Friday, June 21, 2013

Retro Gran's First Blogiversary

Today marks one year since the start of this blog.  Wow!  I can't hardly believe how the time has flown.  I guess what they say is true, time flies when you're having fun.

The beautiful Ginger Rogers.  Tumblr Image source

What a year it has been.  I started this blog to document my adventures into the vintage world.  To share my mistakes along the way and the triumphs as well.  To share the difficulty of finding vintage in an extremely small town, let alone being brave enough to wear it out for others to see.  Small town life is not the easiest to be different in, you stand out, get talked about and looked at.  As I have gotten older I have learned that I have to be true to who I am, this is me - Mother, Grandmother, Wife, Daughter, Sister and Friend, and lover of all things vintage.  It has been nice to find a home through the internet in which I can be myself and share my love of vintage with those of you who have the same love.

I am not a writer so I am sure I have had tons of grammatical errors as well as difficulties with getting my words to portray my thoughts and feelings.  But, it is getting easier and evolving over time.  Reading all of your blogs has been a great inspiration to me, you have taught me so much.

I didn't start out blogging with any type of set schedule and still only blog when I feel I have something to say or share.  I've heard that this is a big no-no for building a readership, but feel that at this time it is best for me - and I'm sure no one would want to read something that feels forced.  I am patient, if nothing else.  You can't raise six children and not be.  I believe if you build it, they will come.

Thank you all so much for visiting, commenting, encouraging and supporting me.  This past year I have seen great joy and experienced great heartaches.  But isn't that life?  The trick is to focus on the joys, to do those things which make you happy, and to take each day at a time.  Blogging makes me happy and all of you have brought tremendous joy to my life.  Meeting each of you, if only through the blogging community, has been a true blessing to me.  Thanks for sticking around.  I look forward to the next year together.


  1. Dear Denise, happiest 1st blogiversary wishes! What an awesome, joyful milestone. I love that I've had a chance to follow your blog pretty much since the beginning, as well as to get to know you through your beautiful comments on my site, too. You and your site are both so lovely!

    Here's to a fantastic second year - and many, many more to come!

    ♥ Jessica

  2. Happy blogiversary! Here's to many more!

  3. This was a wonderful post! I've loved reading each and every post of yours! And I am so very glad to have found your blog and "met" you as well!! Congratulations on a great year!!!!
    ~xoxo, CoriLynn

  4. Oh I am so glad you are party of our vintage blogger/vintage mama/vintage world! hehe Congrats on your first year as a blogger! I have enjoy all of your posts and look fwd to many many more!!! Lots of hugs-Bunny xox

  5. Happy Blogiversary!! I have enjoyed reading your posts and look forward to the next year's. :)

  6. Happy Blogiversary! I've enjoyed reading all of your posts even if I didn't have much to say.

  7. Congratulations on your blogiversary! I'm just starting out in the blogging world and love your comment about posting when you feel you have something to say rather than forcing a schedule. Absolutely something this newbie needed to hear! Can't wait to follow your future unforced "from the heart" posts :-)

  8. Thanks for all of the sweet comments! I look forward to our next year together.

  9. Yay! Happy belated bloggiversary to you! I think I may have forgotten and missed my own! Haha! I'll have to check that out!
    Anyways, I hope you have many more dear gal!


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