Happy Blog Birthday To Me!

Happy Birthday, Eternally Wanderlyn Birthday

A year ago today, I couldn’t wait to hit publish on my very first post introducing Eternally Wanderlyn and myself to the world. My hope was to create a place that would inspire women to embrace self-love and acceptance, while encouraging them to create the lives they want to live. I wanted to nourish their diverse interests in travel, food, beauty, and all things geeky.

There is beauty in being  exactly who you are without apology or shame. And I wanted to encourage women to embrace this beauty.

It’s amazing what you can accomplish in 12 months. I took part in the Love EVERY Body workshop where I was able to meet some wonderful people in the blogging community who have encouraged me and rooted for me. I’ve become an expert in SEO and keyword researching, while also learning a little about design on the side. Granted, there was a lot of trial and error, but I think I’ve got the hang of it now. I haven’t broken my blog yet, so I’ll call that a win for the year.

This past year I’ve also offered y’all a brief glimpse into my life and mind. I introduced you to my version of motherhood, while also revealing why I don’t want kids. I shared all the stereotypes that I’ve encountered about bisexuals and feminists. And I even told you about the time I fell down a flight stairs walking INTO a bar. But, of course, one of my favorite posts had to be ogling Adam Levine at the Maroon 5 concert. I mean, hello!

Overall, the past year has been an incredible learning experience, and I want to celebrate this milestone with all of you! In honor of my blog birthday, I am paying forward the kindness that was shown to me this past year by Kate and Adam of The Florkens. They offered a few bloggers, myself included, a free spot on their sidebar for a month. So now I’m doing the same.

I’m offering 5 free Middle Child ad spots to the first 5 people to claim them in the comments section below. My hope is that all of you will pay it forward in the future. So hurry and claim your spot on my sidebar! πŸ˜€ Make sure to include an email address where I can reach you.

To everyone who has visited my blog this past year, I send all my thanks and love! I appreciate your support more than you know. Here’s to many more years of blogging!

  • http://makingsuretolaugh.blogspot.com Amanda

    Congratulations on your blog anniversary! I have enjoyed your posts, especially the travel ones :) Here’s to you and your blog!!

    • http://www.wanderlyn.com Eternally WanderLyn

      Thanks, Amanda! It’s always nice to hear that people enjoy my blog. πŸ˜€

  • http://www.wearflowersinyourhair.com Nina @ Flowers in my Hair

    Congratulations on one year!

    • http://www.wanderlyn.com Eternally WanderLyn

      Thanks, Nina! πŸ˜€ It’s all gone by so quickly!

  • http://heleneinbetween.com Helene

    oh my goodness! happy blog birthday!! that is awesome and you’ve accomplished so much!

    • http://www.wanderlyn.com Eternally WanderLyn

      Thanks, Helene! It’s amazing how fast the time goes by. πŸ˜€

  • http://www.thekaridiaries.com Kari

    Congratulations on your one year anniversary! Many more to come!

    • http://www.wanderlyn.com Eternally WanderLyn

      Thanks, Kari! I hope the next year is just as great as the first one. πŸ˜€

  • http://underlandtowonderland.blogspot.co.uk/ Danielle Eskdale

    Yey! Congratulations on 1 year! That must mean I’ve been with you from almost the beginning. πŸ˜› Here’s to many more years!

    • http://www.wanderlyn.com Eternally WanderLyn

      Thanks! You have definitely been with me for the long haul, and I really appreciate it. πŸ˜€

  • http://Www.tipsywriter.com Megan

    You are amazing and I love what you bring to the blogging world. I can’t wait to see what you and this creation of yours has in store for the next year!

    • http://www.wanderlyn.com Eternally WanderLyn

      Thanks, Megan! I’ve really enjoyed having you as a reader, and I’m a big fan of your blog also. I hope the next year will be just a great as the first. πŸ˜€

  • http://stylishimoto.blogspot.jp Anna

    Congratulations on the one year blog birthday!!

    • http://www.wanderlyn.com Eternally WanderLyn

      Thanks, Anna! I appreciate it. πŸ˜€

  • http://www.why-girls-are-weird.com Krysten

    Yay that’s awesome, happy blog birthday!

    • http://www.wanderlyn.com Eternally WanderLyn

      Thanks! I can’t believe it’s been a year already.

  • http://www.memoirsofachronicchick.co.uk Nic

    Happy blog birthday to you hon. Keep up the good work.

    • http://www.wanderlyn.com Eternally WanderLyn

      Thanks, Nic! I hope I can continue to grow this blog in the next year. πŸ˜€

      • http://www.memoirsofachronicchick.co.uk Nic

        I am sure you will my lovely :) xx

  • http://www.justmeleah.co.uk Leah


    • http://www.wanderlyn.com Eternally WanderLyn

      Thanks, lovely! πŸ˜€

  • http://hellorigby.com Jenn @ hello, rigby!

    happy blogiversary! :)

    • http://www.wanderlyn.com Eternally WanderLyn

      Thanks, Jenn! It really snuck up on me pretty quickly. :)

  • [email protected] and soda

    yay! happy blogaversary :) isn’t it great to look back and see how far you’ve come blogwise?

    Vodka and Soda

    • http://www.wanderlyn.com Eternally WanderLyn

      Thanks, Kathy! And it’s pretty crazy to see how far I’ve come. :)

  • http://expandng.com lisacng @ expandng.com

    happy blog birthday! you’ve had some great posts in year 1! can’t wait to read what the next year brings!

    • http://www.wanderlyn.com Eternally WanderLyn

      Thanks, Lisa! It’s been awesome having you as a reader. :)

  • http://www.onestylishmom.com Shannon Geurin

    Happy Blog Birthday Linsey :-)
    I’m hoping I’ll be where you are in a year!!!

    • http://www.wanderlyn.com Eternally WanderLyn

      Thanks, Shannon! I’m sure you’ll be doing amazing things during your first year of blogging. :)

  • http://www.lifeaccordingtosteph.com SMD @ Life According to Steph

    Happy blog birthday!

    • http://www.wanderlyn.com Eternally WanderLyn

      Thanks! πŸ˜€

  • http://www.crazytragicalmostmagic.com Michael

    Happy blog anniversary!! I’ll be coming up on three years myself, it doesn’t seem possible.

    • http://www.wanderlyn.com Eternally WanderLyn

      Wow! Three years?! That’s awesome! Happy 3 years to you! It’s amazing how fast the time goes.

  • http://lanivcox.wordpress.com Lani

    Congrats :) Here’s to another year! Hugs from Thailand.

    • http://www.wanderlyn.com Eternally WanderLyn

      Thanks! πŸ˜€ I hope next year is equally awesome. :)

  • http://www.foodboozeandbaggage.com Mariah-Food, Booze, & Baggage

    Happy Blog Birthday (sorry a bit late)!!! Sounds like it has been a great journey! I’m so happy I started my blog too, it’s a funny thing but it has expanded my view of the world and perception of things.

    • http://www.wanderlyn.com Eternally WanderLyn

      Thanks! :) Blogging is definitely an eye opening experience. Hah.