Today is a big day over here at corner Decoybetty. Today this website turns 10. I repeat TEN years old. I started this blog as a first year in college as I followed my roommate into the world of blogging and fell in love. At the time, I only knew a few people in real life who had blogs.
That changed fairly drastically after about 5 years, and now the majority of people in my real life don't know about my blog and instead I've made incredibly friends and connections with people from all over the world. I did not see that coming back in 2003.
To put this in perspective, when I started blogging on Blogger in 2003, Blogger did not have its own commenting software and I had to install a third party commenting plug in...that was a big day.
I've written well over 1200 blog posts (although many are hidden). I've been dumped (via Facebook no less. Ouch), I've shared highs and lows. I've moved around the world, I travelled to the South Pacific, India, and all over Australia. I've shared stories and feelings with you - and I've loved every moment of that.
I wanted to do something big. I mean my blog is a fifth grader!
But I haven't come up with any brilliant ideas? Do any of you have any ideas on how we could celebrate the big 1-0?
I would like to congratulate Tiffany from Polka Dotted Cats because she won the hand knit hat! I'll be sending you an email shortly Tiffany!
I adore you all and every day you find some way to put a smile on my face.
Happy tenth birthday, Decoybetty.