Two Years: Recap and Giveaways

Two Years: Recap and Giveaways




Two years ago I started this blog on a whim after some advice from one of my professors. At the time I was working on my B.A. in communication studies/public relations, and my professor was trying to tell us how important it is for PR practitioners to understand social media. Of course, at the time I thought I already knew how to handle social media. After all, I had a Facebook page and a Twitter account, how hard could it possibly be to start and maintain a blog? Two years later I look back at my young naive self and laugh.

Tuesday will mark my second year in this space, sharing my life, advice, wacky tales and adventures and I've been spending the last few day remembering some of my "finer" moments here. Like the one time my daughter decided to show off her artistic side with a permanent marker, and the time I found some hilarious pictures that Mr. A took without my knowledge. Or the one time I overheard a man try to help a seemingly pregnant woman, who as it turned out, wasn't pregnant. It hasn't been all fun and games though. There was backlash I received for writing about Trayvon Martin. And the tears I spilled opening up about how September 11th changed my life.

In the past two years, my blog has grown more than I could have ever anticipated. My greatest surprise was the day my post about science projects for children went viral on pinterest. Then there was the time I was actually able to impart some blogger wisdom about this cool new site for bloggers to advertise on.

And then, one of my absolute favorite moments here in the past two years--the time I went to Bloggy Boot Camp . The bloggers I met quickly became my friends, allies and sisters and I even got to meet one of my longtime idols.

So thank you for an amazing two years of friendship, encouragement and laughter. You guys have been amazing. Here's to two years here and many more to come. By the way, be sure to come by all next week for some great prizes from some really awesome companies. Trust me, it will be worth it ;)

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  1. Happy Early Blogiversary! Reading this totally reminded me that I forgot to post about my 4th blogiversary which was the 15th. I'm telling you these blog anniversaries sneak up on you fast. You've had some wonderful adventures thus far and I know that there are more to come.

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    1. Thank you, Thank you! Hopefully in another two years I'll be celebrating my 4th year blogging! That's a biggie. Congrats on 4 years!

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  2. Happy blogiversary! Looking forward to seeing what you have in store for us this week!!

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  3. And Reese, I am honored that you included me in that bloggy boot camp group. I didn't meet you until the very end...I think you were explaining Klout to a friend of mine...but then afterwards, something clicked. I have made some very good friends in the blog world, and I consider you one of them.

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    1. Of course! It's so funny, I honestly can't remember all of who I met that day. It was craziness. Which is why I'm sure I would never survive BlogHer. It would just be overload!

      But yes, I very much consider you guys my friends and bloggy family. I think about how much I've learned this year by following your lead, and it's incredible! So much of that came from you. So thank you for all that you've done! I could have never gotten this far without you ladies!

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  4. You are one of my favorites, Reese! So glad to share the blogosphere with you. Here's to all the great things ahead!

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    1. Ditto Christine! I know you guys are all the way up North, but I hope one day soon we all attend a conference again. At least this time I would have some friends going in instead of stalking people around and looking lonely in the corner ;)

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  5. Happy 2 years of blogging to you, Reese!! That's a long time to stick with it!

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    1. Thank you Rachel! It's been a fun 2 years. I'm kinda hoping to stick around and annoy everyone for at least another 2 more :)

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