Blog Love {R4C 3rd Blog-versary!}

When I started blogging 3 years ago today, I had no idea where it would take me. I thought that it would be an online journal that a few people might read – mostly friends and family. Little did I know how much Running4Cupcakes would grow as a blog, but how I would grow along with it.

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Through Running4Cupcakes, I have connected with so many different people, both online and in real life. I have had the opportunity to try new products, that if it wasn’t for blogging, I probably wouldn’t even know they exist (like SKORA running shoes!). . . as well as products that I already love (hello – Chobani!).

And I have found out that I am a serious social media junkie. . . My husband had to take the phone away from me last night as I was scrolling through Twitter and Instagram. Winking smile And don’t even get me started on Tweet Chats. Love those.

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I love the ability through my blog to look back at what we were up to 1 year ago today. . . or scroll through old blog posts (here’s my first post) and marvel at how much life has changed since Luke has come along, or how crazy and cute Abby still is!

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The blog gives me the ability to connect with other bloggers, but also let my friends and family know more about our life and what we are up to thanks to the blog. It keeps us connected.

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As a blogger, I am always trying to come up with new ideas for blog posts and it really keeps me on the lookout for all those little things in life and makes me appreciate and take notice of them, where as otherwise, I think they would just pass me by.. .

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And who would have thought that I would be doing an occasional posts about How-To for your blog and the fact that I have some basic {– very basic!} knowledge of HTML code. And that my blogging would progress to get-togethers with other bloggers,

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my first blogging conference – complete with my first time speaking at a blogging conference!!

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I can’t help but think back to getting my start in blogging. I started reading Peanut Butter Fingers after clicking though to her blog through an article that she had written on Spark People. I immediately loved reading her blog, hearing what she was up to, trying new workouts or recipes. . . and through her blog, I discovered the blogging world. .. and a few months later, lying in bed one night, thinking what if I started my own blog? And at that exact moment, Scott asking “What are you thinking about?” and I told him. And he said, that would be awesome – go for it. And then helped me come up with my blog name. . . something with running and food. Smile –> Running4Cupcakes.

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And what a journey it has been. Thank you to my first readers – my family and friends, and thank you to all my blogging friends, near and far. Thanks for reading and sharing and commenting. Lots of love to you all.

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  1. Congratulations on a huge accomplishment! Looking forward to reading for many more years!! 🙂
    Kim @ healthy nest recently posted..Do you have to be hippie to be healthy?My Profile

  2. Happy blog-birthday R4C! I participated in an interview yesterday about why I started my blog, and so many of my answers were similar to what you posted here! I’m happy to have met you at hls and have really enjoyed your blog!
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  3. Katie,
    Congrats on three years! As a lurker, I love reading your blog. I’m a MN gal as well and your inspiration is contagious. Thanks for all the time you put into this wonderful little place on the big world wide web!

  4. That is awesome! I just started blogging about a month ago and I read all these other bloggers and the experiences they have and I hope to have them as well. I have over 20 followers already and none of them are my friends, more then I thought I would have in a month. Thanks for inspiring me.
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  5. Happy 3 year my friend! I love how you mentioned that blogging has really opened up your mind and eyes to notice the little things in life. I so completely agree. It keeps our brains sharp and our minds creative.
    Everything in life happens for a reason, and I am so happy we all started blogging so that we could connect and become such great friends. Love you.
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  6. What a great look back and reflection on how far you’ve come! Congrats to you! I only started blogging last year & I’m in love with it. I understand the social media obsession. Sometimes I’m glued to my computer or gadgets all day, when I wake up & even up until I fall asleep. It’s ridiculous, but I love it! I hope it turns into something fun for me like it did for you!
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  7. Congrats!!! That is fantastic! I hope to get to 3 years someday!
    Hannah @ CleanEatingVeggieGirl recently posted..Peanut Butter Blueberry Banana Breakfast SandwichMy Profile

  8. Happy 3 years!! Blogging is definitely a fun journey and I bet it’s so awesome to look back and have a first-hand account of everything that’s happened in your life since then!
    Kelly @ Kelly Runs For Food recently posted..Respecting the need for restMy Profile

  9. SO fun! happy anniversary! I just passed my 3 yr blog anny too! (feb 17) crazy!

  10. YAY Happy Annniversary to your blog! And many more years to come!
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  11. Jackie

    Happy anniversary!

  12. Yay! Happy Anniversary– I love your blog! PB Fingers was my very first blog along with Carrots N Cake 🙂
    Katie @ Daily Cup of Kate recently posted..Girl Scout Cookies Make Me SmileMy Profile

  13. Congrats on 3 years blogging! So glad I got to meet you, and find your blog at HLS13.
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  14. Happy blogiversary!! So glad I found your blog! <3
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  15. Happy 3 years to R4C! So glad you started blogging – this little piece of the Internet brings me a smile each week! 🙂
    Ashley@cupcakesncrunches recently posted..Atlas Eats Real FoodMy Profile

  16. Wow!!! 3 years is impressive! Congrats and way to go!!
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  17. SO happy I’ve met you through this experience 🙂

    Here’s to 3… MANY more years!
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  18. (sorry I’m so late at catching up on this, but…)
    Happy 3 years!! That’ll be for me in May…blogging has definitely opened up awesome opportunities, not to mention making friends!
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