Blogiversary: Lola Turns Five

On a cold February morning in 2010 three co-workers and I were discussing my future as a part-time designer and lifestyle enthusiast. I was torn. I knew I wanted to share my point of view and had dreamed of having a magazine one day (read that as I wanted to be the modern, male version of Martha Stewart). However, I knew I didn’t want to do it if I couldn’t commit to it… and I still had a family to feed.

They encouraged me to start a blog. We brainstormed for a couple of hours (on company time, sorry for that) to come up with an exhaustive list of topics I could cover. That day was the beginning. Just a few weeks later, on March 1st, I posted my very first article. I had no idea what I was doing and I was working with rudimentary tools, but I did it. Now, five years later, here we are celebrating a wonderful journey.

Within weeks, I introduced Lola. For those of you who don’t know, she is the little yellow birdie who shows up on most pages here. She is the inspiration for all I do on Today’s Nest. She’s a modern girl with kids and a keen eye for design. She loves good food and DIY projects that don’t make her pull her feathers out.

I’m so thrilled to still be presenting my work here. I hope you have enjoyed the ride so far. Much has changed since the early days. Have a look at some of those articles from 2010 and you’ll instantly see what I mean. I decided fairly early on where I was headed and started learning everything I could to improve my skills. Doing that allowed me to leave the rat race behind and work as a freelance photographer and artist full-time. My life will never be the same, and I owe it all to Today’s Nest, Lola, and you. Thank you so much for sticking with me all of these years.

As I move into the next 5 years, I have big plans for the site. Look for a new design in the coming weeks and more travel inspired articles. Of course, you will still find plenty of the usual stuff, including lots of food and lifestyle posts.

Got an idea you’d like me to tackle? Drop me a line here in the comments or on the Today’s Nest Facebook page. Thanks again for your support.

savour… dreams come true