Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Happy 1st Anniversary to, uh...this.

A year ago today, after a long pep talk with my inner critic, I posted this:



The photos were rather busted.  One of my objectives derailed the first week in.  But it was my first post.  And damn it, I was proud.

Going in, I don't think I truly understood how much work went into running a blog.  That a few times a week, I would be up until at least 2am, editing photos or trying to plow through a writer's block before cashing in on a few hours of sleep prior to the workday.  Or that it was possible to go through a body pillow-sized bag of all-purpose flour in a single week.

Or that I would ever grow a pair and enter a cupcake contest.


Or that I would find myself standing in the presence of an internet Superwoman.


Or, most importantly, that I would have the support of so many incredibly talented, creative and simply badass people whose blogs, comments and feedback are a source of inspiration for me on the regular. 

So thank you.  Thanks for sticking around and making this tiny, insignificant area of the internet feel like a home to me.  Grammatical errors, yellowed pics, overly long site address and all.

To show my sincere gratitude, I've teamed up with the people over at Bosch to give away a cardboard box.  After all, paper is the traditional gift given for a 1st anniversary.

Oh, and the box will have one of these inside.



Details on Friday.

And again, thanks.  I big, bloody, muscle-y heart you guys.  Ew but true.

21 comments:

  1. Woot! Happy blog annivers! And thanks for linking up the first post, you were hilarious from the get-go. And seriously? That prize? You're a big deal!

    And from someone who mis-spells her own blog name on occasion, I have to say your blog name is one of the cleverest I've seen. So braaaavoooooo!

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  2. The way I feel about your 1 year blog anniversary is the way Rip Torn felt about Tom Green toward the end of Freddy Got Fingered.

    Congrats loffer.

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  3. Hyoooj. Congrats, Ali. I wouldn't be writing and doing what I do too if it weren't for you and this space. I wouldn't be staying up to ridiculous hours also, spending all kinds of money on photography, writing, rewriting, learning, studying, struggling, wasting hours on pictures I never even use, going crazy coming up with content over and over and over as the weeks turn to months and stretch on even further.

    So, thank you for that... I think.

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  4. WOoot! You don't know me and I don't know you (well, outside of bloglife)...but I love your blog and your spunk! Here's to another year: *CHEERS*! :)

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  5. You make my day when you post. Please, please, please, don't stop. :)

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  6. Happy anniversary Ali. I forget exactly how The Universe first got me to 3 Baking Sheets but the important thing is that it got me here. Keep doing what you do.

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  7. you're adorb. happy one year blog anny. i am so thankful wendi introduced us!

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  8. Happy Blogiversary! I've only been reading for a few months, but I giggle at almost every post!

    Cheers!

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  9. Congrats on a fantastic first year. Cheers!

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  10. Happy first birthday! You know, when my daughter turned one, we made her a cake and took pictures of her eating it in nothing but a diaper. Any chance you did that last night?

    Love your blog. Love your sense of humor. Love your overly long site address.

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  11. Great post! I always assumed you had been doing this forever, you're such a natural. Enjoyed going back to read your first and PW posts. Happy anniversary!!

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  12. Happy Blogaversary (blogiversary, blogoversary, whatever) to one of the most entertaining bloggers out there.Thanks for all the fun posts.

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  13. Felt the same way. Food blogs are the hardest. The cooking and planning.

    Anywho's Happy Blog-B'day!

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  14. Happy 1 year!!! I cannot believe you started this a year ago!! Wow! Time sure flies!!!

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  15. Happy 1 Year!!! But I think in Blog years you're 7! :)
    I look forward to your blogs every week! They're so witty and funny and so you! Miss you tons!

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  16. Happy 1 year! It goes by so fast!

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  17. Here's a toast to your incredible one year of setting your creative mind free, once again, and giving us the opportunity to laugh and learn with you. *clink!* I love you, sis! Can't wait to see what 2011 has in store for you. xoxo

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  18. Congratulations on your first year! I had mine recently, too. Wow, that first year flies by. Blogs are such time-sucks... aren't they? But they're worth it. Great release for the creative mind.

    [K]

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