Showing posts with label blogiversary. Show all posts
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Monday, March 9, 2015

My Blogging Philosophy {anniversary edition and a GIVEAWAY}

Well, it's March y'all, and around here that means my one year blogging anniversary. Yep, this little blog was born one year ago this month. Crazy how fast the time flew. Some of you have been with me since the beginning and I have lots of new friends too. I wanted to share with y'all how I decide what you see when you come for a visit. Y'all could go anywhere else, but you've chosen to come here and read what I write and comment from time to time, bless your hearts, I just adore when you take the time to chat with me in the comments.

So, obviously I've chosen the SLOW route in blogging. I started not even knowing what HTML was and somehow I managed to get this blog live. I changed the look of the blog quite a few times and I'm sure it will change again eventually, but I'm okay with it for now. Obviously, I haven't paid anyone to design my page or lay it all out for me nice and professional like so it's a little off center and wonky.... hey, just like me- ha. I haven't taken my page views into the hundreds of thousands, and while that would be nice I'm sure, I want to know that the growth of this blog is coming from one person liking it's content and sharing with another, you know, how we make friends in the real world, meeting one another through like minded friends. I haven't written any fancy e-books and I'm not really sure if I'll ever have enough words swimming around in my head to fill up a whole book. I haven't done any sponsored posts on the blog for money, but I'd really be interested in that if it were a house related product that I love anyway {hint, hint, Benjamin Moore Paints, Ikea, Kenmore}. Maybe one day....... she says wistfully.

Here's the biggie for me. I don't like all that stuff that pops up all over blogs wanting me to buy some product or subscribe to something, even if it means that I may have more subscribers if I would use them. They just drive me nutty. I feel that if you really like my content and want to subscribe, you'll take a minute and look for my form in the side bar and sign yourself right up. I don't need to beat you over the head with it by flashing requests at you. You know how when you drive by a big ole car lot and there's balloons tied to every car, hundreds of them, designed to get your attention? I just don't get it. I've never once said, hey, oh my gosh look at all those cars for sale, I've never noticed that humongous car lot before, we don't even need a car, but you know what, let's go buy one. That's kind of how I feel about pushing things on y'all. You're smart, if you want to connect on FB, or subscribe to this little blog, I'm totally confidant you'll click on the right button without it jumping out at you while you're trying to read.

So there's the skinny on this little blog. It has slowly and steadily grown over the past year, all thanks to y'all and each one of you taking the time to come by and share my content when you feel like it. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for sharing this journey with me. 

And now an announcement............ as a big ole thank you, I'm going to have a little giveaway in honor of my one year anniversary. It has lots of my favorite things for crafting, entertaining, and some other goodies that I just adore and thought you might too. It also includes an awesome 11 x 17 print from the Choose Brave Shop

All you have to do to enter is comment below! That's it! A winner will be chosen at random from the comments on Saturday, March 14th and will be announced here on the blog. Don't forget to check back Saturday to see if you won! Good Luck Everyone!

Love y'all so much and thanks for joining me when you could have chosen to be anywhere else!

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