Monday, February 22, 2010

Happy Blogiversary to me!

Yep, that's right, today marks one year since I started blogging..and what a year it has been! I started after reading blogs of my Bible study girls and wanting a way to easily keep in touch w/them when they moved away. I never would have thought that I would now have 30 followers, half of whom I have never met!

I wanted to do it up all fancy and do a giveaway, but I have not been able to think of anything good and cheap (trying to save money you know...) so I may be back with something later.

Instead, I will give you more info about me (b/c I know you are dying for it, right?) and what I've learned through this year of blogging.
  • I didn't realize how desperately I need a creative outlet for writing! I spent all of college writing and reading and forgot how much I love it. Now I don't have to write book critiques, but I get to talk about my little life, and amazingly, people like to read it!
  • I realized that I am a comment whore. I crave affirmation, and comments (and new followers) are like crack to me.
  • Through many of the blogging groups I am in, I have now made recipes and tried techniques that I didn't even realize a home cook can do! I still have so much to learn, but this is the most fun way to do it!
  • I have gotten fatter. boo. That's what happens when you join all these groups to bake along with.
  • I learned that I NEED accountability to keep on track with my goals. Posting my resolutions each week, even if no one really cares to read them, helps me keep them in my mind.
  • I like telling stories, and sharing my life, even if I don't really know who is reading it
  • I love reading everyone else's blogs! I seriously follow over 140, which is not condusive to accomplishing my goal of "wasting less time", but I can't help but read them. I love getting new information and getting to know people through this outlet
  • blogs are great b/c you can keep in touch w/your long distance friends, all at the same time!
  • I like to brag on my little butch and hear people say she's cute. Thank you. I am a proud mama!
  • Did I mention that I love the written affirmation that comes from comments? Well I do, so keep them coming! ;)

I guess that's it for now. Thank you all for following along with me for the past year, and I hope that you will continue to! I promise more recipes and stories and pictures and life!

Also, I am now putting some of my more deeply personal things on my other blog now--specifically those relating to my faith and health/weight issues (i recently posted about a time that I really struggled in my faith). I am still all about sharing, but as I know some of you are here more for food stuff I thought I would seperate them a bit. The other blog is not private (at least not for now) so you are welcome to check it out and ask me about anything I write about!

Finally, if you are reading or following regularly, leave me a comment and introduce yourself--I would love to get to know everyone who reads this!


  1. Congratulations on such a great anniversary!! I love how blogging gets us back to the writing we did in college...but way more exciting!

  2. Happy Blogiversary! You're doing a wonderful job!

  3. haha, just joking. I'm so glad that you have been blogging so much. I know we don't get to talk as much as we want and for sure don't get to visit near enough - but I'm thankful for thing such as facebook and blogging so we can still be in each others lives. Thank you for sharing so much of yourself on the lovely interwebs. :)

  4. Happy Blogiversary! Can't wait to see what another year brings to you! :)

  5. Sarah,
    You are truly one of the most precious people God has put in my life. I hope you have another amazing year!
    Love You <3

  6. Happy Blogiversary! I started blogging for creative reasons, too. It feels so good to have a little something just for me. And I think everyone loves getting a comment. It always feels good to get one! Keep up the great work!

  7. Hi,
    My name is Sabrina and I follow your blog, both blogs to be exact. I am glad you write. I crave comments too, its the affirmation that someone is reading and actually cares you know.

    I also think Butchie is precious.

    Your reader,

  8. Uh yum, I can help you out with that delicious sounding morsel that is remaining. Okay well, I hope you get better soon.Take care

  9. Happy Blogversary! We started at almost the same time!! How fun is that! I am with you, I love the comments, too. Finally starting to get some on a regular basis and it's so rewarding.

    I saw you're sick! Sorry!!

    Meyer Lemons at Wal Mart, I so have to check mine out. Nebraska, though? Who knows maybe I will get lucky. I am going to try to grow them on the little tree.

    Bubble Tea - I've got to figure out where to order the large tapioca balls to make it. I am sure on line. Wonder if Whole Foods carries them. I will keep you posted.

    Feel better!