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Happy Four Year Anniversary Plus a Reader Survey

Go Gingham Happy Four Year Anniversay

Where does the time go? It’s been four years since I first pushed the “publish button” here at Go Gingham! Four years plus one month – I’m actually not sure where the month of October went – but we’ll celebrate now.

When I decided to launch this site, I didn’t really know much about websites, social media, taking pictures, or writing for the web. All I really knew – and what I’ve been passionate about for years – was living well on less. Living well and being kind – to the planet, to ourselves, to our pocketbooks, and to others. That sweet spot “good for you, good for the environment, and good for the budget” is how I try to live every day while being positive.

Being positive about living on less isn’t always popular. Living well on more is easier than living well on less. Living well on less requires more time – and creativity. That “creativity” is what I envisioned me sharing with you. What’s actually happening is trading or exchanging of information – with each other.

That exchange of information over these four years is what I love. Sharing ideas with you and getting new ideas from you. Sharing my techniques and learning your techniques. Inspiring you and being inspired by you. (Eliminating paper towels from a home was the ultimate example of this!)

Go Gingham Happy Four Year Anniversay

Thank you – for reading, for sharing, for stopping me on the street corner to say you had a ‘Go Gingham moment.’ Thank you for emailing me your comments because you’re too shy to leave one online. Thank you for sending me pictures of your cleaned out closets and drawers. Thank you for making one of my recipes and sharing it at a party – and then telling me how it was a hit. Thank you for tolerating my love of gingham and exclamation points. There are never enough of those! Thank you! Thank you! From the rooftops, please, “Let’s Go Gingham!”

Alrighty….how about a couple of giveaways? Yes, please! I’ve got two slotted for the week or so. First giveaway? Three jars of assorted Bonne Maman preserves (the only jams I like to buy and the lids are gingham – of course!) and a 3-Quart Heritage Baker from Le Creuset – you get to choose the color. Second giveaway? A box of beautiful Harry and David Royal Rivieraยฎ pears. Always a favorite at our house, these pears are delicious, juicy, and non-gmo.

And, lastly, if you have a few minutes, would you please take a reader survey? Whether you’re a faithful reader who never misses an update or you’re reading for the first time, I’d love to get your input.

Again, thank you, dear reader, for reading. I appreciate your time, your comments, and your feedback.

What’s your favorite way to celebrate a blog-i-versary or a work anniversary? What’s your favorite way to celebrate a birthday? Anniversary?

Go Gingham related links:

One-year anniversary of Go Gingham – complete with misspellings!
Two-year anniversary of Go Gingham – a review with what I’ve learned
Three-year anniversary of Go Gingham – on being passionate, authentic and professional
The launch of my professional site is here and my first speaking schedule

22 thoughts on “Happy Four Year Anniversary Plus a Reader Survey

  1. Thanks for the hard work on your site, Sara. I like your content but, even more, I like your friendly and positive interactions with everyone who visits your site. It’s like having a conversation with a group of friends. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Thank YOU, Kris! I appreciate all of the comments you leave and your feedback ๐Ÿ™‚
      I couldn’t change the typo in the survey since it’s still being used. Thanks for the heads up! You can always tell me about typos. Thanks!!

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  2. Yay, Sara! I am so happy that your blog has been such a great success. I gobble up up the info you put out there and always want more – thanks so much!!!

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    1. Thank YOU, Kris! I appreciate all of the comments you leave and your feedback ๐Ÿ™‚
      I couldn’t change the typo in the survey since it’s still being used. Thanks for the heads up! You can always tell me about typos. Thanks!!

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  3. I really enjoy your blog and know there is much more for me to explore in your archives! I recently made your hand soap and I love it!!
    How do we sign up for the giveaways? Congrats on 4 years!

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  4. CONGRATS! That’s quite an accomplishment. You’ve come so far. Took the survey. Looking forward to seeing what you are up to for the next four years and beyond.

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    1. Thanks, Deborah! It just keeps going that blogging – and I really enjoy the community both online and off. Can’t wait to meet up with you. Thanks for organizing the meet-ups!! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  5. A big congratulations on hitting the 4 year mark, Sara! Although I have the luxury of talking with you – often! – face to face, I always enjoy seeing what is happening on Go Gingham. Keep up the great posts!

    PS: You and I also share a love for the exclamation point!

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  6. Happy 4th! Good for you on keeping this site interesting and fun to read. I’ve probably been inspired and learned more from you & your blog than any other blog I’ve ever read. I truly look forward to every post and I put your ideas to such good, money-saving use! Thanks, Sara!

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    1. Oh, Vanessa, thank you! I appreciate your kind words. ๐Ÿ™‚
      Can’t wait to read more about your journey and blog ~
      Thank you for being such a good commenter and part of the community!!

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  7. Congrats on your FOUR year anniversary. You’re amazing!! We can barely get our one post a week done. Maybe someday we’ll be able to write multiple posts a week like you!!!

    How do we win the fabulous prizes?

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    1. EFB! You seem to do very well with your writing – and are super-duper regular, too!
      Looks like you found the drawing. Hope you win!
      Thanks for always leaving comments and reading. I’m glad we’ve reconnected since the ’80s – although I think my hair is stuck in that decade… ๐Ÿ™‚

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  8. Congratulations on 4 years!!! I’m a big fan of the exclamation point myself. ๐Ÿ™‚ I’ve picked up so many tips from your page. I’ve been paper towel free for a while now and I can’t believe how easy it actually is.

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    1. Thanks, Alyssa! Me, too, on that next phase….
      I’ve thoroughly enjoyed getting to know you and am so thankful our blogs have brought us together! We should get together and cook more often ๐Ÿ™‚

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  9. Dear Sara,

    I’m so happy for you! As you know, keeping up a blog for so long with no boss, no salary, and no officemates is not easy. But you do it so well, and as others have noted, with a contagiously positive attitude.

    Congratulations on hitting this milestone — keep going, Sara!

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    1. Thanks so much, Amy! Well, I do have an office-mate and he makes lunch a lot of days, too. ๐Ÿ™‚ Since Brad works at home, I’m not too lonely!
      Thanks for stopping by and I’ve enjoyed all of our interactions – and hope someday we’ll finally meet in person!

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