Ten Years

Today officially marks La Dolce Vita’s tenth anniversary! We will be doing some fun things to celebrate very soon, but I wanted to take some time to thank you. I am so appreciative to each of you and the fact that you continue to take time out of your day to read my blog. It’s amazing to think about all of the things that have happened over the past ten years thanks to this blog. What began as a creative outlet for someone who felt creatively stifled in her day job became the path to the fulfillment of so many dreams. Thanks to my blog, I have been able to forge my own career path and get to wake up each day, excited to work on design projects for my clients and to share my musings on the blog. My blog has introduced me to so many wonderful people over the years, several of whom are amongst my dearest friends. I can honestly say that I could not imagine my life without La Dolce Vita. It has become a huge part of my daily routine and is ingrained in my very being. I am especially thankful to my readers and advertising partners for allowing me to make it this long. Your readership and support has motivated and inspired me beyond measure.

Writing a blog consistently, five days a week for ten years has been no easy feat. It has taken countless hours, discipline, and dedication. It has meant working on the weekends and in the evenings, as well as while on vacation because it isn’t always easy to squeeze it into a regular workday. Finding inspiration worthy of sharing can be difficult at times, while other weeks don’t have enough days in them to share all that I want to say. Over the course of the past ten years, the blog landscape has changed tremendously. Many bloggers have moved on to other things, but I continue to love this outlet and will continue to write the blog for as long as you’ll have me. My design business is my primary focus, so for the past four and a half years, I have been a designer who blogs rather than a blogger who designs occasionally, but LDV will always be an important part of each day for me.

La Dolce Vita has been the source of so many incredible things in my life—friendships with people I respect and admire, access to wonderful mentors, opportunities I could have only dreamed of before, and it has opened the doors that have empowered me to change the entire course of my career. This blog has given me the courage and skills to chase after my dreams and has allowed me to build a successful business. La Dolce Vita has not only given me the opportunity to connect with so many inspiring people, it has also been a catalyst for personal and professional growth for which I will be forever grateful. As you know, I am currently working on my first book– again, thanks to my blog!– which will be published in the Fall of 2018. I feel like the book will be an evolution of the blog, so I cannot wait to share it with you. Stay tuned for some other exciting developments in celebration of LDV’s 10th Anniversary! Whether you visit La Dolce Vita everyday, or just check in every now and then, thank you for being such an important part of my life. 

34 thoughts on “Ten Years

  1. Congratulations, Paloma!!! I wake up every morning looking forward to your day’s post. Your blog has indeed enriched my life. Wishing you much continued success and keep up the great work!!

    Cathy Lerebours
    Lerebours Antiques

  2. Paloma,

    Congratulations on the ten-year anniversary of your blog. Your blog content is truly inspiring and I have enjoyed reading over the years. I wish you continued success with the blog, your design business, and your future endeavors.

    XO

    Tia Spaulding

  3. Congratulations! You’re one of the only three blogs I consistently read everyday and I’ve followed you since 2007. It’s been great watching you and your company grow. Cheers to the next 10!

    BTW – Where are those pillows from?

    Christina

  4. Well deserved Paloma! You have the best “down to earth” design blog around and I read it every day. Your thoughtful and detailed content is always so inspiring. Recently, I have borrowed much of your travel tips and can’t wait to buy your book. You are very inspiring to many of us who read your blog and here’s to at least 10 more years to come! -Tamara

  5. Congratulations on such a marvelous achievement! I have enjoyed your blog for the past few years and always look forward to the next installment.

  6. Congrats on 10 years! I’ve been reading this blog for at least the past nine and have really appreciated your commitment towards consistent, wonderful content. It’s also been so fun to see you and your design company grow. So happy for you Paloma! Cheers!

  7. Congratulations on LDVs 10th anniversary! It is a great accomplishment and you continue to inspire so many of us, so please never stop! Onward and always upward

  8. Brava, you! You continue to project not only a delightful design sensibility but the clear impression that you are a genuinely lovely person. Your contagious spirit of kindness and enthusiasm is so refreshing, so welcome. Here’s to many more years of beautiful images and creative features. Best wishes!

  9. Way to go! I had no idea you had been blogging for so long! I only discovered you in the past year. Your blog is my absolute favorite. You are living my dream. Thank you for your hard work and dedication to your readers. I look forward to buying your book!

  10. Congratulations and what an awesome milestone! I’ve been reading your blog since 2007 and your content has always been inspiring and beautiful. Thank you!

  11. Congratulations Paloma! I have loved getting to know you through your blogging, and you are truly an inspiration! I’m hoping our paths cross sometime in person, and we can actually meet!

    Melanie Olson
    Melanie by Design

  12. Our sincere congratulations to 10 years of amazing growth for you! Your blog is one we’ve followed for a long time and
    youe dedication has been what we’ve patterned our recent endeavor after. Our design firm has been
    going strong for 35 years and the addition of a blog indeed is both exciting and exhausting. To have done both for
    ten years is truly a feat. Knowing your blog will be in our boxes daily is comforting and encouraging! Here’s to your next
    ten!-Laurel

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