Peanut Zombies and Squeamish Vegans: My First Blogoversary

Today is my first blogoversary!

I started my blog on January 29, 2011 with a post about Salsa dancing. I had thought the hard part was to get my husband to go to a dance lesson with me, but hitting “Publish” proved to be much more scary! (I just published a Year in Review post last month, so I won’t repeat all of that here.)

Since then, I have grown to love blogging, and I have even felt the influence it’s been having on me in the “real world.” As I set out to be less “timid and squeamish” and tackle the items on my 101 things list, I have actually started to become less timid and squeamish. I catch myself saying in my mind “Don’t be too timid” when I consider whether to do something that makes me uncomfortable.

I am so grateful for the support of the wonderful bloggers and friends who visit and give feedback. Thank you!

I am also excited to be writing more, both in my posts and in the “Scene from a Memoir” series that I started.

Funny search terms

I try not to look at my stats too much (who am I kidding? I check them all the time), but I always get a kick out of the search terms that people have Googled to find my blog:

  • peanut zombie
  • squeamish vegan
  • warcraft: the noobish action task archivation
  • Marcy monster
  • regular whisky drinking family
  • man with 4 wheels cartoon
  • drunken woman lettuce
  • push up bad form (Does he know me?)
  • led zeppelin waters
  • how to eat oatmeal
  • let’s face the venting
  • are you a magnet
  • avocado icecream with eggs
  • zumba your mama she is loco
  • blind woman petting tiger
  • randy hotdog
  • too timid to be a waitress
  • don’t be too timid into the wild
  • המדרגות של רוקי

I also like seeing which posts get the most action.

I am excited about the slow, but steady growth of my blog and the support I have received from other bloggers. Some great things from this first year of blogging:

By the way, have you heard of Fiverr? You can get people to do all sorts of things for $5; for example, someone will sing a song of your choice while dancing in a hot dog costume or have their two Boston terriers model your product.  That’s how I got the artwork featured in this post.

Maybe I got a little carried away. As a gift to myself on my blog anniversary, I got myself drawn as a zombie, too.

Now, if you’ll excuse me, I gotta go check my stats again … and eat some brains.

What would you do for $5? What new challenges should I try in 2012?

About Marcy

I blog about trying to get out of my comfort zone, completing 101 things in 1001 days (and beyond), and writing my memoirs. My book: Timid No More.
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20 Responses to Peanut Zombies and Squeamish Vegans: My First Blogoversary

  1. Congratulations on your blogoversary! That zombie picture is priceless, and I those search strings really made me smile. Looking forward to more of your wonderful posts!
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  2. Patricia says:

    Congratulations! Looking forward to many more years of your fun perspective on life.
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  3. Alicia says:

    Congratulations Marcy! Give up caffeine for a week. You can do it!

  4. Darian Wilk says:

    Congratulations on your blogoversary!!! When I first started blogging I never thought a blog could do so much for my life too. It’s amazing the things we can get out of it and share with others. Here’s to another wonderful year for you!

  5. Happy Blogoversary! Quite a milestone! I’m here from the Sunday Blog Hop and love your blog! We should all try to get out of our comfort zones a little bit! Congrats on a great year!
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  6. Jennifer says:

    A very happy blogiversary to you Marcy! I can’t believe you’ve only been doing this for a year. Your blog was the first I ever linked to with your “Scene from a Memoir” series. Love it. You are an inspiration to me. Wish we lived in the same area!
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  7. sammy says:

    YAY! Congratulations on a year – I love coming over and reading your quirky stories, so keep them coming!!
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  8. Natalie says:

    Whoohoo! Congrats on your 1 year anniversary!!

  9. Holly says:

    Happy Bloggy Birthday!!!! Anniversary!!! You’ve given me encouragement to continue with my blog, I’m approaching one month.
    I’m happy for you! 🙂

  10. Lindsay says:

    Congratulations on your one-year anniversary! I love the search terms – I find totally weird ones on my blog, too. Very interesting, but glad they found me nevertheless!

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  11. Rahmath says:

    Congratulations on your Blogoversary Marcy. 🙂 Had a wonderful time following your blog posts. Looking forward to Marcy in 2012

  12. Yaaay! Happy Blogoversary!!!! 😀
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  13. Happy Blog Birthday! Peanut Zombie is by far my fave 🙂
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  14. rebecca says:

    Now, why can’t I have cool google searches? I get such dull ones. Maybe I need to write about some really insane things
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