Happy Blogaversary to Me!

As of today I have been blogging, bitching and celebrating on One Mixed Bag. A year ago today I opened my own WordPress account and hit publish. Here is my first post. Its nothing exciting, but I had to start somewhere.

It’s amazing how quickly a year can go by. When I started this blog I was worried only my family and friends would read it. Image my surprise when STRANGERS started to read it. Not only did they read, but they left comments!! I think that is one of the best part of being a blogger, the interaction with readers. To know that other people are reading what you are writing. Always a plus!!

In a year so much has happened, its hard to keep up!

Some friends did some great guest blog posts for me:
Katie from Chicken Noodle Gravy did a post about IRC and meeting her husband.
Michele from Living on Less took the opportunity to  tattle on me.
Nina from The Adventures of ArtsyNina told the tale of ye’ old Blogger’s Butt
Sweat from Do Sweat the Small Stuff did an amazing post highlighting my old posts and made it funny as heck.

Julie from Tri-ing to be Athletic made me my own stick figure for my “About Me” page.

I have made some wonderful and supportive blogging buddies through this blog. I always look forward to seeing what you all have to say about my posts. My stats got really high, for me, towards the middle of the year. With my not blogging regularly or commenting on other blogs, my stats have gone down a bit. I think they will go up again, I hope. *lol*

If you have a favorite post that I didn’t highlight, feel free to leave it in the comments. I’m always curious to see what posts everyone enjoys.

Thank you for hanging around for a year of my rambling. I look forward to doing this again and having you all around for the next year!

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  1. Happy Bloggiversary! You did lots of awesome stuff! Great job! :)

  2. Really?? Only one year?? That's almost as long as I've been at it and you seem like quite the pro! Congrats on such a fabulous freshman year…I love that you're one of the people I've met through blogging. You should totally host a retreat for bloggers so we could all meet IRL!

  3. Congratulations, Bernie! Has it only been one year? It seems like I've known you forever through the blogosphere. It is your humor and honesty which put your blog at the top of my reading list. Since you're a native Minnesotan, I hope to some day meet you when you are back here visiting (or living).

    • It is hard to believe its been a year. Yes, I do hope we can at least meet half way when I come back home to visit next time. That would be such fun! Thank you for the kind words. *blush*

  4. One wonderful year…..keep 'em coming!

  5. OK, so should I bring the chips for the celebration party? I am sooooo looking forward to another great year reading your rants and raves and Mr. Bernie's guest appearances. :)

  6. Congratulations, Bernie! I'm so glad you started blogging so I could meet you. You are awesome!

  7. aww, congrats bernie! so happy we became friends through the wonderful world of blogging :)

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