Laugh With Us Blog has been online a year today! When I began, my goal was to post every single day. I didn’t know how I would be able to do it, but a year has passed and my goal is accomplished! Can you feel my excitement?
I set out to share mostly funny and embarrassing stories, and I think there have been plenty of those! I didn’t intend to share the harder times, but more and more I felt compelled to do so. To paint a picture of our lives sharing only the fun and happy times felt shallow and incomplete. It is only one side. I didn’t know how people would react to sharing my feelings throughout my miscarriage, but, to my surprise, these quickly became my most viewed posts. So many people out there confided that they felt the very same way, but didn’t ever talk about it. I have also enjoyed being able to encourage those who have since gone through similar situations.
With a little encouragement from my mom, I later wrote out what has been the hardest year of my life, and that story again quickly rose to the top of my most viewed posts.
Another surprise to me was the post that has brought me the most search engine traffic. It is my Mexican Sopa or Alphabet Soup recipe! I grew up eating and making this dish, and it is now also my kids’ favorite meal!
I began to wonder if I missed my calling. Maybe I should have set out to write about tragedy and food! Ha! I plan to continue to share the humor I see in life. I hope you join me for the journey! I’m so thankful for all of you that read our blog!
I would love to know what brings you back to Laugh With Us Blog?
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Warren Baldwin says
You posted every day for a year? That is quite an accomplishment, one I’ve not come close to. Posting 2 or 3 times a week is a tough task for me sometimes.
You have a good blog. I visit in b/c of the good stories. We need more of them today. Some are funny, some are tough, all of them stories people can relate to.
You have a good blog.
Dean J. Baker says
Congratulations -I look forward to much more
Happy Birthday to your blog! 🙂 It’s been fun to follow your story.
Gayle Haynes says
I haven’t accomplished it, but I’m applauding your success. Good job!!!
I keep coming back because your family is close to mind in age, order and size (3 older girls, 1 boy) so far. Not to mention, you update your blog often and are very interesting to read.
To be honest, I didn’t see how you could possibly find something interesting to write about 365 days a year, but you have. How we underestimate one another! Congratulations!
Elizabeth Grimes says
Congrats! I was excited with my 1 year blog anniversary too. It’s hard work for sure. Nice job. 🙂
Happy blog-iversary! What keeps me coming back is you – your kind, hospitable, honest, optimistic personality. I learn how to be a great wife and creative mom from you. Your themed meals are some of my favorite posts. I love hearing how you love on your family with all the special little things you do!
Dr Momi says
I’ve only been with you for part of it but I’ve sure enjoyed it! Happy 1st blog-iversary! (I liked that
I enjoy reading your blog each day. I am thankful for your honesty and transperency about life whether good or difficult. I love the you and your family seek to glorify God in all that you do.
Happy Blog Anniversary
Congrats on your year of blogging! I love reading your stories whether they be humorous or not. I also love reading about the holiday meals you have. Those are always my favorite! 🙂
Well, congratulations, I’ve sure enjoyed reading them… I don’t think I missed one.
i read nearly everyday if i can.. its because you ARE funny, but mostly because you are “real” as you go through life.. no “faking it”… even if i means awkward situations here and there. you have a quirky sense of humor, beautiful kids, and (to me) a very interesting blog-worthy life. the homeschooling is a factor too, since i just started it this year.
Congrats on your 1st anniversary, Laugh With Us, and I sincerely hope we can all celebrate many more!!
Cara R. says
A whole year! Congrats! I’m creeping up on two years, but I don’t post every day! Kudos to you for doing that!
What brings me back, eh? Well, I like that your kids are around the age of my two, because I can totally relate to how they act and how you act (or re-act) to any given situation. And then the quirkiness, gotta love that!
Well Esther that is fantastic, congrats on your 1 year blog bday…I haven’t been able to even stop by for the past three day’s I’ve being planning my Dad’s bday, is nice to hear good things about my fellow bloggers though.
Happy Anniversary! I keep coming back because your life adventures are SO entertaining! I feel like I know you outside of the blogging world.
Congrats and Happy Birthday! I come because I love the family-life stories. You have kids close to my kids’ ages and I love the funny (and less-funny) stories that I can relate to so well. 🙂
I love your stories. Writing is definitely your calling. My favorite are the kid quotes. They are so cute and HILARIOUS.
Thank you guys so much! I loved reading your comments.
Congrats on your blog’s birthday! I always love reading your great posts!
Congratulations on the one-year mark! I sincerely hope you keep writing, because I love to “visit” your family. ALL the true-life stories are awesome. The funny ones because we love to laugh with you, and the tough times, because we like to know that YOU know how to cry and get mad too. And all your stories point to God, which makes your “Laugh With Us Blog” an uplifting, super-cool place to spend some time. I’m looking forward to hanging out in blog land with you for another year!
Susan Evans says
I come back to your blog because of who you are. You cheer me up, and you have a heart for God. I’m better for having known you.
Beth Paulsen says
Just got caught up on your blog today! Fun! Love reading your stories! Congrats on one year!