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A Year of Blogging {and still Going Crazy…}

A year ago today I sat down at a small table with a stack of papers, a crappy laptop, and a quiet house and started blogging. You all know that I work full time outside the home so I had taken time off from work – a week – and decided this blog was going to be born.

GoingCrazy!! WannaGo??!!

I began reading blogs in April 2011 when the coupon craze hit. Hubby and I had watched the show and I did a Google search to learn how to use coupons effectively and I came across a blog. That blog lead me to another and another and then I discovered giveaways and then these moms were blogging about their kids and I love talking about my kid. I wanted to start a blog!! I knew I needed focus so I decided I would blog about my passion, Child Safety.

A Long Day, but worth it

So, after I bought the domain, used my free hosting for one year courtesy of Blogelina, and installed WordPress, I set to designing. I had no clue what this blog would become, but here we are today…

Won't you follow along for the next few days as I recap my first week of blogging and set some new, real, focused (yet still quite crazy) goals for GCWG?!!


  1. What would you be without your blog? Reeely crazy.

  2. Aww! Congrats on the year Blog Anniversary! 😀

  3. ahhh! I’m so glad you started blogging! Funny how so many of us started around the same time. I started in April 2011 and I’m so glad I did. I LOOOOOVE you and your blog!!

  4. Jo-Ann Brightman says:

    If I can’t be a dolphin I want to be lolling around the beach in Hawaii with my husband, both of us minus the extra weight after all this is my fantasy!!

  5. Happy Bloggyversary!

  6. Jo-Ann Brightman says:

    I’m not a good joke teller, but you asked where would you wish to be and right now I wish I was a dolphin in the ocean!!

  7. Congrats!!!

  8. Wouldn’t miss it! I learn a lot from you :)

  9. Clarinda Olenslager (@AJewelinMaking) says:

    Congrats! My blogging story kinda started out like yours.

  10. Happy Happy 1 year Blogaversary Janet!!!!! You’re doing a fantastic job. :)

  11. I can’t wait to hear more. August is rolling around a year for me with my blog as well (although I really didn’t make an effort to launch until March of this year). I can’t wait to hear more and see your goals for #2!

  12. lisalubrown says:

    Congrats on your 1-year anniversary! It is an accomplishment and mush feel so good to blog daily. Thank you for a fun blog!


  14. bianca roman says:

    happy happy happpy 1 year! i so want to start a blog (and have for the last couple of years) and i get so determined and giddy when i hear others like me starting their own. i can’t wait to read what you wrote a year ago!

  15. I think that you have made amazing progress since you only started a year ago, anbd with a family and outside work job too!


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