Happy 3rd Birthday, BlytheLife!

Written on July 1, 2013 at 12:00 pm by Michelle
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On July 1st 2010, I started a blog. This blog, coincidentally, began as a little space on the web where I ramble on about dolls. I wanted to open up a space on the internet that was for Blythe hobbyists, but I wasn’t able to go and start a forum. I wanted to do interviews, tutorials, giveaways. And I started off with an interview with Rob & Sioux.

Since then, I have done over 35 interviews – fantastic customizers and crafters alike. It’s been a fantastic ride, and it is only going to go up from here. My doll family has grown as the blog has grown, and it’s been a lot of fun! I’ve greatly enjoyed what I have been able to create here, with the help of the wonderful readership that I have. I enjoy the reading the comments, emails and suggestions that I get from all of you.

She needs a name!
Making her mini-debut here today, she’ll be formally introduced once she tells me her name!

A Year in Review

  • I started a new series: Love, Sophie – featuring the wise words of Sophie
  • I got a Middie, which resulted in posts about Middies
  • I wrote a mini-series for those new to the community (starting with Blythe 101)
  • After careful consideration, I discontinued regular Friday Five posts for bigger and better things

Top 10 Most Read Posts
(not including interviews/giveaways)

  1. Questionable Blythes on the Market
  2. DIY Knit Empire Dress (Blythe On A Budget)
  3. Spotlight On: Blythe Confessions
  4. To Flickr, or Not to Flickr
  5. Mind the crack; 1972 Kenner Blythe fixed!
  6. Crochet Petite Toque and Scarf (Free Pattern)
  7. The Cause of Doll Melt
  8. Protecting Yourself Online
  9. DIY Knit Headband (Blythe On A Budget)
  10. Economical Sewing Tips (Blythe On A Budget)

BlytheLife by the Numbers

  • 517 posts (including this one!)
  • 36 interviews
  • 221,732 hits in June 2013

Thank you so much to everyone for all the support that I’ve gotten! I’ve started working on new content, and I’m really excited to share everything with you very soon!

If you know anyone that you think would be interested in getting interviewed for, please send me an email ( or refer them to the How to Get Featured page! I’m always looking forward to doing more interviews and showcasing more talent in this great dolly community!

3 Responses to “Happy 3rd Birthday, BlytheLife!”

  1. Steph! says:

    Thank you so much Michelle… for all your hard work these past 3 years. I hadn’t really put it together but I got my first girl June 18, 2010 so it makes sense that Blythelife is so much part of my Dolly fun!

    (Thanks for all those free patterns – I had totally forgotten about them! I may have to give them a try!)

  2. Pam says:

    Happy Anniversary, and also Happy Canada Day… I think I read you are Canadian!

  3. Gill says:

    Happy Blythelife Birthday Michelle. Yours was the first Blythe blog I came across in my fairly recent entry into the dolly world – and I love it. It’s informative, thought-provoking, and fun :).

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