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Sunday, November 29, 2009

Fairy Blog Mothers

We all have one (or two).
That extra special blogger, be they male or female,
who took an extra special interest in us and our lowly little blogs when we were just starting out.
They gave us support, they provided encouragement, t
hey bestowed on us much free publicity and blog traffic.
I think all of us have one, but have we thanked them lately?
That's what this post is all about.

I have a couple that I'd like to give recognition to, and my very first Fairy Blog Mother was
Theresa Cano of Garden Antqs Vintage.

(Photo: Garden Antqs Vintage)

Theresa was one of my very first followers, 
and almost immediately gave me a place of honor on her blogroll. 
She could always be counted on to provide an "attagirl" in my comments, 
and I know that she's done the same for so many of you.

If you ever want to get super analytical about your blog 
and where your traffic comes from, download Google Analytics
I knew all along that Theresa had been a huge supporter, 
but it wasn't until I delved into the science behind it all 
that I realized just how many visitors Theresa had sent my way 
over these past few months. 
I was speechless, her unwavering support has contributed largely 
to the growth of my blog, and her inspiration continues to spur me on 
to be a better blogger and vintage dealer each and every day.
Theresa, thank you!!!

My second Fairy Blog Mother is
Dawn Edmonson of The Feathered Nest.


I was just minding my own business, having my first unassuming little giveaway, 
when all of a sudden, BAM!
I had an explosive influx of new visitors and followers, 
and the sneaky Ms. Edmonson was the culprit!
Through her selfless promotion and support of my giveaways (and me), 
she has caused my blog, and my confidence, to grow by leaps and bounds. 
She is always there to offer a sweet word of encouragement, and again, 
I've seen firsthand that she's done this for many of you, too.

So who is yours? Fairy Blog Mother, that is?
Who is that one person who has been your biggest cheerleader, 
or who has taken an unselfish interest in the promotion of you and your blog? 
Tell us here, give thanks in this, the season for doing just that!

Giveaway Goodness still going on all this week!

I'm offering a $25 Gift Card to Anthropologie 
an extra special surprise from my

Just leave me a comment for one entry, be or become a follower for two, 
and promote my giveaway on your blog for three entries.

Also, be sure to head on over to Fairy Footprints in the Sand 
for Heidi's fabulous Christmas Giveaway of a Domino Necklace!


Have a great week ahead, and be safe!


Theresa said...

My fairy Blog Mother is My Niece, agirlnamedkellykelly! She got me started and was there for me when I needed tips or encouragement! Love blogging, Congrats on #100 dear Anne! Have a blessed evening!

*The Beautiful Life* said...

Such a sweet post! There have been so many sweet encouragers since I started blogging, it's hard to count! "Fairy Blog Mother" is the BEST name! :)

Happy 100th post!!


The Green Pea said...

Yes, Theresa C. was my first follower too. She encouraged me as well. I think I will call her My fairy Blog Daughter! Congratulation on your 100th post Anne. sandi

trash talk said...

My daughter. She got so tired of hearing me whine about not having an identity, that she made me go out and create one. I knew nothing about the computer, but through trial and error and an occasional shot in the backside with a cattle prod by her, here I am today...Trash!

Brynwood Needleworks said...

Congratulations again, Anne!
I have a couple of local friends who thought I should write a blog, and then there is Handsome - my loving husband - who always believes in me even when I'm a little shaky. It's always good to have someone who believes in you.

LuLu Kellogg said...

Isn't it wonderful to have these special people to help us along when we are first starting out? This is such a sweet posting :)

Congratulations on your 100th Dear One!


Leigh of Tales from Bloggeritaville said...

I have a few that have been here for going on three years. My first commentor was Hewy of No Sleep Helena, who I still appreciate and adore for being my "Big Blog Bro". Another was Jennifer, Dust Bunny Hostage, who his my "Big Blog sis". I adore both of these bloggers, both are incredibly supportive and dear hearted people, ones that luckily stumbled upon me. What's the luck?
Im in for Vintage Christmas Monday. Stop by if you can.

Tales from Bloggeritaville

anythinggoeshere said...

Laura from 52 flea was one of my first followers. She had started blogging shortly before I did and we found each other early on and have enjoyed this blogging ride together.

Six divided by two..... said...

CONGRATS on the 100th post!! Glad I was here to see it!! Ok my fairy blog mother would of course be.... you!! You have encouraged me on each and every post. I am sooooooo grateful!! I almost cried when Angelique told me that you were not going to be in Athens.. sniff sniff. I am thrilled for you and your 100th post!!! Awesomeness at it's best - as always!!!

Six divided by two..... said...

p.s. I guess I better mention the other Six sister. But do sisters count lol? She answers all my questions ... not just blog ones.

David said...

Congrats on 100 posts, Anne!

Michelle Hughes said...

woohoo!!! Congrats on your 100th post!! I am going to blog about your wonderful giveaway tomorrow!

Smiles~ Michelle

Six in One Hand said...

Trash Talk is my bloggy fairy godmother!!!!
She was the first person to follow me that wasn't family and she always encourages me!!!

She's the bomb diggity...

Amy'svintagecottage said...

I agree! Theresa amazes me how she visits so many blogs and seems to genuinely care about our little stories and pictures giving us the support to continue. I also appreciate your sweet comments and visits! I must credit Tiffany of ShabbyScraps for getting me into this whole blogland and having the patience to teach such a novice like me!
congrats on your 100th!

Karyn @ Candarbry Garden said...

My real mommy is my fairy blog mother. She has two blogs, and has time to leave encouraging words to so many! I have posted a link, following and commenting! Congratulations on your 100th post!

BellaRosa said...

Congrats on your 100th post! I think I have under 30 :) I hope to make that 100 one day...I hope...I think your post on a Fairy blog mother is wonderful! Mine is Dawn of The Feathered Nest...She not only made my dream come true of having a blog by making me mine, but she became not only my mentor, but one of my dearest friends...She has such an amazing heart, I am just so lucky that she came into my life :) It was thru her that I found your blog, which I love by the way! It is such a wonderful place to visit, I love the way that you write and how you share so much of yourself, your thoughts and ideas...Will be posting about your giveaway and becoming a follower, although I would have done that anyways :) Besos, Rose

Anonymous said...

Fairy Blogmothers.. love it. AS you grow, that means that I to will grow with you. Love you Anne!!


starnes family said...

Isn't that the truth?! I'd be lost without a single blogger who showed me everything. LOST!

Congrats on 100.

Unknown said...

WOW you're amazing Anne! You're already up to 100 posts!!

I'm glad you found help and encouragement from Theresa and Dawn when you were starting out, they are very special and so very kind!!

Happy Monday kiddo!

:) T

Lori @ Katies Rose Cottage Designs said...

What a precious post and definitely wonderful blog mother's ~

Effie said...

You have such verbage.... I wish I had that and wish I would motivate myself to be half as interesting as you are.... !!!! Good Job Anne

Lee Weber said...

You are really doing an awesome job! I wish I could say I had a fairy blogmother... I'd love to get as many hits and the number of followers you have. Congrats on your success!

Lee said...

I would have to thank Theresa as well what a sweety pie. There are a few others but she was there in the beginning.
Happy 100th.

Garden Antqs Vintage said...

Wow Anne, you are the one that continues to blow me away, your energy is just amazing! You my friend are the encourager, but I must admit that I consider Dawn a friend even though we've never met face to face. She too encouraged me in the beginner and has sent so many people my way. She's a great cheerleader to have, but then there's Pat of Back Porch Musings who helped me with so many questions in the beginning and so many others that have just left such sweet comments, I could go on and on. You are such a great asset to the blogging world and I wish you so many more posts and friendships too!

June said...

Hi Anne,
Isn't Dawn amazing how she always features new bloggers on her blog?!
That Google Analytics is so interesting. My daughter looked it up on mine too and I was blown away by the data. So fun!

Simply Jessabells said...

Happy 100th. I am fairly new even though I have been blogging for a year but I just started doing more blogging then in the past. I too adore The Feathered Nest. I follow her daily. Dawn really is a good fairy blogmama! She posts everyone's giveaways which is great because I get to read some great blogs and follow them, like yours for instance. Can't wait to read the next 100!


The Flying Bee said...

Fairy Blog Mother....cute! Okay. First, my hubby, but I guess he would be my Fairy Blog Father, err...that sounds weird, about Fairy Blog Hubby! Anyway, he's the one who pushed me to do it. Second, of course, Ruth...need I say more? Third, YOU! You have been one of my biggest supporters and promoters, so THANKS! :)


drub-b said...

just found you, love vintage christmas

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Anne,

I loved the thought of having a Fairy Blog Mother, that is so sweet.
There are so many lovely and wonderful friends out there that inspire and encourage us on.
Congratulations on 100 posts and I look forward to the next fun filled posts!

happy week

Nancy @ Live love laugh said...

Big congrats to you!!! I am at 56, I see, so I am hugely impressed! That is so sweet -Fairy Blogmothers! Kelli of There is no Place Like Home was my first and she was very helpful as were Shari at My Cottage of Bliss and Dawn!...I also have enjoyed "knowing" Nicole at Bugaboos-she is fun and creative and Gina at Simply Heart and Home is so sweet...and you!! I am sooo thankful for my blog friends!

Nancy @ Live love laugh said...

Faithful follower!

Mindy said...

Anne, honey. I am so sorry I missed out on wishing you a large congrats on your 100th post! Out of pocket does not begin to describe my life these days...I'm taking a moment to see if I can say hi to some of my favs. And of course, you are up there! Back to reading now. ~Mindy

The Feathered Nest said...

Oh Anne. What a beautiful post sweet girl!!!!! I just love blogging, you know that...and I just wanted YOU to know how wonderful it is too!!! So, I love helping any little way that I can. You, my friend, have an AMAZING personality and it simple eminates through your blog!!!! I'm so excited, Troy visited my blog and is having a giveaway and you KNOW I'm a giveaway SUCKER...GOTTA post about it!!!! I'm so glad I found you Anne, you truly are an angel ~ hugs and love, Dawn

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