Tomorrow, January 17th, MyMomShops celebrates its 4th “blogiversary.” I wrote the first post here on January 17th, 2007. I was the bleary-eyed (married) mom of a newborn son and a three-year-old daughter. I started the blog on a whim (read more about it here in Time Out NY Kids ) to highlight the fun products I had a knack of discovering. In the beginning, I think I had about 5 readers…my mother and 4 of her friends. Today, the blog is read by thousands of visitors each week. Writing the blog has “kept me going” even as some pretty major stuff has been happening behind-the-scenes, most notably my divorce and the challenges of raising two children with special needs on my own.
Of course, a blog is not successful without readers. Some of you, I know, have been reading (along with my mom) since the very beginning. Thank you so much to all of you (and those we have picked up along the way, too). To show my appreciation, and to celebrate these four years, I’m hosting my annual “Blogiversary Giveaway Week” starting tomorrow. I am very selective about giveaways these days, so you know these are going to be good. Big prizes from big sponsors. If you are a newsletter subscriber, you will receive a heads-up about what you can win each day (want to be in the loop? e-mail me with “newsletter” in the subject line). The prizes are fantastic- I wish I could keep them for myself!
But instead I’ll keep you all. Thanks again for 4 years of making MyMomShops one of your stops in the big, happy blogosphere! I love being here with you.