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Saturday, October 10, 2009

It's My 1st Blogiversary!



It's my 1st Blogiversary!

I can't believe it's been a whole year since Second Time Mommy inspired me to go on this blogging venture. I wasn't sure how long it would last but the blogging world has me hooked and I'm not going anywhere soon! The blog has evolved a great deal since I began but it has a long way to go. Enjoy All Life Has to Offer is undergoing a bit of an identity crisis but maybe it's not blog and is actually me?! I am a pretty random person with a number of hobbies and passions that I want to share with everyone but they don't seem to have a common theme. I guess I'll keep plugging away and slowly but surely the theme of the blog will rise to the top. Once that happens I plan on doing some design work on the blog and possibly renaming it. Any suggestions?

In celebration of this big day, I thought I would take this opportunity to answer a couple of FAQ's in hopes that this will help each of you to enjoy the blogging world as much as I do.

Comments - I LOVE comments and I promise it's easier to do than you think. I know that about 150 people a week visit and read my blog and I would sure LOVE to hear from each and every one of you. It's easy, I promise and leaving a comment for a blogger is like giving them a great big hug. Ok, I've got you sold right? At the end of the blog post, at the very bottom, click on "comments" and it takes you to the comment box. If you don't have a google account and just want to leave a quick comment, just leave a comment anonymously and sign your name in your comment. That's it, super easy, and now let's practice on this blog post.

Giveaway's - I know that you are itching to practice leaving comments so I need to dangle a little carrot for all of you, right? Well to celebrate this special occassion, I am giving away a $20 Starbucks gift certificate so that you two can enjoy my favorite drink of the season, a Pumpkin Spice Latte of course. $20 bucks? That's enough for 4-5 lattes depending on the size you prefer. So you probably have seen all of the blogs with the giveaways and all you need to do to enter is leave a comment. Interested in getting your name into the contest twice? Then read on.

Followers - I love all of my 20 followers dearly but I'd love to grow that # even more so if you aren't a follower yet, what are you waiting for? Click on the "follow" button on the right hand sidebar and follow the instructions and you are officially a follower of this fabulous blog. Also this is really helpful if you have a bunch of blogs that you read because you can then go to google reader to see all of your blogs that you read all in one place. Cool huh?

So I hope I have you convinced to at the very least to leave a comment on this blog post so that you can enter the contest to win a $20 Starbucks gift certificate and if you feel so inclined, I'd love for you to become a follower too.

Winners will be drawn on Saturday, October 17th at 12:00 CST and you can only enter once per email address. I will ship the gift certificate to the Continental US only. Good luck everyone, I can't wait to hear from all of you!!!


31 comments:

Anonymous said...

Happy Blogiversary Honey!

David

pk said...

Happy Blogiversary! So nice of you to do the Starbucks giveaway (yum!). Hope you're having a great weekend. Happy Sunday Sharefest.
pk @ Room Remix

EL said...

Hi, I enjoy reading your blog and just wanted to say how nice of you to do a giveaway! p.s-im new to any and all starbucks holiday drinks are they really so great?! Happy Blogiversary =)

shannon said...

dropping by from SITS and just in time to say happy blogiversary! that's exciting stuff! well, here's a great big hug in the form of a comment! good choice with the starbucks giveaway. that place is like the promised land...

Misty said...

I can comment and I can follow too!

Head on over and do the same if you like!

Congrats on the blogging milestone!

http://housequeen.blogspot.com

Marina said...

Happy Blogiversary....hope you enjoy many more :)

Dee said...

Happy Blogiversary. You know, I think mine is sometime around now too! I know I started sometime last Oct. I'm a follower now! :)

S.E. Sward said...

Happy Blogiversary & Sunday Shout Out from SITS!

Blogs, like people, tend to evolve over time. Go with it & good luck!

FranticMommy said...

happy blogiversary. I just had mine awhile back and it was a total "holy crap it's been a YEAR?" moment too!
I am now a follower and looking forward to reading more of your stuff!

FranticMommy said...

Oh yeah. I found you via SITS and I am glad I did!

Suzi said...

Happy 1 year! Great blog, glad I stumbled onto it via SITS. :)

Suzi

pinkvanillacupcakes.com

PS. Starbucks is awesome. ;)

Craft Tea Lady said...

Mmmm... I love SB (haven't been in a year though) and haven't ever had a pumpkin latte. *sigh* I live a sad life, i know.

Thanks for the chance!

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CraftTeaLady AT yahoo DOT com

Kathryn said...

Found you on SITS... Became a fan!
Follow me too!!
http://operationsippycup.blogspot.com

RebeccaMom said...

Happy Blogoversary SITSta! What a great giveaway :)

RebeccaMom said...

now a follower :)

Midday Escapades said...

Happy 1st Blogiversary! I am already a follower and visiting again from SITS. Found your giveaway on the Sunday linky.

Come by and enter my giveaways and list your giveaway:
http://www.middayescapades.com/2009/08/giveaways-galore.html

Kari said...

Happy Blogiversary! Over from SITS. Your blog design is so pretty. My favorite Starbucks drink is the caramel apple spice!

Missy said...

Happy Blogiversary!

Stopping in from SITS.

PRichards said...

Happy Blogiversary! Thanks for inspiring me to start mine! After a year I have finally become a follower. Keep up the great job!

Brooke G. said...

Hey.... Dave is the first to comment... he is just trying to get that Starbucks card!!!! :)
J/K. Happy Blogiversary. So glad you have stuck with it the entire year. And, I love the randomness of your blog - I never know what type of post I am going to get. It keeps it interesting. Keep up the GREAT work.

diego said...

Congratulations!

Posh Pixels Design Studio said...

Happy Blogiversary! Such a great idea for a giveaway! I came across your blog via SITS. I'm now a follower :)
Pumpkin Spice Lattes were my favorite, until I discovered the Pumpkin Spice Frappuccino... now I'm not which is better lol :)

Shannon said...

Came over from SITS...

Congrats on your blogiversary! I celebrated mine back in July... one year goes by fast, doesn't it? :)

Kimmy said...

congrats on your blog bday! xo

Kimmy said...

I follow you on your blog now. :D

Wanda said...

Happy Blogiversary! It is THE MOST fun!

I also enjoy comments...who doesn't right?

I want a Pumpkin Spice Latte now!

Anonymous said...

Love your blogs! Happy Blogiversary! Nichole

Linda said...

Congrats on your Blogiversary! Thanks so much for doing a Starbucks giveaway.

DG said...

happy blogiversary! keep up the great work :)

dreamzz12{at}aol{dot}com

DG said...

now a follower :)

dreamzz12{at}aol{dot}com

Mom said...

Dear Loved one, You did a really good job on your blog and kepted it up real well. I think my favorite was the rain barrow, I'm so proud of you and David for not spending $62.00 on one. We Americans' have a way of buying what we do not need, so I've read. I will be more faithful reading your blog and seeing what you have done. The best to you each morning.