A few weeks ago when I was writing a different entry, I realized with a shock that the tenth anniversary of my blog was coming up. I can’t believe it’s been ten years already. I really had no idea when I found Blogger and wrote my very first post that I’d still be at it ten years on and I surely hadn’t a clue how it would change my life, either.
Through writing here (well, here and there, if we’re being literal), I gained so much confidence and made friends from far-flung places like Australia, Scotland, Iceland, and North Carolina. While I still battle with depression and diabetes, through my writing I know that I’m not alone even if I’m the only one in the room at the time. My blog gave me a sense of pride when pride was something I could only vaguely remember from before I started gaining weight. I have traveled to blog conferences, learned more about how to hone my writing, and have picked back up the photography hobby I had forgotten about since I was 12. And now my blog is serving as my accountability partner, an integral part of Project: Happy-Healthy Me, my one year quest to improve the quality of my life.
And it all started with a single blog post.
In honor of this auspicious occasion, I’m giving one lucky reader a Fitbit Zip activity tracker. If you’ve been around for a while, you’ll know how much I love my Fitbit activity tracker and Aria scale – they are both indispensable tools as I transform my body and my life, so it seems to me only fitting that I celebrate ten years of blogging by giving one of my readers the chance to transform their body, too, and perhaps their life as well.
To enter, just use the giveaway widget below. The raffle will close at 12:00 am EDT next Friday, April 12, 2013. Good luck!
ETA: And the winner is…my sweet friend, Greta Funk. I’ve contacted Greta to find out which color Fitbit she’d like and where to send.
Finally, I want to thank you – whether you’ve been reading here for years or if this is your first visit – because it’s knowing that you’re here that brings me to my keyboard to put my thoughts out into the world. Without you, there would be no blog or at least the blog wouldn’t be nearly as much fun.
Here’s to another ten or so years!