Jun 9, 2012

My One Year BLOGiversary Celebration!!

It's my One Year BLOGiversary! 
One year ago today, I hit the "Publish" button to announce that my friend Shawna and I were planning on running the Long Beach Marathon.  Even though I knew nothing about blogging, I am so glad that I went for it because I have met so many wonderful people in the last year. I look forward to gaining new readers and meeting new people this year who share the same passion as I do.


So here I am: 148 posts, 564 comments, 8,352 all time page views and 44 followers later still talking to all of you about my hopes and dreams of running the Boston Marathon someday.  My posts have been mostly about my ups and downs with running and other personal things that matter most in my life.  

I enjoy blogging and I do it as often as I can but my favorite part about being a blogger is the wonderful people that I have met along the way.  I also enjoy reading about what all of you are up to, challenges you are up against, goals you have met and all of the wonderful and sometimes not so wonderful things going on in your lives.  I try to keep it honest on my blog because we all know that we do not live in a perfect world, injuries happen and every race is not a PR.  I am human and I don't mind being honest about a race gone wrong or when I fail to meet a big goal that I talked and talked about for months on end.  Hey...Caca happens!! 
Thank you to my few but faithful followers that have heard me out over the past year, gave me some great advice, shared some of your personal struggles and put up with my complaining during my injury.  I know negatively is not what people want to read but sometimes we need to vent and my followers always have a way of turning my negatives into positives by leaving me inspiring comments that change my perspective. Thank you so much for reading, commenting and sharing. My blogging goals for the upcoming year are to gain some new followers and to blog more often.
I have never hosted a giveaway and I thought that my One Year BLOGiversary would be the perfect opportunity! Keeps your eyes open for it!

14 comments:

  1. Happy Blogiversary! I really enjoy all of your posts and I can't wait to see what the next year holds for you and your blog!

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    1. Thank you so much! You are so kind!

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  2. Congrats on having your blog for a year!

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    1. Thank You Vanessa! The year just flew right by!

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  3. Congrats on 1 year! YAY! So glad to have "met" you and hope someday to really meet you :)

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    1. Thank You Christy! I wish that I could meet everyone who I have met in the blog world! You are an amazing runner and I look forward following along with you!

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  4. Wow, I have just about the same 1 yr blog-iversary (June 7, 2011 was my first post). I'm mostly amazed at how I ever lived without my blog and yours, and yours, and yours.....

    Keep on trekin and keep on bloggin! All the way to Boston :)

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    1. Thank You Lisa! I am not sure when I will make it to Boston but I am sure am having a great time blogging about my journey to get there!! Our blogiversaries are very close!

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  5. great blog, Sandy.....and I'm proud to be one of your readers! Keep up the good work!!

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    1. Thank You for the kind comment Bill! I enjoy reading your blog as well!

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  6. happy 1st blogger year anniversary!!!
    I am so happy I am one of your followers and that I am one of the lucky ones who did meet you this year!!!

    love the cake!!!

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    1. Thank You Caroline. I am also lucky to have me you. You inspire me because you run hard in spite of some of the challenges you have faced!! We will have to run a race together this year!

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  7. I've just started following your blog and I think it is great. Well done to making it a year! Keep up the awesome blog work, I look forward to reading plenty more from you :)

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    1. Thank you for being one of my followers and for all of your sweet comments! I am hoping to have many exciting things to share with my readers in the upcoming year. I am also following you and looking forward to hearing about all of the exciting things in your life!

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