Thursday, May 28, 2009

100/1 Year ~ How Could I Miss It

When I visit blogs I am always so excited when someone is celebrating their 100th post or a blog-o-versary. I have always enjoyed milestones because celebrating brings joy. How then could I miss my own 100th post and 1 year blog-o-versary in the same month?

I suppose life has become so busy for me that those two milestones just passed me by unnoticed. But not to worry, we will celebrate today.

On May 16th I not only celebrated my 28th wedding anniversary, I just looked back and realized it was my 1 year blog anniversary also. How could I forget? Silly me:)

May 23rd was my 100th post, who knew it would be a give-away post?

Bloggers from all over the world celebrate their posting milestones in various ways. Some choose to share 100 things about themselves, some choose give-aways, some choose to tell about why they blog and what it has meant in their lives, others share their favorite bloggy friends with us and still others share their favorite posts. However they choose to share it is a celebration and a reflection of their personality.

How then am I going to share my two milestones with you, my faithful few readers? One thing is for sure it won't be 100 things about myself as there are just not that many fun facts about me that you don't know.

My personality and 'love language' is gifts. I love to receive gifts but mostly I LOVE to GIVE GIFTS! So there will most definitely be a give-away at the end of this post. Oh, it's ok, you can scroll down and check it out but make sure you come back us as I share just a little about why I blog.

I began blogging a year ago as a challenge from my counselor. I was going through a difficult season in my life and needed an outlet. I do enjoy writing so I started a blog. It is amazing how quickly I found myself spending many hours a week reading blogs and getting to know people. I have met so many wonderful girls out there in Blogville whom I just adore. Some I have actually met in person or spoken to on the phone, they are special friends now.

My blog posts have changed along with the changes in my life. I've shared emotions, job issues, job losses for my husband and son, my husbands healthy worries, fun home projects, of course, wonderful stories and pictures of my granddaughter, as well as book reviews, give-aways and just plan silly stuff. I no longer have need of counseling appointments and blogging is something I do just for fun, more like a hobby. I enjoy sharing life with friends as well as things the Lord is working out in me. Blogging has changed for me and so has life. I no longer have hours to spend visiting Blogville and I do miss it, but attempting to support our family 'SOLO' has become a priority.

I do plan on changing my sidebar so you can meet some of my wonderful new friends but for now those I have listed have requests for their families and can really use our prayers.

So what about the give-away? Well, I have been thinking for a couple of days about what I can use as a prize, I have a couple of ideas but I'm just not sure, is the deal: Leave a comment to help me celebrate these two milestones and let me know if you would like, a book, a gift card to your favorite crafty store (JoAnn's or Michael's), a set of 'tea' items, or a 'set' of lotions. I will be randomly drawing two names: one for my one year anniversary and one for my 100th post! I will announce the winners on Monday at the end of my 'Monday's Question'.

Thank you for your prayers as our family has journeyed this new season and for your encouraging words. You are treasured members of my heart and I adore you so much. I pray that there has been something during this past year of posts that has inspired, encouraged or motivated you to walk closer to Jesus. I also pray that this next year and 100 posts will make us all think about our lives and the purposes God has for us as well as opening our eyes to find the JOY IN ALL THINGS.

Considering 1 Year and 100 Posts Joy-Filled!!!


By the way, the winner of last week's book give-away is: Grace from GraceToday, Congratulations! Stop Graces' blog and wish her son and Happy Wedding, it's this weekend!!! Grace, contact me with your address and I'll get the book out to you, something for you to do when the wedding is over!!!!!


  1. Cindy, I just wanted to say happy blogiversary and congrats on your 100th post. It is a milestone to celebrate. How interesting to learn why you began blogging. I've always felt it was therapeutic for me and I've met so many wonderful women in the process.

  2. Oh the joy is immense!

    Blessings twenty-seven-bajillion-fold to you dear Cindy! Here's a glass of sweet tea to the next 100 posts!

  3. Congrat on them all! I always enjoy reading your blog.

  4. As I don't blog as much as you do, I haven't made it to a 100th post. But, I believe I will be like you to miss it. I don't know how many posts I have up now. You've got me thinking already.

    I've enjoyed reading our common struggle of chronic health issues. You have been an encouragement to me.


  5. Congratulations, Cindy!

    I just noticed your comment at Grace's and thought... I should expand my bloggy-horizon a little bit and came for a visit.

    I'm going to be teaching a class on blogging... so it is always good to know "the why" people start blogging.

    God's blessings!

  6. Happy 100th, Cindy. Keep those posts coming!

  7. Thanks for "visiting" my blog! Would you still like to be entered in my contest to share the prize if you win with a loved one?

    Thanks for sharing yours! I LOVE JoAnns, so I'd love a gift card if I win.

  8. Cindy,
    It has been a while since I have actually had the time to stop by. I am so glad that I did today! It is refreshing to have a moment to do so, when i am not so tired at night to do it!

    I am so glad to have met you through blogging. I hit my 200th post when I was on Wordpress... my 100th slipped right by me. I transferred most my posts here to blogger, so I would have to count up and see where I am at!

    I too started blogging while i was counseling, but only cause a friend of mine was starting one to help folks keep track of her while she was on a year long missions trip. I was about 3 months into blogging... and i remember my counselor telling me to be wary because all that I put out there, people could look up later!!! but then she started enjoying the posts i woudl bring in to read to her! :)

    Thanks so much for sharing your life with us!
    If i were to win, I would probably pick either a book, or hmmm, it's all too good.. you'll have to surprise me! :)

    God bless

  9. Congrats on all your life celebrations that have recently occured! Good to hear from you; I pray this new year of blogging and life contains many new opportunities for growth and friendship.

    blessings and peace~elaine

  10. Congratulations, Cindy! Wow... I think it's SO cool that your counselor recommended writing your blog! I've enjoyed getting to know you! I'm sorry I don't stop by as often as I'd like. I'm trying to be more careful about how much time I spend on the computer! Thank you for sharing your life with us!
    Love you,
    Angie xoxo


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