Today is my birthday. Well, not my personal birthday because then we would be singing something like “Swing Low, Sweet Chariiooott…”. No, today is the One Year Old Birthday of my little project – Looking For The Sweet Spot.com. Honestly, just like having a baby, I can’t believe it has actually been one year. I guess time flies when you are having fun, or early onset senility makes time seem like it is flying… either way – it has been an experience.
For the most part, everything that has happened around Sweet Spot has surprised the heck out of me. Surprised that I actually posted my first blog (Just Another Day In The Life). Surprised when my first Sweet Spot story was published (I am Woman: Ode to Chris the Caveman). Completely shocked when I woke up one morning to being Freshly Pressed on WordPress (You Deserve The Wave Today). Surprised when I logged on to find a post gone crazy on Stumbleupon (10 Things I Just Don’t Understand). Surprised when I was asked to join the ParentSociety.com team of writers (For Those About to Rock or Turn 40 Someday) Amazed that this post keeps getting pinned at Pinterest on a regular basis (Today’s Best Moment: Thursday, April 5). And pretty much just blown away to have a place where I can actually confess to killing a vacuum!
One of the most astonishing turn of events this year has been the support and heart felt shout-outs received from fellow bloggers. Honestly, it was not expected as, lets face it, blogging often feels like everyone else is “doing it better.” I was honored with my first award – the Sunshine Blogger Award – from one of my favorite bloggers Fadderly.com. And then, I received several more. The close proximity of receipt kept me from being able to do all of these honors(except the first one) justice at the time.
So, I decided what better way to celebrate the one year threshold than to recognize those fellow bloggers who, through their recognition, contributed to making the first year of Sweet Spot so memorable! Check them out, they are all fun, funny, informative and interesting in their own right!
Fadderly: Hysterical Dad of 4, great artist and continues to be one of my favorite reads because I always know I am going to laugh!
Elixir of Memories: At Elixer of Memories you will read about slices of life that make life fun. You will get some laughs and special musings.
Mom Knows Better: One Moms journey with her son – learning from each other, laughing, and just living life.
Expatially Mexico: Living in Mexico, this blogger takes wonderful photos and shares unique experiences of life and travel in a foreign country.
Cheryl Huffer: Cheryl writes everyday about life and living in a fun, funny, and truthful way.
The Usual Bliss: She travels, she camps, she enjoys life, she takes the most beautiful photographs and has the cutest dog!
i mayfly: A fun blogger with a killer sense of humor – she blogs about all things, adds wonderful photos and tells it like it is.
All Access Pass: A teacher and Mom who brings inspiration and creativity to both jobs – and shares her great insights through her blog.
Passport to Bliss: She blogs about travel, photography, design – all things that bring joy to life.
The Coffee Club: Just what a coffee club should be – she entertainingly blogs about books she reads, projects she takes on, kids, being a Mom and all assortments of life.
Sweet Jelly Bean: Here you will find all things “fun & sweetly inspired” – the little things in life worth sharing such as Mom moments, to-die-for beauty products and everything inbetween!
The Inner WildKat: She has a passion for books, music and writing. She can knock out a beautiful poem and also give you the best sexy girl music selections!
Happy Birthday Sweet Spot