don't be afraid.

Hello again! I hope you all had a great weekend :) Mine was action-packed with blogger festivities--namely Blog Better Boston. I moderated a session on working with brands and the scariest part of it all was knowing anything I said could be live tweeted. Talk about pressure! The session went extremely well, mostly due to the incredible panelists {Katie, Mary Jane + Niri}. When I sat down, I hopped on twitter to see if I'd said anything of value--or if I'd embarrassed myself completely. Happily, the quote from yours truly which got the most love was this one: 


Differentiating yourself from the rest of the pack is a difficult task. In the blogosphere, it's especially hard when you're surrounded by so much inspiration! I love the support and insight from each and every one of you, so don't interpret this post to say otherwise ;) 

At the end of the day, I've decided that trying to fit in is overrated. {I only wish I could have told my 12-year-old + brace-faced + frizzy-haired self this!} If there is one thing I love about blogging, it is the fact I have finally learned to overcome this urge. Every day, I try to come up with my own spin on something--and if someone doesn't like it, they don't need to come back. Being different isn't always easy, but it is most certainly worth it. End of story.

Apologies for the lack of Instagram pics today--I just wanted to share this little revelation from the weekend! I'll be sending out this week's Friday's Fancies theme tonight...if you want the scoop, click here. Enjoy the start of your week--and know how much I appreciate having you as a faithful reader :) 

16 comments:

  1. aw, so sweet! and true in blogging and life. xoxo

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  2. so true and i think it is only something you can come to realise with age. i always love your graphic designs and your blog continues to be one of my favourite daily reads :) xx

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  3. love this! Great way to start off a Monday

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  4. YAH! im glad the event went well! i cant wait to hear more about it :) xoxo

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  5. it was a great event...nice to see you! :) happy monday!

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  6. Congrats on a successful event! We should all be so comfortable to just be ourselves :)

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  7. Love it!! I saw some of those tweets from Saturday {I think} and they were all fabulous! Love this quote though... you hit the nail on the head! Happy Monday, Alison! xo

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  8. So glad to hear it all went so well! And such a great piece of advice to keep in mind! You do such a wonderful job of standing out from the pack and truly bringing something new and different to the table--way to go you!:) Excited to get my Friday's Fancies email tonight and start planning!:)

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  9. This session was one of my favorites. You did such a great job!

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  10. Just love this :) So so good to see you lady!! xo

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  11. Great quote! And thank YOU for being an inspiration to us beginner bloggers and love distance lovers! :)

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  12. agreed agreed agreed! Love this!

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  13. i love this post :) i wish i had heard about the blog better boston event - i would have loved to have gone! maybe next year!
    xoamy
    www.cupcakesncouture.com

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  14. You are spot on! Thanks for that reminder! We really have to embrace our differences and appreciate it in others too ;)

    Thanks for the inspiration, a!

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  15. So bummed that I missed your panel!

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