10.03.2013

1st Blogiversary! {31 Days: Day 3}


Wow, I can't tell you how hard it is to believe that I've reached the one year mark with this little blog. Last fall, after having read other blogs for years, I finally decided to jump in head first and join the blogging community.

I haven't looked back once.

May Richer Fuller Be, or MRFB as I like to call it, has certainly grown and changed a TON in the past 12 months, and I think it's only fitting that my "blogiversary" falls during my 31 Days series on using and loving what I have. I am so thankful to have this space to ramble about DIY projects, organizing endeavors, graphic and interior design, and life. My husband is grateful too - he doesn't have to hear me brainstorm and talk about every last creative idea I have!

Not to toot my own horn, but writing this blog has also helped me realize that I actually have a knack for this kind of stuff. I've always considered myself creative, but this blog has shown me that I have a unique skill set to share with the world - or at least a few lucky folks :). It has pushed me to sharpen my skills, try new things and take chances. I've taught myself graphic design, learned lots of DIY skills, started a small business...but most importantly, I've discovered I have a passion for this stuff - more than anything else I've ever done in my life. I absolutely love it. I even love the nerdy side of things like HTML and CSS coding for my blog design. (What?!)

A year ago, my blog header looked like this...


...and has evolved over time into what you see today. I think the change and evolution in my blog reflects how much I've grown as a blogger. I've learned so, so much, and it's been quite a journey to get where I am today.

Then there's my favorite aspect of all of this blogging stuff - the COMMUNITY. No one is more surprised than me that people seem to like what I'm doing and want to follow along. (Seriously, it's still shocking to me sometimes.) I've received amazingly kind, humbling feedback from y'all, and am so grateful for each comment you leave, email I receive, photo you pin, and even the likes I get on Facebook. These things don't go unnoticed. So thank you. Y'all really are the best. I wish we could be real-life, in-person friends. If you're ever nearby and want to grab a cup of coffee (or heck, how 'bout a glass of wine?), I'm game.

Moving forward into my second year of blogging, I have a few goals for myself and MRFB - there's nothing like sharing something in a public space to keep you accountable, right? I'd love to see this blog continue to grow, so with that in mind, I'd like to...
  • Put up a home tour (in the works!)
  • Grow my little onesie biz
  • Reopen my Etsy shop (coming soon!)
  • Take on a few graphic design clients
  • Sharpen my graphic design skills with some classes
  • Go to a blogging conference
  • Continue to connect with YOU and other bloggers!
 MRFB has come a long way in a year! I can't wait to see what the next twelve months have in store.


P.S. Thanks to those who've filled out my reader survey. I'm grateful for your feedback and can't wait to act on some of the ideas y'all had - some of which are in that list above!


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7 comments:

  1. Congratulations on your blogiversary. I see how the design has evolved...beautiful! I think the blogosphere is a better place now. :O)

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  2. Yay on hitting the one year mark! Congratulations! :-)

    ~Sarah

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  3. Congrats, Chaney! You have more than a knack for this stuff and your passion comes through your projects and your writing. To another great year!

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  4. Happy blog birthday, Chaney!!!! Here's to many more years of awesome projects ;)

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