Monday, January 6, 2014

Is this thing on?

I'm never offended by blogger's who take a little hiatus from their blogs and I definitely don't think anyone should apologize when this happens.. yet here I am, feeling like I should apologize for my absence. I barely posted the entire month of December. It was such a crazy month with a busy work schedule, traveling to Indiana to see my best friend, a trip to Asheville and Christmas with both of our families that this space kind of took a backseat. I even missed my one year blogiversary!

So the first thing I want to do is wish this little ole blog a Happy Birthday and give her a cupcake.
Okay, I gave her a few. She deserves it.
It's also her 200th post! She's on a roll :)

And I'll also go ahead and share my first two posts: one and two. All they really do is recap 2012 and look forward to 2013. As seeing as blogland is a little bogged down with those for 2013 and 2014, please feel free to pretend there aren't even any links there.


Okay, we're not moving too far since we're still talking about this blogiversary of mine but I'd really like to take a minute to thank all of you guys for somehow finding my little space, reading along, sharing your stories and giving me encouragement when I needed it! 

I had no idea what I really was getting into when I was bored over Christmas break last year and decided to start a blog only my roomie knew about, but I'm glad I did. I love being part of this blogging community and I plan to spend this next year reaching out and getting more involved!

I've already talked to Becky about meeting up when Christian and I finally make it to DC. And Alexa and I continue trying to make something happen here in Charlotte so we can meet, finally. We're both so busy! And I would looooove to make a trip up to see those sweet sisters in Cincinnati (and hey, Christian would love to see his friends, too, so this could definitely be a possibility)! 

I also have a few goals for the blog, as well. And these don't count as resolutions since they're blogiversary based and not New Years based ;)

Buy my domain. 
I have a goal in my head and when I reach this goal, I'll make it all "official" over here and own my name!

Start offering sponsorships. 
Again, I have a goal for when this will happen and I'm already excited!

Get more organized. 
I mostly just write and hit publish with no real topic in mind before I sit down. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. I'm always in awe of Stephanie's blog organization skills and I'm trying to take a page out of her book and do some planning! And on that note, I'm actually writing this on Friday night!

Post more consistently. 
I was getting better at this and then work got crazier, the holidays arrived and this place just kind of took a backseat. I LOVE posting and I LOVE reading your blogs so I hopefully by accomplishing the goal above, I'll also accomplish this one!

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Stephanie said...

Aw thanks :) If you ever need help/ideas, I'm always around! I love having things organized and ready to go, because it frees up time to do other things, like promote my sponsors and read other blogs!

Duh! Danae said...

Happy Blog Birthday. I've decided to get more organized with my blog and life in general also.

Becky said...

Happy blog anniversary!! :) I can't wait to meet up!!!! :)