Tuesday, May 5, 2009

100th Post...I can't believe it!

So here I sit writing my 100th post. Wow! I can't believe I have written that much. Those who know me well are probably not surprised as I have a tendency to not be able to stop talking.

So here's my story...my blog reading used to primarily consist of Perez Hilton, Project RunGay, and All Lacquered Up. Then after the election, and Michelle Obama and the J Crew love, through this and that article and blogs, I found my way to J Crew Aficionadas. And from there, ventured out to Slastena, Gigi, Fabulous Florida Mommy, Dinagideon, A Bigger Closet, Joyce. And then I thought maybe I should start one. It would be a fun, creative outlet, and why not try. And I actually did most of it myself. I started with the very dorky How to Do Everything with Your Web 2.0 Blog book (hey, mid-late 30's here, we didn't blog in high school) and then one Saturday evening (February 22 to be exact), I took the plunge and started blogging. And so here we are, 100 posts later.

It has been a lot of fun. Very educational, without question, both in terms of what I have learned about blogging and what I have learned about...everything else. Very rewarding for me. I have learned so much from all of you and I like to think that you have learned a little something from me.

Thank you to everyone who reads my blog, to those who comment, and those who don't comment but silently enjoy. I really value all of you. Thank you to my "followers", I love that you enjoy my blog enough to follow and stay linked in on a regular basis. Thank you to those who commented on my very 1st post on Saturday, February 22: Dinagideon (my first commenter, yay!), Sherry (who gave me my list of possible blog names from which to choose since my brain was a complete blank), Joyce, Slastena, and FabulousFloridaMommy. And to the rest of you who took the time to comment at the very beginning, thank you so much, you really encouraged me to keep at it.

Now that I've gotten here, what next? You tell me. I would love to hear back what you like, what you don't, what you would like to see more or less, what you think I should add.

And thanks for listening...

27 comments:

dinagideon said...

YAY!!! YAY!!! YAY!!! I am so happy for you, Heidi! You are an amazing woman and such a great writer...

I say, keep it the same. Your blog is perfect. Well, okay, maybe some polls? I love polls!!!

I am so doing a poll on my blog...I loved your ideas...coming soon...

Stephanie said...

Congratulations!! I love your blog and all of your great ideas!

I feel like I'm getting just the same support from you now that I'm starting out. Thank you for "paying it forward!"

Here's to many hundred++ posts!

KatyO. said...

Congratulations, Heidi! :D

I'm echoing Dina: keep everything the same. (Though I must say, your love of nail polish has motivated me to think about my feet more, so I always love those kinds of tips and tricks.)

Thanks for being so upbeat, sweet, and sunny! :)

{hugs}

KBear said...

Congratulations!

AppGal said...

congrats! i love your blog just the way it is :)

CECE said...

Congratulations Heidi!!! It must feel great! Its like pulling teeth for me to come up with posts and you made 100 of them already...wow! I love your blog and pictures! Keep them coming! Thanks for taking time to share your thoughts and style =) You and Slastena were the two who made comments on my first 2 posts so I will always have you close to my heart. thanks for encouraging me to post as well.

God bless!

Emily said...

Yay for the 100th post! All I can say is I hope there are a 1 million more posts b/c I love reading your blog! I don't think that you should change anything about the blog at this point.

mrs.anketell said...

Yay!! I have loved your blog ever since February, when I started reading it. I love all of your ideas, and fun reads. Your outfits, let's just say that you and I have similar tastes.......:) You are talented, and i hope you continue writing!! Thank you!

GingerSnap said...

Congrats! (I'll be joining the 100 post club soon!) I love your blog and I think you should just keep blogging about what you want to (maybe some more pics of Lucy...) She's so cute!

Lissa said...

100 posts!!! oh my... Congratulations on this milestone! You're just as sweet as can be and funny too! May favorite comment ever was the OCD vs. COD comment! :) keep it up!

luvallthingsjcrew said...

CONGRATS on your 100th POST! Great BLOG!!! Keep it up!!!

Kathy said...

Congratulations Heidi! I enjoy your blog just as it is!

Jillle said...

As a fairly new follower...I say "keep it the same"! You seem very genuine, and it shows. Congrats on your 100!

Rachel said...

Congratulations on this milestone!

Patina Cabachon said...

congrats on your 100th post. I love your blog as it is and can't wait to see what's in store for #101 thru 200+++++ (smile)

HeidiG said...

Thank you all for your kind wishes and the feedback. I really appreciate all of it!

Dina - I'll see about polls, but I think I gave you all my good ideas. :) I'll have to come up with some more. I love polls, too - especially when someone else thinks it up and I get to be lazy and just take it!

Summerilla said...

Congrats!!! I love your blog! It's because of you that I decided to make my own.

I agree with everyone I think your blog is perfect!

Ann said...

Heidi, I love your blog, too...I am also a mom (of three, ages 2-7) and get lots of outfit ideas from you--we have a number of the same items. Way to go!

jcrewSS said...

CONGRATS! I'm a JCA follower who found you through the list of bloggers you mentioned. I'm not sure if I've ever posted a comment before, but I read you regularly. I just wanted to send a comment of support!!

HeidiG said...

Summerilla, Ann, & jcrewSS - thank you all!! Much appreciated. Hope you all have a wonderful day!

Kat said...

Congrats, Heidi! Keep up with the OOTD and puppy pics :)

Also, you are the reason I now own about 7 BF tees...and I love them all!

HeidiG said...

Thank you, Kat! So glad you love the bf tees, too!!

Drewablank said...

I'm a little late in the celebration, but I wanted to chime in and give my 2¢ in "Yay!"s. :)

Yay, yay, yay!! :D Congratulations, HeidiG and here's to more posts with fabulous outfits!

ashley said...

CONGRATS! i'm a HUGE fan of yours (you know that!) keep the posts coming! :)

HeidiG said...

Drewablank and ashley - thank you both!! Never too late, and I do geniunely appreciate it!

FabulousFloridaMommy said...

WOW Heidi! This is just FABULOUS! Congratulations! I remember your first post and have loved your blog ever since...don't change a thing! Have a great weekend, and a very Happy Mother's Day! :)

HeidiG said...

FFM - thank you so much! I hope you have a wonderful Mothers Day as well!!