Misadventures with Andi gave birth as a blog four years ago in 2008. I started it two days after I joined my current company. I had to really. How better to make my introduction to the blog world than by sharing my latest misadventure – wearing dark blue tights with a dark black suit to work (as well as getting lost on the employee shuttle!)?
Frankly my friends and family were getting sick of hearing about them. They had plenty of Misadventures with Andi missives via email while I was living in France and working in Switzerland. They were becoming blase about faux pas and misteps so I needed to find a new audience.
That and the fact that I was taking a creative writing course from UC Berkeley in effort to explore what kind of writer I was, what styles appealed to me, etc.
When I began blogging a huge gap that I didn’t even realize I had was filled up. It was love at first sight and while I sometimes feel the wax and wane of the blogger blues (writer’s block, numbers neurosis…) I am still head over heels.
Four years and 1680 posts could not have happened without YOU. What an amazing assemblage of friends I have! So while it is my blogoversary I wanted to take a moment to recognize a few people that have been around these parts for a very long time.
People who have helped me grow and stretch as a blogger/writer. Whether that is a constant flow of support via comments; an open ear on email, or open arms and bisous from in-real-life meetings, the following people have made a difference in my life over the past four years (in alphabetical order):
Andi Perullo of My Beautiful Adventures
Alisa Bowman of Project Happily Ever After
Clarabela of Just Chick Flicks
Jennifer James of JenX67
Kasia of Love in the City of Lights
Karin of An Alien Parisienne
Kristin Luna of Camels & Chocolate
Lindsey of Lost in Cheeseland
Sean Pete of It’s Not Art
Shauna Callaghan of See My Designs by Shauna
Trust me, there are many others, but I have got to stop somewhere and ten seemed like a good number!
Thanks for the readership, support, friendship, comments and love!
Now, let’s celebrate together!
I’ve got a specially designed $100 Amazon gift card for someone. It’s my gift to you.
Your gift to me? Share with me a favorite pick from any one of my 1680 posts. Tell me what it is and you’re entered!
If you want extra entries there are a couple of things you can do, I”ve got them as extra entries in the Rafflecopter below!
Giveaway ends on Monday, July 30 midnight PST!
Good luck! / Bon chance !
Okay, I am not trying to be a giveaway nazi, but I guess I need to explain the extra entries for blog comments. There are five extra entries you can get for commenting on OTHER posts. That means you need to find another post, leave a comment there and then you can mark it as complete on the Rafflecopter form.