Two years ago today, I sat at this computer looking at a blank screen trying to think of something important to say for my very first blog post. I had been wanting to start a blog for a long time, but never had the courage to do it. Finally, on Saturday, January 16, 2010 I decided to go for it. My first post was very short and I really didn't say much, but I was amazed at the response I got. I never thought anyone would want to hear what I had to say, but I was wrong. Everybody welcomed me into blogland with open arms and made me feel like I did have something important to share.
I really never thought that two years down the road, I would still be doing this and I never dreamed of the places a blog would take me. I have met so many wonderful people because of this blog. I have been given so many fantastic opportunities because of this blog. Opportunities that I never dreamed would come true. I have read each of your comments and emails and they have all made me feel very good. It has been a great joy to get to know all of you and to welcome you into my life.
At first, I was fearful that people would not accept me, but it has been the opposite. You have not only accepted me, you have accepted my family. You have shared in my joys and you have comforted me in times of sadness and illness (who could forget the kidney stone chronicles).
I decided to take a few minutes today and share with you my top three most popular posts during the last two years. The most popular post with 1,252 views was the blog post entitled ~Where's Dan~. The second most popular post with 788 views was the blog post entitled ~Country Sampler Photos~. The third most popular post with 483 views was the blog post entitled ~Colleen's Salt Dough Bowl Fillers~. I welcome you to click on the title of each of these post and view them again.
I truly can never repay all of you for your kindness and generosity. You have given me far more joy than I could possibly have given you. However, to celebrate two years of blogging, I am hosting a giveaway. Here is what the lucky winner will receive.
You will receive a free year subscription to the best primitive magazine on the market. In case you do not know which magazine I am talking about it is A Primitive Place & Country Journal magazine. If you already have a subscription, you can still enter. Your subscription will be extended for another year for free. I wish I could give all of you a free subscription, but I cannot do that, so here are the rules for entering the giveaway.
1. You must be a follower of my blog.
2. You must leave a comment on this post saying you would like to be entered. (1 entry)
3. If you share about the giveaway on your blog, you will receive a second chance to win. (2 entries)
If you do share the giveaway on your blog, please let me know so that I will be sure to enter you twice.
The deadline to enter is Monday, January 23, 2012. I will announce the winner sometime on Tuesday, January 24, 2012.
Thank you for visiting Yesterday Once More. I appreciate you stopping by and I hope you will continue to come back as often as you can. Don't forget to look for Yesterday Once More on facebook. I would love to see you there too!
"Yesterday is experience. Tomorrow is hope. Today is getting from one to the other as best we can."
~John M. Henry~
Here's to many more years of blogging!