Two Years?!

May 14, 2010

Would you look at that. It's been two years to the day since I started this blog. If I were a better blogger or at least more organized, I would have a giveaway or something. Sheesh. I will, however, entertain you with a "What I've Learned List."

What I've learned:

1. You will never guess who you will re-connect with (or who will find you on google searches)...but it will be people you thought you'd never find or hear from again!

2. Your husband will sometimes be annoyed with the amount of time you are spending en la Internet. Other times he is telling perfect strangers (and old friends) to read your blog.

3. You will start out posting A LOT and then sometimes (maybe, if you're lucky) find the inspiration and time to post one photo of your kids per week.

4. Your readers love to read and talk about recipes (a lot), birth stories, "farm life," and schools and such.

5. They also indulge you in your need to show off photos of your wee ones, and in particular, they like videos of little girls dancing in their car seats. (Dude, more than 1500 plays??!)

6. You will get invited to stay in some fabulous places....I still want to come see you Erin!

7. A new friend will take gorgeous photos of your kids.

8. Another one will design your birth announcement.

9. You will receive gifts in the mail.

10.You will get emails from strangers that will literally make your day.

11. Your readers really, really liked the short-lived Cocktail Friday and the Monday Meal Planning series. You will be asked to give them more attention. You will fail.

12. You will have some really good ideas for your blog that you Just. Can't. Get. To.

13. Which friends do and don't read your blog will surprise you.

14. Reading your blog stats is interesting for a bit (who is reading me every morning in Tajikistan??), but then it becomes less important.

15. You will be shocked that people actually read your little blog! And come back for more!

Seriously, though, I love this little space where I can ramble on, record things about my kids, plan, daydream, vent, feel support.... The biggest (and best) surprise has been all of the awesome people I have met! Thank you for stopping by!

*kisses* *hugs* *even more kisses*

33 comments:

  1. great list. your blog is one of my favorite daily reads. thanks for your inspiration!

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  2. Wow! I can't believe I've been stalking you for that long. Would it creep you out to know that I'm still wearing your shorts? Just kidding! Your blog is so good, and I'm happy that it helped us to finally connect all the dots. :) Congrats! XOXOXO

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  3. Congratulations on you anniversary! Love your blog!

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  4. love, love, love your blog and am always left wanting more (which is a great thing!). happy anniversary!! oh, and little E is the cutest, chubbiest, prettiest little baby ever.

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  5. cannot believe it has been 2 years! thanks so much for your blog jora, it makes me happy. :)

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  6. You are right on about everything! Especially the part about the husband saying you spend too much time on the internet, but also brags about it to everyone. Mine is the same!;) I'm glad I found your blog!

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  7. Congrats on two years and a big Amen for your list! Especially the husband point - hilarious and so true! Mine does the EXACT same thing. Jora, your blog is adorable. Keep up your good work! (Btw, did I ever tell you we have a mutual cousin - Jevan? What a wonderfully small world :)

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  8. I just love your blog, and even more, I really like your interesting personality. Well, I started reading it when i lived in Switzerland. Now, I live in the USA, and I am still reading your posts. Just keep writing...sometimes you inspire me even I don't know you. :-)
    S.

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  9. how about meeting them in SF? I will NEVER forget this story!! Your blog is one of my favorites now!

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  10. I've been blog stalking you for almost two years?! ;) i don't think i've ever commented before.
    Congrats on two years and thanks for your perspective, style and charm. I'm a professional mom with two little girls and a boy as well. You highlight the highs of domestic life and embue wit and your lovely sense of style. Thanks for being a sane voice on mothering, natural birthing, breastfeeding and all the womanly things that are so beautiful. I am a nurse midwife and I appreciate when I can be "the choir" and be preached to by great mom's such as yourself

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  11. Birthday Blog wishes from the UK, I love reading your blog which can make me feel sunny even in a cold damp british winter.
    Please dont stop writing as it is great to hear about the day to day experiences of other people, it highlights the similarities between all our lives even though they are all so different.
    I hope there is much more happy blogging to come.

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  12. I can't recall how I stumbled on your blog, but I stop in daily to read it. You get it just right with every single post -- never preachy, never boastful, not TMI ... it's just right. Keep at it.

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  13. Happy 2nd Birthday Jora! Who knew your blog and Nathan were born only days apart? ; )

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  14. Love your blog - one of my daily musts. Thank you!

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  15. Happy birthday Domestic Reflections, I love everything about you.
    Engracia
    xx

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  16. I absolutely love the way our friendship began -- totally unlike any other in my life!

    But first and foremost, thank you for listening to me (a complete stranger!) when I said I'd read your blog if you ever wrote one. :) Domestic Reflections became an instant "must-read" and I just love everything about you. Truly!

    PS. Thank you for entrusting me with your family photos. The pleasure was all mine! xxx

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  17. I live in Buenos Aires, Argentina and I´ve been reading your blog for more than a year now.
    Your blog is inspiring and your children are beautiful! Every time I read it, I look forward to being a mom, even more. Congratulations on your 2 years!

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  18. Wow 2 years! Congrats! What a beautiful blog you have. I love it, keep doing it!

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  19. Congratulations! I still think of your little girl dancing in her carseat whenever I hear Lykke Li!!
    Thanks for sharing your stories, ideas, kids, etc. with us!

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  20. Happy Anniversary to Domestic Reflections. Your blog is one of my very favorites. In fact, if I were to blog, your way of doing it would be my guide. You have a way of making your words speak volumes....without speaking volumes. That takes skill!

    Thank you, and here's to a few more years.

    jbhat

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  21. Congratulations on two years, Jora! So fun reconnecting with you. From 9th grade honors english to blog pals. Life is strange and beautiful.

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  22. Yay! happy blog birthday friend. I read you every. single. day. ;-)

    xoxo
    jos

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  23. Happy Anniversary DR!!! I have been so fortunate to have you in my life since my son was born in April of 2008...you've shown me how to appreciate the little details even more than I already do...and each post is beautiful and thoughtful- such a joy to read. A toast to DR!! :-)

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  24. Congratulations!! Hard to believe it's been 2 years - time is flying isn't it?? I think you already know this, but I see and/or talk to you almost every day and I still read your blog religiously! If that's not high praise, I don't know what is! Love you. Mean it. xoxox ;)

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  25. It has been fun to hear from you and watch you little family grow. Thanks for always being honest...that is what connects us all.

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  26. Congratulations! Your blog is wonderful - I started reading it before I was a mom and now that I am a mom, I can see how inspired I've been by your approach to parenting (and life in general). thank you for all your honest and insightful writing!

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  27. love you're beautiful blog jora! it's been such a joy becoming your cyber friend ;-) i look very very forward ot the day you and your family come and hang with us over here on this side! xoxo ps. i really did/do love meal planning monday!

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  28. Post a little or a lot Domestic Reflections is still one of my favorites! I had to laugh about the bit by your husband, mine sounds exactly the same.

    Happy bloggy bday!

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  29. Hi Jora,

    By my e-mail, you already know how much I LOVE your blog...but since then, as I've been working to get mine going (almost there! I'll let you know when:)), I've gotta tell you, it has been soooooo fun reading through your older entries. It is seriously like a kid getting a piece of candy at the end of the day. And all of the recipes for me to try- the sangria, your mother-in-law's scones... (:HAPPINESS:)

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  30. You are one of my favorite bloggers, by far! I totally hear you on #12. I work at a desk, but I can't blog here & by the time I get home, make dinner & put my little one to bed, I am over getting back on the computer...Oh, well...I still enjoy writing whenever I get the chance! Happy anniversary!

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  31. These made me smile and chuckle knowingly because I have experienced a few of these, especially the one about the hubbie. God love him!

    Keep on bloggin' and I'll keep reading. Cheers!

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