One year ago today I got up the courage and took the plunge to start my very own blog. I had been reading healthy living blogs for about 6 months at that point and I fell in love with the content, the fun, and the writers in the community! I knew I wanted to be a part of it in a more active role, so I decided to become a blogger myself.
I really had NO idea what I was doing when I first started. I looked around (or rather read around J) at all these wonderful bloggers and their amazing, professional looking blogs, really questioning where I fit.
When I first started one of the things I really wanted to focus on was product reviews, partly for the inside info it would give others about a particular product and partly because….I wanted free stuff! LOL! Well once, I started with that, I realized I had so much more to share than just my thoughts on products. I discovered how much I truly like writing. And even more than writing I love interacting with all of you!
My readership has definitely gone up over the past year….believe me there were days when I was writing to only me, myself, and I….and being at the place I am now, I couldn’t be happier! My number one favorite thing about blogging is all of YOU. I honestly look forward everyday to your comments, emails, and shout outs. All that stuff truly makes my day! I can’t tell you how many times I have been having a sh*tty day and just looking back on old posts (and new ones for that matter!) with all of your positive encouraging comments, makes me feel instantly better. I have gained so much confidence and assurance in myself from all you. I used to feel embarrassed and self conscious in front of others for my health choices, but now I feel no reason to hide my decisions and have learned to own my lifestyle! Whatever to all the haters out there, right?
Well to show my appreciation to all of you, at the end of this post I have a very special something that you can be a part of! But first a little walk down memory lane from my first year as a food blogger!
Let’s do this!
Thought up some yummy recipes….here’s a few of my faves:
And now I have made it here. One year later. Happier than I ever imagined a blog could make me. And in honor of my anniversary, I wanted to spread the happiness around a bit…..to all of YOU!
So I now present………
This is big guys!
There will be THREE giveaway winners for this one!
I will tell you that a few of my favorite companies will be sponsoring a portion of this giveaway so the winners are guaranteed to get some good stuff!
Prizes up for grabs:
- A few of the best jars of nut butter around! Artisana will be sending one of you a variety of some of their best products!
- A chance to try Amazing Grass’s newest products before anyone else! They have a new Orange Dreamsicle flavor as well as their new ORAC Green Super Food mix!
- A huge variety pack of my favorite Dr. Kracker crackers!
- A super special variety of goodies from me! This is gonna be huge! A mix of all my favorite products, a little fitness gear thrown in and whatever other fun stuff I feel like throwing in! (the details of this prize will be revealed on the day I reveal the winners! Get excited!!!)