I just realized I've been blogging on Healthy Mommy, Healthy Baby for 1 year.
Well...I didn't just realize. I realized about 2 weeks ago when I remembered having started this blog back in February 2011. Then I tried to come up with a way to celebrate this momentous occasion. Should I host a giveaway? Should I post a special recipe? Should I hold a contest to help me get 100 followers? The latter was my original idea, but then I found out GFC is going away and I knew that would be pointless. How do people normally celebrate such a thing? Seriously, how?
Then I decided I should just thank you- all my readers. All my supporters. All my commenters and fellow healthy foodies. I never thought my blog would come as far as it has and I'm so very grateful. I started doing this just for fun and as an outlet, and those are still the reasons I do it, but it's nice to know that others read it and actually care.
I've won several blog awards from fellow mommy bloggers and have guest posted a couple of times. I've been retweeted and featured and shared and all these other things I knew nothing about when I first started blogging. For me, it's always just been about combining my passions for cooking, food, health, writing and being a mom.
But, I do want to do something special to celebrate. So how about this: a recipe contest! Submit your healthy recipes to me at email@example.com and I will choose a winner by March 18th. The winner will be notified and announced on March 21st, along with their winning recipe on my blog. They will also receive a 1 year subscription to Eating Well Magazine, my favorite health and food magazine!
So send them in! I can't wait to see what you send! And know that I'm sure every recipe will be awesome and I'm not picking favorites or anything. Each recipe will be judged using the following criteria:
- How healthy the recipe is
- How creative the recipe is
- How family-friendly the recipe is
- How easy the recipe is
Also...I've opened up my blog to ads, as you may have noticed. So far I just got this ugly Adsense thingy on my sidebar. I'd much rather have something pretty and somewhat related to my blog, so if you are interested in advertising on my blog or know someone who would, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I'm new to the advertising thing and am open to working with new advertisers right now, so it would be a good opportunity for you to set the guidelines you'd like before I get wiser ;) I'll advertise your business, your website, your blog, your Etsy shop, your cookbook, whatever as long as it's family-friendly.
P.S. I tweaked the layout a bit, what do ya think?