Thursday, October 27, 2011

Happy Blogiversary!

Happy Blogiversary to me!  (Cha-Cha-Cha) 

Happy Blogiversary to me!  (Cha-Cha-Cha) 

Happy Blogiversary to me! 

Happy Blogiversary to me!  And many more.....

Hey, did you know it is my Blogiversary today!  Really?  How'd you miss that?  One year ago today I started on this journey of bloggyhood.  Who would have thunk it would have come this far?  Not I said the fly!

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You see, this was not my first blog.  I actually have several others but this one seems to have struck a chord so it is sticking around and I have put the others on the back burner.  I am glad though because they always say write what you know.  Well, unfortunately I am not always following what "they" say since my blog tends to be a hodgepodge of stuff but for whatever reason most of the time, it works.

Here are the TOP 5 things I have learned this past year about blogging:

1.  There are A LOT of mommy bloggers out there.  Last count 3.9 million.  Yes, I counted.  LOL! (although I am a mommy and a blogger, I don't think my blog falls into a full on mommy blogger niche.  Did you read my Life's A Niche post?)

2.  But something else I have learned: there is room for everyone. 

3.  It is ok if you don't post everyday.  The world is not going to fall apart.  Although to keep things fresh, and entertaining I tend to post almost daily even if it is just something simple.

4.  You can meet A LOT of great women through your blog.  I have several loyal followers/commenter's that if they lived in my city, I know we would hit it off and be *real* life friends.  Hopefully they are reading this and know who I am referring to.

5.  Blogging is much cheaper than therapy and has helped me stay *sane*.  Even when you are alone, you are not alone.  There is always someone willing to read what you write and often times encourage you which is the best.

So now that you know what I have learned about blogging, perhaps you are wondering why I started this blog? What inspired me?  Here is the link to my very first post.  Women's Retreat

Last fall before our church's Women's Retreat we had a contest for a theme.  My theme was "I Am Not Superwoman." And that theme won.  At our Women's Retreat we came together and inspired one another to let go of perfection, to be cheerleaders for one another rather than adversaries always in competition, to be ok at not always being the best at everything we do.   

With that I came home and started this blog to try and inspire other busy women, whether it be career women with or without children, stay at home moms, work from home moms, all women and mothers for that matter.   

If you are doing your daily "best" with what you have to work with then let go of the rest.  It is quite alright if your dishes are still in the sink from last night, that your laundry basket is overflowing, that there is a ring around the toilet bowl.  If you are a mother, are your kids happy? Healthy? Fed? Bathed? Played with? Loved on?  If you are married, does your husband know he is cherished and loved?  Then that is what really matters.  Everything else is icing on the cake.  So don't be so hard on yourself.  It will ALL get done, eventually.  Later in life are you going to wish you had more time to do housework?  Yeah, probably not.  Are you going to wish you had more time to spend with your friends and family?  Probably so but hopefully not if you take today and LIVE IT !

I hope you continue to read my little ol' blog and all its glory.  I have lots of exciting things planned for it this next year.

 Laugh with me.

Cry with me.

Pray with me.


  1. Happy Blogiversary!!!!! Glad I stumbled upon your blog and have been following!!! ;-)

  2. well, happy blogiversary to is also exactly my one year blogiversary!! I was totally new at this so I feel quite proud of having completed the year with confidence in myself and with lots of new knowledge from the blog world!!

  3. Oh ditto, ditto, ditto - but then you knew I would agree with everything that you said didn't you?

    Happy blogoversary to you and you know I'll be around for the next coming year to laugh, cry and pray with you. You make me feel normal - what ever that is?

    By the way in answer to your question on my blog - (or is that is 15th of next month) Aarrgh you can't run away from old age can you? Have a great 1st blogoversary and a super weekend


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