Goodbye 2015! You were one crazy year. You were the year I finally found the courage to put my plans into action. You were the year I decided that if I was going to make it, then I had to choose to believe in myself and just go for it. You were the year it sometimes worked out and it sometimes really did not. But that was ok, because most of all you were the year I learnt and learnt and learnt, and then realised how much more I have to learn!
I know I said I wasn’t going to post again until the new year but I had to sneak this last one in (it’s basically 2016 now right?) to end what has been an amazing blogging journey this year. I’ve been a full time blogger for 11 months and yes, it’s had it’s hard times but I wouldn’t change a moment of it. (Even the crippling stage fright speaking in the main auditorium at Blogtacular. So worth the pain to meet other amazing bloggers who I can happily now call friends.)
We launched We Make Collective which has been overwhelmingly successful! I thought it would be difficult to ask people to share their creative processes. Showing the work that goes into each creative success (and even the failures) and not just the final finished piece. That’s really where the value of handmade is and I hope that in a small way we can show this to the world together. But you have all embraced this idea with open arms and we are building an amazing community together! I have such big plans for the collective over the next 12 months and I thought I might start with a new, just for fun hashtag to bring in the new year. As well as sharing your creative Instagram pics with #wemakecollective I want to focus on the process and start posting to #myhandsmaking. Hashtag any pictures you have that show the production and the physical act of your hands shaping, moulding, building, threading, stitching, cutting, drawing and anything else they could possibly do to be creative. I can’t wait to see your photos!!!
And finally to round up the year here are my top 10 most shared posts from 2015. Thank you all for supporting Fall For DIY and sharing our posts. All together these 10 posts have been shared over 100,000 times which is just amazing! I am so grateful to everyone who pinned, liked and retweeted every last one of them.
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All that’s left to say is happy new year! I’m so excited to see what 2016 will bring with it and what we’ll get up to here on the blog. The plans are coming together and I have a lot of new features and posts so follow us over on Bloglovin to make sure you don’t miss a single one!