Friendship Friday – Blogaversary

Friendship Friday

Welcome to Friendship Friday!

Friendship Friday at Create With Joy is a week-long event where you can:

  • Share what’s unique about you and your blog!
  • Foster friendships with other bloggers!
  • Expand your social media networks!

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What Makes Friendship Friday Unique?

Friendship Friday is designed so that you can participate in the way that best suits your style!

1. Need fresh ideas to blog about? Interested in what other bloggers think about various topics?

Each week, I’ll provide a Theme and Questions to ignite your creativity. You are cordially invited to share your thoughts in a themed Friendship Friday post or to answer the questions in the comments!

2. Want to share your creative talents or highlight a post from the past? Feel free to spotlight your favorite projects and essays!

Whichever option you choose, please add the Friendship Friday button to your post/blog and share this event on your social media sites so that others can join the fun!

This Week’s Theme – Blogaversary

Autumn ATC

This Friendship Friday, I am celebrating my 4th blogaversary at Create With Joy! With that in mind, I thought it would be fun to reflect upon our blogging journeys and to share the impact blogging has had on our lives!

Here are a few things I discovered when I looked into my blogging past:

When I started blogging, my posts focused on art. My first post, A Is For ATCs, discussed my love for Artist Trading Cards, and my first month’s posts featured a series of ATCs I created celebrating Autumn!. I’m not sure anyone saw them, though – it took a month before anyone commented on my blog!

But I kept blogging because I enjoyed it and today, I have written approximately 1100 posts! I love writing about a variety of things, including art and creativity, books, recipes, music, faith, and my cats!

Blogging keeps my life fresh. It opens doors to amazing opportunities, people, and friendships. It gives me the confidence to try new things. It widens my perspective. It gives me something to look forward to each day!

Now it’s your turn to share!

  • How long have you been blogging?
  • What was your first blog post about?
  • How many posts have you written?
  • What is your favorite topic to blog about?
  • How has blogging changed your life?

I look forward to reading about your blogging journey and hearing how blogging has impacted your life at this week’s Friendship Friday Party!

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34 Responses to “Friendship Friday – Blogaversary”

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  1. Congratulations, thanks for hosting, & God bless!

  2. Hazel Moon says:

    Thank you for hosting. As always a lovely selection of visitors.

  3. Mystery Case
    Twitter: msmysterycase

    Congrats on 4 years! Super impressed with everything about your blog and always look forward to linking up with you. Here’s to another 4 years (& more) blogging! Raych

  4. FABBY says:

    Wow, congrats on your FOUR years, how wonderful! Wishing you many, many years of happy blogging dear friend. I love your blog and thank you so much for the inspiration you give us and for the wonderful party you host each week.

  5. LuAnn Braley
    Twitter: KentuckyGal

    Happy 4th Blogiversary, Ramona! I’m so happy for you (and for your readers)! I’m doing an October blogging challenge, where the prompt for the 4th is talking about your first weeks/months of blogging, so that will fit right in. When the post goes live, I will be back to link it up!

  6. Happy Fourth Anniversary!

    I discovered you in Year Three and I’m so glad I did. No matter what’s going on in my day, a Create With Joy post in my inbox never fails to cheer me up.

    May God continue to bless you into Year Five and beyond!

    ~ Cassandra from Renaissance Women

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Cassandra, thank you so much for blessing me with your kind words!
      I am so happy that you are part of the community here at Create With Joy!
      Have a wonderful week! 🙂

  7. Happy Blogversary. We remembered as we are celebrating our 5th next week. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

  8. Christina Morley
    Twitter: tinarobmorley

    I had never heard of ATC’s, so I checked out your posts. I love the first one that you shared for Autumn. My post that I linked has a photo of a scrapbook page of mine. Thanks for hosting!

  9. Ugochi says:

    Congrats Katie! I have been blogging only one plus years now, and it just gives me great joy knowing how what I write inspire people even when they do not get to leave comments.
    Congratulations once again Katie, thank God you didn’t give up or I wouldn’t have know an amazing blogger like you. Thanks for hosting and enjoy your blogaversary!

  10. Debbie @ says:

    Thanks so much for hosting! I have only had a blog for 1.5 years and I blog about Bible class ideas. My first post, I think was VBS, then started with life of Jesus. I just post once or twice a week.

  11. crystal says:

    Thanks for hosting and congratulations on your blogaversary! Wishing you many more. 😉

  12. Cathy Kennedy
    Twitter: greeneyestale

    I didn’t link up today, but I will try in the very near future to participate in Friendship Friday. Usually it’s so difficult for me to do much on the weekends unless I can pre-schedule these write ups. I am not that organize to figure out what topics are going on with various Friday hops. I will have plot my course to try to join in on the fun. Anywho, this looks like great fun. Have a good weekend!

  13. Jessica says:

    Thank you for hosting and congrats!


  14. Hi Ramona. I’ve been blogging in one fashion or another since 2007. My first post was about the fear I had in starting a blog (kind of tongue in cheek). I’ve written a bunch of posts, can’t say how many, but one of my blogs was a daily devotional blog that I did for two years, and I posted on another blog almost everyday for 3 years, so that should give you some idea. 🙂 I’m getting ready to start a new blog which will be a photo blog in honor of our Creator. My favorite secular posts are home related, and I’ve been having a lot of fun with A Joyful Cottage. Thanks for hosting and encouraging creativity in all its forms. Blessings, Nancy

  15. Nicole says:

    You have a wonderful blog! I’ve always been impressed with it. Congratulations on 4 years! I’ve only been blogging for 2 years, I enjoy sharing good information and hosting linky parties! I’ve grown through my blog by meeting so many inspiring people!

  16. BeBetsy says:

    Thank you for hosting this great party. Lovin’ the blog, keep up the awesome work! Please stop by and check out our weekly party. Link and Hop with BeBetsy

    ~~Thanks, Sharon & Denise BeBetsy

  17. Sylvia
    Twitter: SylviaPhillips8

    Happy Anniversary! We are also celebrating an awesome and miraculous anniversary also- Bethany’s first whole year of being without seizures (on medication!)

  18. Elvira Mistress of Felinity
    Twitter: KGkundurazieff

    Concatulations on 4 years!

    I took up your writing prompt!

    Hope you like it!

    Elvira Ponders 3 Years as a Writer and Blogger

  19. Missy says:

    Congratulations on your Blogaversary! I have only been blogging for a month, so 4 years seems like a long ways away to me 🙂 Good for you!

    I blog about our homeschool, so my first post was to answer the question why we homeschool. My favourite posts are about all the neat things my kids are doing and learning. Oh, wait. That’s what all my post are about 🙂 I just love sharing about our homeschool!

    Thank you for hosting this link-up, and all the other ones throughout the week too!

  20. Ann says:

    Thanks for hosting. I wrote about my in Blogaversary today in my post. I enjoy the challenges. It helps me be more creative. Have a good weekend!

  21. Happy Happy Blogoversary!!!!
    I just realized that your blog is going to my OLD email address which I never use anymore, I also follow you on BlogLovin’ but rarely have time to go through the list of 400 blogs I follow there lol, so I solved the problem by re-subscribing to an email address that I use!
    Woooo hoooooooo!

  22. Michelle @ The True Book Addict
    Twitter: truebookaddict

    Congrats on four years! Here’s to many more. 🙂

  23. Congratulations on your blogaversary! I finally have the time to visit and let you know I’m thrilled for you! You have one of my favorite blogs. Thank you for your time and for sharing with all of us!


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