Well, it is finally that time of year- my blog's first birthday!
I can't believe it's been almost an entire year since I did the (then) scariest thing in my life- hitting that "Publish Blog" button for the first time. I might be exaggerating, then again- maybe not. ;-)
In some ways, it's amusing to think of me being so terrified by an inconspicuous little orange button- especially given my quick and warm welcome. :-) But in other ways, it's still hard to realize that I do have a blog and that real people out in the world actually read it! At times I almost feel like I forget that I have it.
I'm eager to see where God leads me through the blog in this next year- I never expected the numbers I've witnessed over the past 12 months, so I never anticipated being this pleased about both my own faithfulness, or your unabated interest. ;-) In all honesty, I kind of planned on giving it a "go" for a while, and then abandoning it after a year of only 4 people reading. So- Hooray! I still have a blog to celebrate! ;-)
To all of my commenters, whether faithful or sporadic, every time I get a new comment I still get a thrill of excitement!! Well, actually, that isn't true. I've had an increase in spam lately that has been a deterrent to undiscriminating thrills. So every time I get a non-spam comment, I'm thrilled. ;-D I know it takes effort to write them, which makes them all the more meaningful. :-) Thank you!
August has always been one of my favorite months since in our family, birthdays (including my own) abound in the first 2 weeks. :-) The blog launch last year didn't intentionally coincide with all the festivities, but I think it's appropriate. The more the merrier! ;-)
Once again, Thank You!! to all of my readers- even the silent ones. ;-) Here's to the second year of Mode de Lis!
As a celebration of all that Momentous August has to celebrate, I'm offering a coupon code, BirthdaySale, for 20% off (everything except custom orders) in the shop for the next few days (through Friday, August 15th)!!