6.05.2013

What Have I Accomplished in 200 Posts?

Since I launched EcoScrapbook over two years ago, I never stopped to celebrate a blogiversary or even a my 100th post. Now that I have 200 posts under my eco bloggy belt, it's time to look back at my accomplishments and give myself a pat on the back.

I created a minimalist scrapbook layout to celebrate and used clothing tags for the journaling:

"Accomplished" 12x12 Eco-Friendly Scrapbook Layout

Supplies: cardstock, black and white pens, two Instagram photos, clothing tags, alphas (Jillibean Soup, Bella Blvd., Thickers).

Read more about my top accomplishments from 2011 through now:

  • The EcoScrapbooking eBook became a reality. What started as a simple idea turned into a scrapbooking eBook featuring ten scrapbookers from around the world and plenty of eco-friendly ideas. I was the mastermind and gave it away for free!
  • I was featured on the local news. WTOL contacted me last April and asked me to share a Mother's Day project. I was nervous, but managed my way to the studio and scrapbooked LIVE on the morning show.
  • You can find EcoScrapbook on YouTube. I only made one video about organizing paper scraps and plan to make more (even though I said I was going to right after I did the last one...I have ideas, just need to make the time).
  • I started a newsletter! It's called The EcoScrapbooker and you can sign up over in my sidebar. I've only sent out one email so far and just need to find my groove of writing monthly updates.
  • Speaking of teaching, the Memories Scrapbooking Expo in Columbus, Ohio welcomed me and my eco-friendly crafting abilities as I taught the Recycled Scrapbooking class in March.
  • I was also a featured scrapbooker during May's Layout a Day and shared several sample layouts with over 400 participants.
  • As a Glue Dots Dottess for almost three years, I've created plenty of project tutorials on this blog and my old one, but once I started EcoScrapbook, I focused on eco-friendly crafting. There are 38 upcycled craft and scrapbook projects right here that use Glue Dots.
  • Sharing the love - one of my favorite blog series was called Scrapbooker Saturday where I featured different scrapbookers and their eco-friendly tips.
  • And I almost forgot about another favorite series from 2011 and then a blog hop in 2012, 12 Days of Eco-Christmas, which showcased several eco-friendly Christmas projects.
  • Let's talk blog traffic. I don't completely ignore it as I do like seeing visitors on my blog, but it's not a priority. It makes me feel good to blog every week and I must admit seeing over 11,000 visitors in March felt pretty dang awesome. My most popular post features three cute Easter bunnies made from toilet paper rolls. Who woulda thunk?!

There are plenty of other accomplishments, but I think I've covered most of the big ones. I'm glad I did this post and had a chance to review the past two years. I'd like to suggest you do the same.

What have you accomplished since you started your blog? If you do your own post, shoot me an email, tweet me or link up your post in the comments. ~Danielle

5 comments:

  1. Congrats Danielle! Your list of accomplishments is impressive! For me, I'm happy if I stay authentic to what I want to write about and how I like to scrapbook. It's something I've been putting a lot of though into lately!

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  2. Wow, BIG congrats, Danielle!! I am so very proud of you....I can't thank you enough for all of your inspiration!! It goes beyond words.

    Oh, I did not realize or forgot that you had a Youtube channel. That is awesome. Now if they would only let me log in. Yes, it would be awesome to see more of your creative goodies....it is always a treat!!

    'Looking forward to keeping in touch over the summer. Have a wonderful one!!

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  3. You forgot to mention that you have guest blogged in another language (on Hacer Scrapbooks), LOL!

    I do understand what you mean with not doing to celebrate the blog's milestones. I'm so there...

    As for myself, it's been a long journey since I stated blogging about scrapbooking in 2006 (with my now inactive Scrapbook Latino) to today with Hacer Scrapbooks.

    My blog's editorial line is extremely clear (and you don't know how many times I've began frowned upon for starting that my blog has such a thing as an editorial line. Who do I think I am?). It is organized on my track of mind, but it is not about me. I want to take it to a bigger place, and to be this main hub for SOLID information and education on scrapbooking in Spanish. I'm still working on it. I really need to manage my time better and to stop second guessing myself.

    I have a second, complementary blog to communicate anything that is not solid info. Both have subscription firms, and any active subscriber automatically joins a secret mailing list, getting info not posted on the blog, or getting tip see blog info in advance.

    But the biggest thing I've accomplished with my blogs is to stand up for my views on the industry, even when those are not popular. You do what you have to say, and that's what I'm doing. My blog will get to its final destination eventually, and it will be all good.

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  4. I would say you are Accomplished with a capital A. You've been busy and you've had an impact. Congrats to you on all you've done!

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  5. Congratulations on the blogoversary! I'm happy to be part of some of ebook, Scrapbook Saturday series, and 12 Days of Eco-Christmas. Your blog and perspective is a breath of fresh air through all the noise in this industry. Keep on keepin' on!

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