1.01.2013

happy new year

(Abbey)
This time last year, I was dancing round the kitchen as I hit publish on the first post. Twelve months on, and I'm just as excited about this venture of ours.

The past year has been wonderful. We've shared some beautiful stuff here from our team of staffers (some of our most popular posts include an essay about flirting with French boys, interviews with talented folk, and some incredible photoessays) and there's been some outstanding guest posts too. There have been the loveliest tweets, the kindest emails, and a general feeling of some sort of community growing, not just from Fernweh, but from everyone's blogs that are slowly coming together and building a supportive place to share our art and our stories.

This year, we're expanding our Fernweh community too. We're introducing three new contributors;Kinga, Lillian, and Katie. They are wonderful girls, each with their own unique creative pursuits, and we're excited to see their contribution each month. We are also hoping to share more guest posts from our talented readership (you!) this year.

But overall? We want to share more about feeling at home, and how sometimes home isn't where you are right now. We want to talk about a hunger for travel, and we want to photograph the places we grew up in. We want to build up this community.

So here's to 2013, and all the community, support and friendship just waiting to be shared.

xx
Libby

17 comments:

  1. happiest new year to! i am so excited to see how your plans unfold. also kudos to you for picking kinga, lillian, and katie for the blog! gosh, they're all so lovely. a shining exampe of what fernweh is all about. :)

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  2. Kinga! So excited! Her blog is wonderful <3
    Happy New Year, Fernweh!

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  3. This blog just got better and better! You couldn't have picked better people to add loveliness to this blog. :)

    xo

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  4. Kinga is so lovely. Congrats to the new contributors!:) Happy new year and thank you for this wonderful blog.:)

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  5. I've been thinking about Home a lot lately. I actually scribbled some stuff about it in my notebook and maybe I'll share that over at my blog.
    But for me, home isn't where I am right now. I don't actually know where home is, but I hope I find out soon.
    I'm excited for this new year of fernweh, and for this year of journeying home.

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  6. Happy New Year, Fernweh contributors! And I can't wait to see more posts from you guys and the new girls in the future! :)

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  7. I'm so excited about this upcoming year, and contributing here at Fernweh!
    xoxo

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  8. Happy new year! I'm so excited to be a part of Fernweh.

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  9. Sounds like it will be a fantastic year!

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  10. I'm so excited to see what happens this year on fernweh! I have a feeling the new contributers will do a fantastic job. :)

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  11. AHHH! THIS IS SO WONDERFUL! :D and the new contributers are amazing. you could not have chosen better girls. :)

    xoxo

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  12. i love those bloggers. i keep thinking about katie, and going, why doesn't the whole world know about her amazing talent? so i'm glad to see she'll be posting on her. love her. and lillian, and kinga!
    excited for another year of fernweh.

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  13. this is so wonderful! the happiest and most beautiful of new years to you.

    <3

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  14. Happy 2013! [ I nearly wrote 2012 right there - I'm still not used to the 13 (: ] I can't wait for all the wonderful posts you've got planned for us this year! And a warm welcome to Lillian, Kinga and Katie!

    --Daniela xo

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  15. Ah! Yay I love this. Fernweh is such a warm, and beautiful blog, and I'm looking forward to reading the posts from the new contributors, Kinga, Lillian, and Katie! :))

    Blessings!

    ~Madi

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  16. Congratulations to the new contributors! Looking forward to seeing what 2013 has in store for Fernweh! :)

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