One Year Ago Today…

by Elizabeth on February 22, 2011 · 31 comments

in Adventures, blogging, giveaways

This giveaway is now closed.

…I was sitting in front of my computer writing my very first blog post!

Yes, dear readers, today is my 1 year blog anniversary, or my “blog-a-versary” as I’m going to call it.  And what a year it is has been!  Towards the end of last year, I made a list of what all had happened in 2010, and one of those things was starting this blog.  I cannot begin to tell you what an amazing journey I have been on this year and how much I have loved sharing it with you.

I started this blog at one of the darkest points in my life.  I was unemployed, with very few job prospects living at home with my parents.  I found happiness through cooking and developing my skills in the kitchen and through this blog.  Reading your comments, receiving your emails, and finding new friends has been one of the greatest experiences of my life, and I hope I can continue doing this for a long time.

To celebrate my “blog-a-versary” thank you for all of your support through my unemploymentfinding a job, my bouts of depression, buying my house, and all of my randomness, I have a giveaway for you!!

My very first giveaway!

I have, in my possession, a very lovely $25 gift card to Barnes and Noble just waiting for one of you to win it!  And all you have to do to win is leave a comment!  You can tell me what your favorite post I’ve ever written is, what you wish I would write about it, or just say hi.  I’m not picky.

One comment per person please, unless you want extra chances to win!  For those extra chances you can:

  • Subscribe to my blog in a feed reader or by email and leave a separate comment telling me you do so
  • Follow me on twitter and then tweet “How exciting! @LibrarianLizy is hosting a giveaway to celebrate her one year blog anniversary! Join the fun!” Leave a comment with your twitter name telling me you follow me.

I’m so excited to be celebrating my “blog-a-versary” with you and I wish you the best of luck in the giveaway!!

Comments will close Friday, February 25 at 11:59 PM CST.  This giveaway is open to everyone.  Standard legal jargon does apply.  This is not a sponsored giveaway and Barnes and Noble has no idea who I am.

{ 31 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Megg February 22, 2011 at 2:45 pm

I tweeted about it!
@library_fiend…but we're tweet friends so I think you know that 🙂


2 Megg February 22, 2011 at 2:46 pm

Aaand…happy blog-aversary!!


3 Jenny E. February 22, 2011 at 2:59 pm

I don't really have a favorite. I like them all. If I had to pick I'd say that one that brought your blog to my attention. It was the one that was mentioned in an ALA newsletter. I can't remember the name of the blog post but I know it was written during your job hunt.


4 Annie February 22, 2011 at 3:33 pm

I just want to thank you for the time that you have taken to answer my emails and help calm me down when I was freaking out about library school. I'm glad I found your blog!


5 Christine February 22, 2011 at 4:42 pm

Happy Blog-a-versary!! Mine is coming up too, surprisingly enough!


6 Cate February 22, 2011 at 4:48 pm

Happy blog anniversary! And may I comment on how awesome this giveaway is?? Barnes & Noble is the best.


7 Cate February 22, 2011 at 4:49 pm

I also subscribe in google reader.


8 therese February 22, 2011 at 6:33 pm

B&N IS the best… I've been thinking of doing something similar on my blog… but have to figure out why or for what… hmmm. Giving me stuff to think about 😀

Did you see I did the writing meme today? Mwuahahahhaa. Was fun to take a picture of a piece of paper. I could have scanned it in I suppose… *forehead smack*


9 therese February 22, 2011 at 6:35 pm

And I twittered. But I spelled "How" wrong..and accidentally typed OW.

ROFL. Painful giveaway 😛


10 Rivki Locker (Ordinary Blogger) February 22, 2011 at 8:16 pm

Love your blog. Happy blog-a-versary!


11 Rivki Locker (Ordinary Blogger) February 22, 2011 at 8:16 pm

I subscribe to your blog via email. And I look forward to your posts!


12 Colean February 22, 2011 at 9:15 pm

Congrats on your 1 year anniversary!


13 lgw February 22, 2011 at 9:22 pm

WHOO-HOO, me luv give-aways!
so … i've been following ya via google reader and follow you on twitter (mizlgw) — but you knew that already!

house-buying? that has to be my favorite read b/c it means you're all growed-up! and that's a really nice feeling i hope to have some day, too.

oh — and that cookie recipe. mmmm.


14 amber February 22, 2011 at 10:29 pm

love you. miss you. so much to talk about. can't wait for the girls weekend.

p.s. i have a new blog:

and i promise to actually blog!


15 Anna February 23, 2011 at 12:40 am

Happy Blog-a-versary! Your blog is in my google reader. I like all your posts especially the ones mentioning your career since I'm thinking about getting my MLS. So, thanks!


16 Jessica February 23, 2011 at 6:12 am

Happy blog-o-versary! 🙂


17 transformationtime February 23, 2011 at 11:40 am

Just wanted to say HI!


18 Stacy February 23, 2011 at 3:54 pm

Congrats on the 1-year mark and Hello!


19 Cyndel February 23, 2011 at 3:57 pm

Congratulations on your anniversary! I'm fairly new to your blog, but I'm making your baked ziti recipe tonight! I'm sure it will quickly become one of my favorites.


20 Allie February 23, 2011 at 11:22 pm

Happy blogaversary! Thanks for your input on bein unemployed in the librarian field.


21 Allie February 23, 2011 at 11:23 pm

I tweeted about you! @Allison_coltin


22 withduckandgoose February 24, 2011 at 12:54 am

I tweeted about it yesterday! And I'm fairly certain you know my twitter name 😉


23 withduckandgoose February 24, 2011 at 12:55 am

I also follow you via google reader.


24 withduckandgoose February 24, 2011 at 12:57 am

oh and hi! i'd like to win this because books are fantastic and so is your blog 🙂


25 James February 24, 2011 at 7:41 pm

Happy blog-a-versary! (I also subscribe in Google Reader)

I've been inspired by your blogging, and I've thought about starting one myself. I do have things I want to share, but I am hesitant to do so. I just figure that anything I have to say is being said by someone else better than I can. Do you have any advice on that?

– James Gilbreath


26 Judith Wright February 25, 2011 at 12:52 pm

Happy blog-a-versary!!

I definitely love your blog and it inspired me to start my own ( though I am not as up-to-date as I should!) You have had an awesome year with your new job and you give me hope that I will get out of the "unemployed adventures" 🙂 Hope this coming year is just as awesome and keep up the great work and yummy recipes!!!


27 Thrifty Chic February 25, 2011 at 4:38 pm

I just stumbled upon your blog from over at the frugal girl, and think it is adorable. Blogging has helped me get through a lot of life changes too! Great blog!


28 Thrifty Chic February 25, 2011 at 4:39 pm

I also subscribed by email. Happy blogging!


29 Tanya February 25, 2011 at 6:35 pm

Happy Blogaversary (sp). I just found you via Finding Joy in My Kitchen.


30 Jennifer February 25, 2011 at 7:24 pm

cant wait for our play date =)
love to creep on your blog!


31 Jonathan February 26, 2011 at 12:46 am

Is there a bookstore in your future?


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