Happy Michaelmas! Today is Carrots for Michaelmas’ 3 year blogiversary. Now seems like the right time to confess that the words blog, blogger, blogging, and blogiversary are some of my least favorite words in the English language. But it can’t be helped! There’s no other word for it. Happy Blogiversary to Carrots!
Carrots started out simply as a way to document our celebrations of the liturgical year and post pictures of Benjamin for our extended family when we still lived far away in Texas. And until this year, that’s still really all it was—a space for me to write and share about family and Catholicism and all the things I love. Carrots had about 10 hits a day. Then I wrote one post that went viral. It just really seemed to resonate with other mothers and it started an amazing conversation about books and daughters and parenting. A conversation over 500 comments long. And it was so delightful to start connecting with other women who wanted to mother in a thoughtful way. And I met some kindred spirits. And I suddenly had readers (that weren’t, you know, my sweet mom)! I’m still getting used to having 50,000 page views a month as opposed to the 300 I used to get. I know it’s still not a ton for a blog, but I’m truly amazed that thousands of people would take the time to read what I’ve written.
So what I really want to say on this beautiful Michaelmas day is thank you. I truly have the most wonderful readers. Your encouragement and wisdom mean so much to me and bring so much to this space. Some of you have truly become friends. So, if you are a longtime reader, thank you. If you’re brand new, thank you. If you’re a faithful commenter, thank you. If you’ve never left a comment in your life, thank you. If you’ve sent me an email, thank you. I’m just so glad you’re here.
If you don’t mind taking a minute to share, what brought you to Carrots? What do you like to read about? Catholicism? Celebrating the Christian Year? Homeschooling? Books? Motherhood? Marriage? Urban Homesteading? Surviving on one income? What really strikes your fancy? What do you wish there was more of? Questions you want to ask me? Go!
(photo taken by Lauren of Simply Inspired Mama)