Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Third Blogiversary {How it All Began}


This past weekend marked three years since I entered the blogging world. And wow, y'all, what a three years it has been. I've made some amazing friends; learned a lot about writing, blogging, God, and life; and became an author.

To celebrate my third blogiversary, I'm hosting a giveaway on Chosen Vessels and sharing the story of how I found the blogging world here, along with some stats to look back on. :)

Story 

In the summer of 2014, I read the Circle C Adventures series by Susan K. Marlow. After reading book-1, I flipped to the end, scanned the author information, and saw the URL of the author's blog. Hmm...looks like fun. I grabbed the iPad or a parents' phone (can't remember) and pulled it up.

What I discovered was a treasure trove of Circle C goodness—fan stories and behind-the-scene tidbits and photos of characters. Over that fall and winter, I soaked it all up, reading every new post and every old one as well. I began writing fan stories of my own, some which I finished and some which I never will.

By the next spring, I was following several blogs that I found through Andi's Blog. The more I read and interacted with other bloggers in comment sections, the more I wanted to do something other than just read others' life tidbits and stories and randomness. I wanted to share my own.

So in June of 2015, I started this blog, and then almost immediately split it into here and Chosen Vessels. Things I wanted to post and share was quite varied, so I thought two blogs might be the best route. And it's worked pretty well. ;)

467 blog posts later, I'm still here. Writing stories. Sharing my life and my words with the world.

I have no doubt that God was smiling that summer day when I stumbled into this corner of the internet world. Little did I know then how much it all would come to mean to me. <3

Stats 


Stories by Firefly 
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Subscribers: 1,234 (Um, pretty sure 
this is wrong.... I would guess about 40 of those to be legit.)
Followers: 91
Comments: 1,000
Posts: 316
Pageviews: 88,167

Chosen Vessels 
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Subscribers: 20
Followers: 39
Comments: 880
Posts: 151
Pageviews: 24,361


Thank you, each and every one, for being a part of this journey. A blog wouldn't be much without followers, and y'all's support means the world to me.

Best wishes, friends, and thanks a million. <3

~Faith

29 comments:

  1. Three years is a big milestone, Faith! Congratulations! <3 Your blogs, along with a few others, were the ones that made me really want to start blogging. Your two blogs are actually the only ones from those originals that I actually read and comment on all the time. :) <3 Your blogs are just so fun, special, and encouraging to me. :) I’m so happy I found your blogs 3 years ago! You’re a big part of why I love blogging so much. =) *hugs*

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    1. Thank you, Rebe dear! <3 Awww, girl!! Your comment was so special to read!! Much love to you and your darling blog. <3 *hugs*

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  2. Congratulations, Faith! You got a years head start on me ;) Thanks for starting the blog as it has been an encouragement to me! Can't wait to see what happens next! God bless!

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    1. Thanks, Ryana! Hehehe. ;) I'm so glad you enjoy! Blessings. <3

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  3. Whoohoo!! Congratulations, Faith! That is so lovely! :)

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    1. Thanks, Rachel! Appreciate your support. :D

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  4. Congrats Faith!!! I love reading both of your blogs and look forward to continue reading them. :)

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  5. Happy Blogoversary, girl!! I have loved coming to your blog ever since I stumbled unto it from Faith's blog. I remember whenever y'all were both on Goodreads and would like something I shared or posted and y'all had the same name, I would click to see which Faith. XD

    You were the first author EVER to give me a review copy of a book, which I was totally excited about! (Still love DD and will be buying it for my shelf soon, hopefully.)

    Your blog is so beautiful and your soul for Jesus is inspiring. I can't wait to see where God takes you with this blog and beyond! Here's to another many years of blogging! <3 <3

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    1. Thanks, girlie! <3 Haha, yes, I know exactly what you mean! I think we confused several people for awhile there. XD

      AWWW <33

      Ivie!! *hugs* Thank you so much for the encouragement, dear. It blesses me more than I can say. Blessings to you! <3

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    2. Haha, I remember that...we're good at confusing people ;)

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  6. Happy Blogoversary!!!! I can't believe you've been blogging for three years.

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  7. Congratulations!
    Circle C Adventures is kind of what started my blogging journey too! Your blogs are awesome!
    I think your blogs are actually one of the first blogs I read that made me want to start Showers of Blessings!
    Great post! Keep it up!
    -Brooklyne

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    1. Thank you, Brooklyne!
      It's a lovely place to find online friends. :)
      Aww, that means so much to me, girl! <3

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  8. Congrats on three years! I started my blog because my Dad had one, but most of my followers came through the Circle C blog! Such an amazing place to find friends!

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  9. Congratulations on three years Faith!! Keep the great work up!!

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  10. I've always found it interesting reading how people got started! *High five for blogging for three years*
    I actually just went a checked, I just passed my five year blogversery. O.o
    Way to go on your stats! You're looking good! I have loved reading your blog. <3

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    1. Me too! *high five*
      Wow, that's awesome, Mikayla! Way to go! :D
      Thanks so much, dear! <3

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  11. Congrats on THREE YEARS Faith--wow. <3 It's such a joy to know you through the blogosphere!!!!

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    1. Thanks so much, Faith!!! <33 Awww, you too, dear!

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  12. Congratulations, Faith! <3 A happy blogiversary to you and your wonderful blogs! It's been an absolute pleasure getting to know you, interacting with you, and watching you achieve milestone after milestone -- both in the blogging world and outside of it! Thank you for being who you are, and sharing that with us. :D

    *clinks glasses* To three awesome years (and many more)!

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    1. Thank you, Eve! <3 Awww, your sweet words truly touched my heart! Thank you for following my journey! =)

      Cheers!

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  13. Yippee!! Congratulations! ♥ Keep it up!

    -Ann
    http://love-english-by-ann.blogspot.com/

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