Manolo says, ayyyyy! The Manolo has been in ill most of the day with the bad cold, sleeping and taking the medicines, and so it is only only now that he has remembered that today is the third anniversary of the Manolo’s Shoe Blog!!
And so he belatedly shouts…
It was three years ago, on October 16th, 2004, that the Manolo invented the shoe blog.
It is hard to believe, but three years ago, the Manolo could count the number of the fashion blogs on the fingers of the single hand, and now, marvelously, there are thousands of them, each more wonderful and amusing than the next.
And this is exactly as it should be.
We live in the era of miracles and marvels, when for the first time the tools of mass dissemination and entertainment have been placed directly into the hands of the humble.
And in response to this opportunity, millions of the humblest have taken up these instruments and set about making their own music, each playing his own song in his own way. And together these millions of peoples, all playing as loudly and as passionately as they can, have produced the glorious and cacophonous music of freedom.
And the Manolo has been proud to add his little song to this symphony of noise.
He is also proud of those who have chosen to ally themselves with the Manolo.
Never teh Bride at the Manolo for the Brides, Izzy Gallant at the Manolo for the Men, and Mr. Henry at the Manolo’s Food Blog, are all old friends, who have been joined by our new friends, Raincoaster and Glinda at the Teeny Manolo, Plumcake and Francesca at the Manolo for the Big Girl, Twistie writing on the weekends, and Spirit Fingers at Ayyyy!.
The Manolo is convinced that taken as the whole, there is no group of bloggers anywhere who are as consistently funny, or write as well, as these peoples. That the Manolo has brought them together and given them the place to be read, is among those things of which the Manolo is the proudest.
Finally, and most importantly, the Manolo must thank those peoples who have been most instrumental in the success of this enterprise, the many thousands of the internet friends who each day visit this place.
The attention, generosity, and love the readers have given the Manolo over the past three years are without compare, and can never be repaid. All the Manolo can do is recognize that he has been truly blessed, and say thank you for all that you have given.
You are indeed most super fantastic!