Tuesday, March 22, 2011

One Year Blogiversary & Giveaway

I am so excited to celebrate my ONE YEAR BLOGIVERSARY today. I can hardly believe it's been a year since I published my first blog post. I really started out thinking this would be a little experiment to learn about blogging and to try something new, however I can't imagine my life without blogging now. I truly enjoy the regular exercise of writing and sharing my layouts, book reviews, and other bits and pieces of my life.

I continue to be amazed at the friendships and connections I've made through the past year. It totally makes my day to receive encouraging and supportive comments. I really like how commenting on each other's blogs is like an ongoing conversation and we learn about each other and build friendships throughout the blogosphere and around the world. Words on the screen cannot adequately express how much I appreciate each of  you who visit regularly or stop by on occasion.

In celebration of my blogiversary, I have a giveaway today. This past weekend I finally finished my PIFs (that I'd hoped to have sent out by the end of February!) and have them all packaged and ready to mail. I so enjoyed making these gifts that I created an extra gift for one of today's lucky commenters.


All of these packages are addressed except one . . . which will go to today's randomly selected winner. Everyone who comments on today's post by noon (CST) on Wednesday, March 23, will be eligible for this giveaway in celebration of my one year blogiversary. If you've been stopping by and not commenting, I'd love to hear from your today. If this is your first visit as part of the Blogging for Scrapbookers class, welcome to my corner of the blogosphere! I truly appreciate each of you allowing me to be a part of your day!

(Be sure to check back tomorrow afternoon to see if you are the lucky winner!)

27 comments:

Jimjams said...

Congratulations on your Blog's Birthday - I popped over from Blogging For Scrapbookers to see what other people are planning to get from the class!

Ruth said...

Happy blog-aversary! Scrapbooking and blogging make a great combination!

scrappyjacky said...

Congratulations on your blogversary.
I can't believe either how important blogging has become to me.....how inspired I am by other blogs....and how many new friends I've made.

Mary Ellyn said...

Congratulations on your blogiversary!

BunnyFreak said...

Happy blogiversary. I am one of your classmates. You remind me I should look up when I started blogging.

Jayne said...

congratulations on ur blogaversary :) over from class and glad to be part of the celebrations

Tracy said...

Happy Blogoversary! I love how you can make friendships here with people you would never meet otherwise.

Christi said...

Happy Bloggy Birthday!

Sian said...

Many congratulations on your blogging birthday - what fabulous timing!

Blogging has become an important part of my day too and is always a pleasure visiting and chatting with you.

sm3wkl said...

Happy Blogiversary! It's amazing how blogging can really change your life. I'm stopping by from BFS and glad I did. You have a lovely blog.

scrappysue said...

Hi Melissa, it was lovely to recognize you from i.scrap, especially as I loved your album! I am also in BFS; many congrats on your 1 year blog anniversary. I was totally shocked to realise I started mine in Dec 2006, yet have let it slip of late. Hope you enjoy class!

Kim said...

Happy first blogiversary! I'm in Blogging for Scrapbookers, too.

Rebekah said...

Oh how fun Melissa!! I don't want to win...b/c I'm already in your pile LOL, but I just wanted to stop and say hi and congratulations on your blogging milestone!

Cheri said...

Happy Blogiversary Melissa! And what a nice way to mark the occasion!

sharyncarlson said...

Congratulations on your blogiversary. Wishing you many more years of happy blogging :)

Jinnag said...

Happy Blogversary!! just popped over from Shim's class - what a lovely way to celebrate!

Lorraine said...

Happy Birthday!

Ginger said...

Happy Blogiversary Melissa!! What a great way to celebrate, and ewwwh I look forward to checking my mail in the coming weeks:O I have to say, it has been wonderful reading your blog and getting to know you and I know for myself without blogging my life would just not seem fulfilled. Cheers to the Blogosphere!!

Carrie said...

Happy Blogiversary!
I've joined Shimelle's BFS class and am hopping around to see what other people are up to. Pleased I found yours as you have a lovely blog!

mcscraps5 said...

What a great way to celebrate your blog anniversary. Congratulations on your year. I don't remember how I found your blog, but I have enjoyed it. Good to see you in this class, too.

Sue, a.k.a. midwestgirl said...

Happy, happy birthday and congratulations! Blogging really has been a positive change in my life and worth the extra tim and effort. So glad you feel the same way!

mjmaterazo said...

congrats! looking forward to getting to know you better thru bfs. maryjo

Tammy said...

Congrats on you your blogiversary! One year is a great milestone. I'm just about six months in and I love what blogging has brought into my life. I just signed up for Shimelle's class too so I'll be playing catch up! Keep up the great work! :)

Julie T. said...

I have so enjoyed reading your blogs! Happy One Year Blogavversary. (Okay - don't look at that spelling.) I love looking at all of your pictures of what you have scrapped. Blessings! Julie

furrypig said...

Congrats of your blogerversary I have just started BFS for the first time and I am really enjoying it so far! Hope to see more of you in class xxx

Stephanie Joanna said...

oh snap, I think I missed this by just a few minutes. Boo! :(

HAPPY BLOGIVERSARY! I love reading your blog and can't wait for the next year of posts!
xo

Rachel B said...

Happy blogiversary Melissa :)