The Fourth Anniversary of the Manolo’s Shoe Blog

By Manolo the Shoeblogger

Happy Anniversary!!!!

Manolo says, it is hard to believe but, on this very day four years ago the Manolo began his humble shoe blog.

At that time, there were hardly any other fashion blogs on the web, and now, four years later, there are dozens, and scores, and hundreds, and perhaps thousands of the fashion blogs, many of which are devoted entirely, or in part, to those most marvelous of accessories, the shoes.

And the Manolo is so happy to have played his small, tiny part in the development of the blogosphere, and likewise, so proud of his little corner of joyfulness and shoes.

Still, the Manolo is naturally much prouder of the wonderful and talented peoples who have elected to help the Manolo write the various blogs which compose the Manolosphere: Never teh Bride at the Manolo for the Brides and Manolo for the Home, Izzy Gallant at the Manolo for the Men, Spirit Fingers at Ayyyy!, Mr. Henry at the Manolo’s Food Blog, Raincoaster and Glinda at the Teeny Manolo, Plumcake and Francesca at the Manolo for the Big Girl, with Twistie writing on the weekends, and now blogging wonderfully in the Spanish language, Diable, Diablese, and Patri at the Manolo Moda blog.

The Manolo remains convinced that there is no group of bloggers anywhere who are as consistently entertaining, or as wonderfully funny, as these amazing peoples. That they have chosen to share their talent through the medium of the Manolo’s blogs is counted by the Manolo as being among the greatest honors of his life.

Of the course, the greatest of all the meager honors accumulated by the Manolo, are the affection, attention, and generosity of the readers who visit this space, and who, more than anything else, have made this blog the success that it is.

The Manolo cannot possibly repay this debt of kindness, he cannot possibly tell each of his readers how much this has meant to him. All he can do is say to them, and to you, thank you, the thousand times, thank you.

You are indeed most super fantastic!


14 Responses to “The Fourth Anniversary of the Manolo’s Shoe Blog”

  1. La BellaDonna Says:

    La BellaDonna is delighted to offer her congratulations! The very happiest of anniversaries to you, dearest Manolo! Thank you for sharing with us your charm, your wit, your humour, and of course, your love for the wonderful shoes! There have been many times when your post has been the only grace note that La BellaDonna has had in the course of her day, and she is so grateful to be among your countless internet friends.

    You deserve all the success you have earned, and much, much more. Thank you, dear Manolo, and muchas besos!

  2. Atomic Bombshell Says:

    Congratulations to the Manolo! Sending big hugs your way!

  3. raincoaster Says:

    Happy Blogiversarry!

  4. Jane2 Says:

    Manolo, you rock!!

  5. Jennie Says:

    Thank you dear Manolo and all Manolo blogger folk for being the light in the oft time dark and frightening world of fashion and taste. The humor, the lazer wit, the insight, the pithy turn of phrase, and the perfectly placed snarkiness all brighten my day. Best wishes to all and may we have 4×40 more years of super fantasticness!

  6. Dr. Medusa Says:

    Happy anniversary, the Manolo! I would be so much less fabulous without you! Best wishes xoxoxoxoxoxo

  7. Helene Says:

    Joyeux anniversaire tres cher Manolo!


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  8. manu Says:

    Ma che bello!
    Happy anniversary!
    Buon Anniversario!

  9. The Charlotte Allen Says:

    Happy anniversary and besos, Manolo! I discovered your blog three years ago, and I’ve never missed a day. May there be many more anniversaries!

  10. gemdiva Says:

    Happy Anniversary to the fabulous Manolo from the Gemdiva! You will never know how much all the sites of the Manolo and their writers and commentors brighten my day. If I couldn’t start my day in the Manolosphere, life would be very drab indeed. Muchos Gracias and Muchos Besos to all!!

  11. Theodora Says:

    Congratulations, Manolo! We really cannot thank you enough for the beautiful shoes, but far more importantly for your displays of the kind, humane, tolerant, and understanding attitude you have toward people-in-general. “Write long, and prosper,” to paraphrase.

  12. Never teh Bride Says:

    I must add my belated yay!

  13. Miss Janey Says:

    Miss Janey thanks The Manolo for being both amusing and an inspiration to many other bloggers.

  14. belle Says:

    Thank you Manolo for 4 years of bringing me blog happiness. I’ve enjoyed every minute that I’ve spent reading the Manolo blogs.
    Also, I’m sooo jealous that you are in Buenos Aires. What a wonderful place to live and you and the Manolo family deserve no less.
    Does this mean that you will no longer be visiting Los Angeles? I’m so sad…sigh…that we never got to meet. I’m not going to have to come all the way to Argentina am I? Well, then again…I could use a fun vacation and a little polo.

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