I totally and completely forgot my blog-iversary.
That’s a thing. Really.
One year ago I decided to put my crazy life out there for the world to read. Cotten Tales was born for my own enjoyment, and for the entertainment of my friends and family. I started writing as a gigantic 30 week preggo with nothing but a journalism degree to guide me, and now I’m living the SAHM life and seeing new blog opportunities thrown my way every day.
125 posts, approximately 50,000 page views, plus a few hundred dbunny photos later, and I am feeling so incredibly blessed.
I am so proud of this little blog (but not nearly as proud as my mother). Cotten Tales has given me a place to be simply me. It’s a place where I go to write out my feelings, and to clear my head. It’s a place for me to be creative, and it’s a place for me to grow.
This blog has become much more to me than I ever imagined.
I have been completely blown away by the number of people who genuinely want to read what I have to say. The support I have received for this blog is so far beyond what I expected, and I cannot thank you all enough for that. Cotten Tales is such a success because of its readers, but it’s not even close to what I dream it will be by this time next year.
I have so many fun, crazy, exciting, scary and wonderful things in store.
But before I share my future plans, I want to revive my favorite posts from the past year (and since it’s Friday, I’ll join in on the oh hey, friday link up!).
If you’ve been following along, you know why there are three wine posts here. These parties have been good for the soul – quality time with my besties, and a little break from the every day mom life. I have had the chance to meet so many new friends and local bloggers because of this link up, which has been an incredible added bonus!
This post received a huge reaction – one I wasn’t quite prepared for. Breastfeeding vs. formula is a hot topic, and I was inspired to share our story. So many people thanked me for writing this, and I like to think my words helped at least one momma out there.
This post makes the cut because of the experience. Fingerpainting with my daughter was one of my favorite moments so far in motherhood – the fun we had “secretly” making Father’s Day gifts is something I will always remember. Plus, the photos turned out pretty cute. 😉
Choosing only five was harder than I thought! I would love to hear which Cotten Tales post has been your favorite over the last year.
Thank you all for the love you have shown me and this little blog. I am so incredibly grateful to have readers like you. 🙂