Four Year Blog Anniversary of Someone Like You + Giveaway!

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Year Two.

Year Three.

Year Four.

Hello there!  ♥♥♥

Today is a very special day... It's Ryan Gosling's Birthday! But more importantly (to me anyways) it is also my four year blog anniversary! Four years ago on November 12th, as a sophomore in high school I started Someone Like You. It has grown as I have grown, matured as I have matured, evolved as I have evolved. This blog is more than an internet URL, it's a part of me that has become a defining factor in who I am.

I am more proud of this blog than anything else I have ever done. It has been the keeper of my thoughts, helper of my dreams, and release of my creativity. Where would I be if I had never started blogging? How would my life be different? Who would I still have impacted? Some startling questions to ponder on that make me feel so blessed that I listened to my 10th grade English teacher and dove into the world of blogging.I know that not only him, but God pushed me to start this blog. With His guiding hand I am able to do something I absolutely love every day...I am in awe of His plan for me that He's known all along and that I'm just now seeing finally!

As always, I think it's fun to do a little bit of stats every year for my blog :)

Number of Followers: 
2013:987
2012: 734 
2011:319
 2010: 58
 Number of Comments:
2013: 16, 051
2012: 10,313
2011: not documented
2010: 853
Number of Posts: 
2013:1262
2012: 966 
2011:634
2010: 312
Number of Outfits: 
2013: 836
2012: 644 
2011:421
 2010: 178

And of course, my blog would be absolutely nothing-- NOTHING-- without all of you! You are the most incredible readers I could ever wish and hope for...seriously. I always like to take the time to thank you, not just with words, for all that you do by hosting a little giveaway with my blog anniversary...and this year I'm giving away 
a MAC lipstick of your choice! 

Here's the rafflecopter below. These entries are not meant in any way to gain more followers on all of these sites, but just as easy entries so that you can enter the giveaway. You don't have to feel obliged to do these things! And if you don't even have to care about me or my blog, there's a freebie entry where you don't even have to do anything :)

a Rafflecopter giveaway

The contest starts today November 12th, and will end on November 20th at 12 AM. One winner will be selected and I will be in contact with you! 

Thank you all so much for everything...so excited to celebrate four years and more to come! x

With much love, Lauren.
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46 lovely little notes:

Katie Lee said...

Happy 4 years!

I'm nearing my official 2 this year, though unofficially, it's been 3. You're one of my favorite bloggers, and you are the most genuine, sweetest girl I have ever had the pleasure of reading about!

http://www.katielikeme.com

Jenna Condon said...

Very exciting :)

anna gutermuth said...

I've been following you for a little over six months and I love your little corner of the internet, Lauren. :)

Shady Del Knight said...

Congratulations on reaching the four year mark, dear friend Lauren! I've been with you most of that time and have enjoyed watching you and your blog grow.

I recently celebrated five years of blogging and my 500th post is coming up this weekend.

You belong, Lauren. Always remember that. You belong.

Kristin said...

I've been following your blog for 2 years now. Love how real and open you are!

stellarsophie said...

I haven't been following you for very long, but I already feel like I know you and you are such a lovely person! Your blog is one of my favorites!

nanawintour said...

Congratulations gorgeous girl! You have achieved so much with your blog in four years and while I have only been following you for the last year it's been awesome to see your life and style evolve. Keep on inspiring me and so many other girls out there Lauren.


S xo

Sammi said...

Lauren, congratulations on such a wonderful achievement! I loved seeing photos from your first couple of years (you're such a little one in those first photos) and seeing how you really found your sense of style and came into your own. Your blog has always been such an inspiration to me; truth be told, yours was one of the first blogs I started to follow, and one of the ones that made me feel like I could start blogging myself. I love that you included your stats, too! It's very easy for me to feel like I'm not getting enough followers or progressing quickly enough, but it's taken you 4 years to be where you are, and that's incredibly encouraging to me. It's wonderful that your teacher encouraged you to start blogging, too! Happy blogiversary, beautiful girl! Here's to another 4(+!) years!

xox Sammi
www.thesoubrettebrunette.blogspot.com

Camille said...

I am so proud of you and your blog Lauren! You have accomplished so much in these 4 short years. I can honestly say that you are so inspiring. Love you!

xoxo
Camille

Amia said...

Congrats on your four years Lauren! I just started following you this year but I absolutely love your blog!
Amia

Amia said...

Congrats on your four years Lauren! I just started following you this year but I absolutely love your blog!
Amia

Ashlyn said...

Happy blogiversary sweet Lauren :). Thanks for having such a wonderful giveaway for your readers. It's hard to believe that I've been reading your blog since year two!

Kellie said...

Congratulations, Lauren! You have such a wonderful little corner of the internet, and I always click through to read what you have to say (and wear!) when I see a new post in my feed.
Can't wait to follow your adventures into twenty fourteen!
And goodness, would I love to win this amazing giveaway... :grin:

xo,
-K

Kailey said...

First of all, happiest of birthdays to Someone Like You! I am so, so happy you started blogging so we could "met" - you are such a burst of sunshine!

Secondly, what a WONDERFUL giveaway- thank you so much for the chance to win! i'll be crossing my fingers <3

Lindsey Dish said...

Happy Anniversary! I love you posting up old pictures. I can see you have changed your photography style significantly since your first year. Your blog gives me hope about my own!
And I love the whole vintage-y feel of year 2 photos. Thanks for sharing! How exciting!
xoxo, Lindsey Dish
thebeltedpear.blogspot.com

Jodie said...

Congratulations Lauren! :) Someone Like You is one of my favourite blogs and seeing those old photos in year 2 makes me want to look back through your archives!

Alesha // Old-fashioned Whimsy said...

Happy blog anniversary, dear, sweet Lauren! Congratulations! Even though I don't personally know you, I feel like we're good friends, with so much in common and so much I can relate to reading this blog. It is one of my absolute favorite little corners of the internet. Know that we love you and that you are an inspiration to so many others. God's not finished with you yet! Keep up the good work :)

xoxo,
Alesha
http://oldfashionedwhimsy.blogspot.com

Laura - Relatively Offbeat said...

Congratulations on 4 years! That's amazing!! :)
xoxo

SB said...

Seriously huge congrats from me and the puggies on your four year blogging anniversary we all love your blog

Mary said...

A huge congratulations! Your blog is a huge fashion inspiration for me. You're seriously brilliant at what you do. Keep doing it! I want to be able to follow this blog for years to come.

Miche said...

FOUR YEARS?! That's INCREDIBLE! Love this post and seeing the evolution of your style. Congrats on the milestone!

Miche from Buttons and Birdcages

A.Michelle said...

How exciting! Four years. I'm nearing my 3 year blog mark. I really love your blog and I hope you will continue it for a very long time. Thanks for all you share!

www.thepreppylittlepolkadot.blogspot.com

Luana said...

Congratulations from Brazil, Lauren! This is the first time commenting here! I just LOVE your style and sensibility! Keep doing this, girl!

Kezzie said...

Hey lovely! Congratulations on the Big 4!! It's funny how time goes so quickly. I couldn't believe it was my 8th this year!! You do know that you are by far my favourite blogger! Keep being you! x

Lauren said...

Congratulations on four years Lauren! I've been coming by your beautiful blog for the past two years and love every post. :)

Jamie Leigh Martin said...

You are a rock star! Also, you are so close to 1,000 followers on GFC; I was number 997!!! Congrats! ♥

Romana S said...

congratulations on a stunning 4 years! your success and perserverance inspires me constantly <3 also I simply adore your style.
you're great :)
-Romana

countrygirlcityfashion said...

It's so fun seeing the difference between all your years, and watching your style change. Love your blog!

Rose-et-Violet said...

Congrats on the 4 years, Lauren! You have an amazing blog (A true daily read!) with such honest content. Love your style, love your heart, love your passion...keep it up! You're amazing :)

-Rose

Yuen Lim said...

Congratulations! 4 years blogging is astounding! I've loved seeing all your outfit posts so keep it up! (:

On the Square said...

congrats on four years!! x

Naomi said...

Congratulations! I'll always wish you were my personal stylist! :+)

Noor W. said...

Wow, that's quite a long time that you're blogging! Congrats :D
I've been following you for a while now and you're so much fun to read! Even in your less fun times, you stayed positive and I really admire that in you. Keep up the good work!!

xo Noor

Bondra Doll said...

Congrats on four years!
That's an awesome achievement. I've had a Youtube channel for 2 years, so I know the effort it takes to keep these types of things going strong.

You have amazing style, and your words are always heartfelt. (: Keep up the amazing work!! <3

Chiara said...

Amazing blog!

marcia said...

Happy four years, sweet girl!
It's always so cool to look back and see how much you've grown and matured. and a MAC lipstick... i'm dyingggg. #bestgiveawayever

Fernanda said...

I can't believe I'm just getting around to reading this!! I just entered the contest :) I'm so excited! Congrats on your 4 years girl <3 You're my favorite blogger EVER, hands down <3

Laela Lane said...

I went to like your Facebook page for this giveaway/contest and COULD NOT find it, I spent a couple minutes searching through like a bajillion different groups and pages called Someone Like You, and thenm I realized that you have a link at the top of your page. BLONDE moment. Love your blog by the way :)

Ryan Good said...

I signed up for the contest. Woot Woot! Funny thing is that I just found out that I started a blog over 5 years ago, I just never got past writing the title of it. Talk about dedication! Haha. Congrats on 1,000 followers also!!!

-Ryan

A Tablespoon of My Life said...

congratulations on 4 years lauren!! Thank you for such a sweet give away!

Anna said...

I love MAC!

Audrey Peeters said...

Happy birthday to your blog!!!!!!!!!
Where can i sign for another four years? ;)
I'm glad to have find your blog 2 years ago, you're a true role model!

x Audrey
fashionhightea.blogspot.com

Dana said...

Happy Blogiversary Lauren!
I stumbled onto your blog via Modcloth. I absolutely love your style!

Katie Did What said...

Congrats love! I just found your blog and am so happy I did! You are just the cutest! :)

xo

Shweta Manohar said...

A big congrats to you, a new loyal follower here !!!!!

Bianca Rogoveanu said...

Congrats, one more with me ! Yay ! Hugs, Bianca.

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