Monday, April 4, 2016

5 Years of Blogging!

My blog turns 5 today! This post brings me to a total of 1333 posts about kids' crafts, scrapbooking, birthday challenges, cooking competitions, rabbits, and all the other aspects of my life. For five years, I've written an average of 266 posts a year, which is slightly more than one per weekday. And I've loved every minute.

I've had posts that have been ridiculously popular, getting dozens of hits every single day. I've had posts I really like go largely ignored. I have posts that still make me laugh out loud when I read them. I have blog posts I don't really like (no need for links there) and ones where I like the blog post, but don't love the way the project turned out. But overall, I'm really really happy to have five years of my creative life documented so thoroughly.

Let's celebrate my blog's 5th birthday with prizes for you! After all, it is you, my readers, who bring life to the blog and make it more than just a journal. You inspire me to keep blogging and sharing my successes, failures, and everything in between.


Here's how it will work. For each comment that you make on ANY one of my blog posts between now and Sunday, April 17, you will be entered to a random drawing to win a box of items I brought back from CHA. I have autographed DVDs, coloring books, papers, embellishments, pens, needlecraft items, and a ton of other stuff, all brand-new and direct from CHA. There's so much stuff that there is plenty for multiple prizes! If you want to go back and comment on all 1333 posts to increase your chances of winning, more power to you. Any comment left between April 4 and April 17 gives you an entry.

Thank you for five years of friendship and support. I hope the next five are just as great!

28 comments:

  1. Happy 5 years!!!!!!!!! YAYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!

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  2. What a body of work and a great achievement. Keep going!

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  3. Yay! Love your blog...
    And how discovering it added another Friend to my life (even if it's only virtual)! Here's to 5 more years (and then another 5... and another...)!!!!

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  4. BTW - it that Steve above your Steve...? :0)

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    1. Yes, that's my Steve. He needs an avatar. I'll add that to the honey-do list.

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  5. Congrats on hitting the 5 year mark/milestone! You are a hard worker and I admire how you've paved your own way in the world of blogging/crafting. :)

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  6. Congrats on the 5 year anniversary. !!!

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  7. Congratulations on 5 years! You've put in lots of work on your blog and it really shows. Thanks for a chance to win some great products!

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  8. Congrats on 5 years (don't enter me in the drawing...just wanted to come and say "Happy Blog-aversary" :D

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  9. Oh cool! Congrats on your 5th anniversary of blogging!!!

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  10. Congrats! What a wonderful way to celebrate your anniversary! Thank you for the inspiration and this chance!

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  11. Wow... Has it been 5 years already??? I hats awesome Cindy!!! Congratulations!!! What a great way to celebrate too.

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  12. Congrats! Remember me from when we wrote those articles? I miss doing that. Keeping your blog active is a great idea.

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  13. Happy 5! My favorite number! I found you last year during NSD! Would LOVE to go to CHA sometime- have to find a way in!,,,

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  14. Happy Blogaversary! 5 years is certainly something to be proud of. I'm a new subscriber and I can't wait to see more.

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  15. 5 years sure has flown by. Your blog is always interesting and/or informative. I've dreamed of going to CHA so to have anything from there would be wonderful - great prize. Wishing you continued success blogging and in life.

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  16. Congratulations! Happy 5 years.

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  17. Congratulations on five years! I appreciate all the work you do to keep us updated. Thanks for a chance to win some of your treasures from CHA!

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  18. Happy 5th blog- anniversary Cindy!!! That so exciting... Here's too many more years. I've always wanted to go to CHA!!! So thank you for the chance to win some wonderful goodies from there. Hugs!!!!

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  19. Happy 5th anniversary from another fiskateer!

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  20. HAPPY 5th Birthday Cindy :)
    FIVE years is a great milestone and your stats sound AWESOME - CONGRATULATIONS on being so successful!!!
    I'm sorry that I don't comment or visit as often as I should. Please don't include me in your giveaways, just wanted to add my congrats to the chorus.

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  21. Congrats on 5 years! Wish I could look at all your awesome posts, but I am making my craft center and just overwhelmed with the time, but I truly am impressed with your dedication to your blog, hope to get back to mine soon! So glad to have been able to see your work over the years!

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  22. Congrats on the 5 year milestone! It's a great feat [coming from a fellow blogger...lol]! So there have been hits and misses but it's been a largely fulfilling journey I'm sure! Cheers to the next milestone!

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  23. wow 5 years that is awesome !!!! i have two blogs and literally 10 followers if that ! keep up the good work i am just barely skimming in the sunday time but you never know! take care and god bless!!

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