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A Modern Commonplace Book is officially one years old.  That is so amazing to me!

I began this blog on March 13, 2013 and posted my first post What is a Commonplace Book? on March 14th!  I am really stunned how much this blog has grown.  I wanted it to be a meaningful contribution to the interwebs – but never expected it to grow to this proportions!  Here are some little facts about this blog:

– It has been on 3 blog platforms with 3 painful migrations (Blogger, WordPress.com, WordPress.org).

MomTip: Use this hair dryer (that is taking the world by storm) to wash your hair at night, and style it in the morning! I sleep with my hair in a wet braid, and this hair dryer revives my hair and completely style it in under 10 minutes. It's a game changer.
 

– It has had 4 complete blog designs – all created by me.  Apparently, I am “blog tweaker” by nature.

– It has had 267 posts – that is one post every 1.2 days!

– It had a BOOM last September because of my Trader Joe’s Menu Plan post.  August 2013 saw 4,000 views and the following month September saw 55,000 views!

– The most viewed post is (not shockingly) the Trader Joe’s post.  It has seen 160,000 views.

MomTip: Stuggle with journaling? I love the One-a-Day Journal to chronicle daily thoughts - without committing to a journal! Basically, every night before you go to bed, write one sentence about the day – what happened, what you were feeling – a memory. And that’s it. You do this every night – and then after a year you repeat the same process for a new year. And – you can look back on last year to see what happened “this time last year”. I am now on my third year – and I can’t tell you how precious knowing these memories has been. Start today – no need to wait!
 

– It still surprises me that people read this blog.  If you mention it in “real life”, I will most likely look confused.  “What?  A blog?  Oh!  My blog!”

Because of my birthday month, I have asked some very favorite bloggers of mine to help throw a fabulous birthday giveaway!  This one’s for you, my readers!  Enjoy!