July 1st is a big day! I have two birthdays to celebrate today. Happy Birthday, Canada! And Happy Birthday to This West Coast Mommy!
One year ago today I hit Publish on my first post and officially launched This West Coast Mommy. Back then, I had no idea where it would take me or whether I’d even stick with it. One year and 380 posts later, here we are! This blog has grown so much in the last year, thanks to the long suffering support of my family, their willingness to pose for photo after photo, support and mentoring from my fellow bloggers, and most of all thanks to you, dear reader.
I’ve learned a lot about HTML, CSS, URLs, SEO, PR, FB, SU, IG, DMs, PMs, and a whole host of abbreviations. I’ve had the opportunity to work with some wonderful companies, some large and some small, and I’ve especially loved using my influence to showcase small and WAHM (oh, another abbreviation!) Canadian businesses. I’ve enjoyed reviewing new products and being able to share my thoughts and impressions with a larger audience.
My goal for the next year is to attend a blogger conference and meet in person some of the wonderful bloggers that I’ve gotten to know online. I want to continue growing my blog and developing my voice and my storytelling. I want to keep working on my photography skills, and I will finally build that light box.
But today my family and I will just enjoy the day together. I hope all of my Canadian friends have the chance to do the same!
Thank You to My Readers!
In celebration of my blogiversary and Canada Day, I have a little giveaway to thank my wonderful readers for your ongoing support. I want to treat one of you to some Starbucks! Don’t like coffee or don’t have a store near you? The winner can choose to receive their gift via PayPal instead.
Enter to win in the Rafflecopter widget below. This giveaway is open to residents of the US and Canada, 18+. Entries will be verified.
Don’t forget to check out my other open giveaways in the sidebar!
Wishing you and your family a safe and happy Canada Day!
Disclosure: This is a self-sponsored giveaway. Prizing will be fulfilled by This West Coast Mommy.