We’re One! Happy 1st Blogiversary to Me!

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WOW!  I’m ONE!  Well, actually I’m not one (I’m about 20 or so years older than that) but my blog is!  I can hardly believe that this journey has survived an entire year.  

A little over a year ago, I was unemployed and a Facebook junkie staying at home with my babies.  I wasn’t particularly unhappy, but we as a family were broke!  Then a life-long friend approached me.  She said I was funny, she said I was a good writer, she encouraged me to start a blog.  A what I said.  A blog, you can do this and you can be successful and continue to stay at home!  I was intrigued and on November 13, 2010, with a LOT of help, Insanity Is Not An Option was born.  It debuted with a post about parenting entitled Parenting Is Rough and a couple of people read it so I was encouraged and continued to plug away.  
I continued to rant and people continued to read.  WOW crazy!  A month or so after I started this venture, I posted The Top 10 Most Annoying Facebook Personality Types and by this time, people were finding my blog by searching Google!  Holy can this be true?  Yup so I plugged away and y’all let me rant.  Can you say FABULOUS?  Well I sure can (5 times fast even)!
I don’t have a huge blog, but I truly am digging this gig! I love my followers (again, can’t thank the 12 of you enough…YOU ROCK), and this journey has been amazing!  It has stressed me out at times, I’ve wanted to quit, I think I even cried once or 100 times!  But now, after a year, I’m happy to be where I’m at and I’m glad I stuck it out.
I have no great wisdom to offer, no grand prizes, just a sincere thank you and a list of the top 10 things I love about what I do and the people that have supported me.  So without further ado, my top 10:
#10 – There a gazillion and 50 blogs on the web, and people actually choose to read mine!
#9 – I get to rant, rave, and review and no one can tell me to shut up!  Well they can, but I don’t have to listen!
#8 – I’m my own boss!
#7 – I write what I want PERIOD!  
#6 – If people don’t like what I write, they don’t have to read it.  It’s not like a report at work.  It’s just my life!  SCORE!

#5 – After about 6 months, I began making money while staying at home, doing what I love….WRITING!
#4 – I get to stay at home with my babies!
#3 – I’ve found some really great new friends in the blogisphere!
#2 – My husband and my children for supporting me in my efforts, as I stress, as I cry, as I’m ready to give up, they have encouraged me.  They are my foundation and without them I am nothing!
And the #1 thing I am thankful for on this (one day late to my own party) blogiversary is….

#1 – Jules at A Little Bite of LifeWithout her encouragement, without her help, and without her support along the way (and that occasional hanky), I wouldn’t have held out.  I would have packed up my blog and gone back to work.  I would have left my children in a day care center.  
So raise a glass, toast a toast, and let’s celebrate!  I’m one and I’m thankful!  Thank y’all for this sparkly year!  And MANY MORE!
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About Christy

Christy Gossett, managing editor of SoFabFood and creator of the healthy living blog, Insanity Is Not An Option, is a WAHM of 6 kids ranging in age from 27 to 8. She enjoys sharing her heart-healthy, low sodium recipes to help others with dietary restrictions enjoy a flavorful life while maintaining a healthy diet.

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  1. Happy Anniversary!

  2. thank you…thank you very much! we’ll be here all year :O

  3. Jules Cohn says:

    OMG Christy-I told you not to make me cry anymore! Happy Blogiversary, I am so proud of you, and this is one time I am very happy to say “I told you so!” You are an awesome writer, but you are an even better friend, so thank you!

  4. A. You are awesome. B. I love your #1. C. I find huge irony in the fact that the day you turned 1 was the same day that I sort of on purpose, sort of by accident started a blog myself. I’m not even sure why yet, but know that I get joy out of writing and am inspired by you ladies. So thanks to you!!

  5. Beth Sanborn says:

    Happy Blogiversary! I wish I had known you from the beginning, but I’ll take you now, I guess! 😉 Don’t ever give up and keep laughing through the tears! BTW, tell us how you make money???

  6. You rock! Plain and simple and you have been my rock throughout this journey. Thank you for your friendship! Much love and sparkles to you always!

  7. You wait? What? Started a blog? Can’t wait to read! Please share details!

  8. MSRheinlander says:

    HAPPY HAPPY SPARKLY BLOGIVERSARY!!!!!!!!!!!

  9. Congratulations on the success of your blog. Happy Anniversary!

  10. So I was reading just to see where I was on your list. I’m going to assume I’m at least 75% of #3. So yay me! And yay you! Happy Blogiversary!
    PS: I had someone on Twitter tell me tonight that when we were together on Twitter we always derailed the conversation. I am thinking…if only she knew how far off track sparklepants and I can get-now that is some major derailing going on. So if only I could get sparklepants to like The Twitter, then we could derail the entire interenets! Just a thought… 🙂

  11. lmfao…sparklepants! love it! but i am not going to love the twitter…EVER!! you know that! and yes, you are most definitely at least 75% of #3!

  12. And you were a day late? I was a week late to the party…but hey. You know what they say…better late than pregnant? Or something like that.

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