Monday, December 23, 2013

I Missed My Blogiversary, But Perception Is Everything!

For the first time, this little ol' blog turned a year older, and I didn't shout it from the rafters. I can think of a few reasons that it wasn't as big of a deal to me this year, but I still don't have it in me to ignore the significance. This is still my happy place and my outlet, and I am still thankful.


Just a few things from the last three years
I've learned ca-razy things about the InterWeb, graphic design, and html.
I've made gaggles of blogger friends, and even met a few.
I have witnessed a blog friend's love grow and become wedded bliss.
YOU ALL kept me going through a deployment.
I have helped others through deployments, like Meg now.
I have won major giveaways. Thanks Living In Yellow ;)
I have watched many bloggers grow quickly. Some lost their thunder, but some like Helene just evolve and bring us mucho joy.
I think I have found my voice.

Now, here's the last bit of my two cents for good measure:

Dear Baby Bloggers,
I use the term baby bloggers loosely and with love, by the way. Do I think of my blog as a 'big blog'? Heck to the no, but when I was a new blogger, I most certainly would have. That's the thing, you think that when you get to the next ten followers, the next fifty, the next 100...you will have made it, but in actuality, does anyone ever really "make it"?

Blogging is constantly evolving, and although I'm not entirely sure that it is the blissful land of blog that it used to be, it can still be your happy place. I hope you feel the embrace of other bloggers, and know that some of us will ALWAYS be there for you. Just remember, blog for YOU, promote what you love instead of bashing what you hate, don't judge others for you don't know their struggle, and for gosh sakes make sure you aren't a no-reply commentor. Aaaaand turn your word verification off while you are at it too.
Peace, love, and two days 'til Santa!


24 comments:

Jenn said...

Congrats on your blogiversary!! So glad you're in the blog world and someone that Ive connected with :)

Courtney B said...

You are SOOOOO pretty! Love these pictures!!
I still remember when I first saw your blog! Can't believe I've been following since the beginning! ONE DAY, we will meet ;)

Jamie said...

Holy no saddle bag thighs. Merry Christmas to you.

Nikki said...

Happy 3 years! I'm so glad I found your blog.

Kerry @ Till Then Smile Often said...

Congrats on your Blogiversary!! So glad to have connected with your blog!

Jamie @ You Gotta Have Hart said...

Yay for blogiversaries!

Kait said...

Congrats on your blogiversary! XOX Have an amazing holiday!

Helene in Between said...

I think i'm going to cry. seriously! Janna, you are amazing. you bring me so much joy. so happy to have you in my bloggy life!!!!

P!nky said...

Ummmmmmmm you are the sweetest and a BIG part of why I was able to get to where I am and be all married. Your faith in my relationship made me more secure, as weird as that sounds.

It's been an honoring knowing you here and I'm so glad we were able to meet in REAL LIFE! We need to do it again ASAP cause I miss your beautiful face!

HAPPY BLOGIVERSARY my love!

And I second taking word verification off too, boocard!

Michael said...

You are such a gem! I am so glad to have "met" you through blogging! I hope you and Will have a very merry Christmas!

Whitney @ EHFAR said...

Happy Blogoversary!

Blush and Barbells said...

Happy Blogiversary pretty lady!

cynthia said...

Aww, happy blogiversary (hotty pants!)
I miss blogging and connecting w/new people, but I still read when I have the chance. :) Keep it up, you are definitely one of the most positive, friendly, good ones out there! xoxo

Miss Rachel M. said...

Happy Blogiversary!! Your blog has always been a place of joy and inspiration for me! Love ya!!!

Megan Wadsworth said...

SO happy we found each other through blogging. You're such an amazing lady!

♥ ♥ Just a Girl in Love w/ a Soldier ♥ ♥ said...

Happy Happy Blogiversary!!!!

Jen said...

Happy 3 years, it's amazing how fast the time flies by. :)

Cece said...

Happy Blogiversary! I ALWAYS remember mine but NEVER post about it. I don't know why. I still feel like a baby blogger years and years later! Glad you are still at it.

Susan said...

Happy Blogiversary!! Celebrate and live it up ;) Have an awesome Christmas!!

SMD @ lifeaccordingtosteph said...

Happy blogiversary!

Merry Christmas!

Jessah @ Dreaming of Dimples said...

Great advice! Xoxo

Kenzie S said...

Happy Blogiversary gorgeous! I am so glad I found you blog so long ago ♥ Love the great advice!

Lins - Domesticated Working Woman said...

Amen! I'm a baby blogger. Love reading stories like this.

Rach @ This Italian Family said...

Aww, happy very belated blogiversary, friend! I'm so glad you have a blog because otherwise I never would've gotten to know you! :)

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