Saturday, June 21, 2008

Happy Hopscotch Batman!




This is Yonder Way Farm's 101st post. Hip hip hooray!

Wow! Time flies by. When I started this here blog on May 31st, 2007, I had no idea I would keep up with it enough to have 101 posts under my belt.

I entered the blogging world innocently as a lurker and blog stalker. For months I'd bounce around from blog to blog reading the latest and greatest in other's lives- always a spectator, never a participator.

Then, one day I realized this could be an in genius way of **scrapbooking** the life of my family without ever getting out paper, scissors, and tape. Sweet! And I also thought that it would be so neat to watch the farm take shape and look back on previous posts of what we were doing last year.

Here is a list of things I've learned from the blogging world:

- No ONE blogs on the weekends........according to my site meter.

- You can be friends with someone you've never officially met in person.

- There are some stinkin' creative, funny, deep, and wonderful people in this world that the Lord has truly gifted.

- Everyone has a story to tell and anyone can have a blog. ANYONE.....so stop lurking and start typing!

- In order to have a blog that thousands upon thousands visit, you MUST have multiple big-wig sponsors. I soon discovered this hard truth after wondering why week after week my average amount of daily visitors were 50.......and I'm thankful for each of you.

- Subscribe, subscribe, subscribe. It will save you time!

- Some bloggers change their blog addresses and layouts as much as they change their underwear.

- Some bloggers expect their blog to update themselves- an ongoing joke in our home.

- Blogging is fun!

I thought we'd celebrate with some photos of the girls hopscotching in the driveway yesterday.

**I came across an amazing feature on a website. The website is www.blurb.com and they have BLOG BOOKS. They print your blog and turn it into a nice looking book. It includes your words and photos in an extremely nice looking layout. This appealed to me. Although I haven't tried it, I'm thinking that when I have a few extra bucks saved up, I will print last years posts and give it a whirl. If you have printed your blog with a company, I want to hear from you. Which ones do you like or have you heard of?**



7 comments:

QuiltedSimple said...

Love the rolls in those little legs Laney Rae isn't slimming down any, is she? KK is adorable - such a serious little face - and congratulations!!! It's been fun "getting to know" you guys!! Looks like you are having beautiful weather - hope you get some rain soon though!!!

Take care,
Kris

D.O. said...

You know, now that you mention it, it is about time for a makeover in odfm world...

And that blog to book thing... great idea. I've thought about it before, but I guess someone with a little more ambition went ahead and started offering it as a service. Good on them.

Heather said...

Thank you, thank you, thank you! I've always wondered what would happen to my Xanga when I stopped using it...now I can publish it and keep the memories of when my J.J. was born!

PS I have thoroughly enjoyed reading your blog the last few months! I always get excited when it shows on my Google Reader that you've posted a new one!

--Heather

mandi said...

being a new blogger myself, it was funny to read your humble blog beginnings! mine are quite similar!

are you guys heading out to market days at the stufflebeams today? maybe we'll see you there!

Steph said...

I AM SO EXCITED ABOUT THE BLOG BOOK! Thank you so much for finding that and sharing!!!!

Congrats on 101!

The Montalbos said...

Happy 101st! I was going to comment the other day about Laney Rae walking but I was having "issues" with my computer. Errrr.

Anyway, that's so exciting! (It ALMOST gives me hope for Stella.)

Aunt Lexi said...

I came across your blog on Connie's page (Spying on the Swinney's) she is my sister-in-law and I love her so much! I enjoy reading your blog about your farm, thoughts and ideas, and looking at all of your beautiful pictures. Thanks for all of the 101 posts!

From another blogger you have never met...
-Lexi