Celebrating One Year of SamTalksStyle.com

Year one is done.

It’s now exactly one year to the date that I publicly launched this website; June 2, 2019.
I didn’t know what I’d do with it, just that I wanted to do it. I’d always enjoyed writing, and clothing, so it seemed sensible to combine the two and start writing about it on a platform to be seen by all.
I’m glad the reception has been largely positive.
It’s been good to add value for others, and I’ve benefited in turn.

As is the case with most creatives, when I sit and look back at the first few examples of work I published, I cringe a little bit. Nothing starts off brilliant.
I know, also, that my own personal style has progressed at triple the rate that it would have if I just kept doing things on my own.

I’ll be the first to admit that when I started this site, I had little idea of what constituted a good fit. Learning that was an expensive curve, but it could have been more expensive had I not started this site, and started seeking the knowledge from others in order to improve the quality of what I write here.
The learning curve of that, and of running a website, has been quite steep. But it’s been every bit worthwhile, and I look forward to continuing to publish here.

When I started down this path, I set a few progress goals, with a stretch goal of 10,000 hits by the end of 12 months. I put it at that figure because I didn’t expect it; it was partly a dream, but not a completely unrealistic one.
And I think it’s good to set a stretch goal at slightly unrealistic figures, with a normal goal at a realistic figure first, because then you have something to strive for in addition to something to work systematically towards.

Anyway, as I write this the total hit count sits at 10,704.
It feels like a bit of an achievement, even though it’s merely a number.
So, to any of you who are reading this, thanks for being part of the journey.

Cheers to year two.

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With content features ranging from appearances on popular menswear hubs (The Rake, StyleForum, Put This On) to French perfume newsletters and university course readings, Sam is a writer, designer and enthusiast in the fields of menswear and fragrance.

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