Sunday, October 21, 2012

1 Year Award

During a quiet moment while walking my dog in the park today, it dawned on me that I started blogging 1 year ago!  So, I decided to award myself!  (I'm patting myself on the back right now!)  When I wrote my first post about my favorite brand of shoes I had no idea what would transpire.  Here I am 112 posts, 7290 pageviews, & 27 followers later.  As an amateur blogger I am always learning, and after seeing my first few posts I know I have picked up a lot along the way.  I regularly participate in Wordless Wednesday, I follow-up on posts, I have a few themes (not weekly but reoccurring), and I make sure to add links (to older posts, websites, & other blogs).  Next step is to create a badge/button but I need a little more spare time.  At first the only readers I had were friends & family and that was because I harassed them weekly to pull-up my blog or follow me by email.  Nowadays people from around the world read my blog, willingly I might add, ha-ha!  It's a nice feeling of accomplishment, even though I didn't really have any blogging goals or expectations in the beginning.  Maybe it's time to set a few goals, I could definitely use a few more followers.  I also have to be realistic, I am a SAHM (stay-at-home-mom) so blogging takes place in my spare time.  But who's to say it couldn't lead to more... for now I am content with my progress, and I am happy to accept the 1 Year Award (even if I am giving it to myself)!

Since I borrowed this image/award from another blogger, I might as well give them credit.  Thanks to M&G at The Holmes Home

According to the rules of the blog award, it is to be passed on to 3 other new bloggers for encouragement, here's to you ladies! :
Girl in Geilenkirchen
Nine and Ninety Nine
Theresa's Mixed Nuts


  1. Congrats on one year of blogging!

  2. Hi Danica! Congrats on one year of blogging!! And thanks for linking up this weekend :)


  3. Congrats! It's fun to look back at early posts and see how far we've come!