Monday, January 3, 2011

Happy Blogiversary to Me!

Well, technically, it was yesterday ... but who's keeping count?
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When wedding planning ended, I was bored. Wedding planning consumed me. I thought about it everyday, at least 100 times a day. I dreamt about it. Sometimes they were amazing dreams about how gorgeous I looked and sometimes they were nightmares about me arriving to the church in my birthday suit. I woke up many times afraid of my wedding and annoyed that it had so much power.

Once it was over I felt relieved but I missed it. I wanted to do the fun parts all over again. I needed a new hobby because I didn't feel right logging into the wedding website, that honestly should have paid me for the amount of time I spent talking about it.

I was a hostess at this amazing wedding website and it took me months to finally give that status up. Once I did that I knew it was over. I had no reason to log on and stare at wedding dresses all day at work. No excuse.

What was going to be my new freaking hobby?

It was at that wedding website that I saw a forum post about blogging. This person was talking about how much fun it was and if we could share what our blogs were and she would follow.

I was curious and clicked on a few blogs and that was the beginning of a new addiction.

You mean to tell me that I could make a blog and talk about anything I wanted. ANYTHING?! Oh boy!

A few days later, my blog was born. I knew that I was going to talk about my life. It wasn't going to be just one topic because I am just not about one thing. But I wasn't exactly sure how it worked so not too long into it, I decided blogging wasn't for me.

I find that so surprising now.

{Insert picture that shows Faith with a surprised face}


One day, I had something to talk about. And soon one follower became 50 and so on. I now had to blog. People were following me and there was no way that I could leave them hanging. It didn't matter if it wasn't going to be an exciting post, I was going to blog because they found me interesting for some very odd reason.

I am so excited to be a part of this blogging world. It is such a release and it lets me get away to talk about my feelings and my everyday world. Even if that world isn't very exciting, it is my world.

I also know it is going to be amazing to look back and see just how much of my life has been documented in this blog.

I want to say a big thank you to my fabulous followers who have just been amazing. I love reading your comments and I love stalking following your lives.

I hope to continue blogging and following your lives for a long time to come! :)

27 comments:

Melissa said...

Awww yay, Happy Blogiversary! Blogging is so much fun and I'm glad you do it since you don't go to that wedding website anymore :P I still do, but only because of the baby group!

Miss Pancakes said...

Pretty exciting...i hope to celebrate my Blogiversary someday later this year!

Aly @ Analyze This said...

Happy Blogversary! I am so excited to that I found your blog a few weeks back! I love your stories (& the comments you leave on my blog!)

Cute photo of ya, girl!! :)

Sarah @Newlywed and Decorating said...

I am so glad you are blogging too! I love hearing what you have to say! Happy blogiversary!!

Marian said...

Happy blogiversary...hope you enjoyed a piece of cake to celebrate;)

Kristen said...

happy birthday to your blog! i kinda came upon blogging for the same reason...and feel the same way about it! i think it's a great new hobby :)

Megan said...

Happy birthday to your blog!! So glad that you are still blogging!!

Monique said...

Happy Blogversary! Your are so cute! I love your surpised face! Happy New Year!

From Marriage To Motherhood said...

Hi there! I am new to your blog {comign from "Making Mrs. Mauritz"} and after reading through some of your previous posts, I can tell that you are such a fun loving person!!

My husband is Nigerian, and I am half caucasian/half Panamanian {and a mix of a bunch of other things, which is why I sometimes just refer to myself a mut when people ask what I'm mixed with! Ha!}....you and your husband are so cute together - and I just enjoyed going back and reading some of your wedding recaps! : )

Happy New Year to the two of you!! May all good things come to you in 2011!

Frugalista said...

I totally mourned the passing of my wedding as well! I LOVE blogging too! It's such a release and so fun to share with others. Thanks for continuing to blog 'cause I like reading it.

Terrianne, Call me Ree said...

That's wonderful Faith! 'Happy Blogiversary to you, Happy Blogiversary to you.' Whew, say that five times fast.

I'm sure it was hard giving up hosting duties at the wedding site, but the great thing about blogging is that you're in charge, and the blog changes and grows along with you. No need to limit yourself to just one topic. Your WHOLE life is the topic. That's really cool. =)

I wish you many years of wonderful things to look back on.

Happy, Happy New Year to you.

Sarah said...

Happy blogiversary!!!! You thought blogging wasn't for you? Hahahahaha!!! Yeah right!!! I'm glad you changed your mind :)

jacin {lovely little details} said...

i'm so happy you kept at it! you're one of my faves :)

MsBabyPlan said...

Happy blogiversary. I loved what I read from day one, your story brings only smiles :)!

Sommer J said...

Happy Blogiversary!!! So happy to have found yours! Your wedding photos been a huge inspiration for me and your stories always make me smile! Looking forward to reading more from you in the future :)

redwhitebride said...

happy blogiversary, faith! you're always such an inspiration. looking forward to reading more!

Jenni said...

Woohooo Happy Blogiversary Faith!! I, for one, am super happy you discovered blogging!! I just love stopping by your little space, and I'm so glad we're friends... if only over the computer!! I know I would like you in "real life" too!! Hehe!!

Hope 2011 is as beautiful, fabulous, and full of humor as you are!!!

The Wife In Her New Life said...

happy Blog-iversary!!! that's so exciting! I know what you mean -- it's so hard to get off PW BUT now that my little sis is getting married, I am on it a lot again helping her out. =)
I love stalking....er...um, I mean following you =)

PS: if you want to check her out it's janddw2011 =)

Kathy said...

Wow! It's been a year already?! Happy Blog-iversary to you!! Hm... that means mine is around this time too huh?! Gosh, time flies.

Kathy said...

haha... jk... I started in May. I just started stalking you that early. :)

Dana said...

Love reading you and happy bloganniversary

mrstdj said...

Happy blogaversary!! I'm a fairly new reader.

Ashley said...

Happy Blogiversary Faith! I just love coming to "your neck of the woods" and peeking into your world! Hope you guys had a wonderful New Years!!!

linds said...

we love stalking your lives too :0) Glad you have kept at it!

Steph S. said...

Happy Blogiversary, Faith! I've loved every second of following your blog, and I look forward to even more. You're a great writer, darlin'! Love it!

sssdawna said...

awesome, Faith! i love your blog and have to commit to stopping by more often : ) btw, I don't think i've thanked you lately for including me on your sidebar...THANK YOU!! xo

vickdn said...

Happy blogiversary girl! I have only been following for a few months now, but I feel like I know you! Hope we stay bloggy buddies forever! :)