I started this blog seven years ago. I barely knew what a blog was back then – just that I wanted a piece of the action. Rather than be all “introductory” – I just dove right in and reviewed the horrible mop I’d just bought. Cause that’s how I roll. Or mop.
My blogging style has looked pretty different as the years have gone by. I’ve gone through phases of meme madness. I’ve delved into the world of review blogging a few times. I’ve posted so many pictures of my kids that they are basically famous now. I’ve blogged extensively on John Mayer’s love life and I’ve shared with you the ups and downs (mostly downs) of my dieting and exercise experiences.
You were with me when I was a stay at home mom of one kid, living in Massachusetts – and when I was a working mother of two living in Wisconsin. You moved halfway across the country with me and were there when we bought our first house. You know pretty much all of my favorite books and you’ve witnessed years of me writing every day, multiple times a day as well as years where I write maybe once a week. You get that life is crazy and always changing. I could go on – a lot happens in 7 years and this blog has seen it all.
I’ve written 2,655 posts here. I’ve had 9,509 comments. Some of my most popular posts over the years have been my favorite cookie recipe (it’s a sure thing), a ridiculous Q&A with my kids, a review of the Sex and the City Movie, and my family’s favorite waffle recipe.
The search results that bring most people to my blog look like this:
easy delicious cookies (and 8,000 variations on this) * phillip phillips (am I his biggest fan, or what?) * mommablogsalot (I’m kind of a big deal) * self exploration questions (I talk about myself a lot) * what it means to be a woman (I’m kind of an authority on the topic) * niagara falls (I’ve been there!) * teacher susie (what up sid the science kid fans?) * delicious cookie recipe, easy and delicious cookies, most delicious cookies (I’m noticing a theme here – I really like cookies and you guys do, too!)
So the 7th anniversary is apparently all about wool, copper and desk sets. I made a cute graphic for the occasion with a knit background and I’m totally writing this at my desk so I’ve done my part. If you want to celebrate with me, feel free to send me:
a fabulous wool coat – this one is on sale right now for $48 at Kohls!
A copper water pitcher to add some pretty to my kitchen counters ($28 at Amazon right now)
As for my desk, what I’d most like is a color laser printer so I can officially break up with my ink jet.
This one is $462 at Amazon and it does all the things.