Happy Anniversary dear readers.
One year ago today, I pushed “publish” on my very first KOAB blog post. Earlier that week, I had been sitting out on my deck with my friend Amy, who was encouraging me to start this blog. I don’t know what made me take her suggestion to heart, but I’m so glad I did. What a wild run it has been!
Back when I first started blogging, I was using a super basic word press theme. Gosh it was ugly – do any of you remember that? Many of you couldn’t even read comments due to some technical glitch that I never could figure out. I was posting at most once a day – basically just trying to get my feet wet and determine whether there would even be interest in a kosher-keeping coupon blog.
I seriously can not get over how much this blog has grown in 12 months. And it’s all thanks to YOU (and your amazing word of mouth).
As Kosher on a Budget has grown in design (thanks to the professional makeover the blog got at the end of October), in posting frequency (I average four or five posts per day now) and in readership (KOAB gets more than 35,000 hits per month – that’s just ca-ray-zy!), one thing has remained the same: I’m still shooting from the hip, sharing what works for me and my family when it comes to saving money and staying out of debt.
Speaking of debt, my series of posts about our Dave Ramsey story has remained the most popular to date. Not only did those posts generate a lot of comments and emails back then, but to this day, I still get reader mail about our Dave Ramsey journey — and how you are taking similar steps. Knowing that our get-out-of-debt story has helped you with your financial struggles means THE WORLD to me.
I want you to know how much I appreciate all of you for reading Kosher on a Budget – and most especially those of who leave a comment or two along the way. I get so psyched when Gmail dings to tell me I have a new comment. Even when you don’t agree with me – like you silly people who think I’m nuts for stockpiling ice cream.
To celebrate this anniversary, and all of you who have made this year possible, I’m hosting a giveaway. One KOAB reader will win a $36 giftcard to Amazon.com.
If you would like that $36 Amazon giftcard, you have three chances to win. Leave a separate comment for each entry:
(1) Leave a comment on this post with your favorite post, series or weekly feature at Kosher on a Budget.
(2) Subscribe to Kosher on a Budget – either via the RSS feed or the daily email updates, then come back and leave a second comment telling me you have done so. If you already subscribe to KOAB, just leave a comment to that effect.
(3) “Like” the Kosher on a Budget Facebook page, then leave a third comment telling me you have done so. If you already “like” KOAB on Facebook, just leave a comment to that effect.
Entries on this giveaway will be closed on Sunday night, July 10, 2011. If you can still comment, you can still enter. The winner will be chosen randomly and announced on Monday, July 11.
GOOD LUCK. And thank you for making this a most memorable year!