Monday, August 8, 2016

Love Letter To My Blog


I always knew blogging was gonna be my thing. 


Seriously, from day one, when I was still a kid in high school who spent her days writing, reading and daydreaming. I guess I have no one but my diaries to blame so when sharing your ideas, inspirations, work and hopes became possible online, I jumped on that bandwagon without much thinking and never regretted it.
It's been a bit over ten years since those first steps into the unknown were made and here we are today, celebrating the existence of Smile, Snap, Sparkle. I'm such an amazing blog owner that all this time I thought my blog is turning five years old today when actually the number is a bit smaller. It's four.

So, HAPPY 4th BIRTHDAY my love, you're most definitely the best thing that's ever happened to me. 


And sorry about messing up your age, you know I'm rubbish when it comes to any kind of numbers. Remember math? Yeah, me neither.


You know why this particular birthday is so special?
Because, for the first time ever, it's just us now. You and I. A freelance dream team.
We spent the last four years growing, experimenting, trying and failing, playing around, being miserable, brainstorming, feeling like a failure and feeling like a winner, working, working and working so hard.

An enormous amonut of effort and love has been put into this relationship and all of that has brought us where we are today. Eating spaghetti with tomatoes in front of the Macbook with Instagram and Frida on the side. Windows are wide open and a lovely summer breeze is messing with my hair while I'm trying to focus on this post and yummy spaghetti on the plate. My face is all messy from the red sauce and I've already stained the tablecloth and my t-shirt (as always). It's such an anti-blogging aesthetics but oh my gosh I love it and feel so good.

And that's exactly how I feel about you, my dear blog.
We're so imperfect and flawed that in the end that's what makes us perfect and unique.
We try hard but never too hard.
We don't take ourselves too seriously because that would be the end of all fun.
And we never give up.


But there's one very important thing about this journey.
You see, it's not actually just the two of us who are travelling down this road. We may be driving this sparkling bus together, but our brilliant passengers are the strenght and the fuel for the ride.


There's a huge number of amazing people who are a part of it. A big and crazy important part of it.
Some of them have been here from day one and some have discovered our little space somewhere along the way. No matter at which point you decided to give this blog a chance, THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart and I seriously hope the future is only gonna be better and brighter for all of us.

Thank you for reading the blog. For coming back here on a daily basis. For leaving the best and most encouraging comments ever. For being a friend. A family. I'd say 'I love you' but that sounds so terribly cheesy so I won't (even though I've actually said it). Let's have a cheeseburger instead.


Cheers to many more awesome years.
To old, new and future friendships.
To positivity.
Authenticity.

Cheers to chasing dreams and not giving a damn about what someone else might say.
To fighting fears and crying happy tears.
Cheers to doing what you love and having the best support a person could ask for.
Frida and I are sending you the biggest hug, loads of kisses and a bunch of chocolate cookies.

Happy 4th Birthday, Smile, Snap, Sparkle!


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  1. Aw happy 4th blog birthday! Your little blog set up sounds much better to me than a stereotypically clean white desk one! Here's to many more happy years of blogging :)
    Amy xx
    www.callmeamy.co.uk

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  2. Many happy returns!- kako bi Englezi rekli....sretan četvrti rođendan blogu (nije ni to mala stvar), a ja sam ista kada su u pitanju brojke, ne znam zbrojiti dva broja i muku sam mučila s matematikom nekad....sjećam se muke, ali me i matematike, već sam je zaboravila:)

    Predivan tekst, divno pismo svome blogu koje je predivan, poseban, neponovljiv i jedinstven...i kao takav više nego je zaslužio jedno veliko love letter:) Divna mi je bila ova usporedba s autobusom...da, za blog su zaslužni i svi oni koji nas nadahnjuju kao i svi čitatelji koji su tu s nama i vozimo se svi zajedno prema nepoznatom odredištu:)

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    1. Puno ti hvala na ovim divnim riječima, tvoji komentari mi uvijek izmame veliki osmijeh na lice! :) I jooj iste smo po pitanju matematike, čim vidim bilo kakve brojeve, želudac mi se okreće haha :)

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  3. Sretan ti rodjendan! Presretna sam sto je ovo divno mjesto tako zivo, inspirativno, iskreno... Sanjarsko!! Hvala ti sto me iz dana u dan inspiriras i nemoj nikad prestati sa svim sto radis, osim ako ti to budes htjela. Sve sto taknes uistinu pretvoris u zlato, dok jos uvijek ne gubis na originalnosti i "being true to yoursel" a to je jako rijetko danas.
    Keep on rocking drama Matea, ja se veselim svemu sto buducnost nosi. :) :*

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    1. Aww puno ti hvala na ovim lijepim i ohrabrujućim riječima, draga moja! :**

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  4. Cheers! Sve naj naj naj...
    I potpuno razumem takvu vrstu vezanosti za blog, ipak su u njega ulozeni nebrojeni casovi, bezbrojne fotografije, i tokom godina njihovog postojanja svasta smo doziveli.
    Tek sam ustala, spava mi se jos, pa ne umem da sklopim normalnu recenicu :D

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  5. And cheers to you, too! :) Čestitam ti još jednom. Ja prosto vidim, osećam i znam da si na pravom putu i mogu samo da ti poželim da tako i nastaviš, a tvoji saputnici će se rado pridružiti vožnji. Divna mi je ta simbolika sa autobusom. Baš jeste tako. Ovaj tekst me je jako inspirisao i podstaknuo na razmišljanje, a to mi nekako danas baš treba i više nego obično.
    P.S. Jedan od mojih najsrećnijih dana je bio kad sam se rešila matematike for good! :D Možda treba da nađemo vezu između nerazumevanja iste i blogovanja? :D

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    1. Puno ti hvala na ovim divnim riječima, draga moja! :) Jooj ne spominji matematiku haha i ja nisam mogla dočekati da je se rješim, nikad nismo uspjeli naći zajednički jezik! :)

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  6. This is such a magical way to celebrate your blog birthday! Cheers to four years lovely!

    xx

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  7. Hocu i ja sad napisati da sam mrzila matematiku ili? Ali jesam, iako me na koncu puno puta snasla u zivotu... ali fuuuuuj!
    Pa Matea mojaaaaaa... ja se sjecam onog dana kada je u moj zivot usla dama.
    Matea bijase ime njeno
    A oko plavo i sneno... :))))
    Ne, stvarno, sjecam se da da mi je bila prefora tvoja profilna slika u komentaru koji si dala na Ivaninom blogu i onda sam te isla provjeriti! :) I onda sam pola dana provela na smile-u :) I tako je sve pocelo...

    Jos punoooooo godina ti zelim od srca! :*** Zivio blog i bloganje i blogosfera pa sto god tko rekao!

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    1. Fuuuj matematika, očito smo je skoro svi mrzili! :)
      I jaooo meni, kako si me razveselila s ovim riječima, tako mi fale naše kavice, baš bi sad voljela da možemo sjesti negdje zajedno i sve živo pretresti i napričati se :) Puno ti hvala na ovim divnim riječima, najdraža moja, strašno mi puno to znači! :) :****

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  8. Pročitah post dok sam jela pizzu, daleko mi je cheeseburger. :) Sretan blogo rođendan! :* Tvoj blog je jedini od svih na koji svratim u posljednje vrijeme, na moj ne idem nikako, a jedini razlog zbog kojeg želim nastaviti svoj blog je inspiracija od tvog bloga. :) (Nedostatak vremena će me pojesti :/)Ti si bila jedna od prvih djevojaka iz Hrvatske koja je ostavila komentar na mom blogu i tako sam otkriva tvoj. Iskreno se nadam da ćemo se uskoro upoznati lično! I nikad ne napuštaj Smile Snap Sparkle, nikad! <3

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    1. Haha pizza je savršena zamjena cheeseburgeru! :) Hvalaaaa ti puno na ovom lijepom komentaru, ja svako malo bacim pogled kod tebe na blog da vidim ima li čega novog i stvarno se nadam da ćeš se u nekom trenutku ponovno vratiti, čim uloviš malo više vremena! :) I definitivno se nadam da ćemo u nekoj bližoj budućnosti imati prilike upoznati se kako spada, tko bi nas samo zaustavio kad bi krenule pričati haha :))

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  9. Kasnim puno predugo, ali sretan blogorodjendan :D

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