One year ago, The Dose Girls were born. Fine, fine, we were actually born *many* years ago, but this is the anniversary of the day we officially entered the blogosphere together and became…The Dose Girls!
We have accomplished many things in the past twelve months, and today we reflect on this last year and everything it has meant to us:
- Number of blog posts published: 305
- Number of blog posts written but not published: 59
- Number of comments left on The Dose of Reality: 18,081
- Number of times we have called each other to say, “Wow! We have the greatest readers IN THE WORLD!”: 10 MILLION
We talk on the phone A LOT. We talk to organize our blogging plans for the week. We talk about our children. We
vent brag about our husbands. And we spend an incredible amount of time talking about how much we love our Dose Peeps and how amazing you are to come day after day to visit us here.
You, our beloved readers, are the very best thing about this blog hands down. Not only are you incredibly loyal, we laugh for endless hours over your comments. You enhance every. single. post. with your wit and humor! You’re the best!!
Dose Peeps+ comments=LAUGH OUT LOUD FUNNY.
Today, in honor of our first year, we decided to share with you all some of our favorite posts from the early days when we had about four readers (and two of them were us). If you haven’t read them yet, check them out!
This is the very first post we ever wrote together. We sat at Lisa’s kitchen table, where we have sat together a millionty times since, because our creative juices flow best there. And also, because it is clean. And uncluttered. Unlike the rest of our houses.
You really want the name of our decorator, don’t you?
Every now and then The Dose Girls disagree (*gasp*, we know!). Sometimes, it is on something small like whether or not the Rubik’s Cube was better than a Magic 8 ball. Occasionally, however, it is actually something pretty big that affects our friendship (and probably all of America if we are being honest). Those are the times when we really count on our Dose Peeps to step up and set us straight on who is right and who is wrong.
There is only one right answer here, so don’t let us down!
We pride ourselves on being life-long learners. If we don’t know how to do something, we look at it like a challenge and get to work. You could probably say we are our generation’s version of Aristotle or Benjamin Franklin, but with less Greek or near-miss electrocutions.
Amazing we even have time to blog at all, right?
Now for the REALLY good part…
In order to properly celebrate the momentous occasion of our blogiversary, we are giving y’all stuff! Yes! It’s a GIVEAWAY! Woot!
We each read a book this summer that we absolutely loved, and when we love something, we like to share it with you guys! Lisa read Chris Bohjalian’s book The Light in the Ruins and Ashley read Jen Lancaster’s book The Tao of Martha. To top it off, we are throwing in a $50 Amazon Gift Card to use on whatever your heart desires! (Well, whatever it desires for $50 or less)
We will announce the winner this Thursday, September 12th, so you only have a few days to make sure you are entered to win!
Thanks for celebrating our One Year Blogiversary with us!