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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. slehan says:

    What would you be without your blog? Reeely crazy.

    • janet says:

      I know, right!! Gotta enjoy the craziness!!

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

  3. Gena says:

    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!!

    • janet says:

      You are so sweet, Gena! I’m love you and your blog, too!!!

  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!

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  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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