Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Bloggy Anniversary!

I didn't even realize it, but September 4th was my 1-year blogging anniversary! I knew I started around the time school began last year, but these days are so busy!

To reflect, I had hoped to make a little extra money through blogging, but I discovered along the way that being a truly monetized blog just isn't in me. I want to write from my heart and not post coupons or daily deals. That's not who I am. I hardly even use coupons! Though there are some good ones on my coupon tab right now... wink, wink!

Blogging does indeed take time and every person has to figure out for themselves what things in their lives deserve priority time. I was blogging 3 or more times a week in the beginning, mainly because I love writing and feel I have something to share with other parents. Maybe you can learn from my mistakes, maybe you can learn what I've learned, and often I can learn from or be comforted by you.  These days my 'real' business is taking priority over most things, including my house and certainly this blog! So, though I blog today, I must also spend time with the two children who are home, do all the mountains of laundry in the house, blog for my business (we open in 2 days!) and try to catch a short nap (more on how my Train-obsessed 2-year-old wants to watch The Little Engine That Could at 2am another day!!!).

I love my blog, I love my readers and I love life! I really do. Every extreme moment and all those in-between.


  1. Happy Blogiversary! I too missed mine at the end of August. Although I think I'm going to have a giveaway on my blog to sort of celebrate it. Congratulations on making it a year! :o)

  2. Congrats on your blogoversary! Isn't blogging just awesome?! I've been blogging for about a year and a half, and I can't imagine my life without it!

    I'm a new follower from the Totally Tuesday blog hop. It's nice to meet you! Hope you can stop by and say hi. :)

    Wife on the Roller Coaster

  3. Congrats! Happy Anniversary! I think you really said it about all you learn, espectially in the first year. Gotta do what feels right for you, your family and blog! Congrats again!


  4. Congratulations! You reached a blogging milestone and I hope to read your blog for many more years to come. Have a great day. Blessings...Mary

  5. Congratulations and happy anniversary! I started blogging a few months ago but I took a break since my pregnancy plus raising a toddler was getting the best of me. I thought I'd go back since I missed writing so much. I'm a stay at home mom with 1 toddler plus another baby on the way. Aside from taking care of my family I do this as a hobby. I'm not quite sure how to make money off blogs. If you have any tips and anything you've learned in the past year I'd love to hear them!



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