Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Thank You & 2nd Blog Birthday


I am always surprised when I check my blog and I see I have a new follower. Not going to lie, it makes me so excited and I always have to tell Sean to guess how many followers I have now. He knows how excited this makes me so he always plays along.

I started this blog shortly after hubs and I married. I needed something to keep me busy because the wedding was over. It is crazy just how much your mind turns to wedding when you are planning one. You think about it, you dream about it and then you think about it again.

After the wedding, I didn't know what it was I did before the wedding planning. I also didn't know what to do with myself and this free time. There was nothing to check off the list, there was no vendor to harass call and there was nothing to follow up on. Blogging came at the right time because soon after blogging, I no longer had wedding brain.

I remember when I reached 30 followers, I was stoked. I didn't think it was possible that 30 people would want to read about what I had to say, and sometimes, I am still surprised.

Of course, there are those days when you see that someone has un-followed you and for a minute you wonder what it was that made them say goodbye. You wonder if it was a post you made that left a horrible taste in their mouths minds, or if they followed you just because you followed them or they thought your blog was going to be about something else and it just wasn't what they signed up for. I always wonder this each time someone un-follows me. But then I realize that if my blog is not what they are looking for, I am glad they un-followed. I would rather see the people who are truly following me versus the ones who skip my posts on their dashboards.

I always tell Sean I have the best followers. I seriously feel that when someone follows my blog it is because they genuinely want to know who I am. I say this because of the comments I get from each posts. You lovelies let me know that you are there, reading, cheering me on and I just love that about ya'll.

Any who, this post is just to say thank you so much for taking the time to read my blog and to comment on my posts. I sometimes write the silliest posts and you lovelies write something and it makes me think that maybe it wasn't so silly after-all.

I appreciate you all so much and enjoy reading your blogs and getting to know who you all are. Cheers to many more blog posts from me and cheers to many more blog posts from you! I'm looking forward to continuing to share my journey with you and you continuing to share your journeys with me.


xoxo

53 comments:

Jess - PrettyPhysicist said...

Congratulations! Happy 2 years! :)

Jamie Leigh said...

What a fun milestone! Congrats :)

Valerie Griffin said...

Yay!

Kathy C. said...

Happy Blogversary!!

Sarah @Newlywed and Decorating said...

Happy two years! So happy to keep following along, my dear!

Carolyn said...

you're so cute! I do the same thing with my followers. :)

YeamieWaffles said...

It's great to hear you take enjoyment out of your followers Faith, you honestly deserve them. Happy Birthday to your blog as well, great story behind why blogging means so much to you.

Jin said...

aww, you are way too sweet! happy anni love!

xo-jin

toi said...

What a great anniversary post, you are right it's better to have those who want to follow you because they want to know you versus those who want a follow back for some media reasons.

Happy, happy 2nd anniversary I am happy you are one of my best blogger friends :). Thank you for sharing with us.

Carlie said...
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Carlie said...

Happy Blog-versary! I do the same guessing game with my husby, but I have a lot less followers than you so it isn't too hard! haha. =)

CC [AKA Frugalista] said...

Your welcome! I totally enjoy following your blog. I too wonder when I get an un follow. You have tons of followers so it's clear that you are very well liked. Keep it up!!

Johnna said...

Congrats!!! Many more to come!!!

jacin {lovely little details} said...

love your blog! i remember feeling the same way when i reached 30 followers, telling pat excitedly haha. you're doing an amazing job and it's been fun to follow you along this whole time!

Gina said...

happy blogversary!!!

Nancy said...

I wish you a Happy Anniversary for your blog & it is one of my highlights of the day when you post!!
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

Ashley said...

Happy anniversary to your sweet blog! I know what you mean about someone un-following...I always wonder what the reason for it was but it is short lived =) The blog is for me to share with those who want to know =)
here's to many more posts!
Happy New Year!

ruthy ann said...

congrats!! cheers to you and your blog!

Jenna said...

Happy two year anniversary!!! :) Keep writing! :) I will always love to read along!

Love & Tangles said...

Awe! I completely understand everything you said in this post! Happy Bloggiversay! I love your personality and your blog! You're just so easy to love!

Mrs. H said...

Happy 2nd Bloggyversary! (sp?) I follow cause you're neat and I love seeing what you two nuts are up to. Hugs to you and Sean!!!

Mrs. Pedersen said...

Yay for two years of blogging!! :)

Jessica Renee said...

Happy Blog Birthday! :) I'm so glad I found your blog! you're such a sweet and positive person, it's so nice to read!

Marie said...

Aw! I love this post! Sorry I haven't been commenting in the last couple of months, life has been crazy! Just know that I am reading every post, and enjoying them all! I'm trying to make more of an effort to comment, and post to my own blog, but I can't guarantee it'll be a regular thing until at least May, thanks to my uni commitments!

Mrs. Pancakes said...

Happy birthday lady! Love the pictures! And I hope to follow your blog for a very long long time to come!!

Brittany said...

happy two years sweet girl! LOVE your blog and love following all your posts. keep the goodness comin'! :)

THE mom said...

Happy bloggy birthday!!!! Love that pic!

Sam {fitnessfoodandfaith.blogspot.com} said...

awww, what a sweet post. happy blog birthday!!!

*~Sarah Lynn~* said...

Happy 2 year blogging anniversary! :)

Pegster said...

Happy 2 year blogversary :). It is so much fun to follow you and I just love that you always check out other people's blog and leave the most awesome comments

christine donee said...

whoa. 2 years.

congratulations! and I look forward to the many years to come!

just tututiny said...

yay, what a great milestone!

Hope you had a great New Year my dear.

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Megan said...

You're so cute! I love being one of your followers! And I love you!!

Monique said...

congrats on hitting the 2 year mark. i'm glad you're going to keep it going. i love how you are able to write in such a way that allows your personality to shine through. i appreciate your lovely posts and look forward to them this year!

Tami-scramble said...

<3

Tami-scramble said...

<3

Rod and Alex - aka: "Rolex" said...

Yay for two years! I always tell my husband when I have a new follower too! I get SO excited! Haha!
Your blog is awesome and you should be very proud of your two years! I'll always be a faithful reader! :)

What I Did Today said...

Go you!! I just realized how many followers you have and think that's awesome! Though not super surprising. I always enjoy your posts. Keep up the great work!

Morgan said...

Happy bloggy birthday! I get excited too when I get a new follower. =) I love getting to know people in blog world and it feels so good to know people care about what's going on in your life enough to comment. It's a great feeling for sure.

Bruleegirl said...

Ahhh your the sweetest!!

Sarah said...

Happy 2 Years! I LOVE new followers too! I am hoping to get to 300 by the end of this year :)

Legally Chocolat said...

happy blog birthday!

Desi said...

Congrats on 2 years! I'm the same way when I get a new follower or lose one. It's been a pleasure getting to know you through your blog! :) You really do have some great followers who always leave great comments. You keep us coming back for more!

Mandy Bogdan said...

That was such a sweet post!! Congrats on 2 years! Keep it up girl!!

Ms. Geek Goddess said...

Happy 2 years! Can't wait to read more of your blog! :)

faith in between said...

happy 2 years! gorgeous pictures :)

Tenecia said...

Happy 2nd birthday! :)

T.

Married...with a Pup said...

Happy Blog Anniversary! Look forward to many more posts =)

PS- And I was the SAME exact way....I didn't know what to do with myself after spending a year planning the wedding!

Nellie said...

thank YOU for a wonderful blog! Congrats!

integratedmemoirs said...

The wonderful world of blogging...congrats!

Jenni@Story of My Life said...

Awwww Happy Blogiversary Faith. :) Yours is definitely a blog I enjoy, because YOU are a person I enjoy. I hope you continue to blog for many years to come... I'll be reading!

Lil' Woman said...

Happy Blog Birthday!!
We love ya girl, to many more years of bloggin!
*Cheers*

Nic A said...

Oh I love you! I feel truly blessed to be your friend! Wish we saw each other more!