Today marks the fifth anniversary of The Life of LilMisBusy.
While that may seem amazing to no one except me, allow me a moment of reflection. I've really enjoyed having this medium as a journal of my life, and I've loved the many interactions I've had with family and friends because of it. Design-wise, I haven't changed a thing since that first day, and I kind of like it that way. I want this spot to be about what I'm actually saying, not the super cool graphics or ads.
That might put me at odds with many of the blogs I follow (do you have one I should be reading?). But for me, blogging has always been about the stories. I'm interested in the minutiae of life: how you spend a weekend, your parenting decisions, your health crises, your fears and triumphs. There's nothing more fascinating to me than getting to know people, and my primary motivation for starting all this was to give a little piece of myself back to all those I'm reading about along the way. When you leave me a comment or start a conversation by saying "so I read that post of yours..." it gives me the opportunity to know more about you too.
So I may not be a huge blogging success, but in my mind, engaging with all of you in this way has made me more successful than I could have dreamed. Maybe I can't measure it in Google Analytics, but it's still meant an awful lot to me.
Five years ago we had LilMisBusy, Mr. Busy, BusyBee and eventually, BabyBee. Life keeps getting busier, and I hope I can continue to share it with you. Here's to the next five years.
(Okay, one more thing. I decided to look at old pictures to see what I looked like in March 2007 and how much I've aged. The one picture I'm in from that month happens to be in the same shirt I'm wearing RIGHT NOW. So I guess five years doesn't really change much!)