It’s My Birthday and I’ll Blog If I Want To.


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  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 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  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!

(Sunshine Blogger Award)

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.

(Beautiful Blogger Award)

Beautiful Blogger Award

Mom Knows Better:  One Moms journey with her son – learning from each other, laughing, and just living life.

(Versatile Blogger Award)

versatile blogger award

Expatially Mexico:  Living in Mexico, this blogger takes wonderful photos and shares unique experiences of life and travel in a foreign country.

(Versatile Blogger Award)

Cheryl Huffer:  Cheryl writes everyday about life and living in a fun, funny, and truthful way.

(Very Inspiring Blogger Award)

The Usual Bliss:  She travels, she camps, she enjoys life, she takes the most beautiful photographs and has the cutest dog!

(Sunshine Blogger Award)

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.

(Versatile Blogger Award)

All Access Pass: A teacher and Mom who brings  inspiration and creativity to both jobs – and shares her great insights through her blog.

(Versatile Blogger Award)

Passport to Bliss:  She blogs about travel, photography, design – all things that bring joy to life.

(Versatile Blogger Award)

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.

(One Lovely  Blogger Award)

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!

(Very Inspiring Blogger Award)

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

31 responses

  1. Happy Blog Birthday!! Thank you for including me!! 🙂 Also, I think I will go buy some sunscreen – you have inspired me!!! (yay!) I too spent waaaaay too much time “baking in the sun.” Baby Oil with Iodine in it. Nuff said.

  2. ya’know…i came here to catch up on your posts. lo and behold…I’m in it! wow! totally unexpected!!!! thank you! you’ve supported me as much, if not more, than i have of you over the last year. you are too kind.

    congrats on the anniversary. here’s to many, many more!!!

  3. A BIG Happy Bloggieversary to you Paula! We’re thankful that you always look for the sweet spot to share with all of us here. Thank you for the shout out. Really appreciate that. And look forward to more sweet spot posts (tongue twister right there haha) from you!

  4. Happy birthday to your happy, funny & inspiring blog!!! Thank you also for including me in your post…I’m honored! Here’s to much more blogging adventures in the future! 😉

  5. Happy blog birthday and congrats on your awards! 😀 I wish you all the best!

  6. Congratulations on your first year.. You are truly an excellent writer. Humor is hard to write well but you certainly ace it every single time. You deserve all the awards and more. Thanks for giving me the pleasure of laughter every time i visit “Looking for the Sweet Spot”. LOVE

  7. You have had a very busy and productive year, missy. Congratulations.

    And thank you for the mention. I think I’ll invent and nominate you for another award: Best Compliment Bestower. “Killer sense of humor” and “tells it like it is!” I can’t imagine a nicer compliment. Frankly, I was considering fading away from blog world last week when family obligations were closing the walls in on me. Surprising how a few strategically placed comments can reinfect one with the writing virus. After reading your post, I’m playing a story in head from a Halloween 25 yrs ago – The Princess and the Shark. They were too cute! XO Nikki

    • That is the best compliment anyone could give. I can’t tell you how many times I have considered giving up my blog and then someone would say something encouraging or something good would happen for one of my articles and I would instantly be re-committed! So, I am glad you are forging on with your fun blog!!