Tuesday, October 28, 2008

My 500th post!


This is it-my 500th post! I can't believe I've rambled off 500 of these bad boys. Blogging has been such a fun journey. It started off with me posting maybe once a month, just as a little journal. Then it grew to once a week, twice a week, and now I'm a full fledged blog addict with posts daily!
Here are my top reasons for loving this thang called blogging:
-Its a journal of my life, my relationship with my husband, what my amazing kids are doing, the ups, the downs, the love we share, the kids "firsts," the fun stuff we do, the hilarious things that happen, just life! I am so glad that I started doing this over two years ago. And I absolutely cannot wait to make my first blog book(You can make awesome books out of your blog with Blurb.com!)
-I love how blogging helps me to focus on the positive in my life. You usually don't post the crappy stuff that happens, you post the good(and sometimes the crappy if there is humor involved:) As I look through past posts, I am only more reminded of what a great life I have. Its not perfect, but when I read through old posts, I smile:) I have a lot to smile about! I am truly blessed and blogging has helped me to recognize that even more.
-Family members and friends that live far away are able to see what we are up to(most importantly, what the kids are up to:). I know the kids grandparents especially, just LOVE to see pictures and watch videos of the girls. I love that I'm able to let them into our lives in this way. I hate that we live far away, but at least we have these means to communicate.
-I have reconnected with so many old friends.
-I have also become better friends with the people that live around me that blog. Its something we have in common and something to talk about. I think thats how Melissa and I became besties originally -by becoming blog buds and then real life buds:) Also, by blurking on blogs of friends of friends in our area, I have become friends with other gals around here that I would've never known from other wards in our church. The blog party we threw was awesome. I met a lot of great gals!
-I have also made lots of new friends, some of which I have never met, but love dearly! I feel like I really know you all! You are all awesome and uplift and inspire me with your posts. And some of you just make me laugh so hard! You know who you are:)
-I love reading all of your blogs! There are so many amazing women out there. I love reading about your lives, seeing all we have in common, laughing at the funny things you say and do, reading your inspirational thoughts, feeling I'm not alone in this stay at home mommy thing, getting great ideas, copying those great ideas, etc.
-I love reading your comments(what blogger doesn't love a comment?). They truly brighten my day. I can't believe that people actually take the time to read and comment on my little ole blog sometimes. Its like I have my own little internet posse of friends that support me, love me, and make me feel all warm and tingly inside:) I love all of my fellow blogging friends. Thanks for the support you have given me, especially when I've posted about tough times recently.
Lookin forward to another 500! And no, sorry I don't do giveaways on this blog. Mainly cuz I'm cheap like that. My gift to you is just the knowledge that I will post forever and ever. Whats better than that? :)

18 comments:

jOeY said...

Congrats honey on your 500th post! I'm so proud of you. Your blog is such a wonderful journal for our family to have. I am so grateful that you do this day in and day out. It is something I cherish and I know our kids will too someday.

I love you! :)

-Melissa- said...

Congrats on your 500th post! Just imagine if we didn't have our blogs we would have never been such good friends. :) I love reading your blog. Keep the posts coming.

Nicole/ Family said...

I have never been a big scrapbooker but I have enjoyed blogging, which is like scrapbooking, but I think easier. Thanks for letting me know about blurb.com. Congratulations of 500 posts.

cyndi/mom/nana said...

Congratulations on your 500th Post. Thank you for taking the time to post the notes and all the cute things the kids do. It's good to focus on the positives. Even though we do live far away from almost all our grandchildren it's great to be able to view them and be caught up on their daily happenings. Thanks again and here's to more, More, MORE YEAH.

Marie said...

Congrats on 500 posts Holly!!! Way to go! I know that I just love coming here to your page and seeing all the things you and your lovely family are up to. Reading about them and seeing your beautiful pictures has blessed my life and a day without Holly, is a day in which something is missing for me! Raising a glass to the next 500!

Jan said...

Yay Holly! Now I guess I need to look and see where I'm at 'cause I have no idea! I love your blog -- keep on!

Mindi said...

nothing's better than that, holly. thanks for the prizey! i'm glad we are blogging buddies, too.

congrats!

The Bright Family said...

me=200 you=500 whatever :)

Cindy said...

Impressive!!! I'm barely over 100 posts. Well, we always knew you had a big mouth...hee, hee :-)

Patty said...

Wow, I'm really glad that you love it so much and that you introduced blogging to me. It's fun to go on everyday and see what you guys are up to and to be able to see so many pictures and videos.

Congratulations on your big 500!

Emily said...

Congrats on 500!

Hacking it up said...

Ya-hooo!!! Congrats to you!!!!!

BTW--I'm glad me and my sis aren't the only ones to lick the fireplace....I always knew I liked you Holly :)

Tara D said...

I'll tell you what's better than that- a giveaway dang it!!! lol, just keeding. I love that I'll always get to read your blog posts. Yay for 500!
oh, what is this licking the fireplace stuff??? Is there something you want to tell me?

Shankar said...

Congratulations. Your blog is a must read for me.

Shankar said...

PS: Does your "Who Loves Me the Most" Widget work? I don't think it's updated in ages, because I'm pretty certain I've posted more than 18 comments (many of them today!) and still I get no love from the darn thing.

Rebecca said...

Congratulations on your big 500! I've enjoyed getting to know you through your blog!

HIRSCHI FAMILY said...

wow 500, I am definitely looking forward to the next 500!

Tiburon said...

Congrats on the 500th post! I love reading your blog :)