Sunday, July 12, 2015

Our 4th Blogoversary

4th Blogoversary

We've been blogging 4 years today.  It seems like yesterday when we first started blogging.  Thanks to the special talents of our friend, Ann, from Zoolatry, we have a special guest for our 4th Blogoversary:  Angel Sweet Praline.





Background Information

I started blogging over 7 years (June 5, 2008) ago with Sweet Praline.  I'd never heard of blogging before, but was encouraged to give it a try by Dr. Dean McCaughan (dad of Jasper McKitten-cats).  I posted that first day and posted three straight years (1,105 days), never missing a day, until Praline's 3rd blogoversary.  This was approximately 5 weeks after Sweet Praline was helped to the bridge due to cancer.  The love, caring, and support I received from the Cat Blogosphere was immeasurable. This is one of the reasons I still give back to the CB through the yearly calendars and Secret Paws.

I took a break for about 5 weeks after Sweet Praline's 3rd Blogoversary.  I'd already talked to Mom Terri about some new Persian furbabies and was waiting for them to get old enough so I could go down and visit to let them pick me.  I'd decided to get two kittens this time.  After a lot of thought, research, and a little help from my friends, a new blog was born:  Sweet Purrfections.  Where did the name come from?  I wanted to honor Sweet Praline, but didn't want to use her blog for the new furchildren, so I decided to keep the name "sweet" as part of the name.  I also remembered Sweet Praline by choosing New Orleans/French confection names for the new babies and knew they would be purrfect, so I combined purrfection with confections and came up with Purrfections.  Just like with Sweet Praline, my wonderful friend, Ann from Zoolatry, designed the first header.  I was so pleased when Ann sent me the graphics for the 4th blogoversary that she had integrated Sweet Praline with Truffle and Brulee.  This was a surprise.  Ann also designed the new header, which is similar to the header she designed for the 1st blogoversary.
1st Blogoversary Header 2012

I've never missed a day since beginning Sweet Purrfections 4 years ago.  As of today, there are 1,464 straight days of posting.  When I combine that with the 3 years of posting for Sweet Praline, I've posted 2,569 blog posts.  Thank you to all of the special humans I've met behind the cats over the last 7 years.  I've been so lucky to have met many of you in person and hope to meet many more.  Even though many have moved away from blogging to Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+, etc., I plan on continuing with blogging as my primary communication in social media.  This is a way to chronicle the daily lives of my Southern Sweet and Sassy beautiful girls.  

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36 comments:

GLOGIRLY said...

Congratulations on your 4th Blogoversary!!! WOW... we are so impressed! Not missing a single day in four years!!! That's truly amazing and we know how much hard work and dedication goes into each and every one of those posts. Enjoy your very special day!!! Here's to even more wonderful years ahead!
xoxo

The Florida Furkids said...

Happy Blogoversary!! It's funny that we both started blogging right around the same time. It sure was nice to see Angel Sweet Praline again too.

The Florida Furkids

Layla Morgan Wilde ( Cat Wisdom 101) said...

Happy 4th blogoversary. What a huge milestone. It's been a joy visiting and getting to know you.

Summer at sparklecat.com said...

Happy blogoversary - and paws up for your consistency! I loved your blogoversary post today - it was very sweet... and I guess "Sweet!" too. :)

Lone Star Cats said...

Happy blogoversary!

Hannah and Lucy said...

We wish you a furry Happy 4th Blogoversary girls.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Fuzzy Tales said...

Happy Blogoversary! We can hardly believe it's been four years already, it feels like two...maybe. LOL.

KarenMcG said...

Congratulations on 4 years with your blog. Love, love, love the new header, and seeing Sweet Praline again, too. The new girly divas, Brulee and Truffle, are just purrfect! So photogenic!

www.shelter-cats.com said...

What an accomplishment, congratulations and kisses to the kitties!
xxoo
Maggie

Flynn said...

Happy Blogoversary to you! It is lovely to see Sweet Praline again. Ann has created beautiful graphics and header for you.

Alasandra, The Cats and Dogs said...

Happy 4th Blogoversary !!!!!!! What lovely graphics you had to share today.

Cherry City Kitties said...

Concatulations on 4 fabulous, fluffy and fun filled years....and many more!

The Island Cats said...

Happy Blogoversary! Wow, 4 years of every day posts?!? That's fabulous! And we've enjoyed every single one. We ♥ you!

pilch92 15andmeowing said...

Happy Blogoversary!!! Congratulations on 4 years. I love the graphics and this post. What a nice tribute to Angel Praline too. Here's to many, many more years of blogging.

Random Felines said...

HAPPY Blogoversary girls!!! We love seeing your pictures and hearing all about it.

Brian said...

Happy Blogoversary from all of us! Those photos of Sweet Praline are so very wonderful!

Lola The Rescued Cat said...

Happy Blogoversary! I didn't know you had been blogging that long! You're an inspiration with your daily posts and I love reading about your beautiful girls.
Dawn

Aimee McCormack said...

Happy Blogoversary! Hello Sweet girly girls and as special hello to Sweet Praline who we miss dearly... Truffles and Brulee, we wish you a purrtastic day! Lots of Purrs and Headbutts, Nishiko, Xanthe and Daedalus xxx

Jans Funny Farm said...

Happy Blogoversary, girls!

Quinn and Angel brandi said...

Concatulations on your Blogoversary! It was so sweet (heh, heh) of Sweet Praline to give you a special hello, too. Bet that made Mom Paula happy, too.

dezizworld.com said...

Such sweet and gawjus gwaffics. But we wuld 'spect no less fwum such bootyful girls and such a pawsum hooman. Weez fank ya' bunches fur all da work yous do on da calendars and even tho' weez can't affurd to purrticipate in da secwet santa, weez know lots of kitties awe blest by it. Happy Blogoversarwy and have a blest Sunday.

Luv ya'

Dezi and Lexi

ANGEL ABBYGRACE said...

A very happy blogoversary Mom Paula. YOU have always had such delightful and gorgeous girls. We loved Praline and were so sadden she left us for the Rainbow Bridge, but we celebrated with you when Brulee and Truffle came into your life. So concats on your 4th anniversary with these two precious girls! We wish you many many more. Love the new header a lot!

Katie Isabella said...

Happy Blogaversary Mom Paula and seeing dearest Sweet Praline brought tears, I miss that little Angel and remember her more often than you know.

Thank you Sweet Praline for wishing the girls their Blogaversary congratulations. Know I love you too. Mom Carole

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Happy Blogoversary! And you have to know that the Woman goes to bed way too early to have answered your email before morning! :). At least even if she's not asleep she's left the computer downstairs! :).

The Swiss Cats said...

Happy 4th Blogoversary ! Not missing a single day in four years... we're impressed, concatulations ! Your mom Paula is amazing ! We haven't known Sweet Praline till today, but it's nice to meet you, dear angel. Ann did a great job with your header and the pictures. Have a great day ! Purrs

Quill and Greyson said...

Concats on your Blogoversary!! Mom's been a long time follower and we've been here since we came along. Concats!

Caren Gittleman said...

Happy Happy 4th!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Wow, I always thought you were blogging longer than us, here's to many, many more years!!!! Glad to be a part of the journey! xoxo

Marg said...

A very Happy Fourth to all you ladies. Sure glad you started blogging. We enjoy seeing the girls.

Seville at Nerissa's Life said...

It's your blogoversary? Oh my mouses! HAPPY BLOGOVERSARY!!! May your day be filled with love & cuddles and treats & nip and may there be many, MANY more blogging years to come.

Purrs,
Seville

Georgia and Julie said...

Happy 4th Blogoversary Truffle and Brulee!
We are happy to hear you will still keep blogging.
Mom does not have time to do FB,Twitter etc.
She has her own accounts, but not so much for us.
WE look forward to reading your blog for a long,long time!
Purrs Georgia and Julie,
Treasure and JJ

Mark's Mews (Ayla, Iza, and Marley) said...

Happy Blogoversary! Happy Blogoversary! Happy Blogoversary! Happy Blogoversary! That's 4, right?

We loved the background info. And we understand why you started counting new years.

Clooney said...

Happy Blogoversary, what an accomplishment, that is wonderful! Love all these pictures of the lovely Ladycats, so nice to see Angel Sweet Praline and love your new blog header!

meowmeowmans said...

Happy blogoversary! We love you all, and are so glad you are here, every single day. Your new header is just wonderful, and what a special treat to see Angels Praline. Hugs to you all.

Laila and Minchie said...

Happy 4th blogoversary! What a great post! We always love seeing Angel Sweet Praline in them.

Kitties Blue said...

Concatulations on this milestone. We didn't know how you came about the name for your blog...very interesting and creative. The photos of Sweet Praline with her halo are so precious! Here's to seven more years at the minimum! XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

Dash Kitten said...

Congratulations and well done to you all for the hard work and the love.