Happy Bloggy Birthday!

Blogging is an amazing thing. I didn’t realize what I was getting into when I started this a year ago. The thought when I started was pretty basic. I needed a way to promote my real estate website, market myself and I would get to write on a regular basis.

How limited those thoughts were and reflect just how much I didn’t know about blogging.

In the beginning, I thought I would join the impressive rank of real estate bloggers – or at least copy what they did in an attempt to remotely resemble the brilliance. I quickly realized that wasn’t my way. My approach is different and my way is different. The blog transformed into a place to discuss development, practices and general improvement. It is comfortable for me and it seems to work. After all, we have made it to the first birthday.

I am looking forward to year two here and over at My Beautiful Chaos. I am looking forward to talking with you more and meeting new folks that add to the discussion.

Big thanks to those walking with me while I follow those big dreams!


  1. Happy Birthday, April! Just one year? Hard to believe.

    I love the comment about it being a mistake to try to emulate any one blog, or any blog for that matter. It is a trap we all fall into from time to time, yet it is the uniqueness of each that makes the various blogs “successful,” however one goes about measuring that.

    You are the best, and I’m looking forward to the Terrible Twos. 🙂

    • Kris – Thanks so much for the smiles and the great words!

      Hmmm…had not thought about this year being the “terrible twos.” Kinda puts a new spin on it, huh?

  2. Happy Blogiversary!

    You and your blog(s) are a breath of fresh air April. Keep on keepin’ on!

    • Jay – I really appreciate that coming from you. I remember how supportive you were in the very beginning. I am thankful for that and for you.

  3. Why would you copy me? You’re a bigger blog than I am now!

    Just have fun. 🙂

  4. Lyman Reed says:

    Happy Birthday, April! I’ve been a bit quiet over here on your blog, but I’m still out there enjoying your writing via RSS.

    Here’s to many more years of “Making Life Work For You!”

  5. Happy “blogiversary” April. You’ve got an amazing site and a great following. You always keep me coming back for more!! I hope mine will be as great as yours in 6 months (my 6month blogiversary was March 4th).

  6. Well, I’m late to the party ain’t I?

    Happy Birthday April. It’s been a beautiful year.

    • Shailesh – Lately I have been running late myself 🙂 Funny how life does that to us. But my friend, you are always welcome and right on time! Thanks for the well wishes.

  7. Nathan Blair says:

    I feel the same way about starting a blog with the intent of doing it like other credible bloggers. I don’t know if I’ve found my voice completely yet, but I’ve still got a few months to go before my year mark.

    This is my first time here, but it looks really nice so I’ll return often.

    • Nathan – I am so glad you found my little space on the web! And that voice is a funny thing. I think as our time passes on the blog, we also grow. I know that I could never have fathomed the effect being involved in this media has created. I think the voice is effected also. Something tells me that as soon as we think we have found it – it will change and the movement will be exciting.

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