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!