Oh Happy Day!

Had I stayed on blogger, today would have marked my “blogoversary”. Yes, I have been blogging for an entire year! Woohoo! You poor things who’ve been with me since the get go, and have had to deal with me for a while. Each and every one of you deserves an award for that one!ย 

For those of you who sell on etsy, landing on the front page is something we all hope to achieve. I was in Etsy Chat tonight when one of my etsy peers, justthebest4u mentioned that there was a way of finding out when we’ve been featured on the front page. About a month ago, I had my suspicions that something had happened since I received about 200 views in a matter of minutes. I wondered what had caused that, when come to find out I was on the front page! I always imagined what it would be like if I happened to just click on etsy, and saw one of my images there. Well, I didn’t get to see it, but I cannot imagine I would have been any more excited than I am right now!

It may not seem like a big deal, but it is to me. I struggled with opening this shop…I didn’t know if my images were good enough, if I was good enough, and how people would react to my work. The reason I felt the need to post this tonight is, a year ago today I got the urge to create a shop on etsy with my scarves. I didn’t know if they’d sell…I left my comfort zone, but tried anyway. I didn’t know how to promote but had read that blogs were a good way to go, so I did that. I was so happy when I got my first reader, and it just grew from there. I am not the same person I was February 24, 2008. Things in my life have changed, I have changed, but one thing is for certain…I have much to thank because of blogging. It’s been my outlet, I’ve come to you for strength, many of you guided me to start this etsy shop I love so much.

For those of you who are apprehensive about starting your own business, or doing something you really want in life….don’t fight it. I love this community, thank you for all you do! I look forward to February 24, 2010, to see how things have changed. I hope you all have a wonderful day, and thanks again. You inspire me!

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19 Responses

  1. congratulations on everything candi! you inspire us with your pics and stories of your life. thanks for visiting us, too.

  2. Home Decorating – Garden, Kitchen, Bedroom, Bathroom Decor…

  3. congratulations and happy blog birthday!

  4. happy bloggaversry ( how is that spelled?). you deserve tons of recognition.

  5. Congratulations!

  6. awww so awesome!! congrats girl!

  7. Happy Bloggaversry!

  8. Congratulations…I would like to have this talent where I can make stuff…I think my patience takes over and I get discouraged.

  9. Oh you’re soooo sweet! Thanks for offering your help!
    One year blogging? That’s great! Congrats!! I hope it is the first of many, many years getting to know you and your work ๐Ÿ™‚ You made it to the front page? That’s awesome too, your a blogstar now!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

    This was a really inspiring post, thank you!!!

    I was wondering, when you start your etsy store, do you have to hire ups, dhl, etc.? how does it work? Iยดll let you know when its ready!

    You have an award in my blog, it’s only for mexican bloggers, but you are half mexican ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. This TOTALLY counts as a blogaversary! Here’s to many, many more!

  11. Congratulations!

  12. Happy Un-blogaversary!
    You’ve still put in all the time blogging whether it here or there… you deserve CONGRATULATIONS!

  13. That is so great! Congratulations!

  14. Happy Blogiversary! It’s awesome you set out to do something out of your comfort zone. You should be proud!

    Thank you for stopping by and saying hello!!!

  15. This made me so happy to read, and I spotted your flowers right away. Congratulations, Candi. Thanks for passing on the stoke.

  16. congrats! this is so great ๐Ÿ™‚

  17. you’re amazing and you inspire me and everyone daily! keep at it girl. I can’t wait to hang the photo I purchased from you in my new home!!!!

  18. I don’t know anyone who has been featured on Etsy in one form or another as much as you girly, congrats!

  19. Happy Blogiversary! And good job with scoring that coveted Etsy spot. Everything’s coming together!!!

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