Tuesday, September 29, 2009

What a difference a year makes

So I've been adding to this blog for one whole year now. Go me. My goal was to have 100 posts by now, but alas, this only makes number 95. That whole raising a child thing threw a wrench in my big plans apparently.

You'd think after a year of doing this that I would have a better idea how to categorize this blog, but I don't. One day it might be all baby stories and the next it could be a recipe or some political rant that I have to get off my chest. I guess this blog is a grab bag or a box of chocolates if your mama was of the Forrest Gump school of thought. And every now and then I'll probably write something that tastes as crappy to you as whatever those disgusting pink centered chocolates taste to me. But I hope to occasionally provide you with a delicious chocolate covered peanut or two as well.

Thank you for taking the time to read my ramblings over the last year. I've enjoyed reading your feedback and learning from your experiences in the comments section. My goal for 2010 (is it just me or does that sound far off into the future, like we should be flying around with jetpacks four months from now?) is to have more dialogue going on in the comments section. I just wish blogger made it a bit easier to leave feedback.

I'd like to run a little contest as a gesture of thanks. So please leave a comment on this post and I will randomly pick a winner to receive a grab bag of goodies picked out by yours truly and the almost six-month old baby North. But don't let his involvement deter you. I probably won't have him help me too much. Otherwise, the winner will get rewarded with very strange prizes like a wet washcloth, a beer bottle or some other random item that he currently covets. Maybe I'll write the names of anyone that leaves a comment on a piece of paper and put them in a hat. Whichever one North picks and attempts to eat is the winner.

Anyway, I'll pick a winner once I've made it to my goal of 100 posts. But really guys, you're all winners in my book.

Edited to add: Please be sure to leave at least your name with your comment so I can identify you. This whole running a contest thing is trickier than I thought it would be! But I'm having so much fun collecting little things that make me happy to send the winner, I might run these contests more often. Please bear with me as I figure out the best way to do this.

12 comments:

Melissa said...

Hi! I have enjoyed your blog over the past year and even share your post about thrifty baby needs with friends. Keep it going! I would love to see an update on things you actually used and what sat collecting dust baby wise! Thanks.

Anonymous said...

It is hard to believe a year has past but even harder to belive that North has been with us for 1/2 of a year already !! What did we do without him??? I have most enjoyed being more or less a part of the little moments that make up your days and I've enjoyed seeing what you're having for dinner and you sharing your recipes - it gives me something new to try. Congratulations on a year of many new adventures !!

Nate's Mama said...

Congrats on your anniversary! I love reading your blog. :)

Brandy said...

I enjoy reading your blog!

Anne said...

Your blog is cool and we are kindred spirits since our babes were born about 6 days apart (i think :)

dave said...

is your hubband eligible? I like turtles.
--dude who lives at your address. not the short one.

Laura La Bella Cummings said...

Wow, a whole year... congrats. I'm still struggling to have a couple of posts a month (though the kittens have added some fodder lately!). I still can't seem to nail down that Meatloaf recipe of yours, but I'm trying. Love that we can keep up this way and be a part of each other's lives living so far away. I tip my champagne glass to you for another successful year. ~Laura La Bella Cummings :)

Jessica said...

I only like you for your cute baby.

:)

Jessica Swesey said...

Congrats on your posting progress. As a person who's started and abandoned many blogs, I can say this is a difficult achievement that deserves applause - especially now that you're juggling work and motherhood! I call myself a professional writer yet only managed to get a handful of posts up during all of pregnancy and zero since baby was born. You are more woman than I. Well done!! (Also, your baby is damn cute so I think I can safely say that all of us readers are soooooo thankful you often include pics of him.)

Michele said...

congrats on this accomplishment! notice my comments have sort of trailed off since Cullen was born....one handed typing was a challenge when I was home ;-) there's only a few blogs I follow and yours is one of them. Keep the posts coming!

Paula said...

Hmm, why wouldn't a North sanctioned beer bottle make a good prize? I think you sell yourself short on that one.

At least your blog isn't a glut fest like mine...like, 185 posts since late March.

Blogmadonna (you)/Blogwhore (me).

SUE said...

Your blogs have been great. You have a gift for writing, along with entertaining.
I look forward to reading 100 more blogs!