Happy Blogiversary To Me!

years – 6

blog posts – 1852

blog comments – 13911

additional blogs and sites of my own – 7

husband – 1

friends – countless

Watching blogging and social media grow into the veritable monster it has become has been very entertaining, and quite an eye-opener for me.
I never dreamed when I started blogging that I would actually make friends in real life with the people whose blogs I was reading! I also found that the people I met are almost all a lot like they are on their blogs, although some are a lot shorter than I imagined.
Some have deeper voices than the ones I heard in my head. Some have children. Some are no longer blogging. Many are like me.
See, I don’t mingle, I’m not one of those people who talk to strangers in bank queues.Β And these people I have gotten to know, they also battle to make small talk with people they don’t know, and actually getting to know someone on the internet by reading their blog means I can walk into a blogger meetup and not feel like I’m amongst strangers!

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I have tried and failed to explain to non-bloggers how blogging has impacted my life, but unless someone actually has a blog its very hard to put into words why I would want to share so much of my life with innumerable strangers. I blog to support other parents raising ADHD children. I blog to occasionally explore my fiction writing ability. I blog to think things through. I blog about my loves. I blog about my pet peeves. I met my husband through my blog. Through social media I have been able to turn a love of cupcakes and a passion for weddings into business ventures.

I am still my most important reader.Β And that said- without you, oh ever loyal bunnies of mine- this blog would have fizzled and died a long long time ago. Thank you for reading my blog. Thank you for leaving your comments on my blog. And if you’ve been lurking- today’s the day you say hello!

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…come play on my roller coaster

About Angel

Wife, mom, cake artist, Guide Dog puppy raiser, ADHD champion, wedding planner, and tattooed cat slave.

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21 Responses to Happy Blogiversary To Me!

  1. Julia says:

    Congrats on your blogiversary. Yours was the first quality ADHD mommy blog that I read and I don’t know how I would have coped without it. I have loved watching you fall in love and grow these past years.
    You are definitely a rock star. I can barely keep up with 2 blogs and you have 7!
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  2. SheBee says:

    And I’m so damn glad you started your blog – you and Gluggie opened up a whole new world for me. More than you will ever know.

    See you tomorrow my blog-turned-real-life-friend.

    xoxoxo
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  3. Mark says:

    Hey Angel,

    Blogging put you and I back in contact and for me that has been a real gift! Who would have thought!!!!!
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  4. WOOOOOOOHOOOOOOOHHHHHHUUUUURRAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY! YYYYYYYYYYYYYEEEEEEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!

  5. Yay – here’s tio six years.

    I love your blog and I hope that you never give up blogging.
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  6. cassey says:

    Happy blogiversary πŸ™‚
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  7. Karyn says:

    I often just lurk but have popped out a comment now and then! Love your passion for informing and helping others about ADHD. So glad you have become The Cupcake Lady fulltime, I often pop in to see your creativity. Congratulations on yr 6yr anniversary!!

  8. blackhuff says:

    6 years is such a big milestone. Congrats Angel. Here’s to another 6 years πŸ™‚
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  9. katy says:

    Happy Aniversay yes blogging rocks and I have met many wonderful friends because of it. Now I just wish I’d have more time to do it these days
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  10. Darla says:

    I my dear, for one, am super glad you have stuck with it after all these years! You are brilliant and if life ever let’s us meet face to face I will be delighted!
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  11. Jenty says:

    Happy blogoversary!
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  12. Happy, happy blogaversary to you, dear Angel. May there be many many more.
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  13. Tamara says:

    Happy blogging birthday! Six is a long time.

    I just wrote a post about what blogging means to me too. It’s difficult for non-bloggers to understand what a big part of my life blogging has become.

  14. Laura says:

    Happy happy blog birthday day πŸ™‚

  15. MeeA says:

    Happy, happy! Looking forward to reading many, many more posts on your blog. πŸ™‚
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  16. alidaonline says:

    Happy happy! Just so you know … your blog is what started me blogging so notch that one up too πŸ™‚
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  17. Melany says:

    Happy blogaversary!!! πŸ™‚

  18. Louisa says:

    Happy blogaversary Angel! Keep em coming…
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  19. Gina says:

    Happy blogaversary πŸ™‚
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  20. Amanda says:

    Lady Angelmind
    I love your about me. I’m saving up 4 my 4th tatoo (when did they become so expensive?).
    I’m not a mom, but have an ADHD brother, sister-in-law and both their daughters! I start my day with the girls with a “have you taken your pilletjie?” otherwise I know I’ll be banging my head against the wall within 5 min. πŸ™‚
    I will definitely be following your blog. Congrats on your blogiversary! Well done! Dont’ know how your do the additional 7 sites though. Superlady!
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  21. Sharon says:

    Blogging is definitely weird for those who don’t get it. I didn’t “get it” until I was convinced by Tweeps on Twitter that I needed to do it. What an amazing world blogging and twitter has opened up for me. And as you say, the friends that we make along the way. I’m glad I met you πŸ˜€
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