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January 6, 2011

Today marks the first birthday of this blog. The last year has really flown by with both work and life being utterly bonkers but the blog has been my little bit of respite from all of that, and has given me a place to just write and forget about stuff for a while. That’s why I started it and it’s a role I think it’s playing well.

When I started I had no expectations, or to be honest, even the slightest clue where it’d end up (still don’t), or whether I’d have the time to actually do the thing. Turns out that when you enjoy things you find the time to do them – the 340 posts last year are testament to that I guess.

Also, even more surprising to me is the fact that other people seem to like the tiny piece of the internet that is Lineage of Influence and I’m chuffed to bits that people read it often, comment, get in touch and generally like what goes on here. In the last year there’s been over 100,000 hits (which I imagine the well known blogs out there probably get in a month or less) but I think it’s staggering that it’s had so much attention for what it is. It was seriously unexpected and, well, thanks.

I’ve been really lucky in that the blog has given me the opportunity to meet some wicked people in the industry, see some great clothes, discover new brands and make new friends along the way, all from this little thing, totally unexpected but lovely nonetheless.

So with this year looking even more mental than the last, hopefully I can still find the time to update regularly and try and make the blog better but there’s no master plan and I’m still no writer (but then I don’t want to be either), I guess we’ll just see what happens.

So here’s to another year and a massive thank you to everyone who’s supported so far.

12 Comments leave one →
  1. alex permalink
    January 6, 2011 12:54 pm

    Congrats man, I started reading a few months back and love this place. It’s free of the pretentious bullshit that loads of other sites are full of.

    Keep up the good work.

  2. Jack permalink
    January 6, 2011 1:43 pm

    yip, huge congratulations mate, followed you over from crookedtongues and check most days, love it

    keep doing what ya do

  3. January 6, 2011 2:02 pm

    Congratulations! It’s a great blog and 100,000 hits is really very good for a first year! Keep doing what you are doing!

  4. Intifada2007 permalink
    January 6, 2011 5:09 pm

    Doing an excellent job. Some things I like, some I don’t but I always come back for more. Keep it up homeboy.

  5. Stuart L permalink
    January 6, 2011 6:45 pm

    happy birthday

    enjoy reading each post

  6. Russell Speed permalink
    January 6, 2011 6:51 pm

    Happy Birthday ! Hope you can continue to live the fashion dream every day.

  7. January 6, 2011 7:11 pm

    been a huge fan of your blog and have really enjoyed your writing style/the thoughts you put behind each post. happy 1st birthday & looking forward to many more.

  8. January 7, 2011 1:31 am

    Congrats! Still one of my favorite’s spots on the web. Cheers!

  9. January 7, 2011 3:06 am

    Congrats my man

  10. January 7, 2011 5:02 pm

    it’s been a pleasure.

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  12. Vern permalink
    January 17, 2011 10:55 pm

    i have at least 50 or so blog bookmarks, but yours is the only one i visit every single day.

    keep up the good work! you have pointed me to a lot of things that are now part of my wardrobe, including my lovely monocle x porter tote. 🙂

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