Happy 6 Months to my Blog!

Happy Blogiversary to ME!!! 



Wow. It's been Six months since I started this blog. I had a "blog" before from a couple years ago, but it had like, 3 posts and no followers. I decided to give it another go and created this little gem. 

I thought I'd show you how it's "grown up" over the months before anything else...





As you can see, it took some name changes and learning about designing to get to where it is now, but I think I'm happy with it. 

I can tell you what I've learned about myself in the past 6 months. 

1. I love to write, and I have a very unique writing style. I used to be really self-conscious about it, especially in my upper level English classes. Other people were using huge words and trying to sound as intelligent as possible, and then here I was - writing the way I talk, translating my exact self onto the paper. I've grown to love my writing style now, though, because it's different. It's not better, and it's not worse - it's different. 

2. I LOVE to do design. Oh my gosh. Seriously. I never would have learned Photoshop and other Adobe products without this blog. I love it so much that it's hard for me to step away from the computer while I'm working on a blog design. I'm in the middle of a blog right now for someone who just went on a 3 week trip, and it's killing me to just leave her blog there unfinished! 

3. I love the friendships that I have made. There are so many wonderful people out there, and I'm so glad that I've "met" all of you through this blog. I'm glad for the Skype "double" dates that we have with Ali and her husband. I'm glad for the real-life game nights that we have had with Daryl and her husband. I'm glad for all of the wonderful emails that I get from readers on a daily basis, and the friendships that have stemmed from those. 

4. I have a weird thing about lists of five. Never would have known that if I didn't start blogging. 

5. I apparently have lots of other weird things that I do. Most of which have been made public on the blog. 
I can give you links to my 5 most popular posts.


And finally... I can tell you all THANK YOU. 

Thank you for finding my blog. Thank you for reading my blog. Thank you for following my blog. Thank you, thank you, thank you!! 

Oh, and we all know that since you follow my blog, you're obviously awesome, so thank you for being awesome. 


PS: You can still enter your awesome self in the giveaway here

32 comments:

B said...

Awww shucks. YOU'RE awesome. You're the one that sets the tone, so this place wouldn't be as funny, unique and amazing as it is without you to lead us all down the yellow brick road of AMAZING.

Nikskie said...

GLAD to be here.you're the best!

Julie Marie said...

awww congrats on your 6 month anniversary.. i am a new blogger so i look foward to that day. already only 2 months into this, i am learning every day what style i want and love more and more..to my blog, my writing, my pictues. its so much fun isnt it? and i gotta say, your blog caught my eye right away.. the header especially. you are doing a great job!! got any tips? =) new follower here!! yay!

Ali said...

Happy Blogiversary!! ;) And we love our dates too!! Can't wait til you're closer!!

Michelle P said...

Happy 6 months!

Petchie said...

Happy 6 months to your blog!

xoxo
Petchie
http://itsallofthelittlethings.blogspot.com/

Sara Louise said...

Happy 6 months to you Alyx! And I love that you write how you talk, because I do to, and it just makes me feel like I know you a bit :)

Daryl said...

Connnnngratulations on six months! Whoohoo! And so many more adventures to come!

Kylie said...

You're welcome :) Haha! Congrats on 6 months! You seem to have been really successful for such a short amount of time.

Alex Butts said...

holy stinkin moly - and look how much you have accomplished and readership you've gained in 6 months. I love the design aspect too. Hopefully I can get on the fabulous Alyx's level someday. Keep it up!

Maria said...

This is so amazing! Happy 6 month blog anniversary !

eliza jane said...

new to your blog- so cute! and i loved the post! haha i love learning fun things about yourself when you blog. and you realize you are much more open than you thought you'd ever be!

www.jeffandelizajane.blogspot.com

The Daily Brielle Lee said...

I LOVE the new look of your blog. So so cute! I agree, if anything blogging has taught me how to use photoshop and I love it! So fun. You are such a sweet girl and I love your blog.

Lacy in the Sky with Diapers said...

Impressive girl!! I think I followed you before you even broke your 100 followers mark now look at you!! You are amazing!! xoxo

momto8 said...

yea for you!! congrats on your 6 month anniversary!!

Keri said...

Happy blogiversary! :)

Kassi Mortensen said...

Yay!!! Happy half birthday!!! You're doing so well for only having this for six months! Love it! :) I love your designs and your writing style too! ;)

Our Little Fam said...

Happy 6 months!!

kimberly rae said...

awesome!! congrats! that's pretty amazing for only six months of blogging! wish i was there too! :) one day, one day!

also, i write the exact same way! people have commented on it but i realized its all about finding your voice and my voice on the blog sounds exactly like my voice in real life! hehe!

congrats again! :) have a great day!

Barbara said...

Happy Bloggy-versary!! You've done SO well in only 6 months!! Thank YOU for finding my blog too :)

Danae said...

I'm a new follower. Happy 6 months! I've actually been blogging for 4 years.... I love it!

Pop! of Style said...

Happy Blogiversary Alyx!

Hope you are having a wonderful weekend, just wanted you to know you and your blog are appreciated :)
xo
Missy

Lish said...

Happy Blogiversary!!!I am so happy that we got to connect here in the blogosphere! I love your blog and you!:)

Courtney B said...

I am sooo glad you are blogging so that we could meet and become friends :)
Holy cow girl.... you are SO good at designing! One day I want to learn, haha!

Anna said...

Happy 6 months!
Ha, I had no idea your blog was once called "Adventures of the gangly, gargantuan Garners." :) Nice alliteration.

ashley // chasing heartbeats said...

yay! happy blog birthday! you definitely have come a long way quickly! I am glad I found a fellow american in germany to follow along with :)

Natasha Louise said...

Happy Blog birthday Alyx, sorry I missed it! I just want to say, Yay for blog friends! so true :)

Chelsea said...

You've only been blogging six months!? Woah. You are doing good, girl!

Also. You're welcome, for being awesome.

E :-) said...

Awesome! Congrats! So glad I found your blog!

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