Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Happy Bloggyversary to SSG!

Peeps!  One year ago I started SSG.  


My good friend Frita, over at Myriad, was the one who told me I should start a blog.  So I did.  I  started about five different blogs.  I can't even remember all of their names.  A lot of them had to do with flip flops.  I'd tell no one, write a few posts and then let it lapse for weeks at a time until I'd eventually delete the blog altogether.  

SSG came about on a whim.  And it stuck.  It felt the most me ... the most, well SSG!  If I had to define myself it would absolutely be serendipitous ... sometimes.

Anyhoo ... one year ago today, this was my very first post.

I had no idea how to comment or how to add photos ... not that I even had a camera.  And when my first commenter, Ash from Ash Unabashed, showed up commenting on a post I wrote about a pizza place in Portland I just about peed in my pants.

And of course my sweet Predo jumped on the support train, the MOMENT I told him what I was doing.  (Smoochies to you, Sunshine!)

Confessions of a (Sometimes!) Serendipitous Girl started to take off.  

When I broke up with Starbucks, Jack Bog, a local Portland blogger linked to me and sent hundreds of people my way.  For that day.  But it was an AWESOME DAY. 

I am constantly surprised that this winding little road I take each day puts me in touch with so many interesting people.  I adore hearing about your lives.  I also love that you give me a place in which to ponder the small details of my life that I might otherwise let slip by.

I have said it before and I'll say it again, I would not be the Serendipitous Girl without you all.

Thank you, thank you, thank you from the bottom of this little SSG's heart.

xoxo,
SSG

(P.S. SSG is getting a makeover!  The fact that it's not done on my bloggyversary has everything to do with the lack of timing I gave my totally awesome web designer (more on that to come) and all of the little tweaks like 'Can you make that more scrolly?  Swirly?  Girly? What about more pink?  And more pattern?'  She has done an AMAZING job (and has not killed SSG yet) and I can't wait to show you the new design.  You may have noticed that the blogspot link has changed over to www.serendipitousgirl.com.  It will reroute for a while.  If you link to me--THANK YOU!  I'll even have a little button soon!  Ohmahgah, I didn't even know there were buttons!  But it's SO CUTE I want to tattoo it on my forehead!) 

13 comments:

Love, Fitness, Money, More said...

Congrats! This is very inspiring. I started my blog not too long ago (still in the infant stages) but It amazes me how much you can learn about yourself. Great work! :)

Living on the Spit said...

Happy day to you! I truly can not imagine a day with out you!

What growth and changes we are all going through!!

I am indepted to your friendship and am so proud of you!

Have a wonderful day!!

Marlene

Predo said...

Oh, happy day oh happy day! I can't wait to see the changes! You know how I love a good makeover!!!!

I can't wait!!! Oh, and I love buttons too! Maybe not on the forehead, but that is all up to you!!!

mom x 2 said...

Happy Bloggyversary to you!!

So there is hope for me yet?

I can't wait to see the makeover!

Candy said...

Happy Birthday, darlin. The Bloggerhood is a better place with you in it.

Molly said...

Ok, I read you this morning but was late getting to work so I didn't comment then. and I thought the gap would give me time to come up with something either
a)witty
b)amusing
or
c)insightful
to say. Turns out it was
d)none of the above.

Happy Bloggyversary! I'm glad you blog!

Lys said...

Happy Blogaversary to one of my fave fave fave bloggers!!! :)

I'm so excited about the revamp - can't wait. And if you chose the designer, I'm sure its fab. Will fix my links once Blogrolling is back up (grrr don't get me started).

This web designer - shoot me an email. I'm still on the hunt for a good one at CinS so I'm curious :)

Again - Happy Blogaversary - and there will be MANY more!

The Incredible Woody said...

Cheers!!

Big Hair Envy said...

I had a glass of wine (or two) tonight to celebrate your Bloggoversary:) Keep it coming, girlie - we LUV SSG:)

Can't wait to see your new 'do!

Suz Broughton said...

I am so glad you got the blogging bug. You are very good at it and I look forward to coming here.

Rhiannon said...

YAY! Happy Bloggyversary!

Frita said...

Bob!!! Happy Bloggyverary to you my friend. So glad you are here! We love you...

Angie said...

Yay! Congrats!!