Wednesday, March 28, 2012

1st Blogiversary!

One year ago today I wrote my very first blog post.  I had no idea where it would take me or if I'd still be doing it a year later.  The reason I started blogging was to give myself some motivation to get some projects done.  As my blog title alludes, I'm a master procrastinator.  I can find something, anything to do to put off what I'm supposed to do.  As I've mentioned before, I have lists and lists of things to do, but I have a hard time getting myself to do them because there's always something else I can find to do instead.


I was hoping that you, my cohorts out in the interwebs, would give me a reason to get something accomplished.  I imagined that you'd be out there waiting for what I said or did next.  And I couldn't bear to disappoint you!


Now that may have been a bit dramatic, as there are plenty of other blogs where you can get lost for hours, days, weeks, even months discovering all kinds of awesome things.  And then Pinterest came along, and don't even get me started.  Talk about a time suck! 


I'm humbled that you take the time to come here and read my ramblings and check out my projects.  Most of you seem to be lurkers rather than commenters.  There are only a few people I hear from on a regular basis.  But that's okay ... I'm glad you lurkers are here too, and hopefully if a particular post resonates with you, you'll drop me a line at that time to share your thoughts.


When I went back to work five and a half months ago, I knew my blog would suffer.  Certainly I'm not able to do as many projects or spend as much time writing.  Unfortunately what has taken the bigger hit is the time I used to spend following other favorite blogs and discovering new ones.  My list of unread posts in Google Reader is in the thousands.  I'm know many of you are in the same boat, because as much as we want to get lost in the world of blogs, most of us have other priorities that have to take precedence.  Like working, or kids, or cooking, or cleaning ... or Pinterest.  :)


Although I'm not as active as I used to be, I'm still very passionate about continuing this little blog of mine, and I hope you'll stick around with me to see what happens in the next year!


If you want to know more about what I've been up to in the past year, check out my Projects page and the other pages you can access just under my blog header.

Hollie

8 comments:

  1. From one procrastinator to another, congratulations. One of these days I'll have enough money for my own place and maybe some leftover to do some decorating - you're hired! I still live like a college student.
    And maybe now that Africa is over... well at least the first part of Africa is over and once the damn dissertation is done I'll be able to do some more regular blogging. When you coming back to the islands?

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  2. I'm not going to lie.. I'm a lurker! But am coming out of the shadows today to wish you a happy 1st Blogiversary!

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  3. Happy 1st blog anniversary! How exciting...I have a couple more months to go to my first year too.
    I love seeing what you´re up to with your projects, always colorful and to my taste as well.

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  4. I love your blog! The towel storage idea is working great for us in our bathroom! I have been spending time scouring places for a chair for my desk, hoping to do something similar to the chair in your bedroom post from the other day. Thanks for sharing your style and creativity!

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  5. Congrats on your first blogiversary! You've done great work so far and I'm sure all your readers are looking forward to what's coming next :-)

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  6. Congrats on your 1 year anniversary! I know how hard it is keeping up with projects, keeping up with some sort of regular posting schedule and keeping up with other blogs - there's always something that has to give when we have full time jobs and families and friends to take care of. I'll always come back (ok, sometimes a bit late!) to those blogs that I identify with and yours is definitely one of those. Well done and I'm definitely looking forward to what the next year brings xxx

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  7. I just recently found your blog. I am enjoying going back from the beginning and reading all your post. You have a really good eye, and I like to see your decorating ideas. As far as lurking, I do tend to lurk because I always feel like my comments are kind of dumb sounding compared to everyone else. Plus, I don't want to be a pest!

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I hope you'll stop a second to let me know you were here and/or to share your thoughts!

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