Thursday, October 29, 2009

The Vegan Strong Blog-iversary!

I sat here today, thinking about how I was feeling a bit of the blogging slump. How I really wanted to just be excited about cooking again for the sake of cooking and not for blogging. I was thinking, its probably just like anything else, where the initial excitement starts to fade and you have to get through a rough patch to reach your stride. Of course, I say this all with a light heart, as it is, after all, just a blog.

But I started thinking about this in terms of the year and how after I hit a year, it'd probably be on the upswing. Literally, this happened less than a minute ago. Then I HAS been about a year. So I checked and, it has actually been EXACTLY a year! So, happy Blog-iversary to Vegan Strong. Its been quite a year. Some has changed, and some has not.

Bulgar Wheat and Soy, my second post, is still one of my favorite things.

My Vegan Coat is itching to officially come out of the closet this year (I have a new hat to go with it).

I had a Gluten-Free week, which definitely made me more sensitive to those of you with gluten intolerances/allergies/celiac's/etc.

I tried to involve as much of the "strong" in Vegan Strong as possible with posts about protein, protein powder recipes, and workouts, and while I know they aren't the favorite posts, they're important to me.

I've had a few raw days in there, something I wish I was more diligent about doing on a regular basis!

You were all there with me during my student teaching experience, the good and the bad.

I went to Hawaii and Maine, and moved to New Jersey.

And most recently, you've heard about my complete career change, which I am still really happy with.

All in all, its been quite a year, and I can't believe how quickly its gone by. I am really looking forward to this coming year, especially the upcoming holidays! I hope that I've been able to share some of my personality, my sense of humor, and given you an idea of who I am. Its been really great getting to know a lot of my fellow bloggers and developing relationships and doing exchanges and giveaways with them.

So thank all of you for visiting, reading, and commenting. I really love hearing from everyone, and I hope that I give back to you what you all give to me!

Have a great day everyone! And I hope you'll stick with me for another year!!


  1. Congratulations on a year of blogging! If you keep on writing I will definitely keep on reading. And don't worry about the rough patches, it happens to everyone.

  2. Congrats!! That's very exciting. You've come a long way! Good for you :)

  3. Happy bloggyversary and keep the vegan attitude up!!

  4. Congrats on your blogiversary!!!! How weird that you realized it on exactly the day it started!

    BTW, I love your workout posts!

  5. congratulations on your year of blogging! What kind of hat did you get? I am always on the lookout for cute vegan hats!

  6. Happy Blogiversary!
    Debra @ Vegan Family Style
    don't forget my cookbook giveaway- giveaway closes down Oct 31, midnight.

  7. happy blogiversary!! hope to run into you this weekend at the vegetarian food fest!

  8. congratulations gina on a year of blogging! that is such an accomplishment and I know that you will continue to be a great writer for many more years to come :)

  9. Congratulations on your one year anniverary. I am on my 4 day anniversary, lol! Gotta keep on going & I'll no doubt be getting lots of ideas from you. Stop by my blog sometime. It is not a cooking blog but a hodge podge of things that make me happy or bring me joy...simple stuff. I trained as a teacher in an earlier life so I know how much planning & preparation is involved. You now have less stress no doubt. Kudos!

  10. Way to go on your one year! I'll be here for more.

  11. Happy blog-iversary, Gina :) I love reading your blog and hope you keep it up for many more years!

  12. Hi Gina. Happy Blog0iversary! You're a talented writer and I enjoy reading your posts. Keep up the good work

  13. Yay! Mini knishes for everyone!

    Haaaaapppy Bloggiversary!

    Here's to another year gorgeous!


  14. Happy blogoversary!! :)

    I meant to write to you ages ago- I got your package, and I sent you one out too. I sure hope you got it by now...!

  15. I'm late but Congratulations! I love following your blog! You're a true inspiration!