Monday, September 13, 2010

Anniversary Week {Day 1}

Just a little bit excited today!! Last night I realized that THIS Friday is Words of Me Project 1 year anniversary!!! Yep, 1 year ago I sat down, typed in, hit create a blog and began my journey. Oh what a wonderful time I've had!! From meeting new friends, improving my writing skills and finding amazingly awesome blogging communities I look forward to all the groovy stuff I'll find this year:)

Here's what I think is really neat-o...there just happens to be this super awesome"Back to Blogging" event going on over at one of my fave communities on the web SITS. I wrote about them a few posts ago....remember? All this week the SITS Girls are providing prompts for our posts. To add to the fun they have sponsors...Standards of Excellence, Westar Kitchen and Bath and Florida Builder Appliances to share the journey with us. So off we go...

Prompt #1: Share your first Blog post with everyone and share with your readers what you would do differently {if anything}

Here is my very first post on Words of Me Project dated September 17th, 2009

This idea has been running around in my mind for several years. Since I ADORE words so very much, have kept a journal nearly all my life and am always looking for new and creative ways to explore my creativity...I thought it would be fun to create a "Words of Me" journal.

My Blog was created to inspire and encourage you to take a look at your life this year in a very different and very unique word at a time.

Throughout the week we'll be keeping notes on our lives. This journal can be as detailed as you want it to be or not. You can make lists, full sentences or jot down a few events that took place that decide. At the end of our week...there's where the fun begins! At the end of each week we'll look back on the past 7 days and come up with ONE WORD that best describes that week.

Did I mention you can't use the same word twice?

This Challenge officially starts October 5th, 2009 and runs until October 5th 2010. Now don't worry if you start late...just jump right in and get to work!

Throughout the next year we'll be sharing our words with each other. This place will be filled with journaling prompts, scrapbook pages and prizes to keep you coming back and to keep your creativity charged.

I am looking forward to the next 12 months...I hope you'll join me for one amazing journey!

PS...I would LOVE to get the word out about the Words of Me Project. If you love this Blog as much as I do would you please send them my link?

Leave a comment below...I would love to meet you. And if you're an old friend...let me know you've stopped by!!

By the way...stay tuned for one heck of a prize package give away to kick this event off!!

And by the way...I'm not finished putting up links, photos, etc. yet. So if you've stopped by and I know you and you're saying...Hey where is my link?!! It's coming!!!:)


Honestly...I like my first post. It explains what the goal of my Blog is, a bit about me and what my intentions are for the year. Pretty good job, Les;)

I must say though that I haven't kept up with my one word a week. Was doing so good for 9 months or so then one week would go by and I'd forget to post my word then before you know it a month had gone by then I just sorta stopped. Even though I don't have 52 words describing my life I do have approx 35. It has been fun looking back at the past year and all my words!!

What I am most proud of with my Blog is how I've evolved. I have written posts about various topics but still stayed true to myself and my intentions. The 31 Days Creativity Challenge was one of my favorite ideas yet...{look for a second 31 Days Challenge this January!!!}


With all this Anniversary Hoopla I want to have another Give Away!! Still working on that so stay tuned!!;)


  1. wow very post. You have a lot in common with my son. He is a word-a-holic.☺
    Your blog has a lot of interesting things in it to read.
    I wish I had a weight loss journey to tell. Can't seem to get inspired or motivated yet.
    Have a great day.

  2. That was a great first post. I love that you had a mission when you first started. I just jumped into blogging. I will be checking back in with you throughout the week. Good luck

  3. You are right - what great timing! I saw that SITS stuff and wished it had hit at a different time for me. My one year is still a few months away but I have already been thinking about how I will "celebrate" on my blog:)

  4. YAY & Happy Blogversary to you!!!!

    You have been an ispiration to many through your words and always leave us wanting more!

  5. I'm so glad you posted that! I've followed you for awhile but didn't realize your theme was that far-reaching or how much we had in common! I'm way late now...don't know if you'll be offering a weekly challenge again, but if so I'll try to do it with you ~ similar to one of my monthly prompts in my monthly journal companion/calendar "Celebrate Your Journey"...I might have to join in on SITS too, been awhile since I visited Blogfrog. Thanks for the inspiration!

  6. also meant to say congrats on your upcoming anniversary!

  7. a year, how cool leslie! i have seen a lot of growth in you just since i started reading your blog...
    YOU ROCK, and i love ya...

  8. I love your first post and what a great project! Did you get my FB message about using your 35 words on a "Subway Art" piece? I look forward to the 31 days of creativity in January. I hope I can keep up =) Congratulations on your anniversary!!

  9. Very nice post. I love the idea of that one word project!

  10. You bloggy blog is so purty!

    This was a great challenge and thats so awesome that you did it for so long, that takes A LOT of work!!

    Happy blogiversary!

  11. Awe ... HAPPY BLOGVERSARY, LES!!! HOW Wonderful! Can you believe it's been a year since you've started? Wow! Well, I'll tell you - you have definitely been such an inspiration and creative spirit in my life this year! I'm so glad to know you and I thank you for all you add to my days!!!

  12. Well- how perfect is it that I'm 3 days behind on my blog reads so I'm here on your anniversary!! Happy Anniversary! ;)


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