Aug 26, 2012

A Blog Report!

I thought it'd be fun to do a blog report today.

We can pretend like we are in a really important meeting.

I can pretend like I am a big wig blogger who has an assistant who types up the meeting minutes.
 I will even wear a bra for this meeting, and brush my teeth.

Work with me here why I channel my career woman days..back in corporate America when I wore business suits and horrible pantyhose.

I became a pantyhose guru. sheer toe, control top, tummy minimizer, barely there...
Here's how the meeting would go:
(first, donuts and cookies)

Number of years blogging-almost five. Plan to continue? yes. DUH.

Number of published posts-988. Celebration at 1,000? yes!

How is the blog revamp being received? Quite well. My readers love the bright colors.
Number of sweet emails from readers who's lives have been changed through some of my posts? 
Perhaps a dozen, but to me it's as many as the stars.

Top referrers? Blogger, Facebook, Breezy Acres blog, StumbleUpon, The Wiegands

Potential blogging conferences to be attended in 2012?
Hopefully, the Influence Conference in Indianapolis.
Were budgetary "cut offs" not currently happening, I would pick up one or 2 more, like SNAP & Blissdom 

Best piece of blogging advice thus far? Focus on original content!! Then network!
Official mentors I currently have in the blogging world: none, but would like. Although I am very thankful for the women out there willing to respond to emails and share knowledge

Blogs I avoid: those lacking originality, honesty, realistic glimpses at life and heart issues; I am usually turned off if there is any hint of wanting success for the wrong reasons, or conceitedness

Blogs I admire: those that make a difference:

Bloggers I mentor: none, but would like to.
Number of regular contributors to my blog: none, but am open to that if it's a nearly perfect fit

Etsy shop grand reopening: in consideration

Advertising sales: trusting God 

Outfit posts: running out of cute summery things & where's a spray tan when I need it, Ash?

Amount of joy and satisfaction gleaned from being myself to a wonderful, sweet, attentive audience?
Too lofty to quantify!
Sweet dreams, little blog, and all of you who read it.

Please, take a donut for the road.
And aren't you glad you didn't have to wear pantyhose?


AbsoluteMommy said...

I'm so glad it was a no pantyhose zone! Also the blog redesign looks fantastic! What a great post! I'm inspired!

ElleSee said...

New reader! You hooked me! I'll be taking two donuts, if you don't mind :)

Kristin O'Leary said...

I discovered you by the blog hop and you are so adorable. Im a new follower and totally respect your five yr veteranship. :)
Also, you made those wreaths at the top of the post?? I love them! Cant wait to read thru your five yrs of posts and more.


Ok, This was probably one of my favorite posts EVER!! I loved every minute of it, because like you I know what those boring corporate America meetings can be like. And although you have an agenda of what you were going to "report back to us" it was still carefree and fun! Great post!
Oh I am a new blogger!! Totally up for a mentor if the offer is on the table. Have your people call my people!! :::Wink wink:::


Sarah Evans said...

I love this post. It's a really nice way to feature other bloggers, talk about your achievements (without sounding show-offy) and just pull it all together. Also, your sense of humour shines through!


Alli from Life on LeRoy said...

Such a cute post! LOVED it. I would LOVE if you re-opened your shop. I feel like you tease us all the time by showing us pictures of your cuteness!! :) I need a new Fall wreath for my door-time to open your shop ;)))) Have a great week friend!

Bethany said...

You're too cute, Mindy! Yes, I'm glad pantyhose weren't required! (I'd love for you to be my blog mentor... I definitely could use the help!)

Terri said...

I love this post! This is my first time visiting your blog and I am so happy to have found you! I have been blogging since 2008, but really sporadically. I feel like I'm just now hitting my stride.

Can't wait to have a little time to sit down and pour over your blog until my eyes get blurry. :)

Have a great day!

BusyMomofTwins said...

Love your blog! I am your newest follower. Thank you for stopping by mine.



Joy Kinard said...

You can totally mentor me.

That is a fun picture of you today!

happy-little-feet said...

Wow I can not believe you have been blogging so long. That is amazing.

Stacy Uncorked said...

I love this! What a fun post! One thing I definitely don't miss from not being in the Corporate World any more is not having to wear pantyhose. Or closed toed shoes. Or suits. :)

Thanks for the donuts and cookies - stop by for some wine later if you like. ;)

More Than Mommies said...

Love the update! 5 years and 988 posts! Awesome! I'm impressed :)

New follower from I Love My Online Friends! So glad to have found you!

Would love for you to stop by morethanmommies.net and follow back! Also, while you are there, check out our Sunday Sip Feature! I think you would be a perfect fit!! Let us know if you are interested in being the featured blog and we can add you to our list! :)

Have a great Monday!

Devon Riesenberg said...

New follower from the Blog Hop :) What a wonderful post and lovely blog! I love the extreme close-up food shot at the end...making me hungry now!

Annie (Lady M) x said...

Hiya, I found your blog on 'Mommy is Coo Coo' and I am now following you. Thanks for taking part in the blog hop - it's been a lot of fun so far! I love the fact that I am taking part in your meeting - I have already scoffed a doughnut.

Hope you can stop by my place too!


Jillian @ Hi! It's Jilly said...

Ha ha! That was so funny! Glad to have found you on the blog hop! :)

Emily said...

now this was original! :) you are still one of my first blogs i loved and still love you!

Esther Davison said...

Found ya thru the "I heart my GFC followers" hop! Nice post about fresh content. I agree. I've only dived deep into blogging August 1st. I'm loving the community and all the neat people and interesting tips.

Bonny Yokeley said...

What a fun post! I just found you through the Mom Blog Monday Blog Hop. Five years? Wow! I'm impressed. I'm barely onto my fifth month, and have been spending this past month trying to soak up as much wisdom on the blogging world as possible. Thanks for sharing some of yours!
-Bonny @ thedomesticatedprincess.blogspot.com

Jenny Bardsley said...

I love your blog and this post!! So great! I'm a follower for sure! From Jenny @ www.cassandrazcorner.blogspot.com

Rachel said...

Why did you remind me? I was appalled to learn that the beauty school I'm starting at in a week has a dress code that requires pantyhose. I don't even own any, but I guess I'll have to suck it up and buy some in the next few days.
But in spite of that, great post! And five years is a really long time...I can't imagine blogging that long!

itsmekt said...

newest reader :) following from the online friends GFC :)

Christy Niebaum said...

Hate panty hose! Can't even remember the last time I wore a pair. 2006? 2007?

Kerry Fountain said...

Loved the post! I had to stop by and let you know that I chose your blog as one of my favorites for the layout, etc (we have a blogging buddy group and one of our tasks was to find a blog layout that we really liked!)

I also loved the glimpse into blogs that you like as well...I agree, I dislike bloggers that seem to want success just for the sake of success or for all the wrong reasons. Big turn-off!

Thanks for the great blog and great post :-)

Kerry from www.countrylivingonahill.com

Chelsea said...

Just thought it might encourage you to know that you have greatly encouraged me in my blogging.

You have taught me to focus on "heart issues" in addition to everything else. To use my blog to serve God as much as I can. Your blog report brought that to mind, and just wanted you to know.