7 Years of Blogging!! + $100 Target Giveaway! (closed)
This giveaway is now closed. The winner is #60 Pauline!!
Today sort of crept up on me. It’s May 22nd which means 7 years ago I wrote my very first blog post never once thinking I’d still be blogging all these years later. And boy what a ride it’s been and now I’m considered a Granny in the blogging world :) Keeping up with all the changes over the years has been hard and exhausting, especially for a non-techy girl like me, but I can honestly say that I have loved every minute of sharing this crazy passion of mine with you. There is no greater reward for me than the emails and comments I get saying “thanks to you, I’m now addicted to organizing!”. Oh how it makes me so happy to know that I have played a hand in creating organizing junkies everywhere, whoot!
From the very beginning I think I’ve maintained my mission of getting others “hooked” along with me. I wanted a place where readers could come and NOT see picture perfect photos from magazines. These types of photos are so unrealistic to the everyday family that the ideas couldn’t possibly be achieved or imitated in real life. Instead I wanted a place where readers could gain valuable organizing tips without feeling overwhelmed or obsessed with making things perfect. There is no such thing as “perfect” unless you live inside the pages of those magazines and I’m pretty confident that most of us don’t. Nope life happens around us each and every day and I hope that I’ve been able to help you manage your everyday with simple practical do-able advice with a whole lot of fun thrown in along the way. That’s what it’s all about for me and I do hope that’s what comes across loud and clear.
My first blog post was only one paragraph and apparently I liked the idea of using dot, dot, dots. Sheesh! Here it is:
Okay so I’ve been told…I’m a freak….I LOVE to organize…it is my drug of choice what can I say. It’s what I do when I’m bored, mad, happy or sad. A day is not a day unless I’ve organized something…anything…I need it….I go mad searching, searching, anything, room, closet, cupboard, drawer, anything….I do my thing…empty…purge…containerize…assemble….only then when I see my finished work…I feel calm, I sigh and everything is right with the world….until I need my next fix of course and the cycle continues. Join me as I chronicle the life of an organizing JUNKIE!
Yep that about says it all, even today 7 years later :) On a personal level this blog was birthed when my youngest was just six months old. Without this blog I wouldn’t have been able to stay at home with him all these years and for that I am so very grateful. He is now 7 and in Grade two and has no idea that all moms don’t blog for a living lol. Thank you to all my readers (new and old) who have supported me throughout the years, you are simply the BEST!
Most Popular Posts:
I thought it would be fun to go through some of my stats from the last 7 years and got a kick out of seeing what my top 7 most popular posts are:
Free Grocery List Template
How to Put Together an Emergency Preparedness Kit (guest post)
Free Printable Responsibility Chore Charts
My Recipe Index with Printable Grocery Lists
Create a Command Center & Get Your Paper Piles off the Counter
12 Items Every Guest Room Needs
How to Get Organized – Follow these PROCESS steps
Top Blog Referrers:
I also wanted to give some love to the top 7 blogs that have sent the most traffic my way over the years. Thank you so much ladies!
Now what would be a celebration without a giveaway? How would you like to win a $100 Target gift card? The organizing supplies there are endless and drool worthy that is for sure! To enter simply leave a comment on this post telling me which post of mine has either helped you the most, touched you in some way or just made you laugh at my freakness. If you are new here, this page here (click on that link) is a great place to start. Giveaway closes Tuesday, May 28th at 4:00 pm PST and is open to all.
Thanks again everyone from the bottom of my heart!