It's my One Year Blog Anniversary!
Or Blogiversary to all ya'll in the blogosphere.
One year ago today, I wrote my very first post.
Looking back, I wish I hadn't gone with the standard introduction type of post, but instead came on the scene with a bang. Maybe writing about how my family used to think we were related to Ulysses S. Grant (and then the family secret was revealed, in which we found out we were NOT related). It would've been a much more interesting post to link to. Hmm, that might make a good future post.
ANYWAY (I've been using this word a lot lately, a testament to my wandering mind, which is getting worse as of late)...
I've been spending a bit of time going back over my earliest posts. And oh my word, the paragraphs! They are so long!
And the drivel! My voice and style of writing has changed so much in the last year.
I have to say, I like who I am now. I feel like I found my groove. Which is good to say at the year mark, because after a year of doing something you should pretty much have narrowed it down.
I'm so incredibly tempted to go back and edit all of it into more appropriate paragraph lengths and language. It's the obsessive compulsive perfectionist side of me trying to have it's way. But I'm also nostalgic enough to be able to suppress the urge.
I think there's some sort of linking that I'm supposed to do now, in true Blogiversary fashion. Like, my favorite post from each month. Or the progression of my year in a timeline, with links to show along the way. But instead, I'm just going to recap one particular event that happened to me over the last year.
The Dress and Wedding Preparation Saga.
For those of you reading back at the beginning of the year when my MIL revealed that I would need to wear a real live dress to my brother-in-law's wedding in Brazil, you don't need to click any of the links below. You are fully aware of the story in all its sequined and silver glory.
For those of you who haven't read about The Dress and Wedding Preparation Saga, well, you are in for some t.r.a.u.m.a. Just know that I survived.
Part 1: I Have To Wear A Dress
Part 2: How About I Just Go To The Wedding Naked
Part 3: The Dress, Part III
Part 4: Nice And Warm With A Twist Of Humidity
Part 5: Two Big Events
Part 6: Getting Ready
Part 7: And The Silver Theme Carries Much Further Than Expected
Part 8: Make Way For The Silver And Sequins (Pictures!!)
So Happy Blogiversary to me! Because no one in my real live life gives a hoot. I told my husband last night, and he was not at all excited. Or even interested. Oh my dear man, thank goodness for all of my bloggy friends that I've met over the last year, who understand the importance of a Blogiversary. I mean, it's right up there with birthdays!
Seriously, everyone. Thank you so much for making this whole blog thing such a great experience.
You know, it's really the perfect excuse to have some cake. Damn my Atkins Induction timing! Would it be horrible to stop at Costco tonight for a sweet treat, and start my Induction over again tomorrow?
Oh, and a new blog design is in the works and will be coming soon!