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Tuesday, August 21, 2012

2 year {blogiversary}

Guess what?! Today is my two year blogiversary! Can you believe it? I would not have guessed what would become of this place when I sat at my kitchen table sipping coffee on that Sunday morning two years ago. I didn't think TWO YEARS later I'd have made friends across the country ((some of whom I've met in person)) and throughout the world. I couldn't have dreamed of the community I would be part of from setting up this little corner of the internet. I didn't even really know anything about branding or HTML ((not that I'm an expert by any means now)), but I have come a long way.

In March, I did a series on the lessons I've learned from blogging. My husband has done some designing for me and taught me most everything I know about HTML code. I seriously couldn't have done it without him! These are some of the blog banners over the past two years:

Which one is your favorite? I still love the frames, but I also love the current look, which I created myself. Have you ever wondered where the name "dot in the city" came from? I don't actually think I've blogged about it before. When I started this blog, we were living in a neighborhood of Boston known as Dorchester or "dot" for short. I liked the play on words with it being an actual place or a person ((me)), even though I have never been called Dot ((except of course for the sporadic readers who leave comments calling me such which is always good for a chuckle)).

So, how about a giveaway to celebrate the occasion?! Like I said earlier, I am so grateful for be part of the blogging community and have met some incredible bloggers and handmade shop owners. Here is the lineup of awesome giveaway items...

Sweet Mandy of Mandipidy blog + shop is giving away 1 print of winner's choice, an $18 value.

Dear Christa of Ora Dale ((shop)) + Sugarfoot Speaks ((blog)) is giving away a $15 shop credit.

Thoughtful Megan of Meg's Musings ((blog)) + Pretties by Meg ((shop)) is giving away this gorgeous minty necklace, a $20 value.

Kind Alison of Little Green Thread ((shop)) + blog is giving away winner's choice of a Date Night Clutch, a $25 value.

And finally, I'm giving away 1 month of large ad space plus a button design (250 x 250 for ad space).

Thank you for your support of my blog! Enter the giveaway using rafflecopter below. One winner takes all! 
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  1. YAY!!! happy blogiversary!!! i love that first header with the frames so much!

  2. Happy Blogiversary! LOVE the new look too ;)

  3. I love all of your headers, especially this present one ;)

  4. I think my favorite one is the larger frames. But I tend to love doodle-y looking things. :)
    Catherine Denton

  5. Finally stopping by to say... Congratulations!!
    And I like the look of your facebook header best! I know that's not an option, but I just wanted to share. :)


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