Saturday, May 4, 2013

I Don't Know How It's My Third Blogiversary But It Is!

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I’m 3! It seems surreal to think that three years ago today I plunged in, logged on to Blogger, set up a blog and hit publish. Who the heck was I to start a blog and why would anyone (would anyone?) decide to read it? I had no clue that the day I chose was National Scrapbooking Day or that there was a whole Star Wars meme devoted to May 4th. See? The things you learn through blogging.

Three years later, I’m still as excited about blogging as I was that first day. With every post, I still wonder “will anyone like this”? and then hit the post button to find out. I started this blog because I’ve always loved creating and writing. The irony to my non-blogging friends is that they know me as somewhat of an introvert, someone who’s not overly social ( look up homebody in the dictionary and you’ll find my picture).

But here I am now with this, my 780th post and:
  • 1031 GFC Followers
  • Several hundred more via RSS , Blog Lovin and G+
  • 700 Facebook Fans
  • 947 Twitter Followers
  • 1300 Pinterest Followers
I’ve loved every minute of it and see no signs of stopping any time soon. I’ve met such amazing, inspiring, passionate, brilliant, and above all supportive people through the places blogging has led me.

I’m not going to attempt to name names only because there are so many and  I know I will unintentionally forget someone and honestly? Everyone I’ve encountered through my blogging life has had an impact.

I’ve had opportunities to work with companies I love and have been honored beyond measure to have had my work shared by them and accepted onto Design Teams.

It was kinda karmic that my link party this week was #103 , to coincide with my 3rd anniversary. The inspiration and creativity that gets shared each week feeds my creative soul. The chocolate recipes feed my chocoholic cravings!

If anyone out there’s reading this and has thought about starting a blog but something’s stopped you, take the chance. If you have the passion that makes you want to start, I guarantee you it only continues to grow.

Bloggers are a community, a family. I’m so glad to be among them.

OK so enough with the mushy gushy. Stay tuned this week for some “blogiversary” fun. I may still not be the biggest blog out there with the super-sized giveaways but we’ll for sure have some fun.

For now, a huge THANK YOU to anyone who has ever stopped by my little chocolate covered corner of the internet. To all who have decided to follow along with me one way or another, THANK YOU. To everyone who has featured my work, THANK YOU. To those who have given me an opportunity to stretch my skills, test myself, increase my confidence, THANK YOU.

And of course to The Mumster who bought me my first Martha Stewart book; to Mr. Chocolate who brings home cigar boxes, wine crates, and any number of found things for me to play with and understands and supports my excitement over things he has no clue about; to College Boy who spent countless hours in Michaels and JoAnn’s growing up ( and who now texts me from school asking “Does Michaels carry _________”  for a party or project or....) THANK YOU and I love you guys.

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Michelle L. said...

Mushy gushy happy 'versary, Carol! I'm sure glad you did start this, these webs would be sadder and less chocolatey without you!

lindalou said...

Congrats Carol. I think mushy anything is good, so go for it today.

You made me realize that I had my 3rd blogerversary on St. Patrick's day back in March. I list of accomplishments are much smaller, but I couldn't agree more about my continued love for blogging and joy at making my blogging buddies. We are a community who are supportive of each other.


Amy at Ameroonie Designs said...

Happy Blogiversary Carol! You are amazing and inspiring and I'm glad to "know" you and be inspired by you. Here's to many more years of chocolate and crafts!

Laura @ duke manor farm said...

Congrats to you. Best wishes for many more blogging years.

Michele {The Scrap Shoppe} said...

Congrats on your blogiversary, Carol!! You have always rocked it. :)

Deneen@dreaming-n-color said...

Happy Blogiversary!!! Glad to have you here!

srpprcrftr said...

wishing you VERY HAPPY 3RD. BLOGIVERSARY. Love your blog, look forward to seeing your posts in my email. Love your projects. Well heck guess I just love ya gal. I'm so lucky to have "met" so many wonderful people like yourself.
I don't have a blog but boy do I enjoy them. Spend hours reading them. I've never been as excited or inspired about crafting, decorating, all that good stuff as I have been since I discovered wonderful blogs like yours. Many more wonderful years of blogging to you. Happy days

Jenn Erickson said...

Congratulations to one of my most favorite people in Blogland! Here's to many many more years of wonderful creativity and inspiration!


Unknown said...

Congrat's and Happy Blogiversary Carol! I always love to watch for your emails and creations. They are always inspiring! Hugs,
CDAC DT Member
A Look Through My Eyes

Unknown said...

Happy 3rd Anniversary of The Answer is Chocolate! Yours is one of my favorite blogs. Why? Because your projects are consistently fantastic and come with easy-to-follow instructions, and your writing style is so engaging! Here's to many more years of your blog! Cheers!