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Happy New Year, Happy Anniversary!

candleWell, our little blog is one year old today. We’ve grown from a single person (me) to a rich community of bloggers, commenters, and silent friends. We had more than 25,975 page views in 2008. We wrote 285 posts and tallied 1,705 comments. In February we started the Monday Page for posting periodic goals and commenting on those goals. On May 1, we launched a weekly creativity contest and since posted 36 weekly prompts. Breakfast, our weekly (now bi-weekly) profile of a creative mother from the blogoshpere, began in June. We’ve since visited with 26 amazing women who are turning their creative dreams into reality.

I’ve made some true friends through this blog this year — women that I think about and care about, every day. I am so grateful for the learning and shared experiences of motherhood and creativity that have materialized through our virtual connection. The inspiration is invaluable. Thank you to all the regulars, as well as to those who pop in on occasion to say hi — and to those who visit with us but prefer to stay anonymous. You are all part of what makes this a special place.

I’d like to give special thanks to Cathy Coley, who unfailingly comments on every post, contributes her own blog post every week, always enters the weekly contest, posts to the Monday Page, and in general serves as a leader in our community. I appreciate everything you do, Cathy!

I look forward to seeing Creative Construction’s continued growth in 2009 — and I can’t wait to see what all of you creative women pull off this year. I hope that your 2009 is full of love, happy and healthy children, and more creative joy than you can even imagine.

5 Comments Post a comment
  1. happy new year, miranda, and happy anniversary, creative construction! miranda, thanks for all you to do make this happen. without you, it wouldn’t exist and this wonderful group of creative women (any men other there!?) wouldn’t have found each other. i feel blessed and privileged to be a part of the group and am thankful for all my cc sisters every day. here’s to 2009!

    January 1, 2009
  2. cathy #

    congrats on a year, miranda! glad you did this.

    thank you for the amazing compliment, miranda. to paraphrase mel brooks, it’s good to be the geek.

    i must say a further thank you, this website got me back to writing, gave me a sense of purpose at a really low point and drives me to continue to write my manuscript. it also became my network of girlfriends after my relocation about 2.5 years ago, much needed and enjoyed. i think of you all daily as well, and try to peek in on your personal blogs at least once a week, sometimes more often. we have much in common in creativity and in family. just beginning to find others with the similar in my geo location.

    January 1, 2009
  3. Kristine #

    Happy Birthday, Creative Construction!

    Thank you, Miranda, for everything. I am so overjoyed that I found this site and have been able to connect with so many amazing creative women. You all inspire me in so many ways.

    Cathy…you are the woman!

    Here’s to a great 2009!

    January 2, 2009
  4. Liz #

    Thank you, Miranda, for making our blogosphere a better place! I am so glad I finally got on board (sort of). I hope that my schedule opens up a little more this year & I can contribute a little more.

    January 5, 2009
  5. miranda, thank you for all your hard work!
    well done … e

    January 8, 2009

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