This August, I’ll celebrate my third bloggerversary, and believe me when I say it’s gonna be a special month. When I started Afrobella in 2006, I wouldn’t have even dreamed it would find the kind of reception and regard it’s managed to find. I am truly so blessed, and so grateful to all of you who read my blog.

Recently Konector, a site that ranks the online impact factors and audience profiles of blogs around the world, ranked the top 50 Beauty Blogs. The complete ranked list hasn’t been released yet, but I’m so proud to report that Afrobella is number 7 on the list, and “has set itself up as the beauty site for African Americans.”

Can you see me, smiling from ear to ear?

I am so thrilled, and I plan to continue doing the best that I can — celebrating you and you and you and you, women all shades of beautiful.

In other happy happy news, I was recently named #12 on ChicagoNow’s Top 25 Twitter Users in Chicago list. And I just got here!

Needless to say, that’s tremendously encouraging news for this recent transplant. Every day in every way, Chicago proves to me that I made the right move at the right time. SO happy to be here, and SO happy to be on the list. Thank you, ChicagoNow!

Whew, that’s enough good news for one post. Stay tuned for more wonderful things this month — August is going to be beyond fabulous for Afrobella readers, TRUST!

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Ericka says:
July 29, 2009, 2:48 am
Yay for the beautiful, successful, thought provoking, natural, encouraging, unique, stylish Bella aka AfroBella! I am so happy for you..good things are gonna keep coming your way! Thanks for being you...You Inspire Me to be Me!
Marcy Webb says:
July 29, 2009, 3:55 am
Congratulations!!! Your hard work has reaped great rewards. :)
AfroFrenchgirl says:
July 29, 2009, 5:36 am
Lady, you are an inspiration not only for African American ladies, but also for Afrobellas around the world like myself. I have to read your blog everyday. Keep up the good work and congratulations.
Roshanne says:
July 29, 2009, 9:41 am
Congrats Bella!!!!
KianaB says:
July 29, 2009, 10:36 am
Congrats Bella! You absolutely deserve that ranking for having such an incredible blog. Now go out, and celebrate!
Sheena says:
July 29, 2009, 12:21 pm
Congratulations! And welcome to Chicago! I'm glad that you've been having a wonderful time in this great city so far! :)
nikki says:
July 29, 2009, 12:34 pm
YAAAYYY!!!! Is the cat back yet?! :p Congrats on all of your success thus far!!!
sandra says:
July 29, 2009, 12:49 pm
Congratulations...and one question: Can I get your autograph now? because you know when you reach number 1 there will be lines around all of Chicago...
Quel says:
July 29, 2009, 4:30 pm
Lisalis says:
July 29, 2009, 5:30 pm
I've been reading your blog for almost two years now and I'm so glad I found you. You cover such a wide variety of subjects -- hair, make-up, fashion, fragrance, music, celebrity, politics -- all with such respect. I've learned about etsy from you. I've bought hair care, skin care and make-up products because of your recommendations. You've help make me the beautiful, smelling-good sister that I am! Congratulations, Afrobella, and thank you!
Lexie says:
July 29, 2009, 6:08 pm
Congratulations!! You are truly an inspiration and I really enjoy reading your blog everyday!!!
ceecee says:
July 30, 2009, 12:20 pm
congratulations Bella! I follow you on twitter and you always have something new :)
theHotness Grrrl says:
July 30, 2009, 2:44 pm
Wow! Congratulations. You are such an inspiration. When I took a break from blogging, I would read your beautiful, informational posts and I was motivated to stay in the game and keep at it. Thank you.
pets says:
July 30, 2009, 3:08 pm
Happy Anniversary in advance! It's noted in my diary. You also look like an exotic flower in your lavender coloured top with your fellow bloggers. Keep it up!
Dad says:
July 31, 2009, 5:21 pm
Keep believing in your abilities and continue working hard. The best is yet to come. Your mum and I, we are very proud of you.
Victoria says:
August 1, 2009, 8:05 pm
So exciting! Congratulations on everything you have achieved!
summer says:
August 3, 2009, 11:10 pm
hey afrobella! hate that quel and i didn't get to see you while we were in chicago this past weekend. congrats on all your success!


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