Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Happy Blog Birthday

It's been a year...I've been here spilling ideas, mishaps, losses, and life on this blog.  Time races by and yet, sometimes, it creeps.  Thank You All for reading and being interested in what I write.  Someone contacted me about doing a guest post on my blog and, as I thought about it, I didn't want anyone else writing my blog for me.  I like the writing part, it's one of the reasons I started the blog.  When is the last time you wrote for the enjoyment of it?  Maybe you hate to write, but I like to write...sometimes it therapy for me.

Someone else asked me what I expected from my blog and that questions ran in my head for weeks.  I questioned my motivation, my pride, my spirituality, my core (yes, that's what I do).  I am happy for the question and came out the other side of it with the notion that for me, my blog is simply a way to teach and share ideas.  I can live with that and hope it meets that expectation for you too.

What I've learned is
blogging is harder than I first thought
successful bloggers know something I don't
flash on a camera is never good if you can avoid it
how to make a blog button
some basic HTML, very basic
bloggers are a nice community of people
readers are the BEST
I LOVE comments

Now for some of the fun facts about this endeavor over the last year...

The most viewed post was The Entry

The most commented on post was House Tour Tuesday
featuring the guest room

One of my favorites was of Christmas
the packages were purchase, wrapped and the celebration was about to happen

Now, for a few of the pictures that didn't make the blog...
 Thought about using this one for a header, but it didn't make the cut.






 Cute idea..maybe someone else's.  Let me know and I'll give you credit.


Just a bad shot...

I also want to thank another blogger for being my No.1 referring site
Between Naps on the Porch


As always, thanks for reading.

13 comments:

  1. HAPPY BLOG BIRTHDAY, ROBIN!!!!

    Many more happy years inspiring and being all-around awesome!

    Enjoy your accomplishment, that's great!

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  2. Hi Robin, Happy Happy Blogiversary! So nice that you have been part of the world of blogs for 1 year. I loved reading what you have learned... very thoughtful!
    I wish you many many more!
    Yvonne

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  3. Hey, Happy Birthday! It's a good reason to have some cake. :)
    I love blogging for some of the same reasons you do. I'll be one in August.
    -Revi

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  4. Happy birthday...beautiful memory pictures.

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  5. Congrats on your blogging for one year. It is an adventure I never dreamed I would be blogging but here I am too. Thanks for sharing.

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  6. Happy 1st Blog Birthday, Robin! We have a kinship: I just celebrated my first bloggy birthday, too :) You have a beautiful home. Thanks SO much for sharing your celebration at The Mother Lode linky party over at I Gotta Create!!
    <3 Christina

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  7. Happy, happy birthday...isn't blogging fun? Wonderful memories and great pictures. Welcome to year two.

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  8. Happy blogaversary!!!...I am a new follower of your beautiful blog and home!

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  9. Happy Blog Birthday! Thanks for stopping by my blog -- I'll be checking your blog out in the future. Sally

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  10. Happy anniversary! Thanx so much for joining THT! I will be back by to look around more at your beautiful place!:)

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  11. Happy blogiversary!! Congrats on making it a year. I think a lot of bloggers don't make it this far. Love the waterfall, and thanks for linking your post to Cowgirl Up.

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  12. Featuring you on the blog tonight along with the details of my Inspiring Creative Women feature series <3
    http://igottacreate.blogspot.com/2012/04/introducing-inspiring-creative-women.html

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  13. Happy Anniversary! Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!
    Sherry

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