Monday, February 22, 2010

5 year blogging Anniversary

is coming up this June. And during that time I've grown from a 19 year old kid in college to a 24 year old mother and wife. I have gone through so many ups and downs... Sometimes given Too Much Info!  Sometimes been an idiot. Sometimes been wise. Sometimes been funny. Sometimes been lame. Well, you get the point. A lot can happen in 5 years.

And I'm thinking about what I can do to celebrate.

Also, my 10,000 visitor is fast approaching, and I'm wondering about that too. A long time ago I used to follow this one blog that had people take a screen shot of the visitor counter whenever it reached a certain number and that person would win a prize.

I could do that, but see here's the problem:

I've never really had an extremely popular blog. There are blogs that pop up with insta-followers. 1000 visitors a day, 50 comments per post, advertisers, the works!! And they are awesome and exciting, but my blog has never reached that mass appeal. Its really been a place where I can post my poems. Rant on all my grievances. Express my opinions. Chronicle my adventures. Just a place to be me.

I think for most bloggers, writing is the best way to get all that jumbled mess that builds up on the inside out. Bloggers have something to say and don't mind having other people listen and chime in.  So here's your chance to chime in.....

Why did you become a blogger? Did you have something to say? Did you want to feel part of a community: scrapbookers, artists, quilters, musicians?????

how long have you been blogging? Has your theme changed with the years? Are you new? Are you a blogging vet? You could be both ya know?  A new vet.  What do you enjoy reading? Do you like it when people have music playing? Lots of pictures? Lots of words? Poetry? Comedy? Advice? Recipes?

I'm genuinely interested.


Post Script: If you come to my blog w/in the next few days and you see the visitor counter reach 10000 be quick with the screen shot. I'll think of something cool to do.  If you have any ideas, shoot them over.


  1. You have one of the best blogs on my "must visit" list! Happy Anniversary Jillien :) I blog in order to express myself with my "Kelly" voice. Often, the me inside feels lost and I'm happy that the blog has become a place for me to explore what makes me tick.

  2. Happy blogoversary!!!

    PLEASE, for the love of all that is good and right with blogging, DO NOT put music on your blog!!!! It's a HUGE pet peeve of many bloggers!! I actually heard that it can kill your traffic...

  3. I'm not fond of music coming at me when I click a blog - for soooo many reasons.

    I like coming here. Keep going. Millions of visitors is not the most important thing.

    I started blogging to write with the off chance of having a few readers. I'm happy.

    RnPB Update

  4. Congrats! I guess I started blogging for me. It seems to be changing and growing as a way to reach out to others. :O)

  5. I started blogging back in 2004, to document my first surrogacy journey. From there, it has been a very organic change as I have changed, my blogging has changed with me.

    PLEASE don't add music to your blog. This is a blog's suicide.

    Toni @ Hemp & High Heels

  6. Congrats on your 5 year blogging anniversary!
    I just started blogging a few days ago, as a way to keep track of a bet :P Silly I know. I hope I am still on here in 5 years!

  7. Thanks guys! I'm not there yet. I have till June to make 5 years but the reflection upon my life has begun!

    And to those of you who give poor directions... No worries. All you have to do is hand the phone over to someone else :)


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