Happy One Year Blogiversary to Me!

| December 13, 2012 | 76 Comments


To commemorate this auspicious occasion, I’ve made my very own GIF!

I also did really want to do something a way more extravagant than this, but in the end I just ran out of time. I had this amazing idea to shoot a short video all about personal finance, the community, the inside jokes, oh man it would have been fabulous! But alas, it just didn’t happen. But I did still have to go all the way to the grocery store to buy this cake, then all the way to Michael’s to get a candle in the shape of a number one, and then figure out how to make a GIF with photoshop (which took longer than I’m proud to say). And as much as I’d love to say that I had a big celebration with friends to mark this special day, I’m not gonna lie, I marked the occasion by eating half that cake by myself as I watched the latest episode of Gossip Girl. Happy one year blogiversary to me!

It is pretty crazy that one year today I published my first post. And what a cute post it was. I got 4 visitors that day. I’m pretty sure each visitor was a member of my immediate family. But now, after a whole year of blogging, I’ve published 219 posts, I have a Google page rank of 3 and an Alexa rank of 139,042, and way more than 4 visitors a day. Not too shabby, though I will admit it did not come easy.

I know that there are a ton of other bloggers who have been blogging for half as long as me and are way more popular, and hey, good for them! But I love my blog, and honestly, wouldn’t change a thing.

I don’t think I’ve ever mentioned this before, but when I started this blog, I told myself I would give it at least a year. After that I would either quit or continue blogging. I thought if I gave it a year then I would at least be giving it a good shot, and could see if it was something I could sustain through the busy and not so busy times in my life. Well, it’s been a year, and I’m gonna keep on bloggin’! The only reason I would quit was if I wasn’t having fun with it anymore. I’m sure in a few years I may change my mind again, but as of right now, I’m gonna give this blog another year because I’m still having a ton of fun with it.

Now, I’m not gonna sugar coat anything, blogging on a routine basis for an entire year was hard. There were times I just had nothing to say, and times I just didn’t feel like writing. There were also times where I felt I was online more than offline. That’s definitely something I’ve realized over the course of this year. You need to be careful how you prioritize your time, and sometimes you just need to say no to things. At this point, I feel like I’ve definitely hit a good balance of being a routine blogger and not sacrificing my social life. But my BF can definitely attest to me being a bit obsessive and basically a complete stress case when I was posting something new everyday. Lesson learned, posting everyday is not a good idea for me!

Besides all that, I’ve really enjoyed all the people I’ve gotten to know through this blog. Thank you to the PF community for being so welcoming and supportive! Especially you awesome Vancouver PF bloggers, you guys rock! And a special thank you to all you readers who are just awesome readers! Sometimes I wonder if the only people reading this blog are other bloggers, friends, and family, but when I get a comment from someone I don’t know, I absolutely know there are a ton of you out there reading who are just genuinely interested in my ramblings. Thanks so much, and don’t be shy, I love your comments too!

Another heads up, I’m not gonna do a post tomorrow. Why? Because this is seriously crunch time and staff party season has begun! I think including staff parties, friend parties, and family gatherings, well I think I’m busy almost every night until New Years. Not that I’m complaining. I love parties. But sometimes I just want to do absolutely nothing, and eat more cake, and watch more Gossip Girl.

Cheers everybody!


Category: Blogging, Blogging for Beginners

Comments (76)

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  1. Michelle says:

    Thanks for the mention!

  2. Thanks for including us! Have an awesome weekend!

  3. Thank you for including me. Have an awesome weekend

  4. John S @ Frugal Rules says:

    Sorry about the cold. We’ve had the same thing running through our house.

  5. jefferson @SeeDebtRun says:

    Thank you so much for the mention!!.. Congrats on your pending 1 year anniversary.. So many blogger friends have burned out well short of that mark.. You are a survivor and MMMH is still rockin’ it.

  6. DebtsnTaxes says:

    Thanks for the mention. I’m glad the one post I wrote this week got on your list haha. It sucks that you are sick but take the time to relax and enjoy the down-time.

  7. Even Cheap says:

    Thanks for the link love.

  8. femmefrugality says:

    A nasty cold passed through our household, too. Hope you guys are feeling 100% soon! Thanks so much for the mention!

  9. Lauren Bee says:

    Thank you for the mention! You are the best, and now that I can access your site from my work computer I can get my fill of your awesomeness every tuesday/wednesday/thursday hahaha

  10. Congrats on making it a year! We just hit 6 months =)

  11. Mandy @ MoneyMasterMom says:

    Happy Anniversary :) Cheers to another great year

  12. John S @ Frugal Rules says:

    Congrats on a year! Here’s to another one!

  13. Michelle says:

    Happy 1 year! it goes by so quickly.

  14. Jordann says:

    Happy Anniversary! Congrats on making it through the first year! You were one of the very first bloggers I discovered when I first started blogging, and I’m happy to say you are still one of my favourites.

  15. JennaL says:

    Yay, happy first birthday, bloggie! Now, onto that CAKE! (Won’t see the latest episode of Gossip Girl until later this weekend, have you figured out who GG is yet??) :P

  16. MyCanuckBuck says:

    Mo – I think you’ve done amazing. I haven’t reached a year yet, and I think you’re a great blogger. I love dropping by!

  17. David says:

    Nice going! Congratulations! And you are now one year closer to going to Thailand!

  18. Cassie says:

    Happy Blogiversary! :D Here’s to another year!

  19. Congrats !!!! Happy blogiversary. I love reading your blog and I’m glad you gave it enough time to fall in love with it. I tried posting every day at first too… TOO much! Lesson learned haha.

  20. Whooo hoooo! Happy Blog Birthday and congratulations for making it a year! There should be some kind of chip we give out or something. lol! I have felt all those things you mentioned, but if you love it, it’s worth it! Have a great weekend, and I’m glad we are blog friends!

  21. Happy Blog Birthday!! super exciting, I can’t believe you’ve only been doing it a year!

  22. Mackenzie Randompath says:

    Happy Blogiversary! :)

  23. Happy 1 year! That is quite an achievement when it comes to blogging. Keep up the good work and I wish you all the best!

  24. Happy one year to you! Posting every day is quite a lot of work! You kept it up for awhile, too. Enjoy all of the parties, I’m loving them… though the potlucks are requiring some extra effort.

  25. CanadianBudgetBinder says:

    Happy One Year to You and the Blog!!!! I think it’s great that you gave it one year to see if you would stay or go. You have a great following and a personality like no other so I’m happy to hear you are staying. Have fun partying mate and enjoy that cake! Cheers Mr.CBB

  26. yay! Happy one year blogiversary!:-) So happy on your behalf! Really glad I happened to click myself into this blog a couple of months ago. I really like your style of writing and the topics you discuss!

  27. Happy Blogiversary! I totally agree that posting every day can get intense. We have ended up skipping a day during the week and taking the weekends off. This preserves our sanity.
    We think you are awesome!

  28. Student Debt Survivor says:

    Happy Blogiversary. I bet there are a ton of people who give up before even 6 months. Congrats and well done!

  29. Happy one year Mo’Money. Don’t burn yourself out trying to write too much during the holidays after you’ve been partying. We’ll all be here after the holidays. Have fun and grats on your milestone.

  30. K.K. @ Living Debt Free Rocks! says:

    Happy Anniversary and I’m wishing you many more to come!

  31. Rod J Rogers says:

    Good job! Posting everyday is hard work, and I think that ‘too much of a good thing can become a bad thing’, especially for the blogger, but also for the reader.

  32. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! Massive congrats – your hard work has paid off and you have a great community here! I agree with Mr CBB – your personality shines through and I too am glad to hear you are continuing! Enjoy your partying buddy :)

  33. Liquid_Independence says:

    Happy blogiversary. May this be the first of many more great years to come :0) I post about 2 times a week, I can’t imagine what writing every day would feel like lol. Gotta have a balance in the end.

  34. femmefrugality says:

    Ahhhh! Congrats on one year! Such a huge milestone! I used to post 4x a week. It was too much. Now I just do three and thank god someone told me to start scheduling my posts. Here’s to another great year!

  35. Mikhaila says:

    Congratulations on the blogiversary!! i’m glad you’re going to be continuing your ramblings :)

    And! congratulations on making your own GIF, I love it!

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