Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Happy 1 Year Anniversary to Picturing Disney!

Aloha! Today is Picturing Disney's 1 year anniversary!

As I sit here writing this post at the end of October (getting a lot of quality blogging done since Hurricane Sandy has brought us 2 emergency days) my cup runneth over. 

My Disney writing days started on Disney World forums about 7 years ago.  I wrote up some trip reports and made some Disney friends.  I then decided to start a blog so I began a recipe blog called "Confections of a Disney Addict" where I recreated Disney recipes.  But I soon found that I had more to offer and more I wanted to say.  I got picked up by a couple fairly popular blogs and started writing for them.  I went from random posts to full blown columns that were bringing in some big numbers.  I created a Guide to every Restaurant and Attraction in Walt Disney World that was expanded to Shows and Resorts.  I felt like the luckiest girl in the world that people *cared* what I had to say about Disney World. 

When I finally realized that the right place for me to blog would be through a photoblog it was like everything fell into place in my mind.  All the things I like to do could easily fit in, all my advice and reviews and thoughts right there for my friends and followers. Picturing Disney has been a work of heart and a work of art for the last 12 months and I have put so much of myself into the site. 

I am still shocked and feel like the luckiest Disney blogger in the world that I have over 3000 Facebook Fans, almost 1000 Pinterest followers, and a few hundred additional followers through Twitter and Instragram (not to mention the few hundred followers on Google Friend Connect and Networked Blogs).... and we are approaching 100,000 pageviews!! Some days I ask myself "How in the world did I get this lucky to have such amazing fans and to have reached so many people?" And I hope that the answer for you is what it is and has been for me-- sharing a little Disney magic with other people every day makes me genuinely *happy*.  Sharing my photos and stories and the extras & freebies I have acquired has become my favorite hobby.

Even though two words can not possibly sum up how grateful I am, 
Thank You.

I look forward to many more posts, photos, and adventures with each and every one of you.

"Why do we have to grow up? I know more adults who have the children's approach to life. They're people who don't give a hang what the Joneses do. You see them at Disneyland every time you go there. They are not afraid to be delighted with simple pleasures, and they have a degree of contentment with what life has brought." -Walt Disney   

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