It’s my 6-year Blogversary!
Chicks and Salsa may be the longest ‘job’ I have held. 296 blog posts and 1240 Instagram posts later, here we are! Starting my own small business in 2016 has led to many meaningful opportunities. I have fostered relationships crafted 100% by hard work, consistency, and you all – my readers, followers, friends, and family. Thank you to many of you who were there when I started and are still here. I see you, and I appreciate you.
I have written about why I started and shared some of my early partnerships in previous posts. Today I wanted to share why all the hard work was worth it. There are big partnerships I have been lusting after that have (finally!) recently come to fruition, but the WHY I am still doing it is not about partnerships.
Starting Chicks and Salsa was always about learning. Learning to write, learning to network, learning to create, learning to be vulnerable, and learning to commit. It was about so much more than the clothes, the makeup, and the events. It was about finding my tribe in person and online; it was about learning by DOING.
I made my first website, created my first LLC, learned photography essentials, and took numerous courses online to learn the in’s and out’s of ‘having a blog.’ Since starting, things have changed, and Instagram‘s influence on our e-commerce culture has skyrocketed. We also have TikTok as a new place to learn new things and find inspiration. Every few months, there are new things to keep up with and learn. I love the variety that creating Chicks and Salsa offers; it is flexible and ever-evolving.
In 2018, I launched MVP Media, a social media management company that has allowed me to convert what I do for Chicks and Salsa for small brands and businesses. To date, I have worked for dozens of companies to help elevate their social media presence.
Learn more about MVP Media here.
With no end in sight, I plan to keep creating fun, entertaining, inspirational, or educational content.
This post is about gratitude. I am genuinely grateful to have found a small corner of the internet to call my own, thanks to you. As always, thanks for your time and your love.
Stay tuned; there is more to come!