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4.06.2010

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So, today's post is #307.  I had planned to do something grand when I hit the big 300 mark, but with my busy schedule as of late, I didn't get around to it.  I looked back through my blog and was reminiscing on how all of this came to be...it was a nice trip down memory lane.  I originally started this blog because a few friends from Cafemom had transferred their daily rants over here to the blog world.  I touched a toe in the waters on May 29, 2008
My first blog post was short and sweet...to be honest, it was a lame excuse for a first blog post.  I was a little nervous.  I had been to blogs that had tons of followers, people they did NOT know in real life, and they were reading everything they wrote.  It seemed like a violation of privacy...it seemed CRAZY!  I wasn't sure what I wanted to write that I was willing to let the whole world (ok, not really because at the time I had NO followers) read.  So, fast forward to June, I was starting to get into the groove of this blog thing.  You just write whatever is in your head for the day.  I have lots of voices things in my head.  Surely I could come up with something interesting to talk about.  My first attempt at that was a blog I wrote about changes taking place in our family at that time...it was important to me...something I needed to get off my chest, it felt good.  I liked this blog thing, kind of like an online journal or diary.  I could do this.  I had been writing in a diary or a journal for years, so it started to get a little easier...feeling a little more natural with each post.  I can't remember when I got my first follower, but I'm pretty sure it was one of my sweet endearing friends from Cafemom who took pity on me and clicked the little follow button out of compassion.  Thank you!  I had no idea how good that would feel to have followers and get comments.  I had no idea that sweet words from "virtual friends" would mean so much.  I had no idea that I would turn some of those virtual friends into REAL-LIFE-flesh-and-blood-honest-to-goodness-FRIENDS.  So cool.  I ♥ blogging.

I know today my blog is a lot different than it was in May of 2008.  I've found some new obsessions interests, taken some new journeys, made lots of new friends, I have more than 3 followers, and I talk about Twilight...a lot lots of random things.  I know I probably drive you guys crazy with my passion for certain things...*achem*...and people.  I know that sometimes you guys don't get me, but I'm totally cool with that.  I'm just glad you stick around.  I would love to meet each and everyone of you in person someday.  I've formed bonds with so many of you...over various common interests.  So, as a way of saying "thanks for reading my ramblings and putting up with my nonsense", I would like to do a fun giveaway...not Twilight related...I know...SHOCKER!  (Ok, perhaps if the person who wins the giveaway is a Twilight fan I could throw in a little somethin' somethin'.)  The giveaway is just going to be a collection of some of my favorite pampering items, since most of my readers are girls, I figured you guys would enjoy them as well!

Here's how to enter:
  • Leave a comment - this is good for one entry.
  • Become a follower - this is good for one entry. (If you're already a follower, you'll get two extra entries.)
  • Re-post about the giveaway on your blog - this is good for two entries.
  • Re-post about the giveaway on Facebook or Twitter - this is good for one entry.
The giveaway will end on April 13th at noon.  I will use the Random Number Generator to select the winner and post it the next day!  Stop by tomorrow and I'll have a picture of all the things included in the giveaway.

Hope you're all having a great day!♥

41 comments...I love comments:

mysteryhistorymom said...

Ooohh, how fun!!! Please count me in! And you KNOW I love Twilight, Sweets! Robert and I are real close, remember? tee hee... Lori

mysteryhistorymom said...

I am already a follower, Cutie!:) Lori

mysteryhistorymom said...

I posted on my blog, Sweets! Lori

Michelle said...

Congrats on passing the 300 mark. :) I am so thankful that I met you! Makes blogging so worth it! And you know I am and have already been a follower from one twilight fan to another, love you girl! xoxo

Misty said...

How fun! I need pampering! Yesterday was my birthday and I had to spend my evening in the dentist office!!! UGH! LOL I LOVE TWILIGHT and am so glad to have "met" you through blogging! THanks!!!

Misty said...

Follow you? Of course I do!!!!

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brainella said...

Yay for 300! 500 will be here before you know it. :)

brainella said...

And you know I've been following you forever. :)

Liz @ Sugarplum Creations said...

Ohhh, I feel the same way about blogging! It took me a LONG time after creating an account to actually get the whole Blog thing. But now that I do, I love it. It's such fun going back to see how far we've come. Congrats!!

Liz @ Sugarplum Creations said...

I'm a follower! :)

Angie S said...

Oooohhh! Pampering items...fun stuff!

Angie S said...

I really thought I already followed your blog...I'm not sure how I didn't...but I do follow now!

Life with Kaishon said...

It is so funny why all of us start blogging. Some of my friends were blogging and I thought, I should try that : ) and then, well, I just FELL in love with putting pictures in post and well...the rest is history. It is definitely my hobby!

I am so glad that I know you thru blogging jenny kate. So so glad.

jenjen said...

Congratulations Jenny! I am so glad to know you. I think you are just amazing!

XOXO
Jen

jenjen said...

And I love following you around!

XOOX
Jen

4 Lettre Words said...

Woohoo...great for you! And, I soooo love a little pampering. :o)

MiMi said...

I'm not gonna hog the floor.
I won the last giveaway which was AWESOME.
When I first started blogging you were a rockstar in my world. And you still are!!! But you were one of the "whoa look at her go!" bloggers that skeered me.

Fran. said...

Hi Jenny, I came over here from Lori's blog! Congrats on over 300 posts! I love your story of how you started blogging! It took me a long time too to just do it! But now I love it! Please enter me in your giveaway I could use some pampering myself! My daughter is a Twilight freak too!I mean fan! I am also a Starbucks and coffee lover! Take care, XO Fran.

Fran. said...

I am now a follower of your blog and look forward to more of your blogging!!!! XO Fran.

Katrina said...

congrats on over 300 posts! =)

Lei said...

Hey :)... thanks for commenting on my tute over at Tatertots today! You could totally make it! And i want to see when you are done. :) Maybe you could make it Twilight-y? ;)

~The Robin's Nest~ said...

You know what the real problem is here Jenny? It's that we DO get you! Birds of a feather flock together!

Your following friend Robin~♥

P.S. I think my first blog post was about the weather.

~Mistee~ said...

I love you blog!! It makes my heart happy!! :)

Connie Weiss said...

Happy 307! And many more.....

Liz said...

Congrats on reaching your 300th post!

Liz said...

I follow you!

olsza_ said...

I would love to enter:). I love "Twilight"!:)

olsza_ said...

I am already a follower:).

olsza_ said...

Can I enter if I am from Poland?

Alexis Anderson said...

Would love to win!!

Congrats on the 307th post.. I'm nowhere near that yet!

lexychik.blogspot.com
alexis.anderson@hotmail.com

Alexis Anderson said...

I'm a new follower!

Alexis.Anderson@hotmail.com

Becca said...

Happy 300+ posting!! Fun giveaway!!

I am follower too!

~Becca

Amber said...

You're one of my most favorites! I've been a follower for quite some time now and proud to say it!!

kado! said...

i already follow you!!! ...and LOVE you already!

kado! said...

so that counts as TWO....right!!

kado! said...

oh man...i really NEED this kinda give-away! pick me pick me!

Jen said...

Lovely post! Blogging is wonderful, isn't it? Thanks for reposting this, I haven't been around to any blogs in 2 weeks I think! I miss everyone :)

AndreaLeigh said...

awesome giveaway! i'm a follower through google reader - does that count?

Life with Kaishon said...

I want those fuzzy socks... : )

Rhona said...

I AM A NEW FOLLOWER AND FELLOW TWILIGHT FAN.