Happy Blogiversary!

Write Me Happy turns ONE today and I’m all misty eyed. This blog has come such a long, long, LONG way.

But then again, so have I.

When I started Write Me Happy a year ago, I had exactly two followers and both were my “real life” friends and fellow writing group gals Julie and Meghan. (Thanks ladies!) The purpose was to write about my journey as a writer. Read my first post here.

Since then I’ve grown by leaps and bounds. To use a corny cliche – I’ve changed from an ugly caterpillar into a beautiful butterfly….okay that was just bad.

So without going through my entire blogging history or the long list of changes I’ve personally been through, let’s sum it up in a few sentences, shall we?

In the simplest terms I’ve GROWN. I’ve discovered that I am not just a writer. I’m also a blogger, an artist and as the lovely Jo-Anne tells me, I’ve become Ms. Creative.

I’ve had fabulous support, both off and online. I’d love to list each and every one of you but I think it’s fairly safe to say you all know who you are. You’ve touched my heart, pushed me when I needed it, let me whine when I was discouraged and given me countless hugs and smooches to last me a lifetime! (though I’d be more than happy to keep receiving them!)

I’ve guest posted, participated in blog hops and NaNoWriMo, interviewed wonderful writers and joined critique groups, Triberr, Pinterest, Google+ and forums. I’ve done my best to encourage others as much as possible because you all have done the same for me.

I switched my blog from Blogger to WordPress and you followed. I started selling my art on Etsy.com and you supported me. You retweeted all my posts, pictures, art and even my crazy tweets. With your support I have accomplished far more in one year, than I could ever have imagined was possible.

So give yourself a pat on the back, dance around and toss Skittles in the air (I’m looking at you Anna) or whatever else you do to celebrate because this One Year Blogiversary is all thanks to YOU!

18 thoughts on “Happy Blogiversary!

  1. This past year really has been such a year of change and transition for you – it has been wonderful to watch and listen (to stand witness to your new path) as you’ve made these journeys. In truth, I think what has happened is that you have allowed yourself to be more YOU than ever before. I don’t think you were ever ever an ugly caterpillar by my oh my, my friend, you most CERTAINLY are a stunningly beautiful butterfly now!

    I look forward to many more years of seeing your creativity and success just grow and grow. You Go Girl!!

    MANY hugs, and only the very best wishes, then MANY more hugs!
    Jo-Anne xo

  2. I second Jo-Anne’s comment. All that magnificent potential was in you already, so I get the butterfly metaphor, but it is more accurate to say you were a beautiful rosebud, tightly furled, and slowly you have blossomed into your magnificence.

    I look forward to seeing your next bloom! So proud of your endeavours and creative coaching development. MWA! ❤

  3. cheers m’dear!! *chink of glass*
    Happy blogiversary and here’s to many more to come.
    Well done you xxx
    (I’m only 6months in.. you’re invited to my *do* in 6months..)

  4. Congrats 🙂 I feel so lucky to have connected with you as a writer and as a creative person. You are a wonderful motivator, writer, artist, and friend, a rockstar really. So, here’s to many many many more blogiveraries and creative blooming!!!

  5. I love the freedom our blogs can give us…and it certainly allows us, as Jo-Anne put it, to become more ‘You’. The more I connect with all you lovely ladies (and guys – on Twitter and Blogs) the more I grow, and isn’t that what it’s all about!
    Your creativity has inspired me to allow mine to resurface!

  6. Happy Blogiversary! You are such an inspiration to those of us starting out. Supportive, kind, creative, funny, and witty..I love following your blog and can’t wait to see what you’ll bring to it this next year. You and your lovely creative friends (ladies you know who you are) have made my recent foray into twitter and blogging and writing a delightful journey. Thank you so much.

    Happy Blogiversary again and many more!! Cheers!

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