Sunday, June 6, 2010

Happy First Blogiversary to Me


I couldn't believe it when I looked back on my blog and saw that this week marked the one year anniversary of my regularly blogging.  I cannot believe how quickly it has gone by and how much has changed - for the good! 

I first started blogging quite sporadically in 2005 and really just let it fall by the wayside.  Then in 2009 after my spinal surgery while I was recuperating on the couch and couldn't do much of anything but watch TV, my darling husband {who is the most wonderful man in the world, by the way} suggested I try entering some giveaways on blogs that he saw on a sweepstakes site that he was entering other giveaways.  He told me I had a "flare for that kind of thing," and it might keep me from being bored for the next 3 months.  So, I started to enter the giveaways and then I won a few... but more than that, I started to read other posts on the blogs.  I started to learn about the incredible women (and a few men), some who where a lot like me, some who where nothing like me, but had these interesting lives and these great families with whom I started to become friends.

Then I thought, maybe, I could start to write about what we were doing and start posting photos of us and even post things that others might find interesting.  So, I started posting, first about my doggie, Nano - my little baby and love of my life, and then some info about nutritional supplements I learned from other sites and then a Father's Day post.  Interspersed with posts about other people's giveaways, I did my posts about what we were doing and uploading photos of our daily life here in beautiful central Florida.

I remember how excited I was to get my very first follower and my very first commenter - they were both the same person ~~ Crystal from Simply Being Mommy.  Crystal has been there for me since then as a follower, commenter and most especially as my friend.  I was so lucky to meet her at the Disney Social Media Moms Conference this past February.

I continued to make new friends and read other people's blogs with their wonderful reviews and enter their giveaways... then I was offered MY very first review.  I was so excited and I gave it my all, as I continue to do with each and every review I do to this date.  Then came my first giveaway and I felt like a giddy school girl with my first crush... I still get this way each time I'm fortunate to represent a company and giveaway one of their products.

Now as I continue to write and upload my photographs, which have gotten better thanks to the most wonderful man in the world for getting me a MUCH better camera, I want to thank all of you for your support and for continuing to visit my blog and reading what I write - for reasons I still don't understand!!  I am so lucky to have you all as my friends and look forward to continuing this relationship and growing it for a very long time into the future.  Hugs to you all!!

Until next time..... Lorie


blueviolet said...

Happy Blogoversary!!!! May you have many, many more years!

SquirrelQueen said...

Happy One Year Blogiversary!

You have built a lot of great memories, and a fantastic blog, in the past year. Here's to many more years to come.

fredamans said...

Happy blogoversary Lorie!!! We love you dearly!!

Michelle @ Flying Giggles said...

Happy Blogoversary! I am so glad you decided to blog, you are a wonderful bloggy friend!

TheEclecticElement said...

Aw Lorie, congratulations and happy, happy blogaversary!!

It goes by so fast doesn't it!?! I almost MISSED mine this year >.< LOL

It sounds like you and I had the same type of start-Look how far both of us have gotten!

Many congrats :D

Simply Being Mommy said...

Oh wow! What a milestone Lorie. Happy One Year!

I'm sorry I haven't been around too much. Things have just been so busy and I feel terrible about not visiting like I used too :(

Alexis AKA MOM said...

Congrats sweetie, I can't tell you enough how great it is to have such a wonderful friend :)

Tami said...

Happy Blogiversary honey! I'm glad you've been with us so long. I think August will be my 2 year blogiversary, or July. :)

~ Noelle said...

happy anniversary! lol, late

Just Breathe said...

Happy Blogiversary to you! Isn't it fun? I know it changed my life.

Kissa Starling said...

Congratulations on one year old!!! I love reading your blogs and finally figured out how to subscribe!

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