Wednesday, March 10, 2010

It's My Party and I'll Blog If I Want To!

You read that scrumptious cake correctly-One short year ago, I started a little site called The Eclectic Element thinking about all the advice I was given when it came to blogs and businesses. I figured it would be a good marketing tool where I could share my passion for jewelry design, Lyme Disease awareness and other things that randomly came to mind.

Boy, did I NOT realize how my site would progress over these last 365 amazingly
event-filled days!

I wish I could have had a BIG bash, but alas, it twas not meant to be-There will be a surprise later on today, however. *wink wink*

So since my blog baby is turning 1 year old, I thought I would share some of my firsts...


-My First Blog Post:

'Pull Up a Chair and Make Yourself Comfy'

I find this completely funny because the first line states: 'I am creating this blog as a marketing tool. However I really hope that it turns into something more then just that.'

Boy has it ever!

-My First Comment:

This comes thank to Catlin from CaitiJo Crochet on Etsy and Caitlinesque on Blogspot!

-My First Bloggy Friend:

Of course you know this is going to be Melissa of Outnumbered 3 to 1! Although back, then, she was known as Melissa of Shimmer Me Blue ;)

Outnumbered Banner

-My First Artist Feature:

You can view the feature HERE

{Definitely take the time to read it-It's downright comical to see how far I've come from then to now}

-My First Review:

Melissa of Elegant Rose Boutique on Etsy was kind enough to send me her All Natural Incredible Chocolate Mint Essential Oil Soap-What she didn't realize was she was giving me my 'start' into the review world!

A very heartfelt thank you to Melissa :)

This leads us to our next first...

-My First Giveaway:

Win an All Natural Soap Bar of Your Choice courtesy of Elegant Rose Boutique!

This giveaway ended with a whopping 94 entries and was won by AngelFabs.

**Note: This giveaway has ended ALONG time ago**

-My First Award:

The Sisterhood Award from another one of my first bloggy friends, Chelsea of Mama Makes Money.

-My First Meme:

The ever popular Small Talk Six hosted by the gals at MomDot!
The topic that Saturday was six things you've always wondered about any of your teachers or professors when you were in school...

I also wanted to take this opportunity to profoundly thank each and every one of my friends, loyal readers, followers, subscribers and everyone else who made this incredible year possible-It's been a seriously wonderful ride and I look forward to the next 365 days!!

Love and Energies.


Unknown said...

Happy Blogaversary! I loved how you went back and showed all your firsts. Here's to another year of great blogging!

Jill said...

CONGRATS on your First Blogaversary!

I luv the way you covered it all, NICE!

Anonymous said...

Wow, congratulations on your Blogaversary!! It was so neat to see your firsts! :0)

Kathleen W. said...

Congratulations Kayla! That's amazing that your blog is only a year old. You seem like such a pro like you've been doing this for years.

Here's to many more posts and more years of blogging!

Angela @ Nine More Months said...

Happy Blogaversary! Isn't it so fun to go through past posts? I love looking back and seeing how much my blog has changed! :)

Erica said...

WOw! it is amazing that you have created such an amazing blog in such a short amount of time! I always enjoy reading!

ham1299 said...

Congrats! :-)

Coupon Clippin Mommy said...

Happy Blogaversary!

Anonymous said...

Woohoo! Happy Blogoversary, Kayla! Here's to another year. *Cheers*

Unknown said...

Congrats on hitting 1 year! you should be proud of what you have accomplished my dear!

bayctygrl said...

congrats on your first great year!

Terra Heck said...

Congrats on your 1 year blogoversary. You've come a long way and have a wonderful blog.

Lorie Shewbridge said...

Well, that's a lot of firsts! Congratulations on your blogoversary and I hope you have many, many more. You have grown as much as your blog!