Thursday, April 22, 2010

A Special Birthday

Happy 1st Birthday to She Wears a Red Sox Cap!!!
I couldn't decide if my blog would prefer a cupcake or a cake, and so...

One year ago today I was also on vacation, at the Cape, and decided this was the year to do a sprint triathlon and this was the time to start a blog to make sure I would really do it.

I had absolutely no idea what I was getting into... in a good way.

The joke among those who don't blog is that blogging is narcissistic, that I must love myself so much that I think everyone would want to know my thoughts every single day. I have no such illusion actually. I'm sure lots of people have busy days and don't bother to look at my blog. I'm sure lots of people find my blog once and never want to come back. That's okay. I don't blog because I think I'm great. I blog because I think you guys are great (though I'm not bad either ha ha).

My readers are my friends and family, who stay updated on my random life happenings when there just isn't time in our busy lives to talk every day. My readers are other bloggers, whose blogs have inspired me, given me fantastic ideas and opened my mind to the lives of people in Florida, Canada, Germany and everywhere in between. It's safe to say that I have tried more new things (foods, gyms, workouts, events etc) in the past year than in any other year in my life. I have you guys to thank for that.

My blog has changed a lot since that very first post, but I really love where it has gone, and I can only hope that it is still alive and well for birthday number 2 :)

A special shout out to some faithful readers who have been reading my blog for almost the entire year (and are not my family members haha): Anais, A Leo, Amber, Lisa, Gina and Katie!

I've asked this before, but I'm asking again...what is your favorite thing about blogging? what is your favorite thing about reading blogs?

Tomorrow I have a meeting with my florist, and a hair and make up trial so it's going to be a wedding related day, aka my favorite. I kid, I kid. If I disappear for the day, you'll know why, but I promise to be back to normal blogging by Saturday. <3


  1. Awwww..........Happy First Bloggaversary!!!!

    I guess I've been reading for most of this year, huh!?! Awesome! :o)

  2. ahhh, this is a great "blog birthday" post! Thank you so much for sharing! I am very glad that I "happened" onto your blog through Katie's, that I happened on to through some other blog.
    I blog. . .at first to have a place to keep the scripture I was memorizing, and another blog to write about my days as a teacher, but now I blog and read other blogs to be inspired by others and to hopefully maybe bless someone else.
    Thank you again!
    I am glad your wedding day is coming soon!

  3. Happy Blogiversary! I love blogging because of the amazing people you can meet and learn new things.

  4. Happy Birthday! I remember when I found your blog, after you had commented on one of my posts. It was the first time someone I didn't know had commented and I was SO excited (I'm lame, I know). Then I started reading your blog and was hooked. Thanks for being such an awesome blogger, and a blogger friend! I really enjoy reading your posts, whether they're about health/fitness/weddings/teaching/etc.

    I blog because I like to document what's going on in my life. I like to keep track of things, and what a better way to connect to others, than blog?! I love blogging!

  5. Yay! Happy 1 year of blogging. I totally didn't even think to post about mine. Maybe I'll do something for year 2.
    And I would love to see pics of your hair trial. I need ideas! :-) Hope your wedding planning is stress free!

  6. Happy birthday, blog! I'm so happy I found your blog! Yay! :)

    I love blogging for a place to put down my thoughts and the people I've met. I have met so many great people through blogging!

  7. I think I blog for the SAME reason you do---the readers and other bloggers. Its such a supportive community! Its fun, thoughtful, and so much more.

  8. I LOVE your blog and think you're a HILARIOUS person. I really hope we get to meet for real one day!! Happy blogoversary!!

    My favourite thing about blogging is most definitely the people and the advice other bloggers give on anything and everything!

  9. Happy 1st birthday! I get inspired with new recipes from blogs. Have a fun wedding prep day!

  10. Happy blogiversary!!! Enjoy your fun filled day :)

  11. happy bday to your blog, Kelly! keep up the GREAT work!!

  12. Happy Blogiversary.I enjoy your thoughts on why you blog. Great Post!

  13. Happy 1st!! I'm a newer reader, but I like your blog. Funny, I wrote a blog today too about why I blog.

  14. Happy Birthday to your blog my friend!

  15. That cake is amazing!!!! I love it!

    I love blogging because of the common connections. Some bloggers get me better than my own family and close friends.

  16. Happy Blogiversary!!! I'll have the cupcake please. ;)

    I started the blog to document my own experiences for MYSELF, never expecting people to actually read it. Now, I stick with it for the community. There is so much support, advice and friendship in our little "network".

  17. Happy Blogiversary!! Whoop!
    I don't think of blogging as something you do because you think you are important or special and of course others would want to read about you life. I think of it really as a community, a way to connect with others and learn about yourself and other people. I'm glad you got me addicted (most of the time haha)

  18. Happy first blogiversary! What an accomplishment!! I've loved reading your blog, even if I don't always comment :) One of my favorite things about blogging is all the wonderful people I've met! It's hard work, but oh so much fun :)

  19. Happy Blog Birthday!!!

    I love that people in the blog world can relate so well to each other - we're a special breed. I also get SO many good food ideas, so I am rarely in a food rut, which I love.

  20. Happy 1st anniversary. I hope it is one of many! I would really, really, really miss your blog!

    You should totally add me to your blackberry messenger, by the way. My ID is 30D35412.

    It is hard to say what I like best about blogging. I love that I am no long constrained by geography and can connect with people around the globe. I love that it's opened my eyes to new exercises & new foods. I love the creative outlet it provides.

    Hope you are having a fabulous Friday! :)

  21. Happy Blogger Birthday! That cake looks AMAZING by the way!


  22. Awwwww!! Happy one year birthday!!!!

    I have to say, when I started reading your blog, I totally thought you had been at it for a while! You just wrote so well, your thoughts are always so well explained - I totally looked up to you as "someone who knows what they're doing"!!

    So: this was a compliment! To tell you that you are an AWESOME blogger, and I am so happy to get to read your blog every day :) (or: all in one day when I'm busy ;) )