This was a week for birthdays. Wednesday, my Daisy Dog’s 5th birthday. Thursday, my blog’s 3rd birthday.
Three years of a whole lot, yet not much.
Over the three years, my posting has been sporadic – the tag line “Blogging inconsistency since 2009” was born. Then I made a commitment to post more and the inconsistency is related now to my topics. Some days I feel like over sharing about my kid, some days I wish I’d never brought him to the intranets. I blogged about my sick dog but never had the guts to post about what happened to him. I never shared my wedding. I started out posting only about interior design and decor and somewhere changed course to talking about whatever it is I talk about now.
Looking back at three years is interesting. I moved
My first post in 2009 (other than the obligatory “look I started a blog!” post) was about this bed:
Which I still love, by the way.
In 2010, I didn’t even recognize my blog b-day. The closest post is one where I shared something I wrote in high school about who I wanted to be. In 2010, and even now in 2012 – I still wish I could be that girl (or woman. Do I have to say woman now that I'm 27 with a baby? Someone define girl.):
Just for today I will be who I want me to be. I will dress as I wish, mismatched and comfortable, flip-flops and dress pants, green t-shirts and orange undershirts, with a blue polka dot tie as a belt. I will wear my hair as I wish, scrunched up and messy, twists and turns that beg for attention. Just for today I will speak my mind and say what I've bottled up inside all this time. I will tell you when you annoy me, interrupt me, and let you know that all this time I knew you were using me. I won't care what your response is because just for today, I can say what I want, because that's who I to be. When you say that I look stupid, I'll simply smile and turn away, because just for today, I'm who I want me to be.
In 2011, the day before this anniversary I wrote about the Joplin, Missouri tornado. I was 9 weeks pregnant.
I’ve written 226 posts. In three years – almost 1100 days – that’s not very good. But I’ve written almost as many posts at the halfway point of this year as I did in 2010 and 2011. If it wasn’t for Brooklyn Limestone, who I did a blog spotlight on and reached out to for a few questions early on, this blog would have no traffic. Just being in her blog roll – which is an honor! – gets me almost all of my visitors.
My most popular post to date is the one all about Pinterest. I deleted all the pictures from that post because the images I shared were being pinned from my blog, but they were someone else’s. So really, that post now has nothing in it and probably because of cached pictures, it gets crazy hits. The next popular? My lazy man’s guide to painting paneling. It ended up on Pinterest (without me pinning it first!). Shocking – someone actually thought my “instructions” were worth pinning! My favorite post might be “My pants are so tight I wrote an entire post about it”, which was written when I was 19 1/2 weeks pregnant. I love this post about my dogs “Why I don’t get things done” - mostly because of the pictures. And my little’s one month pictures post is so sweet to me. Oh and this year’s home goals post is great because we all know I am a sucker for a to-do list, and this post is one big to-do list.
I love this blog. I love what (little) I’ve done here in three years and I hope in another three years I’m still here but that I have so much more to look back on. I want to thank every single reader that has stopped by here whether it’s once or you keep coming back for more. The 207 comments I’ve received have been read and saved. I had 4,500 page views last month, but to the 4 page views I’ve had yesterday – thank you (no really – just 4 page views yesterday). I’ve got some exciting things up my sleeve. It might take three years to get them done… I kid! I kid! But really….