Originally posted June 9, 2011
This morning I woke up and was out of bed before my husband left for work (this is no small feat for me considering my toddler wasn't awake yet, and I love to sleep in). Ammon came into the office where I had turned on the computer to get to work on my Blogaversary surprise. He gave me a kiss and said, "Happy Blogaversary. You're more beautiful today than the day you first sat down at the keyboard." I started laughing and he replied, "No, I'm serious." Thanks honey. I couldn't have done it without you:)
And now, the moment you've all been waiting for. Welcome to surprise #1. The new home of Looking in the Mirror. I am so excited. It took a lot of back and forth to finally decide to make the jump to become self-hosted. I only wanted to make this move if I was completely on board and ready to make the commitment. And with a toddler in tow that is a big decision. But I feel good about this choice and hope that together we can grow our little corner of the blogosphere. On the new site you will also find information on my yoga studio.
Now let me just say, I'm new to all of this and fairly illiterate. So, please be patient as I continue to work to improve the site. Your constructive criticism, suggestions, and advice is completely appreciated and welcome.
To celebrate the new site and a whole year at this I have decided to have a month long celebration (announcement #2). It is going to be an exciting month complete with giveaways (yes, multiple) and awesome guest posts. I have some wonderful people lined up to impart of their wisdom to us. June is going to be a very good month.
And last but hardly least, announcement #3: The first giveaway! Do you know Katie from Health for the Whole Self? If not you should take the time to get to know her. She is fantastic. Hop on over to her blog and give her new house warming wishes as they just moved into a brand new home (Congrats Kaite). Well, Katie has written a fantastic e-book called Taking Action: 30 Specific Strategies for Overcoming Emotional Eating, and she has graciously offered a FREE copy to one of my readers.
Are you excited? Because I certainly am.
And now, I know you would all like to know how to get in on this goodness, so here are the various ways you can enter the giveaway.
1. Blog about the new blog and the giveaway on your blog. Post a comment here and include the URL. Or tell about it on Facebook or Twitter (or all three for bonus entries)
2. Follow me on Twitter. Leave a comment (if you already follow me on Twitter leave a comment telling me you are already awesome and you want in on the giveaway).
3. Follow LITM on Facebook. Leave a comment. And as above, if you are already awesome just leave a comment telling me that and that you want in on the giveaway.
Each way is worth a new entry. So hedge your bets:) You have until midnight Tuesday June 14th to enter.
Welcome to the new face of Looking in the Mirror. And Happy Blogaversary to us:)