MimiCuteLips is Seven, What Are You Bringing to the Party?

Hey, Cuties,

We are celebrating another year here on the blog today. Run and get a class filled with something, put on a party hat if you have one on hand and tear up some paper and toss it like confetti.  Tomorrow MimiCuteLips officially turns seven years old.

When I started this blog I wanted an outlet outside of motherhood. I felt like after I had become a mom it negated all the other amazing things that made me, Mi. I embraced being a Mom 100% for the first two years; I was figuring things out like any new Mom. I was breastfeeding my son, navigating a breast pump, and working at the same time. Once I had a solid grasp (Is that even a thing when parenting?) on parenting I was ready to be a regular member of society again. In 2004 when my son was six month old I went back to my natural hair. Technically it was a return because I was born natural, but to my knowledge my hair had always been chemically altered.

When I started that journey I created a Natural Hair album on Fotki and I kept it going for many years. I had built a solid community of followers who were also on their own natural hair journey. I posted pictures, I shared products, and I did hairstyle tutorials.  Oddly enough it was the pre-cursor to blogging only I had no idea that blogging was on the cusp of becoming a thing. After having a solid album for five to six years I let it go. However I missed the community I had created and the outlet from parenting.

Happy Birthday MimiCuteLips

February twenty fifth, two thousand and ten I created  My hair album was named MimiCuteLips so it was a no brainer to keep the same name that I had already established and fit me so well.  Now seven years later MimiCuteLips has evolved into more then I could have dreamed of. It isn’t final but I’m on a path to exactly where I need to be.

I didn’t get serious about MimiCuteLips until I was 3 years in. Even then I wasn’t 100% sold on what direction I wanted to go in. What I did know is that I’m a gal of many talents and passions and I was adamant that I wouldn’t be put into a box. Lifestyle was the perfect category for me, now seven years into the game I want to drill down to events, travel/food with a hint of DIY.

MimiCuteLips Birthday

My word for the year is Leap and I must admit I haven’t been leaping the way I really need to be.  I’m the person that doesn’t ask for what she needs. When people volunteer assistance I always say thanks, but no thanks. The truth is I don’t and I can’t get where I want to go alone.

This me speaking my truth, it is essential to my growth. I want to be the go to person to cover events, all type of events. I want to be sent on press trips to cover events. I want people to reach out to me and sponsor my trips to cover various events for them.  I sometimes use the kids as an excuse and sometimes they are a legit reason but other times it is me. Most of the time it is me getting in my own way and keeping myself from being my greatest.

Last night I attended a PR & Bloggers event and it was exactly what I needed. It lit a much needed fire under me. It showed me how much value I have in this here blogging game. I am ready to leap even if I do it afraid.

Happy Birthday MimiCuteLips

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Article written by:

Mimi Robinson is the Lifestyle Media Correspondent and editor behind MimiCuteLips®. She is a wife and mother of two. You can find Mimi working media at your favorite events, traveling and trying out new adventures, or working on a dope DIY project.

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  1. Kemkem

    Congratulations Mimi! This is indeed very admirable. I think 7 years is a lifetime in the blogging world, so good for you! I very much enjoy the “fat” food posts and DIY since l am hopeless there. Keep up the good work. I will have a glass of wine in your honor :-).

  2. Jay Colby

    Congratulations on blogging 7 years & all the success you’ve received!

  3. Andrea

    Congrats on your journey!!! Love your brand by the way. Blogging is such an amazing outlet to get creative, share ideas and make money. As a blogger myself speaking your truth, sharing 100% of who you are and all the natural awesomeness that comes with being you is what attracts your tribe. I wish you much luck and again congrats for taking the leap!

  4. Rashida

    Yassss congratulations on 7 years! I see so much of my current story in yours. I created my blog to have an outlet outside of just motherhood. I look forward to seeing how your site continues to evolve. By the way, you reminded me that I had a Fotki account as well lol.

  5. Kim

    Happy 7th anniversary. It’s refreshing to see you have been in the game for 7 years, and still going strong.

  6. Kirstin Fuller

    Happy Blogaversary! I am confident my friend that when you take big leaps you’ll be fabulous! Here’s to 7 more years of successful blogging and coverage of lifestyle events.

  7. Donna Shana

    Congrats! Wow 7 years! Awesome accomplishment!

  8. Elle Em

    Year 7 is a huge milestone. You’ve been faithful and it is paying off. Congratulations!

  9. robin masshole mommy

    Happy Blogaversary! I hit lucky seven back in October and I love that there are so many of us “old school” bloggers still going strong.

  10. valmg @ Mom Knows It All

    Congratulations on your 7 year blog anniversary. I’m in it over 12 years now and it is the most rewarding thing that I have ever done work or career-wise.

  11. Alli Smith

    Happy 7th Birthday, MimiCuteLips! Well, I love the name of your blog. It’s easy to remember. I also love to see the photos from all the events you cover. It’s like being there but in my PJ’s. I also like to see whatever outfit you’ve put together with your own beautiful spin. Here’s to many, many more years of success! I’m toasting with coffee since it’s really early in the morning.

  12. Tanya Barnett

    Congrats Mimi! You are truly an inspiration to me. I love everything about your blog however, I love the DIYs.

  13. Ashley

    Yes I love this especially the last line, “I am ready to leap even if I do it afraid.” As a Resiliency Activator I’ll be here reminding you of your greatness every step of the way! You truly are a gem and I’m happy the social helped you see all the value you possess.

  14. Jonna

    Congrats MiMi! I enjoy all your DIY projects because it inspires me to try some things I usually don’t do. You make it look so easy! I also enjoy the event recaps because I feel like I’m there in spirit. Keep doing what you do!

  15. Christy Maurer

    Happy blog birthday to you! I love your word of the year. I might have to steal it 🙂

  16. candy

    Congratulations on your blog being up and going for 7 years. It is great how you mentioned after 3 years you really didn’t get serious about this blogging page. Goes to show everyone should hang in there and find their way.

  17. Christopher Lewis

    Happy 7th anniversary! My blog will be turning 10 this year and I cannot believe that it has been this long already. I agree that my first few years in were like the old west. I had not clue what I was doing and there were not many guys writing either. Love how things have changed over the years though!

  18. Jacqui @FlightsFancyMom

    This is great! Happy Blog Birthday! Blogging that long is a great accomplishment, especially when you didn’t fully get into it for a few years. Congrats!

  19. Danik

    Happy 7th birthday Mimicutelips – what am I bringing to the party? Well, I am sending you all the love and positive vibes from London, UK and here’s to another great 7 years on the WWW 🙂

  20. Annemarie LeBlanc

    Congratulations! 7 years and still going strong is such an achievement for us bloggers. I wish you more years and greater success!

  21. MJ

    Happy 7th Blogaversary! I had no idea you have been blogging for so long. You go girl. I relate so hard on how motherhood takes over everything. I’m still trying to find my way back to a little bit more of me.

  22. Angelic Sinova

    Congrats on seven years of blogging! I remember the moment I first started blogging and now it’s three years later. Time sure does fly when it comes to blogging.

  23. Stephanie Pass

    How awesome! Congrats!! I definitely always remember your blog name, such a cute name! I love seeing all the photos you take from events you attend.

  24. Fi Ni Neachtain

    Seven years! That’s absolutely amazing! Here’s to another fabulous year of blogging for you x

  25. Echo

    Happy 7th blog birthday! 7 years is a huge feat and you are doing fantastic! Keep it up!

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  27. Dawn McAlexander

    Congratulations on seven years! Only a few bloggers make it past the first couple of years, so to make it as long as you have shows that you know what you are doing and you love doing it!

  28. Ashleigh

    Seven years?!? Goals! Congratulations on making it so far. Can’t wait to see the direction you take this blog next. Here’s to seven more. Plan to do something big for year ten?

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