Monday, March 16, 2015

Happy Birthday, Bloggy!

Blogger Birthday
On Saturday, March 14th, this little blog of mine turned 4 years old.

It blows my mind to really think I’ve been blogging for 4 years. I remember vividly the day I set out to make a blog, the headache I gave myself figuring out formatting and how to use a template, the realization that I really had no idea what to blog about. Those first couple years were slow. It took some time for me to settle into being a “blogger” and learning what it is I love to post about. My passion and seriousness about writing was just beginning to blossom when I first created Musings of an Elf. And this blog really helped it grow.

Whenever I was at a loss of what to blog about, I always came back to writing. I was a little hesitant and shy over talking about my writing; my own family could hardly pull from me any information about my stories. But if I was going to be a writer I had to actually, ya know, share my writing. So I thought I’d give it a go. Next thing I knew, writing was all I wanted to blog about. The more I blogged about it, the more I realized how much I love writing, how much I love to talk about it and discuss it with others and surround myself with all things writerly. A whole new network had opened up to me. What better place for a writer to let out her passion than on a site dedicated for writing?

Because of stepping out and talking about my passion, I met more writers, I grew as a writer as I made posts and wrote in different styles aside from just fictional stories, I discovered other writing blogs that have become invaluable to me, I’ve met some absolutely amazing people who share my interests. I had no idea on that day in March, 4 years ago, that the little blog I up and decided to attempt would become such an important part of my life.

Blogging is therapeutic to me. Sometimes I just have to ramble about something, and blogging allows me to do that. I can be myself and just have fun.

But this blog would be pointless without you guys—reading, commenting, putting up with my nonsensical rambles, and just being all around amazing followers. I cannot express my appreciation for every single one of you. The thought that someone out there actually wants to read all the silliness that passes through my head and down to my fingers. . .wow. There are no words. I mean, come on. I make posts about lemons and write letters to Time and you’re still here. You guys are amazing! And such an encouragement. I don’t even know what to say but THANK YOU. Thank you for following Musings of an Elf and offering so much support and love to this silly little aspiring writer. Whenever the wearying, discouraging work of being a writer gets to me, you always lift me back up. I love you guys!

I look forward to yet another year of blogging. Of pointless rambles and ridiculous posts and growing in my writing and meeting fantastic people. It’s going to be great!

Happy Birthday, Musings of an Elf!!!


  1. EEEEEEEEEP I HAD NO IDEA! (And it shares my birthday week, which is awesome. >:D A great week for fabulous birthdays!)

    Happy happy birthday, Musings of an Elf, and happy blogoversary to mah Lauri!!!! ^____^ *gives you both strawberry cheesecake and balloons*

    HOW VERY VERY AWESOME. Wow. 4 years. o.o I'm just in awe!!! :D I looove hearing people's histories of their blogs and their writing, so this is awesome!! EEP. ^_^ That's fabulous that your blog has played such a large part in your writing journey! It is indeed addicting to blog about writing. ;)

    And d'aaawww! ^_^ *glompity* There is no "putting up with"! I love your blog so much! :) *huggles it and you* HAPPY BLOGGY BIRTHDAY! <3

    (P.S. That is the most adorbz picture, and of COURSE we love your lemon and Time-letter posts! Because you is brilliant and hilarious and awesome. <3 ^_^)

    1. *GRIIIINS* THANK YOOOUUUU!!!! Strawberry cheesecake and balloons, two of my most favorite things! You know me well. ;)
      (It does share your birthday week, so fun!)

      You are so sweet! Blogging is a hundred times better with you from all your fun comments and encouragement. Thank you for being such an amazing blogging buddy! <333

      (I have Pinterest to thank for the picture. I have Pinterest to thank for almost every picture. XD)

  2. FOUR YEARS? Happy birthday, Musings of an Elf! This has become one of my favorite blogs, and I love each and every post I've read here. :D Keep on musing, m'dear!
    (And yes, what Deborah said: such an adorable picture!)

    1. Yep! Four years of a lot of Christine nonsense. XD

      Eeeeeee! That just totally makes my day!! You always make me smile. Thank you!!!

      (Isn't it cute? I found it on Pinterest and thought it was perfect.)

  3. How exciting!! Happy birthday! I'm not sure when I stumbled across your blog, but it has quickly become one of my favorites. :) I'm so excited to watch the progress of Burning Thorns and see what other amazingness you create! Happy birthday!!

    1. D'awwww! Your sweet comment totally brought a smile to my face. I'm always in awe when people really want to read my silly ramblings. Thank you!!!


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