One year ago, after months of debating whether or not I should even start a blog, I hit “publish” for the very first time at Adventuroo.
Man, what a ride it’s been.
I knew my so-called “blogoversary” was coming up (how do you really spell that anyhoo? should it be blogiversary? I digress because it’s not even a real word). I had seen other bloggers hit their one year milestone with fervent enthusiasm.
There were mounds of cool giveaways, linky parties, contests and all sorts of exciting stuff. A blogoversary looked like fun (with extra exclamation points)!!!!! So I started pondering what I could do that would reflect what Adventuroo is all about. I jotted down a few ideas and got a tingling of excitement about potentially throwing one kickin’ party.
But reality gave me a hardy slap on the face.
You see, I’m in the middle of one of the craziest months on record. I’m getting a new boss at work (whom I meet today- excited but a tad nervous), Little Roo is still waking up twice a night, Big Roo has soccer games twice a week, childcare has been inconsistent for a few weeks, a good night’s sleep is a world away and I could go on and on.
And over the past few weeks, I’ve been running ragged just to post 2-3 times a week, not to mention I’ve totally slagged off on posting on my favorite blogs. People always ask me “how do you do it all?” (work part-time, blog, take care of the kids, etc.). I guess the truth is I don’t. I always feel behind in something or another. Now before you go call the waaaabulance with all my whining, I’ll get to the point.
Today there are no parties, no giveaways, no monumental doses of wisdom.
All I can offer on my first blogoversary is me and this blog.
I’m humbled that you come back every week (…or so– hey, I know you’re busy!) to read my posts. I’m motivated to write because of you guys. Honestly, I had no idea what to expect when I started blogging. I can definitely say that I didn’t realize how hard it would be… nor how rewarding. I’ve connected with so many awesome people both in real life and online. And THAT’S what truly matters.
If you’ve read my first blog post you’ll see that I wanted to write trail reviews, park reviews and other things I never got around to doing much of. Adventuroo will always have an outdoor flavor but I really can’t even tell you how much I enjoy writing about my kids, being a mom and marketing (in Momcomm Monday of course) too.
For over 10 years, I’ve written for work. And while you can be creative, it’s nothing like writing about your own feelings, struggles, opinions and experiences. It’s like a drug. I get a writing high like I did when I was younger and I’d write short stories or poetry in a ragged little notebook.
If you REALLY want something a tad more exciting today, you can read 100 Things I Learned About Blogging that I wrote for my 100th post. Maybe I should have saved that post for today! Ah well.
So, life got in the way and I’ve got nothing spectacular for you today. ::yawn::
But then again, I hope that’s why you keep coming here. Not because I run a giveaway, host a linky or participate in a meme. But because, by golly, you like what I have to say (even just a smidge). If I can make even one person laugh, cry (good cries that is) or leave my site feeling darn good AND post cute pictures of my kids while I’m at it then that, my friends, is worth it.