Happy Blogiversary, Chi City Mom!


I made it! My one year Blogiversary.

I can’t believe I am saying this-July 5th last year was when I first purchased my domain and signed up for BlueHost. Technically, I didn’t go live until that September, but I figured July 5th was when my blog was “born”.

I have to say when I did sign up it was such a great experience, like I opened a  new door of opportunities, and something that is different than what I have been doing.

Although I didn’t quite meet my goals as I had thought I should have, I had definitely come a long way and learned A LOT. I put in a lot of sweat and tears into this blog and I know I have a lot more work to do if I really want to continue.

Hopefully this second year will be where I will meet my goals a lot sooner, especially the ones I didn’t quite meet last year. I am pretty bummed out about it, but I have to learn to not be too hard on myself.

Between working a 9-5 outside the home, parenting a toddler and being a mom for the first time, and trying to maintain a home, I would have to say I am pleased that even HAVE a blog still! Go me!

I am tweaking what works and what doesn’t, and hopefully within a year, I’ll  have a more professional design, that is my ultimate goal. Also right now, posting twice a week works, so I just need to work on that third post since that seemed to be a sweet spot for me.

I don’t want to make too many “promises” on myself regarding my blog and risk not meeting them, but I do want to focus on the design and posting. I am sure the rest will follow. I have to set realistic goals and then move on once I meet them, that’s all!

I also want to thank those that have been on the Chi City Mom bandwagon in one form or the other. Some have been with me for the whole ride, and some have discovered my blog yesterday-doesn’t matter! All I want to say THANK YOU for supporting my blog.

So how long have YOU been blogging? For those who have blogged more than a year, how did you feel your first year went? As smoothly as expected? Do tell!


  1. Congrats on your first year!!! YAY! It gets better from here, I promise. 🙂 You’re doing great, by the way! You have a full time job, you’re a full time mom, aaaaand you’re trying to blog… umm… that’s a lot! Happy Blogiversary and cheers to many more!! xo
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    • Thanks Kate! That means a lot, really! You had helped me get through this first year no doubt, I have learned SO much from you as well as from many in the blogging community! This is a tough gig but I love it! And I hope to do a lot more with it this coming year!
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  2. Woohoo! Congratulations!! I am so happy I discovered your blog. And I promise that one of these days when I am in Chicago for more than a minute and a half we will make a date to celebrate!
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    • Chi City Mom says:

      Thank you! I know you were one of my first followers and I am glad I had found your blog as well! We must definitely meet one of these days to celebrate for sure!

  3. Congratulations on making it to your one year mark!!! That’s huge! Mine is coming up and I feel just like you do: want to work on some goals in year two, but happy with where I am right now. Blogging rocks!! I look forward to reading more of your blog:)
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    • Chi City Mom says:

      Thank you! Awesome! Good luck in the coming year. Looking forward to reading up on your blog as well 🙂