Today is my blogiversary. It has been exactly one year right this very minute since I spontaneously decided to start my own blog.
I am still trying to find some kind of routine in blogging, still trying to be a reliable blogging friend, still trying to connect to my fellow bloggers and readers as good and as often as possible while not neglecting other duties I have. But I also started to let go of the pressure I put on myself with regard to blogging.
I must say that blogging has given me so much and that I do not regret joining the legion of bloggers around the globe at all. I found a caring and funny community that I would be very sad to miss. I found lovely friends that mean a lot to me. I found laughter and tears and heartbreak and joy and happiness.
I would like to say thank you. Thank you to everyone who cares enough for us to come back to see how we are doing. Thank you to everyone who follows this blogs and reads everything that I post and to those who only come here to read occasionally. Thank you to everyone who comments and to those who read quietly. Thank you for celebrating with us, cheering for us and crying with us. This is for you:
In order to celebrate my blogiversary I have one wish: I would like to have my very own, small and humble blog hop.
At the end of last year I posted my wrap-up of the year 2012. I am going to do it again this year and I would love you to join me!
I thought about the perfect timing for a long time (knowing that everyone is very busy with family and celebrations at the end of the year) and decided that the blog hop will go live on December 27 at 0:00 and will be open until December 31 at 23:59 (my time zone). So you will have plenty of time to link up your posts.
Because it will be the holiday season and, therefore, in order for you to be able to prepare your posts in advance without any hurry or stress and with a lot of lead time I am posting the questions for you already today. Edited to add: I was asked several times now if all questions should be answered or only a few. The plan is to answer all the questions (which is why I am posting them today already so you have enough time to come up with the answers until the end of December). But really: If you want to skip some just feel free to do so. There is no must, but answering all of them would be nice.
So, without further ado, here they are:
Predominant feeling in 2013?
Predominant feeling for 2014?
Something you did for the first time in 2013?
Something you did again in 2013 after a long pause?
Something you unfortunately did not do in 2013?
Word of the year?
City of the year?
Hair longer or shorter?
More or less money spent?
Highest mobile phone bill?
(Fallen) In love?
Most called person?
Whom did you spend the most beautiful time with?
What did you spend most of your time with?
Song of the year?
Book of the year?
TV show/movie of the year?
Insight of the year?
Three things you totally could have done without?
Most beautiful event?
More short-sighted or more far-sighted than 2013?
The most dangerous thing you did?
The most expensive thing you bought?
The most delicious meal or food you ate?
The best party?
The most important thing you wanted to convince somebody of?
The most beautiful present you gave to somebody?
The most beautiful present that somebody gave you?
The most beautiful sentence someone said to you?
The most beautiful sentence you said to someone?
How will you celebrate New Year's Eve?
What will you have for dinner?
What drinks will be in your glasses to clink?
Will you ignite any fireworks?
- I think there are states in the US where it is not allowed to ignite private fireworks on New Year's Eve so for all of you who are not allowed (or other countries where this is not allowed): What is a special tradition you normally do on New Year's Eve every year? Will you do it this year, too?
What are you going to wear? Comfy or glamorous?
Did you have any resolutions for 2013? And how about 2014?
What are your wishes for the new year?
In one word: 2013 was...
Please, don't let me be the only one to participate in this blog hop! Please join me! Come and celebrate my blogoversary with me! I would be happy if you shared the link around, too!
Now I just hope that I will be able to figure out how a blog hop and inLinkz even work until then! ;-) I am also planning on creating a button for it, another challenge...
THANK YOU for a beautiful year!
PS: Some statistics to keep for me (because this will change and it will be fun to see how):
* Total page views so far: 30.562
* Number of followers that I know of: 55
* Top five of where my readers come from:
- United States
- Russian Federation
- United Kingdom
* Top five posts:
- i am fine
- The dark side of being undiagnosed
- Beautiful encounter
- Keepsake for kindergarten and school memories