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Blogging: Year One

Anchors Aweigh has officially turned 1! I started this little blog one year ago yesterday on December 1, 2012. I really can't believe it's been a year! I've written over 230 blog posts and honestly loved every minute of it. Blogging started out as a simple outlet. It was a way for me to connect with our family and friends in different parts of the world, it was a way to document our experiences to one day look back on, and it was a way for me to put my thoughts onto paper the Internet. Blogging is still all of those things, but the one thing I didn't expect was the relationships I would form with other bloggers. I have loved being what I hope is a source of encouragement to others, and I have been so encouraged by the many wonderful people I have met. Blogging friends are real friends, yall! Parker and I also didn't expect anyone to read this little blog other than our mothers. Receiving sweet comments every day from those of you who read this blog has been such a blessing!

How this blog has changed me...

Well, for starters it has made me even more of a picture-taker than I already was, if that's even possible. I couldn't get the ios7 update for weeks because I refused to move any of the 3000 pictures off my phone.

It's obviously taken time. I try not to publish blog posts just to publish blog posts. If I don't have anything productive to say, I just won't schedule a post for that day. I want to take time to think through each post, not just slap something together about going on a walk with my dog so I can click "publish".

I actually think this blog has been a tool in developing my faith, which I never expected to be the case. Looking back on old posts and seeing how God had His hand in every situation I blogged about has been so faith affirming. Blogging has also been an awesome outlet for me to share my faith with the rest of the world.

Yes, I've had the opportunity to score some free goodies for reviews and giveaways. I'm not going to lie and you and tell you that's not a perk :)

How this blog hasn't changed me...

It hasn't really changed my relationship with Parker at all. This blog has given us something else to discuss and enjoy, but I wouldn't say it has had any effect on our relationship. Parker and I have a solid relationship based on faith and friendship, and that would exist with or without this blog.

Favorite posts from year one...

I loved getting to write about being a twin. It's such a huge part of my life that I had rarely talked about on the blog before this post: It's A Twin Thing

Parker and I got such a kick out of ourselves when we wrote the post about Disney movies giving girls unrealistic expectations about men. The premise is funny, but I thought the inherent message was good: Disney Movies Gave Me Unrealistic Expectations About Men

I really liked the post I published about babies and the military, not necessarily because of the post but because of the comments I received. Honestly, I learned there is never going to be a convenient time to have babies, but God's plan will be a perfect one: Babies and the Military

I assume this time next year my blog design will have changed, so for my own future reference, here it is at one year of blogging!



Thank you to everyone who has read Anchors Aweigh and keeps coming back on a daily basis. It is my hope that Parker and I are able to glorify God through our relationship and the blessings He has given us. Thanks for reading!

28 comments :

Rachel said...

Happy one year of blogging! I definitely applaud your commitment to not publishing simply for the sake of publishing! I enjoy blogs that consistently put up posts worth reading!

Melissa said...

Congratulations on blogging for a year, Chelsea! It's definitely a commitment, but you write the type of posts that I love to keep coming back to read :)

Veronica VeroSays said...

Congratulations..! You're a mom to a 1 year old.. May you keep blogging until you can..! :)

Verosays.com

xoVero

Traci@TheHallway said...

Happy 1 year!!!!

Brianna said...

Happy, happy 1 year blogiversary! That's so exciting! :) I love that blogging hasn't changed you and Parker's relationship! So many people let it come between their 'real life' relationships, but it's rewarding to see that it's possible to have the best of both worlds! Also, I'm 100% with ya on the whole picture thing! I'm obsessed with taking pictures!

Here's to many more blogging years! :-)

Katie said...

This is so fun! Nice idea :) Happy blogiversary!

Alex said...

Happy Blogiversary!! So exciting. Can't wait to continue to follow your adventures!

- Alex @ Radiating Sunshine
alexmhons.blogspot.com

Kirstie Semler said...

Congrats on your 1 year mark! That's awesome!

Ashley said...

Congratulations! It's so exciting to see how things change over time.

Kate at Green Fashionista said...

Happy blogaversary! :)

Bailey @ Becoming Bailey said...

Happy one year blogiversary! It's been so great to befriend you and watch you grow as a blogger. And I have to agree, my faith has grown so much through blogging too!

Night Owl said...

Happy 1 year. Alot of us dont think our blog will last as long as it does. Heck I know I didnt. esp all I've been thru in the blog world and all. Glad I know you thru blog girl. :D

Victoria Strader said...

Yay for one year!

Charity said...

Happy Blogiversary!! It's amazing how much blogging brings friendships, creativity and a deeper faith. Your blog has been a joy to read. Excited to see what the future holds for anchors aweigh.

Kate Mitchell said...

Congratulations! That's super awesome.

Amy said...

happy blogiversary!!! :)
so glad to have found your little corner of internet land!!!

now im off to read the unrealistic expectations of Disney movies haha.

Jen said...

Happy 1 year! Blogging is truly an amazing thing. :)

Laura {happily ever} Parker said...

Happy One Year! I love the idea of a screenshot of your blog! Mine is about to get a facelift and I want to remember what it first looked like!

Tammy Jo said...

Congrats!! I love reading every day :)

Samantha @ Life is But a Stream of Thoughts said...

Happy blogiversary! I've enjoyed reading your blog since I found it, not too long ago. I'm looking forward to many more posts to come!!

Emily Stewart said...

Happy Blogiversary, friend! I love your blog and it makes me so happy to read it every day. Miss you and love you! Keep up the great work! :)

Coco N said...

Happy one year blogiversary! x

Stephanie said...

Happy Year One!

Kenzie S said...

Happy one year blogaversary!!

Elizabeth Lynn said...

Happy One Year Blogaversary!!!!

Hilary said...

Happy Blogiversary! I have really enjoyed reading your blog and getting to know you and Parker better.

Melanie Obie said...

Happy one year of blogging!! I love your blog and love our connection through aviation!

Susannah said...

Happy blogging birthday, dear girl!!! I'm so glad we found one another in the blogging world!

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