my birthday – I can do that in real life and blog about it later – for this post I thought it was about time that ALL the extra specially loyal followers I have (you know who you are) were properly recognised. I had a think about this, and a nickname naturally came to me one day when messaging someone on Twitter… it’s a rather lovely term of endearment that suits you lot perfectly because I think you’re all so great.
So if you’re a fan of Not Dressed As Lamb you get to call yourself a special name:
You’re one of my Little Lammies.
That’s right, Lady Gaga has her Little Monsters, Glee fans are Gleeks, One Direction fans are called Directioners (I’m not going to mention that little singing boy from Canada) – and you, my dear readers, are my Little Lammies. All just for fun of course, but why not?
And as it’s my two-year bloggiversary, and as I want to say a huge thank you to everyone for their amazing support, I thought I should highlight some of the most loyal readers by giving out the first ever Little Lammie Awards to the following twelve bloggers. I’m truly sorry I can’t feature everyone, but I tried to pick just 10 – there were 12 finally. So in no particular order (I love all my Little Lammies equally), here they are.
Sacramento – Mis Papelicos
Oh wonderful, wonderful Sacramento is definitely one of my Little Lammies: she is such a huge supporter of mine! She has this thing about me wearing skirts and dresses (whenever I post an outfit featuring a dress I know for certain she will leave an excitable comment). An extra award is also deserved for her services to pattern mixing and creative combinations – they’re truly funky.
Rachel – Rachel the Hat
A fellow UK blogger, Rachel is my retro vibe queen. With her raven hair and gorgeous figure she looks like she was made to wear the entire ModCloth range. She’s been with me since the early days and always has a kind word to say on the blog or Twitter.
Brooke – What 2 Wear
Not only does Brooke leave the most fabulous, hilarious comments I’ve ever read, but she wears outfits that I simply die over. She dresses as if she’s on a catwalk every day and makes it all look so effortless and fun. And she’s a mum.
Bella – The Citizen Rosebud
Bella is the creator of the brilliant +40 Blog Roll (if you’re over 40 and not on it, get yourself registered now!). She really knows how to put outfits together without a care in the world for age or convention. I love her fearless attitude and she flatters me far too much. Far too much.
Emma – The Awkward Magazine
I don’t think bloggy friends come much better than Emma, for reasons she and I know. Although her blog isn’t strictly just fashion, her writing is so thoughtful, insightful and poignant, I urge you to get over there now and have a read (I’m not kidding when I say it might just change your life). Oh – and she has the most bewitching green eyes I think I have ever seen.
Sheree – It’s Not That Deep
Sheree and I have been bloggy friends for, like, ever. We’ve helped each other out a lot in the past and the next time I’m in the States, we’re going out for cocktails without question. Plus, that body! That wardrobe! The stunning photography! It’s all too much.
Greetje – No Fear of Fashion
In a community where you read “cute outfit!” all too often, Greetje is a breath of fresh air. She will always leave an honest, well observed comment and does this on nearly every post on my blog (putting me to shame). Plus check out her funky wardrobe – this woman knows how to accessorize.
Marlene – Chocolate Cookies & Candies
The only bloggy friend I met in person first (at an event), Marlene has left me some of the sweetest comments and Tweets. Not forgetting her blog has won a photography award and she can rock a Chanel tweed jacket like no-one else I know.
Daniella – Lella Victoria
Daniella has commented on nearly every post of mine, ever (also putting me to shame. Must. Do. Better). Plus she’s got the most fabulous designer wardrobe and is practically my neighbour, living only 20 minutes down the road from me. She is, in fact, my definition of grown-up young cool, which I know is a bit of a contradiction, but just go to her blog. You’ll see what I mean.
Adrienne – The Rich Life (on a Budget)
I’m not kidding when I say I think Adrienne must be one of the nicest people I’m ever likely to meet, even though I’ve not met her. Her writing and observations are spot on and she always says the kindest things – you should also check out her “How I Wear My” series. Oh, and she’s all long legs, gorgeous hair and preppy-chic perfection. Gah.
Courtney – Cupcake Obsessions
Courtney is probably my newest bloggy friend but she and I hit it off straight away (can you do that online?) She’s unbelievably enthusiastic about her blog, my blog, and fashion – creating the most colourful combinations that make mine seem totally dull by comparison!
Patti – Not Dead Yet Style
As the host of one of the best link parties on the fashion blog circuit – Visible Monday – Patti is one of my most loyal supporters and has regularly left me the nicest comments since the early days of the blog. Her personal style is subtly eclectic, chic and quite often pretty darn funky, and how she does it in all that Florida heat I’ll never know.
I’m a Little Lammie Button
I hope you’ll check out these lovely ladies and that they’ll all be proud to call themselves a Little Lammie! Their support – and YOUR support – is greatly appreciated. If you Tweet about this post, please include the #littlelammies hashtag, and not only that, I’ve done you a button if you want to continue the fun!
Copy and paste the following HTML:
<a href=”https://www.notdressedaslamb.com/p/little-lammies.html” target=”_blank”><img alt=”I’m a Little Lammie Button” src=”http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3723/9308914157_a330b342f6.jpg” /></a>
(You’ll be able to resize the widget to any size you choose – you’ll see the size is pretty big at 300×300. Simply change the HTML’s width and height to the pixel size of your choice.)
The Little Lammies List
There’s more! If you visit the page that the button will link to and get yourself on my new Little Lammies List by leaving me a comment (on that page) with your first name, blog name and URL, I’ll add you to the list – the 12 Little Lammies above are already on there of course, I’d love to be able to give a little link love back as a thank you for your support!
Go to this page and leave your blog details: https://www.notdressedaslamb.com/p/little-lammies.html
So that’s it – another year over. I think the next one will be even more exciting – DO. NOT. MISS. Thursday’s post. A new project is underway (continuing on from my Best Features post), and I want everyone reading my blog to be part of it.
I couldn’t be more excited! Plus it’s my birthday! Aaaargh!!!!!
*her head explodes*