A year ago today, Susan and I sat at her kitchen table with our laptops before us as we published our first StylePosts review and celebrated our going ‘Live’. As we published our first post, we refreshed our web page so that we could see how it looked. We were so excited. And then…we waited…and waited…and waited…then we went about our day. It was a little bit anti-climatic considering how much we had been looking forward to this precise moment. We had spent the last six months communicating/brainstorming across the North and South American borders in order to turn our ideas into a website that we would be proud to showcase. From a simple email with an idea, this idea immediately grew legs and almost took on a life of its own as we talked about what our individual visions consisted of.
Many late nights later, we are now one year into doing what we enjoy. With an average of 1000 visits a week and visits from over 120 countries, we are extremely proud of what we have been able to accomplish so far. We have had the privilege to meet and talk with designers that in the past we admired from a distance and shared them with our readers. We have been able to collaborate with other websites that we never imagined we could work with. We have received emails from women who compliment us on what we are doing and what more they would like to see. Overall, the feedback that we have received has made this past year an exciting one for us. Watching StylePosts slowly grow is beyond words for us and beyond our initial expectations.
Another great milestone for us at StylePosts is that we have been fortunate enough to be in a position to allocate a portion of our earnings to support a charity. This charity needed to be an organization that was personal to us. The charity that we selected is My Stuffs Bag Foundation based in Westlake Village, California. My Stuffs Bag Foundation is an organization that provides new personal belongings to children who are removed from their homes and who have had to leave their belongings behind. These new belongings include comfort items, such as stuffed animals, blankets, books, etc. which are supplied in duffel bags. This organization serves children at sheltering agencies throughout the United States. As mothers, we wanted to support an organization that benefited children.
Reflecting back more than a year ago, Susan and I were just two women who shopped online because we just didn’t have the time that we use to after starting our families and we definitely didn’t have time for returning the items purchased. We wanted a trusted source to help us reduce the need for returns by providing more detail on fit, style, and quality and thus StylePosts was born. We want to take this time to thank all of our readers for supporting us and making our first year a great start. We hope that you will continue to support us and give us feedback so that we can continue to do what we enjoy doing, as well as support My Stuff Bags Foundation, and other organizations like them in the future. We look forward to another great year! Thanks again —
All Our Love,
StylePosts (aka Song & Susan)
If you have funds, time, or ‘stuff’ to donate and want to make a difference in a child’s life, contact My Stuff Bags Foundation at:
5347 Sterling Center Drive
Westlake Village, CA 91361
Or visit their website at www.mystuffbags.org