Hey you guyyyyys! I've been blogging for a whole year (and a few days). Which is absolutely bananas. I was never sure if I would like this blogging bit, continually have things to talk about, and actually put forth work to type them down. But I did, and you guys liked it, and you commented to tell me you liked it. And now I have even more people in my life I met on the Internet. Mr. Sass being the most famous of my Internet people.
I am continually amazed & astounded that random people from the Internet want to read things I typed, and that they also are inspired to make comments about the things I write. Mr. Sass is equally or perhaps even more amazed than I. Thank you.
Instead of giving you a big long list of things I learned in my first year of blogging -'cause it's a lot. I'm going to shamelessly self promote. And link drop to the Best of the Sass - my most popular post from each month I've been over here blogging. Perhaps you'll notice I've refined my style aka stopped centering all my text. Because while I still love how centered text looks, the Internet tells me it's a big blogging no-no.
November 2015 : Here I go, again
My self proclaimed return to blogging, that for whatever reason STILL gets weekly page views.
December 2015 : WIAW : Stuck on Repeat
When I literally ate the same salad over and over and over again for weeks and apparently people still cared. It was a good salad.
January 2016 : WIAW #5 : Why I'm pretty sure Whole 30 is NOT for me
Actually, I'm super sure about this. And have been busy finding balance since this. But, if you're going to join the post-holiday Whole30 club, check out this post. It may not be worth it.
February 2016 : Why I only run 3 days per week : 6 reasons why you should too
My most viewed post. Ever. And something I stand by still to this day.
March 2016 : 5 Reasons to travel with Groupon
March was a popular month around these parts. There were lots of good posts going live, and the top 5 are all within a few page views of one another. A few others that made the top 5 include, 6 tips for traveling with your significant other, New Zealand Trip Recap : Part 3, Back to Basics : How to get back in the workout groove & 25 Things I've Learned about Life.
April 2016 : Adulting 101 : How to Adult when you don't feel qualified
This is one of my favorite posts. I followed it up with a few others on adulting, Adulting 101 : Fake it 'til you make it and then 10 MORE ways to fake it 'til you make it. It was fun and cathartic to write. And I loved how relate-able it was. Apparently I'm not the only one around here who can't adult.
May 2016 : Would you Rather?
The moment where your most popular blog post for a whole month has nothing to do with a big half marathon you ran, or the trip recaps on Venice, or Slovenia you posted. But instead, the random blog survey you took when you didn't know what the hell to write about. Smooth move Internet.
June 2016 : 6 Simple Rules for Successful Online Dating
Considering Mr. Sass & I met via the Internet, I'd say I was fairly successful.
July 2016 : A Letter from the Other Side
This was a sad and serious post to have to write. But I was pleased to see it received with respect - and hope I managed to provoke some thought.
August 2016 : I'm moving, again
Also, as a follow up. We use my dishes. Score. I kept my granny panties. Not sure if this should be a score or not. And, as I packed up my old apartment, I found about an 8 years supply of tampons. So, it'll be a while before they go on the grocery list.
You guys also went crazy for my Budgeting 101 : My REAL budget with real numbers post. Which still just blows my mind - but shows how important it is that we talk about money. It doesn't need to be taboo!
September 2016 : It's been two years, my love
Mr. Sass and I hit two years of dating. So I wrote a sappy post to celebrate.
October 2016 : Friday Five #43
Mr. Sass & I announced that we got engaged and apparently you all liked that. :) I followed that up by posting our Engagement Story - and you seemed to like that too.
Here we are, and it has been a whole year. I'm excited to keep going, I've got ideas rolling around in my brain and am excited to type them out. I love reading the comments you leave, and visiting your blogs too if they're not already on my regular list. And, I'm gonna break all the rules of writing and use the word "excited" again in this paragraph. But I'm excited for more. More posts, more friends, more learning. It's fun to be excited about learning things (okay now I'm just doing it to be annoying).
Thank you all for reading, commenting, giving advice & caring. And cheers to another year of Sass!
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