716 posts and 3 Years Later.

Dear Readers,

Cath and I just realized that around this time three years ago, weย  started AsianCajuns: April 26, 2007 to be exact.

We started AsianCajuns because we wanted a creative outlet that would act as a foil to our 9-5s. We didn’t expect anyone to read it. We had no intention of just writing about fashion (we talked about Edith Wharton and mint juleps). We were inspired by Susie Bubble and Agatha from Style Bytes (two of the three blogs we read at the time). This was before outfit aggregators took off and eveyone started documenting their outfits through fashion blogs.

Looking back on our posts from three years ago we realize we had a bit more variety. We do love fashion and style, but Cath and I agree that the old posts we are less interested in are the ones just about an outfit or a piece of clothing we’ve bought. So, from here on out we’ll try to stick to our varigated roots a little better. That said, we do like seeing how our styles have evolved from our 23 year old selves to now (the shoes are definitely taller):

For those of you that can stand a little more navel-gazing and reflection we’d love to know how long you’ve been reading AsianCajuns and what keeps bringing you back. We would continue AsianCajuns even if our mom was still our only reader, but the wonderful fellow-bloggers we have “met” and local readers we run into have made this experience deeply satisfying. I think most long-term bloggers have felt the desire to throw in the towel at some point (especially when things begin to feel more like a chore and less like a creative outlet). What keeps us going is you guys- so, from the bottom of our hearts, thank you, thank you, thank you!

Cath and I are making plans as we move out of our toddler years. We hope to expand into video, highlight more of the glories of Atlanta/Decatur, and keep the posts varied and inspiring. A redesign is also under way. so stay tuned!

Thank you for three awesome and wonderfully fulfilling years on the internets, readers!

Much Love,

Cath & Lar
The AsianCajuns

38 thoughts on “716 posts and 3 Years Later.”

  1. Congrats on the three year mark! I will always be a reader. Not only to I enjoy seeing your take on fashion, I enjoy the posts about Decatur/Atlanta. Also, I love knowing what is happening in your lives! It’s kind of like we live in the same city. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    xoxo,
    Ashley

  2. just wanted to give you a shout-out.CONGRATS ON 3 YEARS! fyi: started reading when you were featured in one of scoutmob’s earliest postsand been reading ever since. keep it up!!!! (oh, i’m a fellow asian.a filipina. woot woot to asians!!!)

  3. Hey Girls,
    congrats! ๐Ÿ™‚ I don’t really know how long I’ve been reading Asian Cajuns now, but it must be like 2 years or so. It is one of my favorite blogs as it shows off the great style both of you have without being all about this style. Know what I mean? Even though one notices you care for fashion and your outfits, one also feels that it’s not all you’re into and that you have several other interests.
    I look forward to your new/old way of blogging!
    All the best, Lisa

  4. woah that is great!
    sometimes it is memorable to see how we look in the past
    all the best for more and more posts to go!

    by the way mind to exchange link please? ๐Ÿ™‚
    xoxo

  5. You’ve both been around longer than Fashion Toast!

    And both you and Fashion Toast have more traffic than I do, even though I’ve been blogging on http://www.maeko.org (thereafterish.) since 2005, and yes, blogging outright since early 2003. LOL.

    I keep reading you both because you’re 1. Part Asian, and Asians represent. And 2 because you both have impeccable taste in clothes, food and books and art. And 3. because you’re so vivacious and captivating.

    Also, you’re accessible. You seem so empathic and easy to get along with, which makes me feel like we could be friends. And stuff like that gets me coming back all the time.

    Also, you both are eco-conscious, which is a huge plus for me. You have no idea how chuffed I am with you girls.

  6. Also, my husband’s name is Nate, and that is pretty damn cool. Who wouldn’t love it when their SO’s name matches with style bloggers’ SO’s? It’s too fun.

  7. really 3 years! i think i read the blog like 2 years ago maybe, the time goes fast! well congratulations for you girls, love your style and your post, you`re so lovely and the idea of the mix of you 2 and not an individual blog is great!

  8. Congratulations and happy blog anniversary! For me, I keep coming back because your outfits are always interesting, varied, and aesthetically appealing; your photography and writing are top-notch; and you two always exude warmth and kindness. In short, this blog rocks. Here’s to 3(+) more years!

  9. I have only been reading along for a couple of months, but I love what y’all are doing, and would love to see more posts on a variety of topics! Keep up the great blogging, even when you are feeling bored with it!

  10. congrats!!! i’ve been reading your blog for over a year now. i LOVE ya’lls fashion sense and great finds, but i also love that you’re local and seem to love this city as much as i do. i don’t usually comment (i’m so bad about it) but i wanted ya’ll to know how much i truly enjoy your blog.

  11. I’ve been subscribing to your feed for a bit now (a year? 2?) and I have to agree with you guys: great fashion posts, but I keep coming back because of the extras, like movie recommendations and music interests. And I love the tone that you two have, down to earth, conversational and real, never pretentious. I look forward to seeing the blog evolve farther- Cheers!

  12. Happy Blogaversary! I keep coming back because you two always keep it real, very down to earth. And not only that, I love reading about people’s adventures in my hometown so I can try new things too!

  13. you guys know how to have fun, that’s why i always come back. i started blogging because of stylebytes and stylebubble too/ stylebytes is still on my blog list! congrats asian cajuns!!!!! hope we both blog for a really, really long time! ๐Ÿ™‚ virtual kisses~ much!
    heather

  14. Congrats! Love your blog. Your styles are always inspiring yet wearable, not overly outlandish like most style blogs are. Keep up the good work. Lovelovelove all your outfit posts!

  15. Congratulations! Happy 3 years! You had great style back then too! I think I found your blog through a link someone else had put in their post almost a year ago and I’ve been reading and enjoying ever since!
    I come back for the fun atlanta stories, the outfit posts and my personal favourite – all the travel tales! And also because I think you two are both just awesome, kind, genuine people who I feel like I could be friends with in real life! Here’s to the next 3 years, the next 3 after that and so on! Cheers!

  16. Yay, congrats on your 3yr blog birthday! Yay. Well I love visiting your blog.and as you know, you’re part of my dailies! I love coming back because it’s not just about clothes, it’s about your day, your fun weekends, food and other fun stuff. I guess it’s the variation.and something I try to do in my own blog!

    Keep up the amazing work guys!

  17. Gosh.I must’ve been reading you guys for about a year and a half? Maybe a little more. Happy early blogiversary! Love seeing you and your style evolve ๐Ÿ™‚

  18. Happy 3 Year Blog Birthday! So so happy for your two lovelies. I’m so glad I came across your blog almost a year ago! I think your blog was one of the first blogs I began reading ๐Ÿ™‚ I hope you two continue this blog Asian Cajuns rocks big time. Love your ladies and here’s to many more years to come. Happy Sunday. BIG HUGS!!

    xx Love & Aloha

    **Stop by to enter my ~Une Very Stylish Fille Giveaway~**

  19. hello lovelies. congrats on the three years anniversary. nice recaps!
    i love your blog- esp. because its so versatile. and you girls are so kind and it even shows in your blog. i would love to come to atlanta some day. i have major cravings for an road-trip around america within at least 5 years. it just has to happen. ive never been to the us! but want to!

    hope you guys had an great weekend.

    xx ediot

  20. Congrats on the blog anniversary! I came across your blog about a year ago and have been following ever since. I like how you feature a variety of topics other than fashion, especially the info on Atlanta since I’m looking into Emory for grad school.

  21. Woot woot! Congrats to you both! I’m so glad that you all have become one of my daily reads. Love the ‘then and now’ shots.

    Keep up the fabulous work & can’t wait to see the future revamp & videos!!

    xo, becs

  22. 3 years? Word! Obviously you guys are killing it. I remember I was like “have you guys heard of this book hapa?” and you were like “BAM-here’s a post on it”. Anyways, thanks for always handling my somewhat out of place comments and all the support you guys have given gblyss. Can’t wait to see what the next 3 years has in store!

  23. Congrats! 3 years- wow! Love the side by side shots. I check you out daily and have you linked on my blog for many reasons. I love your style, love that you are local ladies, love that you are twins but with different looks, love the posts about the haps in our city and just the different style of your blog in general ๐Ÿ™‚

  24. Happy Anniversary, Cath and Lar!

    I’m so glad I stumbled on your blog just days after I started mine last year. I love reading both your posts, seeing what you’ve all been up to, what y’all are putting together and seeing your infectious smiles and reading about your twin bond ๐Ÿ™‚
    Can’t wait to see what’s coming!

    xoxo

  25. i love to keep up with your blog, because it feels like i’m still somewhat able to keep up with YOU! but also, aside from the friendship perspective, i find you both to be extremely inspiring ladies, who have such wonderful aesthetic taste (fashion, decor, what have you) and your music suggestions are right on! (uh, hello? thao made it to my top 25 most played, and i heard it here first!)

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