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One Year Blogiversary

The story of my life-  always late.  Yesterday was my one year blogiversary.  I realized it early in the day.  But then, I had already posted the awesome ornament post.  So I figured, what the hell.  I'll wait 'til tomorrow.

Now I still don't really have anything much to say.  I'm still in Christmas mode, so I'm formulating a pretty post for tomorrow about Christmas stories.  I've noticed a few things I do differently now than I did a year ago. 

A year later, it doesn't take me NEARLY as long to write up a post;  I remember this first post (about my chalk painted telephone table) took me about a week to write, to edit, and to be relatively happy with.  Now, I feel like most of my posts are far less wordy.  And I'm sure I make grammatical mistakes- like starting sentences with "and."  

I've relearned a lot of html.  I've learned even more for the first time. 
I've become comfortable with editing my layout as I see fit.  Youtube and Google have been lifesavers.
I'm still not happy with my banner, but It's much better than it was a year ago.
I find myself thinking more about what could be a blog post, which is helping as a creative outlet.
I've changed directions- from a DIY blog that would just be insanity to keep up with (though my house still needs a lot of DIY help.  To a more lifestyle-ish blog.  In between, there were a lot of posts about geocaching and exploring Florida.
I've been accepted to use Google Adsense, which isn't a huge deal, looking back- but it was when they first said they'd let me display ads.
I'm more active in the blogging community than I have been in the past, and I'm seeing the results of that.
I have commenters, I have followers, and I'm slowly letting out a few posts on to my personal Facebook page.

Overall it's been a wonderful, wild journey and it will be interesting to see what the next year brings!


  1. Heather Hammel8:04:00 AM

    Happy Blogiversary!!!

  2. Biana Perez4:40:00 PM

    Happy blogiversary!! I'm with you - I've learned a lot of HTML lol! xo, Biana

  3. I know right?! And I still want to scream every time I want to figure out something "new"


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