Wow! what can I say...2012 is coming to an end...1 day left! It's amazing how time flies.
As the year draws to an end I would like to take a moment to pause, reflect and give thanks to God and everyone who has supported this site. Without much ado here's a recap, enjoy!
Dec 2011/January 2012: Launched www.shakaranaturaltips.blogspot.ca
Feb 24th 2012: stated facebook page for blog.
March - June 2012: writing articles and working!
July 24th, 2012: I met and interviewed Nigerian sensation WIZKID! [2012 BET International Award Winner] Click to read and view pics!
July 27th, 2012: featured on NaturallyCurly.com & bella-kinks.com
August 22nd, 2012: mentioned by TheHodgepodgeFiles.com (one of my favourite bloggers)
August 29th, 2012: featured again on bella-kinks.com (amazing blog on natural hair, health & lifestyle)
September 1st, 2012: Revamped website to www.shakaranaturaltips.com (Designed by WebYourMind)
September 25th, 2012: Nominated and received "The Versatile Blogger Award." Nominated by LexFINatural
Nominated again and received "The Versatile Blogger Award" by AfroDivas, Texture Me Natural, and BrownieOwolabi
September - October 2012: Hired two (2) amazing interns: Tony Deng and Gizelle Lue
October 1st, 2012: was featured on the Slice TV's program 'The Mistress'. Forward to 10 minutes 30 seconds to see me! http://bit.ly/Ozmh5w
October 18th, 2012: Created "A Celebration of Curls" natural hair show toronto
November 19th, 2012: Natural hair is a global phenomenon! I was featured on The Kinky Apothecary's blog in Nigeria! Please check out the full article below: http://thekinkyapothecary.blogspot.ca/2012/11/natural-hair-in-nigeria.html[caption id="attachment_665" align="aligncenter" width="300"]
Photo credit: Gizelle Lue[/caption]
December 1st, 2012: I wrote an article in this issue of Neighbourhood Living Magazine [east end edition] titled "Hot neighbourhood fashions, make gift giving cool this holiday season (page 26)." Check it out! http://east.neighbourhoodliving.com/neighbourhood-living-east-winter-2012-issue-13/
December 13th, 2012: I presented a story I wrote, titled "Caroline's Shoe's" at the Bata Shoe Museum, to view my story and others see:http://www.batashoemuseum.ca/snapshot_exhibits/theshoeproject/index.shtml
The exhibition at the Bata will be running through the holidays.
December 23rd, 2012: Woke up to great news today! Shakara Natural Tips was nominated for the Ninjamatics' 2012 Canadian Weblog Awards in the Best New Weblog, Health & Wellness, and Topical categories.
December 30th, 2012: We reached 10,000+ fans on Facebook!
Once again, many thanks to everyone: fans, family, friends and fellow bloggers/peers that have made this year successful and amazing!
Wishing you a very happy and prosperous 2013!!!
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