That is freakin' HUGE, okay? 500 posts over...roughly 3.5 years. I am seriously so proud of myself for sticking with this blogging thing for this long. It may not seem like a big deal for you, but I am notorious for not sticking with things (or at least I was when I started this blog). Especially when it comes to things like journaling, which is and always has been my purpose for this blog.
When I started this blog, I had just moved to Colorado. I had attempted blogging twice already, and never stuck with it. My husband had been home from Iraq for about 3 months, and things were both great and difficult. Since that time, I've made friends, lost friends, witnessed births and divorces, driven across the country multiple times, rejoined the civilian world, graduated from college, had my dreams crushed when I didn't get into graduate school, moved back to my home state, and started to seriously talk about having babies and buying a house. Needless to say- it's been a crazy journey at times. I'm at an awesome point in my life, and I'm so blessed to have the past few years documented through this blog.
There's something else that has helped make my life so awesome lately- YOU! Every new follow and comment is truly a joyous occasion in my little blogging world. I currently have 70 readers. Not too impressive by some standards, but a huge deal to me! I remember (because it wasn't too long ago) when I was thrilled to log on and see I had made it to 10 readers! I have also started getting blog awards, even being nominated for 20SB's 2013 Bootleg Awards.
So to say thank you, I'm hosting my very first giveaway! I won't lie and say that it's something huge...because it's not. But it's a cute little something (two cute little somethings, actually) that I think tie into my personality and also can be helpful for fellow bloggers! That's right- I'm not telling you what the giveaway is. I like surprises sometimes- hopefully you do too :)
I can pretty much guarantee that this will be the easiest giveaway ever- all it takes is ONE comment. That's right- I'm not even going to require a follow, tweet, pin, or blog post. Leave ONE comment and that's ONE entry. I just want some feedback on my blog- why do you follow this blog (if you do)? What keeps you returning to DAB? If you don't follow, is there a specific reason? What topics attract you, or which topics do you skip over? Leave ONE comment answering one (or more, if you're generous) of these questions, or any similar feedback, and you'll be entered!
The closing date is exactly one week from today- February 11, 2013. On the 12th I will randomly pick a winner (names in a hat, or something to that effect) and contact that person. Seriously, from the bottom of my heart, thank you so much for supporting me and this blog.