Wednesday, May 4, 2022

9 Year Blogiversary

Happy Birthday to my Blog!  Today, Magically Melissa officially turns 9!!! 

It's hard to believe that I've been doing this for nine years.  My how far it's come... 

When I started my blog nine years ago, I was trying to fill the void that planning our Disney Wedding left in my life.  Eliot and I had gotten married about 6 months prior to me starting "My Disney Life".  We had recently moved to Maine, and he was working full time around the corner.  I was still driving him to and from work each day since he didn't have a driver's license- so I didn't have a job at the time.

I spent most of my mornings and afternoons unpacking and working on our house, until there wasn't really anything else left to do.  It was at this point that I simultaneously started working on my blog and on a few craft projects to keep myself busy during the day.  The craft projects would eventually morph into my side business at the time... which eventually became the early stages of Happily Ever Hatter.

Looking back now, it's apparent how far I've come.  While my blog isn't quite what I'd love for it to be yet, it's certainly come a long way since those early days!

For starters, I'm still as committed as I ever was- if not more.  Appropriately, this is my 90th post of the year on my blog's 9th birthday.  I've also posted 18 days in a row... although I admit I just did a seven day blog post dump today to get caught up.  (My time at the chiropractic office caught up to me last week when I worked twice as many hours as I was supposed to Friday and didn't have time to get my posts completed.)

But, therein lies another big step of progress.  Old Melissa would have been panicking that I was so far behind on my posts.  New Melissa is rolling with the punches and decided not to let it bother me.  I enjoyed my weekend, time with Eliot and my family, and I didn't allow myself to get sucked into writing on Eliot's vacation days Monday and Tuesday.  Instead, I told myself that I'd get caught up today... so I've finished writing, editing, and adding photos to a weeks worth of blog posts in one day.  Rock Star!!!

Speaking of blog posts... somewhere over the past few months, I hit 1,000 published posts!  It was a milestone that seemed daunting years ago.  But when I finally reached it, I was so busy forging ahead that I didn't even realize it had come and gone.

I've definitely made a lot of progress over the past nine years... and I'm still enjoying sharing our lives on my little corner of the interwebs.

Anniversaries and birthdays are a time to reflect and look back, but for me they're also an opportunity to look forward.  Looking ahead, there's a bright future for Magically Melissa.  I've still got a lot of things that I'd like to write about.  I've got new segment ideas that I haven't shared yet.  I've got so many ideas for crafting projects.  I'd like to share more of our house as projects get finished and completed.  And of course, I'd like to share about our puppies once we finally welcome them into our lives.

As for my blog itself, I've still got some blog updates that I'd like to complete.  I had to put them on hold, but I'm hoping I'll be able to find some time to get them back into my plans.  I'd love to finish my blog updates before it's 10th anniversary next year!

And as always, thank you to everyone who has followed along and joined me on this blogging adventure!  I hope you enjoy following our magical journey through life!  

Happy Blogiversary MagicallMelissa!!!  °o°


  1. Happy Blogiversary-I enjoy reading each and every one of them! (jv)

    1. Thank you so much JV!!! 💕 It was so great to finally meet you in real life the other day!!! 🙂

    2. It was so great to be able to say hi to you! (jv)