4-Year Blogiversary!

15 Jan

On January 15th, 2008, I published my first post ever to the blogosphere:

I love writing. But I hardly ever do it–something that really needs to change. So this blog is my answer.

It’s not that I don’t want to write, it’s that I don’t make the time. I find myself distracted by other things I enjoy doing: reading, exercising, cooking. In college, I majored in Journalism and Spanish–two majors that center on writing. Almost all I did for 4 years was write and I would gladly do that for a career if ever the opportunity presented itself.

I have heard, though, that to be a good writer you have to be a consistent reader–at least I have that going for me. I just started The Pilgrim’s Progress by John Bunyan last night. It’s different than I expected it to be. It seems like a lot of the snippets I’ve heard from other people about the book have occurred in the first 2 chapters. Makes me interested to see what the other chapters have in store.

For more information about me, check out the links to the right. Until next time…

Pretty exciting stuff, huh? (ha, not!)

Since I just talked about why I blog in my 400th blog post, I will keep this short and sweet.

In honor of my lovely readers, without whom blogging just wouldn’t be the same, I’m offering one lucky winner a $25 gift card to the restaurant or store of their choice. 

To enter the giveaway, please answer this question in your comment (don’t just say that you want the gift card, because that goes without saying!):

If you could compete in one Olympic event (and be good at it), which one would you choose and why?

I would choose figure skating. I got to skate a few years growing up and loved it. Although the marathon trials were very inspiring, it also looked like a crapton of work and pain.

Not too surprisingly, my husband would choose hockey so that he could, in his words, “kick some Canadian @$$!”

The giveaway will close Wednesday night and I will announce the winner Thursday morning.

Thanks for reading! I love hearing from you.

10 Responses to “4-Year Blogiversary!”

  1. One Bad Mamma Jamma January 15, 2012 at 8:05 pm #

    If I could win at an Olympic event…..it would be gymnastics. Those girls are fit and fantastic….plus they can twirl and not hurl. That alone is medal-worthy. Although, folding laundry seems to be an Olympic event at my house. I think we need the gift card so that we can go out on a date after the baby comes. Oops…they’re playing the national anthem for my ability to fold fitted sheets so precisely. Gotta get on that platform!

  2. Jen January 15, 2012 at 8:51 pm #

    I would have to say pole vaulting. I did this event in high school but never went higher than 9ft haha! It would be pretty awesome to be an Olympic vaulter. And scary.

  3. B. in the Know January 15, 2012 at 9:08 pm #

    Congrats on four years!!! If I could compete in one Olympic event it would be swimming (distance in free style), though rowing would be a close second for sure!
    Much love,
    B

  4. Lisa January 15, 2012 at 10:21 pm #

    Happy 4 years! That’s an impressive amount of time too. Keep up the good work. 🙂

    An Olympic sport? Well, I think it would for sure be running for me. At one point I probably would have said skiing or skating or something winter & extreme, but as I’ve gotten more involved with training and running races I realize I really love competing as a runner. It’s hard to pick a specific race, but it would definitely be distance (not sprints). Can I just aspire to be like the many amazing women that run 5K and 10K and the marathon? 🙂 Great giveaway; it’s a generous thing of you to do!

  5. bearrunner January 16, 2012 at 4:03 am #

    COngrats on 4, and to 100 more!@

    cheers

  6. specialkkluthe January 16, 2012 at 9:55 am #

    These are great responses!

  7. Aubreylaine January 16, 2012 at 10:27 am #

    I would definitely choose figure skating. I used to figure skate as a kid/teenager and it is sooo freeing and amazing!
    littlegray88 at yahoo dot com

  8. June L January 17, 2012 at 1:22 am #

    I am a really clumsy person and I am not very graceful at much. So figure skating would be what I would want to win because it would be very different ha ha. Plus the skating is so pretty. Happy 4th :0)

  9. Emily Munson January 17, 2012 at 12:04 pm #

    I have a hard time choosing just one! If I had to pick just one though, it would be sand volleyball. I absolutely love watching Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh dominate on the court. Who doesn’t love playing in the sand all day?

    My husband just chimed in that he would choose race walking, he’s got skills 🙂

  10. Ana Helena Campbell January 18, 2012 at 11:23 am #

    Congratulations on your blogiversary, that is amazing!
    Now, if I have to compete in the Olympic games, I would definitely choose soccer! Have quick feet to dribble the ball, make a goal and hear the crowd going crazy!!!

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