Hey friends! Last week was the 13th anniversary of starting this little blog of mine and now it’s time to celebrate with a blog anniversary giveaway! 13 years is a long time in the blogging world. My youngest son was only 6 months old when I started and he’s now 13 and taller than me! Oh my where does the time go?
Back when I first started blogging, it was a fairly new thing. People loved reading and commenting on blogs. I remember whenever I’d hit publish on a new post I would sit and wait and within five minutes the comments would start coming in. It was so fun to comment back and forth on whatever the organizing dilemma happened to be that day. It was one of my very favorite parts of blogging. The community and the connection it provided.
However just because people aren’t really commenting anymore doesn’t mean blogging is dead. I can see from my analytics that I still have readers (thank you!!) searching for organizing help. So I keep doing what I’m doing. It’s a little harder for me in some ways though. For instance, not having littles anymore makes it harder for me to share organizing solutions for kid stuff. I’d like to find a new contributor with young ones to help fill that void. If you know anyone, with awesome organizing and photography skills, send them my way!
Another goal of mine is give this tired blog a little freshen up. I’ve had this particular design for quite some time because I love it so much. But it could use a fresh coat of paint and maybe some new wallpaper. I think I’ve put it off for so long though because finding someone to work with that is as detail oriented as I am is pretty tough. Details make all the difference and they are important to me. If you have any requests that you’d like to see in a blog renovation please let me know. Ultimately I want you to have a great experience when you visit me here. Oh and if you know of a great blog designer, drop their website into the comments or send me an email. Thank you!
Stay Up to Date:
How do you follow my blog? Are you aware when I post new content? I just wanted to post a reminder here of the various ways you can stay up to date with all my organizing content and posts. Because you totally want to right? Please say yes!
Email – the simplest, most effective way to stay up to date with the content I share is to sign up to receive emails from me. Every time I publish a new post, an email is automatically sent to you. I will also occasionally send out Org Junkie Extra emails with subscriber only content.
Feedly – Feedly is a blog reader hub that allows you to enter the url of your favorite sites and consolidates them all into one spot. Every time a new post is published it will appear in your “news feed”. Feedly also has an app available in both the Google Play and iTunes stores.
Instagram – I love Instagram. It really is a favorite of mine probably because I’m such a visual person. Since I’m under 10,000 followers there though, I still don’t have the swipe up feature. This makes it a little more difficult to link posts for you in the Stories section. However I do try to let you know when I have a new post up through the link in my Instagram bio. This bio link takes you to this page which consolidates all the posts I’ve recently shared.
Facebook – I always publish to Facebook every time I have a new post up but of course FB doesn’t always show this info to everyone that follows me there. To up your chances of seeing my content it’s important to like, comment and share my posts on FB so that FB recognizes I’m an Organizing Junkie as someone you want more information from. You should then start seeing my posts more regularly in your news feed.
Pinterest – Another visual place to hang out. I have boards there that are organized by areas of your house that you might be wanting to get organized. It makes it super easy to see all relevant information on one particular topic. See all my Pinterest boards right HERE. Remember to click on the follow button so new posts from me show up in your news feed.
Blog Anniversary Giveaway:
Now what you’ve all been waiting for, the giveaway! I’ve been collecting various products for the past couple of months that I thought you might like. I’ve purchased all these items on my own and definitely put a lot of thought into it. I want it to feel like a very special gift for whoever happens to win it. It’s my little way of saying thank you for sticking with me, thank you for supporting me, thank you for all the love over the years. It means the world to me. It really does! I have so much love for all of you.
So what will one of you be winning? So glad you asked! Here’s what is included:
Secrets to Getting Organized magazine
Spiral bound goal and menu planners (purchased from Michaels)
A set of 5 white containers to organize anything your little heart desires!
A Rae Dunn notebook and a sweet lemon notebook
An accordion file
The sweetest bag for anything that needs to be contained
A copy of my book, Clutter Rehab (affiliate link)
Travel laundry and shoe bag set
You know I HAVE to include a pretty little apron. And this one is so so cute! (purchased from Winners)
And finally you’ll also win the gray basket that holds it all! Woot, woot!!
To enter to win this lovely 13th blog anniversary giveaway all you have to do is fill in the Rafflecopter form below. Giveaway open to everyone. As always only the first entry task is mandatory. I’m going to go old school and have you leave a comment for me on this post telling me what area of your life you struggle the most with organization. Don’t forget to click on “I commented” on the Rafflecopter form when done for it to count. All the rest of the entries after that are bonus ones for you. Oh and please don’t worry if you don’t see your comment right away, it is most likely waiting for me to approve it.
Giveaway ends, Wednesday, June 5th at 4:00 pm MT. Please keep in mind that sometimes the Rafflecopter form takes a minute to load. If you don’t see it right away, please be patient. Thanks!
Good luck everyone!!
- This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated, at no extra cost to you, if you make a purchase after clicking on my links. However, I only ever mention products I love and would recommend whether I was being compensated or not.