Can you believe that I am actually writing my 1000th post?!
The pressure of trying to do something cool and important is terrible! Prima Donna is in the kitchen sweeping the floor and shouting out ideas. She suggested that I reminisce a little bit about what prompted me to start writing in the beginning and talk a bit about how the blog has evolved over the last 3 years.
I started blogging about 4 years ago in a private blog Drama Queen set up for our family so I could keep everyone informed of activities and upcoming events. I wrote once a week around Sunday or Monday. It was fun and it got my creative juices flowing again. I remembered that I loved writing!
Then Bossy graduated from college and was having a hard time getting a job. That's when we created Twelve Makes A Dozen. At first it was a collaborative effort between the two of us. I did the writing and she did all the technical stuff. I think I paid her about $20 a month for her assistance. Since she wasn't working, we enjoyed the time together thinking up memes and trying out ideas like Food for Thought and Friday Freebies.
At first my sweetie was terribly nervous about letting people know who we were, so we created the blog names for each of us. But as the months slipped by he became less worried and he bought me a camera and allowed actual pictures of us rather than just clipart. I thought about using our regular names, but by then we all identified with our blog names and our real names are so similar I thought it would be harder for people to remember who I was talking about.
I think at first Bossy and I were hoping to go viral and make piles of money on our little project. It didn't happen. I spent way too much time visiting other blogs and trying to bring people by to see mine. After a while I realized that I needed to live my life, not just write about it. That freed me up to stop trying to please other bloggers and just write what I know which is all about family. We stopped our memes and I quit spending hours looking for followers. I found a little local advertising group that pays a tiny amount and I settled into just writing a quick post every day. I still visit a few other blogs, but mostly because I have made some friends.
Bossy eventually got a job and left me to my own devices. Teach helped me until she left on her mission, and now it's just me.
I love blogging and sharing my life with all of you! Thanks for being part of my world. I hope y'all hang around for the next 1000 posts. :)