Monday, August 7, 2023

Celebrating 8 Years of Blogging

 Happy 8th Blog Anniversary To Me!

Hi friends!  It's hard to believe but, as of July 30th, I have been blogging for eight years! Yes, I'm a bit late in celebrating but that's okay. Life has been pretty busy this last month since the arrival of our new dog, River, so today is the day to celebrate eight years of blogging!

I must say that eight years has surely passed by quickly. I was still teaching full time when I started in 2015 and now that I have been retired for 6 1/2 years life is still very busy. Still, I love my blog and enjoy thinking of ideas to write posts about like fashion ideas, tablescapes, home decor and life in general. Granted, some of last year's posts haven't been the happiest what with going through my oldest sister's final illness and passing. But, I have tried to remain upbeat in most of my posts and look forward to sharing new ideas for the coming year. I haven't shared posts quite as frequently this last year but I have tried to post at least once weekly and hope to do that in the coming year, as well, with some weeks having two posts. The best way to make sure you see new posts is to subscribe to my blog so you get an email about new posts. You can also follow me using the button in the right hand column of my blog page. Also, if you enjoy reading my posts it would be great if you would recommend Debbie Styles Life to your friends and family! New readers are always welcome!

This post from last year in which I shared a sneak peak of my room redo along with some delicious meals and a little fashion was one of my top viewed posts. Click here if you would like to revisit or read the post for the first time. 

And this devotional post on moving forward was very well received. Click here to read/revisit this post. I haven't written as many devotional posts this past year and would like to do more this coming year. 

And this fashion post on styling a blue polo dress got a lot of hits. Who knew polo dresses were so popular? Revisit this post here

And, finally, this post on pockets of Christmas decor around the house got huge interest! But then, who doesn't love Christmas?! Get some early Christmas decor inspiration here!

I hope you have enjoyed revisiting some favorite posts from last year and I want to thank you, my awesome readers, for your support over these last eight years of blogging! Debbie Styles Life (and before that Debbie This And That) would not exist without you! 

I would love to hear what type of posts you have enjoyed most over the years and, also, what type of posts you would enjoy seeing in the future. Please leave your thoughts in a comment. I love hearing from you, my readers!

Until Next Time,


Anonymous said...

Keep on posting! I love that you are doing this, and that it makes you so happy. Your ideas and posts are very interesting and such a joy to read.

Sharon said...

Congratulations on eight years of blogging! I have enjoyed your blog more than any others I've read over these last eight years. When reading your blog posts,just like in reading a good book, I have sometimes chuckled, sometimes shed a tear, and often come away inspired by your well-written words. Happy Anniversary, and I look forward to the next year of reading your blog!

Anonymous said...

Hi Debbie! Its been a long journey, i get it..9 yrs here. Your dog is precious and you know im an animal lover. Im sorry to hear of your family's hardships, and will add u to my prayers.

Jess xx

Iris said...

Always a pleassure to read your posts. I'm personally having a hard time with posts on my blog right now. My brain just doesn't want to cooperate.

I enjoyed the "look backs" on some of your previous posts. I hope River is doing well. Always love the pet posts.

Keep up the gooe work.

Debbie Styles Life said...

Thank you everyone for your lovely well wishes on my eight years of blogging! I will "keep on keeping on" and appreciate your reading and your comments so very much!