Seven Years of Shoeblogging: The Anniversary of the Manolo

Manolo says, on this day, in year 2004, the Manolo started his humble shoe blog.

Manolo Blahnik Carolyne Pump

Seven years? Who could have imagined that the Manolo would still be here after all these years?

So much has changed since the beginning, from the growth of the fashion blogosphere, to the democratization of the fashion reportage and criticism, to the commercial triumph of the corporate blogs, all of it visible from this odd little quarter of the interwebs.

And yet, here is the Manolo, still sharing his love of the shoes, still trying to make his friends laugh.

And through it all, this has been the Manolo’s greatest reward, to know that he has been able to bring the small measure of pleasure to to his internet friends, and that they have responded to him with love. And for this the Manolo will always be most grateful.

You are most super fantastic, indeed, dear internet friends!

29 Responses to “Seven Years of Shoeblogging: The Anniversary of the Manolo”

  1. Victor October 16, 2011 at 6:23 pm #

    My heartiest congratulations to you, sir, on this most auspicious occasion! May you have 70 more years of shoeblogging!

  2. blackbird October 16, 2011 at 7:31 pm #

    Dear, dear Manolo,

    Congratulations, and thank you for your part in making the internet wonderful.

    All the best,

    blackbird

  3. deja pseu October 16, 2011 at 8:40 pm #

    Muchos felicitations to the Manolo on this achievement of perserverance!!

  4. Klee October 16, 2011 at 8:48 pm #

    Happy anniversary and thank you for all the joy, smiles, diversions and education you have given. Auguri!

  5. LBTEPA October 16, 2011 at 9:00 pm #

    Thankyou Manolo!

  6. Sarah R October 16, 2011 at 9:07 pm #

    For the five years I have been following the Manolo, my life has been more superfantastic! Happy Anniversary!

  7. Jane2 October 16, 2011 at 9:26 pm #

    Congratulations, and many thanks to the Manolo for his unfailing humour, manners, and discerning taste in both superfantastic shoes and footwear of the horrors.

  8. CM October 16, 2011 at 9:29 pm #

    We love you, the Manolo.

  9. Brittany October 16, 2011 at 10:11 pm #

    The Manolo has my most sincere congratulations! This humble fashion blogger must give the Manolo the credit for her love of looking at the beautiful shoes, which as a law student, she cannot afford to buy. Many thanks for the laughter, the wit, and the most gorgeous of shoes!

  10. Anne October 16, 2011 at 10:49 pm #

    Happy anniversary to you, Manolo, and thank you for the laughter, truth, poetry, and, o yes, the SHOES!

  11. Sarah S October 17, 2011 at 8:56 am #

    Mazel tov to the Manolo! ‘Til a hundred and twenty years!

  12. Charlotte Allen October 17, 2011 at 11:14 am #

    I found Manolo a happy six years ago and haven’t been able to live without a daily visit ever since. May there be sixty more years of Manolo!

  13. Livia October 17, 2011 at 11:16 am #

    The happiest of the anniversaries to Manolo, the most excellent blogger of the shoes.

  14. Ann October 17, 2011 at 12:33 pm #

    Many happy returns of the day, dear Manolo.

    P.S. Because of you, I have those shoes.

  15. MaryB October 17, 2011 at 2:30 pm #

    The superfantastic anniversary!

  16. Andyshoes October 17, 2011 at 2:46 pm #

    Happy Anniversary!

    Many is the time that a post from the Manolo has pulled me out of the workday blues and sent me exploring the Internet with a wonderful link.

    If this was a wedding anniversary, the traditional British or American observation would include something made of wool or copper. The “Modern” recognition suggested is a desk item. This would be more appropriate as The Manolo does not need the boiled wool shoes with the copper buckles.

    Enjoy the day!

  17. kelly October 18, 2011 at 8:14 am #

    Congratulations and thank you bring so many beautiful shoes for us

  18. Dani October 18, 2011 at 8:27 am #

    Congratulations, dear Manolo. I’ve learned a great deal about many things from your blog, not all of it about shoes. Who knew they could be the departure point for so many interesting philosophical and sartorial discussions? Well…. you did!

  19. Claire in Dublin October 18, 2011 at 4:19 pm #

    Thank you dear Manolo and the heartiest of the congratulations :-)

  20. Marie October 18, 2011 at 4:20 pm #

    Cent’anni, dear Manolo!

  21. Carole October 18, 2011 at 6:17 pm #

    Félicitations to the Manolo! And many thanks for brightening my workdays.

  22. Cris October 19, 2011 at 5:04 am #

    Happy birthday to the Manolo! And felicitations on the coming St. Crispin’s Day! “”We shoes, we happy shoes…”

  23. Laura K October 19, 2011 at 10:37 am #

    Happy Blogiversary, dear Manolo!

  24. Miss Cavendish October 19, 2011 at 5:50 pm #

    Congratulations! Your shoe blog is, I believe, the first blog I ever read, some four years ago, and I continue to be delighted by its witty and intelligent insights.

  25. The Accidental Tangoiste October 19, 2011 at 10:07 pm #

    Happy anniversary, dear Manolo! Thank you for the beauty and charm you continue to bring to the Internets!

  26. maame October 20, 2011 at 1:28 am #

    Congratulations Manolo! and many more, thank you for the wit, the laughter and most importantly… THE SHOES!!!

  27. ChaChaHeels October 20, 2011 at 8:13 am #

    Congratulations! Many more years of your wondrous insight and wit.

  28. Poochie October 20, 2011 at 3:18 pm #

    I remember whenI started my blog 4 years ago and was giddy when you listed my blog! Keep on writing wonderful Manolo!!!

  29. NDC October 20, 2011 at 5:16 pm #

    Late to the celebration, but nonetheless sincere in praise for The Manolo’s cleverness, erudition, taste, modesty and humor. While The NDC knows that the shoes are The Manolo’s raison d’etre, she has a wee suspicion that the feetwear are a platform (pun intended) for much, much more, and we accolytes appreciate it.

    All the best,

    NDC