Five Years In

Today, I am honored to say that I’ve been building this blog for five years.

That’s half a decade!

In that time, I’ve had a number of professional successes and learning opportunities. I’ve gained life experience, gotten married, and taken chances. I’ve moved from minimum wage to straight commission to salary to better salary. I’ve been an entrepreneur and an employee, sometimes exclusively, currently simultaneously. I’ve gone from having little to having an overflow. I went from looking for an exit to being at a place where I’m looking for a step up.

Early

The Daniels Daily Reader has gone from one consistent reader who now has a blog of her own (and, in an attempt to slightly embarrass Mrs. Daniels, a new last name since five years ago) to hundreds of subscribers, followers, and readers daily. It went from being a free blog to a sizable investment in my business goals. And, possibly most importantly to me, I’ve inspired others to begin writing about their passions. You don’t have to be a writer to write, but, once you begin writing, at that moment, you become a writer.

Thank you all for reading, engaging, critiquing, subscribing, and for just being a part of my journey in professional development. You may not know it but every comment, every hit, every like and share lets me know that my writing is impactful. This has been a great five years and I look forward to sharing many more with you all.

Since it’s the fifth year, here are links to the top five posts of all time:

The Art of the Pocket Square
Where to Shop: The 10 Best Stores for Finding Affordable Men’s Style
Italian, English, or Modern Cut?
How To: The Job Seeker’s Attention-Getting Email Signature
How To: Tie an Eldredge Knot

Though the content and format of The Reader has evolved, the message remains consistent: Make professional development a priority.

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