Friday, March 9, 2012

A Little Bit About Blogging Birthdays

When I started this blog I wasn't sure what to expect. I never saw myself as a mom blogger, but I needed some kind of outlet. So, with a leap of faith I started Confessions of a Magnolia Mom.

You see, as a new mom {or any mom for that matter} guidance and a mommy community are vital. Being that I'm the first of my friends to have a baby I was kind of at a lost. Don't get me wrong, my friends are supportive, but unless you've lived it you just can't quite get it.

Days went by and there was no denying I was hooked. Mom bloggers, blogging in general, is such a gift. My husband thought I was crazy as I began referring to my "friend, from that blog" on daily basis. But he went with it. Now, almost a year later he has seen the growth this blog has given me.

The more connections I made the more I wanted to write. The more I wrote the more connections I made. And through these connections I've created that mom community I so desperately needed.

The strength, friendship and faith this community has provided are irreplaceable.

In order to celebrate the home I've made here, I'm preparing a celebration of sorts.

Come May 2 my little blog will turn one and it's going to get an overhaul! A birthday makeover, if you will.

We're talking new name. Yes, new name. I'm almost busting to share the new name with y'all! Hopefully you'll love it as much as I do. Also, a new design because no blog birthday would be complete without a new design!

But to show my appreciation for the friends who continue to read, comment, email and tweet, I'm gathering together some giveaways! Psst, anyone out their wanting to host a giveaway send me an email {magnoliamom365@gmail.com}, I'd love to hear from you!

There's just one thing...

You see my GFC over there in the right column?

It's been wavering around 280 for a while now and quite frankly it's bugging the hell out of me. I'd love to expand my community to 300 before May 2! If you all can help make that happen there will be something really special in store!

And to you wonderful ladies out there reading this post, thanks for all you've given me over the last ten months, truly. I cannot wait to celebrate CMM's birthday with you! Bet you didn't realize J isn't the only one prepping for a big first birthday!

9 comments:

  1. Ah! I love bloggy re-designs & new names! I cannot wait to see the outcome!!! :)

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  2. Ooooh, looking forward to hearing the new name!

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  3. Can't wait to see the new look and name! From what I understand, I think GFC might be going away (don't quote me on that but I read it on another blog) ... seems silly to me, but may be something to look into if you use it frequently.

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  5. It's crazy that there are so many us that have been blogging about a year. My bloggy 1 year anniversary is March 16th...or I think it is ha ha! Glad I've been around for some of the ride and excited about the new look and name! I need to work on mine...hmmm!

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  6. So exciting!!!

    Just for the record this is how I refer to you to my hubby,

    "You know my blog friend erin? The one with the little boy who is a day younger than Evie and they follow babywise too?" And then I proceed to tell him whatever it was we talked about!

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  7. New name--new design--yay!

    I'm not sure how long I've been blogging now and guess I should check! I think I started around March so maybe I just had a bday as well! Or will coming up!

    And you are already up to 283!!

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  8. Ooooh can't wait to see the all new blog :)

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  9. Oh, I can't wait. I am thinking a new blog makeover too. I think I might move to wordpress. We shall see. I can't wait to see your new design and name!

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