Today marks exactly one year since my first post went "live" here on Joyously Domestic, the blog. In honor of my "blogiversary," I want to extend my gratitude to all of you who have been followers, supporters and friends of Joyously Domestic.
When I first got the blog up and running, I spent weeks asking (a.k.a. "pestering" and "hounding") all of my friends and family on Facebook to come over and "like" JD's Facebook page and to become followers of the blog. So many of them, also, helped by sharing the links to both our page and our initial posts with their own Facebook friends. I remember when I was thrilled to have twenty-five FB followers and my first initial email followers.
In truth, my blogging experience began in March of 2012 with a small blog that I started on a different hosting site. I wasn't happy with the format and a few other aspects there, so I moved everything over to our current home here on Blogger. That was on June 22, 2012. I started out slow - as most bloggers do - with maybe a hundred or so FB followers and only a handful of email followers after our first four months of beginning the blog. Getting a few hundred visitors to the blog each day was the "bee's knees" in my mind back then! I set up a Pinterest page associated with the blog and started promoting the blog across various recipe sites. I began networking with other recipe and food bloggers ... I am so thankful for the blogger friends I've made along the way.