Monday, May 1, 2017

One Year of Blogging!

It seems fitting to me that I wrapped up my first year of blogging by spending the weekend at Rolex with several of the outstanding ladies who inspired me to start my own blog. This wasn’t the first time I’ve driven halfway across the country to spend time with random people I’ve met on the internet, and I’m sure it won’t be the last. Obviously I haven’t been murdered or mugged yet (thanks Aimee and Karen), and my conclusion is that horse people are pretty damn awesome. I had an absolutely ridiculously awesome time this weekend, and I can't wait to write about it.

By the numbers*
Posts: 173 (this makes 174)
Views: 35,012
Public followers: 21
Comments: 1706 (really 853, because I respond to basically every comment, so half of them are from me and I feel like that doesn't count)
Most popular posts: Tack Review (Art of Riding Products), Can We Hack It?, Retail Therapy, Can I Ride Your Horse?  
*Numbers pulled from Blogger's stats, so not saying they're accurate, they're just all I have. Pulled last night around 3 p.m. before I crashed with a Rolex hangover.

High points: Cinna's first dressage show, attending my first hunter pace with Ruby, Cinna's first off the farm trail ride

Favorite purchase: Otto
 Most common view: Between Ruby's ears on the trail
In the last year things have changed a lot -- my schedule has been turned upside down and I've been struggling to orient myself with keeping two horses in work while also keeping up with the rest of my life. I've failed at it an awful lot (which is a common theme in my blog). I've contemplated dabbling in endurance with Ruby (still haven't really made progress with that though). Cinna has grown up in leaps and bounds. Ruby has stepped up to everything I've asked her to do and then some. My geldings are still delightful semi-retired trail horses, and my teeny dogs make me laugh on a daily basis. Blogging has connected me to amazing people and helped me form some fantastic friendships. I've learned about cool new products and interesting training methods. It has really broadened my views on a variety of new things and I'm so grateful that I made the choice to step into this world.
Teeny dogs will continue to star on the blog.
Bring on the next year of blogging!


  1. Happy Blogiversary! So happy to have you as a part of the crew. :)

    1. Thank you 😍 it's amazing how close I feel to so many people I've never met! (Or just met this weekend for the first time haha)

  2. I'm so glad you started blogging. I would be so lost without my fellow tack ho(s).

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    1. Thanks! So glad that blogging world brought you into both my virtual and real life! 😁

  4. Congrats! I've enjoyed following you!

  5. Happy Anniversary. There should be cake.... :)

  6. Congrats on one year! I've loved following along and "getting to know you" digitally! Also awesome you had such a great Rolex trip - can't wait for details!!

    1. Thank you, and same to you! It's been a blast. The first of 3 or 4 Rolex posts should go up today 😋

  7. Happy blogging anniversary and here's to many many more. There's nothing quite like blogging friends :)

  8. Congratulations on a year of blogging!