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Jul 8, 2014

Happy Birthday, Little Blog!


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i'm completely and without a doubt awful at remembering my blog's birthday.  if it were my child, i'd be the worst mother imaginable.  i've tried to celebrate the milestones, but i've just not been awesome at it.  as in, i've written blog birthday posts for its one year (one month late) and two years (again, a month late, and this time, i just owned it and named the post "fail"), and by year three, i just didn't even bother.  i vaguely remember thinking "my blog turned three!", but by that time, it was october and it would have been closer to a three and a half year celebration...which is lame.

but hey, i'm hitting the milestones, right?  i made good on the five year mark!

the other day, as i was thinking about these last five years of blogging, i went back to my very first post...its fun to see how my writing style has changed in some ways and stayed exactly the same in others.  its also fun to think about how this blog has grown and morphed over the past five years.

back in 2009, when i started writing, it was because i had recently discovered love, taza (back when it was the rockstar diaries) and had been almost creepy-stalking her blog (don't give me that judgmental look, you know you do it too).  i had come to the realization that blogging was pretty cool and that i was going to start...even if no one read it but my mom (thanks for reading back in those days, mom!)

this space was called at the well then, and i used it as a way to keep my family updated when i was away at college and a space to share my budding interest in photography.  i remember those first few months, well actually, years, of blogging...getting excited about 1,000 pageviews in a month, being scared to post a link to my facebook because people might actually read what i've written,

then, over time, it started to grow...i changed it's name, and the design (about 5,000 times) and i branched out into the world of sponsorships and partnering with other blogs.  i've met some great friends, and i've learned an incredible amount about blogging and coding and marketing and more!  it's been a crazy, fun five years, and i love that this site and this community is part of my life.

so, to celebrate this milestone, for the entire month of july, i'm offering 50% off of all ad spaces with the code "fiveyears"!  i hope you'll celebrate this blog milestone with me and hang out on my sidebar!

36 comments:

  1. Yay!! Congrats on 5 years. I've only been blogging for about 7 months so I've got a lot of learning and growing to do still. I love reading about other blogger's milestones and hearing what they have learned over the years.

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  2. Happy blogiversary!!! :) Five years is wild - what a milestone!

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  3. aaaand now I need cake ;) Happy Birthday, blog! 5 years is amazing, Bets! This was a fun post to read... to learn about how it began and how you felt. (I am still nervous sometimes to post it to my Facebook!) :) I'm so glad you started this space! I'm happy to know you! XO!

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  4. Happy blog birthday!!! I can't remember what I did yesterday never mind 5 years ago, thank goodness for blogging to be able to look back on it all!

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  5. Happy blog birthday! 5 years is awesome!!!

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  6. congrats! I'm still in that afraid-of-facebook stage :)

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  7. oh, i'm definitely not out of it either! haha

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  8. Thanks Kendra! haha...it's fun being able to look back and see all of the milestones I've blogged about for sure!

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  9. thanks rebecca! that means so much :)

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  10. happy to know you too, friend! thanks for stopping by, reading, and reaching out...making friends and meeting people like you is what makes blogging worth it!

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  11. thanks jenna! i feel like the blogging world has changed so much since i started, or maybe it was always like this and it has just changed for me as i've learned, but its so much fun!

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  12. Happy bday blog!! That's a long time!

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  13. Congrats on the blogiversary! :)

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  14. Happy blog birthday such a great accomplishment. Congrats!!!!

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  15. Happy Blogiversary! That ice cream cake looks so good and mint chip is kinda my favorite ice cream so now I'll probably go to sleep dreaming about it.

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  16. songbirdsandbuttonsJuly 8, 2014 at 11:19 PM

    congrats! 5 years is huge!

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  17. 5 years is a wonderful milestone...i just had my 1 year

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  18. Congratulations on your 5 year anniversary! Here's to many more! :)

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  19. Happy Blog Birthday! I love this - I've never thought to celebrate my blog's bday and will definitely have to from now on.

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  20. Haha! So funny! Happy Blogiversary! Five years is a long time!!

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  21. Happy Birthday to your blog! :-)

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  22. congrats on 5 years and happy blog birthday!

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  23. Congratulations!! Can't wait til we've been going 5 years, must be so satisfying and rewarding to look back on all you have achieved!! :)

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  24. Wow! That's a long time! Congrats, that's super exciting! Happy birthday to your blog!

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  25. Hooray for five years!!! Congrats!!! :)

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  26. Yay for birthdays especially the blogging kind :) Congrats!

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  27. Happy 5 year blog birthday!! That's quite the milestone!

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  28. Happy 5 year Blogaversary wow so cool, I just celebrated 1yr

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  29. Wow, five years! That's commitment! Happy Blog birthday. :)

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  30. happy blog birthday! Also, I love your blog design!

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  31. Happy Blog Anniversary!!!

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  32. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, LITTLE BLOG! So excited for you, Betsy!

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  33. Happy Birthday little blog! Thank you for years of inspiration and encouragement!

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