Happy New Year, Happy Anniversary!
Well, 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.