Friday, October 24, 2008

Happy Blogiversary!

Today is my blog's one-year anniversary. Oops, I mean blogiversary. Technically it's on October 26th, but it was this day one year ago, on a cool, dark Friday evening after John was in bed and Peter was away traveling, that I started this blog at the kitchen table on my laptop with The Ghost Whisperer on TV nearby. If you want to read my first post, here it is. It explains why I started a blog and why I named it the "The Doll Sweet Journal."

We've come a long way (well, sort of) since then and I have come to really enjoy blogging whenever I can find the time for it. It's a great outlet for writing and picture-taking, and for putting a lot of stuff (like website links) in one easy place, and for meeting people from around the country and world. I really enjoy the friends that I've met through the blogosphere, as well as the friends who I know in person who I now know better because of their blogs. I have to mention my good friend Alyson, who was probably my #1 motivating factor in starting a blog. I knew I'd have at least one loyal reader in her! And now I have more readers and friends a year later. You're all awesome!

With impeccable timing, I got my first and probably last blog award yesterday from my blogging friend Karolynn. Thank you Karolynn, that was so sweet! You're a doll! (Get it? Ha ha.) I'm supposed to award it to seven people and link to them, but I'm going to award it to all of my friends who I follow, because seriously, your blogs are so enjoyable and enriching to read. I wouldn't spend my time reading them if they weren't!

Congratulations, my little blog. I knew you could do it!

As for me and The Doll Sweet Journal, we're celebrating tonight by going out to dinner. I think I'll take it/her out to The Cheesecake Factory. She'd really appreciate that, I think. Oh wait. That might be a little complicated. Maybe I'll just order a pizza and eat it at the computer and that will be our dinner celebration together. That probably makes a little more sense, right?

13 comments:

Karolynn said...

Happy blogiversary! I get the Doll thing, but it took me a minute :)

dougandcheryl said...

Congratulations! Here's to another year!

Dolly said...

Donna-Congrats on your 1st Anniversary-yay! I did give you a blog award also yesterday...Hope you can drop by again :)

Sarah Laurence said...

Happy Blogiversary! I like the story and pun behind your title.

Donna said...

Thank you Dolly! I didn't notice that I was a "winner" when I last visited your blog. That was so nice of you. Thanks for making my blogiversary even more special! Wow, two awards in one week after a year of nothing. This must be my lucky week!

Kristina P. said...

Donna, thanks for stopping by my blog! I see you know Cheryl! I'm adding you to my Reader right now.

And happy blogiversary!

*MARY* said...

Happy blogiversary! I heart your blog too.

rachel said...

Happy blogiversary Donna! So glad we became friends in this awesome blogging world :)

Alyson (New England Living) said...

Happy blogiversary! I'm glad I talked you into coming online. You're awesome!!!!!

Hope you have fun celebrating and we'll have to buy your blog something nice in Salem! :-)

Me said...

Happy Blogiversary my friend! I am glad you started this blog of yours, otherwise we may never met. How did we find each other anyways? Probably through Mormon Mommys? Regardless, I'm glad your blog is in this big old world and that we found each other through it. Here's to another year in the making!

Mommy Madness said...

Happy blogiversary! I bet it's fun to look back at a year's full of posts. Congrats on the award! What a great way to celebrate. Go for The Cheesecake Factory and enjoy!!!!

Wendyburd1 said...

Congrats! I was at Cheesecake Factory ONCE...MMMMM

Laura said...

Congratulations---blogs are a great place to meet people and share our life experiences!! I so enjoy your blog!