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One Year and 114 Followers Later...


Well, today's the day!!! I've officially completed my first year of blogging. And I'm happy to say I've learned a few things along the way.


1. I CAN be friends with strangers. (It's very true. Of course, you can never be too careful. You've gotta use your best judgment, be very selective, and keep your principles in mind.)



2. The longer I blog, the more I wanna get followed. (I love being followed. Followers don't scare me. They make me very happy =D The more, the merrier, right?! DISCLAIMER: Weirdos NOT welcomed-see#1)


3. If I write, they will come. (It makes sense. Why would anybody wanna visit me if I'm never home?! I'm just surprised anybody wants to come over PERIOD!)


4. Blogging makes me wanna take pictures I never thought I'd be taking. (You wouldn't believe the random pics I have in my picture file. As soon as my husband sees me pulling out my little Kodak Easyshare, he gets that look of - HERE WE GO AGAIN- SOMETHING ELSE TO BLOG ABOUT.....)


5. I now know 3 (Yeah, that's right! THREE) different languages -

ENGLISH, SPANISH, and HTML.


I can strike a pose.

I can move it right along..............

All because I know HTML!



5. If someone says, "Tag, You're It!", STAY PUT. (No need to start running around the house like a crazed 5 year old.)



6. A carnival doesn't need any rides or cotton candy to be fun. (Heck, I don't even have to leave the house to enjoy a good carnival)

Wednesday's Walk Down Memory Lane


Making your home sing Mondays

Forever In Blue Jeans




(Just to name a few)

7. If I'm lost for words, it's always good to check what's on draft. (No, I'm not talking beer, people. GROSS! I'm talking posts here.)



8. A button is like a message in a bottle. (Just sitting there, waiting to be grabbed. My little button has crossed the border all the way into Alaska and it's sailed the seas as far as the Philippines. Pretty cool, huh?!)


9. Give and you shall receive. (When you have a giveaway, not only are you giving a little something back to all your followers. You also receive lots of new bloggy friends. Speaking of giveaways, have you heard about this one?)


10. I LOVE BLOGGING!!!! (I LOVE IT! i love it! I LOVE IT! And I'm gonna keep blogging for as long as my laptop shall live.)

28 Comments:

Ida Red (aka Richele) said...

Happy Blogoversary! I never thought I could learn html but I am coming along! I love to blog also. Why is it easier to do something knowing you can blog about it later? lol. Makes everything more fun! You have a great blog and I love to visit.

Judy Harper said...

Over from the Mighty M and saw where you were also celebrating your year of blogging! Happy Anniversary! And a big congratulations!

christy rose said...

Happy Blogoversary! Great post for celebration!
I love blogging too! And it does seem to make everything else that I do even more fun, knowing I will probably be blogging about it later! :)

He & Me + 3 said...

You are so creative and such a fun blogger. Love this fun post. Love knowing you in real life too.

Catherine Anne said...

Love your blog!

Shana said...

Happy Blogoversary! I laughed out loud to many of your learned lessons! Especially #4! I can't tell you the number of random photos I've taken to supplement a blog idea I've had (bowls of popcorn, half eaten apples, etc.)! Funny, funny!

Do you ever share your html secrets?!?! I could use a few!!

Brooke said...

Happy Blogoversary!

Vicky said...

Happy Blogoversary! What a fun way to commemorate the day! Got a big laugh out of #4 :)

TCKK said...

Happy Blogoversary! Very glad you are blogging because you're fun to read.

Stephen Tremp said...

Congrats! on the milestone. Happy Blogoversary.

Stephen Tremp

Jodee Leader said...

Happy Blogoversary! I can relate to this entire post!

r.a.w. chronicles said...

I love this post! Happy Blogoversary!!!

Bits-n-Pieces said...

Happy Blogoversary to you! I never considered myself a writer, but once I discovered journaling/blogging I got hooked. That was 9 years ago!
Now I find routinely myself thinking "I need to write about that" whenever something happens! lol

Mighty M said...

What a great list!! Next year, will you write my blogoversary post??? ;-) Happy blogoversary to you too!!!

McCrakensx4 said...

Happy Blogoversry!! Mine was at the end of October but in the mist of football season I forgot all about it!! I love your list too!

Carrie said...

Congratulations on one year of blogging! You do an awesome job and I love reading your posts. Keep 'em coming :)

Elizabeth Mahlou said...

Congratulations on your anniversary!

Heather said...

Hey, thanks for stopping by my blog! And happy Blogoversary!! I have become a little obsessed with the whole followers thing... my number goes up and down and back up again. But I just keep writing and posting tons of pics!

You have a cute blog layout too!!

Elizabeth Mahlou said...

Other than celebrating that special number "100" which I have done only as a way to become more involved with the readers. I have gotten to know the "winners" a lot better than other readers -- well, those and the "blest guests" who step in for me on Wednesdays.

I don't worry about ## of followers going up and down. Some people leave blogging and are courteous enough to remove themselves as bloggers so that one does not end up with Gogol's proverbial dead souls. Others change their interests. Still others are restricted to a specific number of blogs and find themselves oversubscribed and so forth.

Ida Red (aka Richele) said...

I have an award for you! http://underthegoldenappletree.blogspot.com/2009/11/bloggy-business-awards-and-ive-been.html

momstheword said...

Congratulations, my friend! I'm glad you love blogging because we love your blog!

Thanks for putting my meme up there, you're a sweetie!

Tamela said...

Happy Blogoversary!!! I'm glad you started blogging so I could eventually find your blog and stalk you!!

Thanks Miti! :)

mralong said...

Happy Blogoversary!!!!!!! I just love your blog and how creative you are!!!! I have only been blogging for a few months and have been learning so much. I will be continually coming back to your blog and reading!!!! And hoping one day to be able to be as creative!

Rachael said...

Ditto! Although I just started Blogging, I am addicted just as you are! Although I have not even begun to understand HTML, or how to make my blog even HALF as pretty as yours, hopefully I will join the crowd sometime soon. I am excited to keep following you and our other fellow bloggers well into the future. It is so fun to get to know other moms out there and see their experiences. Happy Blogoversary...and I will be following you and your blogging journey "as long as my laptop shall live". :) Take care!

Tara said...

Great list and so true of us bloggers! Happy Blogoversary!

E @ Scottsville said...

Awwww, great things to learn!!! I am oh so proud of your for STRIKING and for SCROLLING!! You go girl! {{pats self on back}}

And you used my Carnival button. Dang, you ROCK today Miti!!!

Happy blogiversary!!! ♥ U!

Janie said...

Congratulations on a year of blogging. I agree, it's lots of fun!

Confessions Of A Working Mom said...

Happy (belated) blogoversary!

I'm a first time visitor, but I just love *your love* of blogging. It's such a creative outlet, isn't it?

By the way, your designs are beautiful!

~Elizabeth
http://confessionsfromaworkingmom.blogspot.com