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Monday, May 27, 2013

Happy Blogiversary To Me!

It's hard for me to believe, but it's been a whole year since I started this blog!  Time has really flown by.  What a journey this year has been!

One year ago, I had no idea if anyone, except maybe a few family and friends, would read this blog.  And here I am, one year later, with nearly 200,000 total pageviews, 126 posts, hundreds of followers on Facebook, Google+, and Pinterest, and so many beautiful new friends!

I love sharing my organizing journey with you, and my favourite posts are those where I'm showing you before and after pictures of organized spaces in my home.  {Plus it's great having those organized spaces in my home :)}

I also love sharing tips to help you get organized.  Reading your comments about how you're organizing your homes or your families makes me so happy!

I always have lofty ideas of what I want to do with this blog and what I want to share with you.  But blogging generally takes a back seat to other responsibilities in my life.  So I'm not the most consistent blogger.  But thankfully, you seem to like me anyway :)

Here are a few things I've learned this year:

  1. I learned about blogging {last year I had NO clue what HTML was!}
  2. I learned about social media {how did I not know how much fun Pinterest would be?}
  3. I learned about link parties {I still remember trying to "grab a button" the first time I wanted to link up :)}
  4. I learned about editing photos {I'd never even heard of PicMonkey last year or had any clue how to watermark photos}
  5. I learned about organizing {I already had some skills of course, but I gained a lot of new ideas!}
  6. I learned that bloggers are very helpful {I've never had anyone be anything but generous with their help and support whenever I've asked and sometimes even before asking - I find that really refreshing!}
  7. I learned that I can build real relationships with people I've only communicated with online {really, I've made some great friends this year and I never dreamed that would happen}

That's a lot of learning in one year!  And the exciting thing is that things are always changing, so I'm sure I'll learn lots more in the coming year too.

I know there are some of you who have been following me right from the start and to you I say a huge "thank you" :)  You were there when my pictures were small and dark and my posts contained less tips.  Your support and loyalty have inspired me to continue this journey.  I hope I've helped you as much as you've encouraged me!

To those of you who have started following this blog recently, or somewhere along the way, it means so much that you've joined me on this organizing journey.  I hope you find the inspiration and tips you need to organize your life and home!

To celebrate this special occasion, every day this week I'm going to share a few of my favourite or popular posts from the past year.  These may be new for some of you, or fun reminders to others :)

Once again, let me say THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart to each and every one of you!  You're the main reason I write this blog :)

What has been your favourite post this year?  What tip has made the biggest difference in helping you go from overwhelmed to organized?  What other things would you like to see me write about?

Here's to another year of going from overwhelmed to organized!!

Happy organizing!

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