Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Quasi Blogoversary

(aka Tuesday hodgepodge) Is hodgepodge one word or two? Hmmm . . . Anyway, a few things to talk about today. First of all, today marks my 400th post!! Woo hoo! It has only been a year, so that's pretty good for me!

I have recently been keeping a close eye on my site meter, and today it finally went over 30,000! That's right! I have had more than 30,000 hits to my site. Is it the brownie recipes or all those cute pictures of my kids? I should keep posting both just for good measure.

I have now officially been blogging for one year! My blogoversary falls somewhere in the June/July arena. I originally started my blog in June of last year on Yahoo 360, but quickly moved it to Blogger in July. I can't believe how many friends I have made while blogging. I originally did this as an online journal for myself and I never thought anyone else would read it. Now, 30,000 hits and many friends later, and I surprised and very pleased with all the rewards I have received from blogging.

My husband just likes the free stuff. He's keeping a list of the free stuff I get from blogging. So far, I have received coffee, shampoo, travel mugs, Germ-X, and Eric's anti-snore shirt is on the way (thanks to this post) - all for free! Woo hoo! Eric says he's holding out for a car. I'm working on it.

To celebrate my blogoversary, I will soon be rolling out a new template. I've been working with Lindsay at Splat Designs, and she is designing something very cool for me. She already has my header done, and I can't wait to roll this out. I am very excited!! I'm taking Blog That Mommy! into the next realm! My blog will look good even though my sanity is going down hill. That reminds me of a quote I heard yesterday, which described perfectly how I feel: "If you're trying to drive me crazy, I can walk from here." HA!

In addition, I finally updated my sidebar today - something I have been meaning to do for months. So, we have a few new additions to the Blog Roll. If you have added me to your Blog Roll and I have been terribly inconsiderate by leaving you off of mine, please let me know!

Today, I added several blogs that I absolutely love!!

And Miles To Go . . .

The Buzz Queen

Comedy Plus

Don't Call Me Mummy

The Goat Rodeo

The Mo Show

My Splatter Painted Life

Peanut, Peanut Butter...Jelly


I hope you will all check back tomorrow for Wordless Wednesday. If you liked the pictures I posted of the kids yesterday, tomorrow I'm going to post the winners - the ones we actually bought!


Anonymous said...

Hey thanks! I'm in some pretty prestigious company there! :-)

I've seen you around the 'blogosphere' but have never stopped by for a visit. Most days I have a hard enough time just trying to visit my daily reads!

Oh - Lindsay made my banner too - she is AWESOME! You will love whatever she does! The only reason I didn't have her do a whole new site was because she wasn't doing the widget stuff yet.... but now... hmmmm :-)

Well now I'm going to have to add you too so I won't miss the unveiling of the new design! Can't wait to see what magic she has come up with for you - how exciting!

PS: You can also find me over at Just Me

ian said...

Woohoo for 400 posts!

I'm only seven away from my own 400th post, Neila. I'm honored to be in your company.


Not So Anonymous Michelle said...

Cool! 400 posts, awesome! Happy blogoversary! I love reading your blog, it's in my daily list of must-reads! :)

Sanni said...

WOO-HOO! Happy 400th, sweets. Please keep up your great work... including the sweet potos, neil-icious recipes and passion party specials.


FitFlop addicted Sanni =)

Comedy + said...

First, congratulations on a several fronts. 400th post, your year anniversary and 30,000 hits. Wow, wow, and wow.

Thanks for the add too. :)

crazy working mom said...

That's great! I'm happy for you. I was the same way...started as an online journal. I'll never forget my first comments and I was like, wow people are actually reading. Then more people visited and I LOVE that I have made so many NEW friends (including you - HUGS)!


I know how exciting a new template can be, since I just rolled out one from the awesome Sanni. I can't wait to see it.

I'm also excited about your WW tomorrow!!! :)

Desert Songbird said...

Happy Blogoversary, Neila!

Here's to mommy insanity...

Mom not Mum said...

Happy Blogoversary. I keep thinking about stepping up the look of my blog - perhaps after my summer vacation when the kids are back in school. (Did I mention they've only been out of school for 2 days. LOL)

Travis said...

Congratulations! So many milestones all in one post!

**tosses confetti, flaming walnuts, and assorted erotic toys**

crazy working mom said...

What's your e-mail? I want to be on your Christmas mailing list! *LOL*

Keep your nipples covered girlfriend to keep those "claws" away!!!

(nope, I've never had "that" happen before, Neila!!! God, girl you cracked me up tonight! Thanks)

Julie said...

Congrats on your 1 year Neila! I just hit mine a few days ago. How the time slips by.