First Blogiversary Countdown. Many Thanks. Big Expectations

Hi Foodies. It’s Wednesday afternoon on the day before September begins and I feel like I am on the verge of some profound revelation, but the universe is messing with me. I cannot find the words to talk about anything right now. I have tried to create a ‘Because Life is Complicated Enough…’ and I have even considered typing up a new food blog, but every time I start typing nothing profound comes out. In fact, at this very moment, I have typed more than I have all morning.

Seriously? I am at a loss for words right now. What the heck is wrong with me?

In other news, I had a pretty tough night last night. There is no need for me to get into the details of the night, but I will tell you that I really did not sleep last night and I started recreating my blog. I am still in the middle of it all and hope that there will be more incredible changes in the days and weeks to come. I am learning it all on my own because I do not want to pay for a company to do it for me. I do not want to irritate my foodies, so I will likely not be announcing all of my updates until everything is complete and set in stone; and, most importantly, when I am satisfied with the final outcome.

I do have a small announcement to make. As some of you may have noticed, I have an anniversary coming up. I have a little counter at the top left hand of my blog counting down the days. I put it up, hoping that it would remind me that I have to step up my game in the next month and get something together to celebrate. It is a huge milestone – like when you make it through your first year of marriage or something? I mean, that’s a pretty big deal. This blog has become my little virtual baby; I have coddled it, spent countless hours feeding and building it and relentlessly promoting it. I want it to grow, I want it to blossom and strengthen and I want it to grow into a beautiful bubbly virtual hotspot.

How do I do it?

Well, currently I am giving my virtual baby a makeover; I hope it gives her some more character. Second, in the weeks leading up to my first Blogiversary, which occurs on October 19, I want to try to hit the 2000 followers mark. I want to do an AWESOME giveaway and I have some mighty plans, but I am hoping that I can hit the 2000 follower mark by October 19. What do you all think? Am I dreaming too big?? Do you think that I can gain 500 followers in six weeks?

I hope to make my blogiversary week something as special for all of you as it will be for me.

To close out this post, I want to take a minute to thank you all for your continued support. I love you all.

I love all of my followers – those people who come by daily to talk and share with me, to encourage and support me. This entire adventure would be boring without you all. I appreciate that you take the time out of your busy lives to talk with me each day. Thank you!

I love all of my fellow foodie pages/blogs. I feel honored to be considered among such inspiring and talented people. You all inspire, encourage, and strengthen me each day. When I read some of your blogs, I smile with joy to even know a glimpse of your lives and I feel unbelievably privileged that you open parts of your lives up to me. Without you, I do not know where I would be. I fell among some of the greatest foodies that I could have ever imagined existed and have met so many incredible people.

I never thought that I would make friends doing this. I was hopefully optimistic that I would run into some people, but never the caliber of people that I have. You all are amazing. You all are inspiring. You all are talented. You all are beautiful, thoughtful and encouraging. Thank you so much for allowing me to be part of your journey and I hope you continue to come along for mine.

Until Next Time,

Happy Blogiversary Countdown!