Saturday, May 4, 2013

Celebrating Eight Hundred


I am celebrating today!

This blog post officially marks my 800th post. I can't believe it!

Now some questions:

Is 800 truly a milestone number?

Why not 500?

Why not wait until 1000?

And here are my answers:

Of course it is.

Because I didn't.

Maybe I'll do it again.

This blog did not begin as a paper-crafting blog. In fact, when I first began blogging, I was part of a site called Modblog. It was one of the first "web log" type sites out there and I was among several others who were testing out the waters. Blogging for me began as a public diary. I shared my thoughts on life and about my week. I shared faith stuff and would use it to respond to others blog posts.

Blogging has quickly evolved since I first entered the world, that is for sure! And it has even changed 800 posts ago. Here is a little snapshot of my first post on this here blog:

Some of my favorite posts from last 800:

Without Words - Part 1 and Part 2
(Thank you Pinterest!)

And SO many more! As I was glancing at posts, it was hard for me to not keep linking. Especially the ones that use my favorite product, announcing guest designing opportunities and publications and contests, etc., etc., etc.

This blog has brought me so much joy. It is a blessing and privilege to use it to share my creative life, my faith life and so much more.

To celebrate, I am giving away this:

The RESPECT kit from Scrapbooking from the Inside Out

Thank you Rachel for sponsoring my little party here!

To be eligible to win, just join my party in the comments below.

I'll draw a winner on Wednesday, May 10th and post that name on my blog.

Thanks everyone!

Here's to another 800 posts.


Denise said...

800 posts is epic! Congratulations girl!!!

Bernice Hopper said...


JulieJ said...

Congratulations. I've just celebrated two years.

Patricia said...

Congrats on your 800 posts! A great milestone to document!

Margie H said...

800 = WOW~! congrats :) I wonder what # I'm on?! LOL!!

Sherri Thompson said...

Congrats on 800, Melissa! I love your scrapping style, and even though I am not a subscriber to the SFTIO kits, I and a lurker in the galleries and love to see your beautiful layouts. I also love reading your updates about Chicago. Someday I will visit for CHA!

Suz said...

Congrats on long time blogging and Ty for inspiring

Connie Mercer said...

It ou have a great blog and you are so talented - here is to the next 800 posts:):):)

em said...

Yay! 800 posts!!!! That's awesome!!
(And I don't need to be entered to win...just wanted to say hi!)

Jen Anne said...

Congrats Melissa! How great! :)

Nubia said...

800 is a huge feat! I can't wait to look at some of your favorite posts. I'm most intrigued about that paper flower post you mentioned. I keep meaning to dig through and find it!