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One year ago today I started Sugar Dish Me.

At least I think it was one year ago today. What had happened was… Sugar Dish actually started out on another host site. I hated it. So I managed to wrap my technologically challenged brain around migrating my material here. But when I got here, sugardish.com was not an available URL. Figures. In my opinion, naming a blog is completely difficult. Like naming a book before you write it. Or naming your car before you drive it. Or naming your puppy before it ever licks your face. But naming your blog is the very freaking first thing you’re asked to do. So I was sitting there in front of my dinosaur desktop computer (velociraptor to be exact, complete with a very annoying high-pitched, consistent whining noise and a tendency to sneak attack), the one that my children have long since sent up in a puff of Minecraft smoke, with all of my recipes and poor attempts at writing in total LIMBO, while I tried to rename my blog.

I am sooooo creative that I added “Me” onto the end of “Sugar Dish”, and whaddoyaknow, that URL was available! Probably because it sucks.

At the time I really wasn’t very worried about it because I honestly didn’t think very many people would be inclined to see what I have to say, or read what I have to write besides, you know, my mom and my sisters and the ever-faithful Shasta-Cola. But here I am one year later with 180-some loyal followers and more daily traffic than I ever expected.

I know that by “professional blog standards”, 180 readers might not be much. But MY 180 readers are AWESOME.

This post is to express my deepest gratitude to those of you that left thoughtful comments on crappy photos I took with my cell phone camera. Heartfelt thanks to all of you that read my rambling nonsense thrice weekly and decide not to judge me when I freak out at the grocery store. Hugs to those of you that did judge me and then kept it to yourselves. Because sometimes I’m a loose cannon.

Thank you, thank you, thank you to those of you that consistently visit and comment and interact and lend me your eyeballs day after day.

Thank you for giving me recipes.

And thanks for making mine.

I reeeeeally like it when your likes and comments are numbered in my notifications as soon as I log in to Facebook. If you would like to stay updated on goodies that don’t make it to my blog, or see photos of my tiny kitty with her head stuffed in my water glass, you can follow me on Instagram. It’s super fun. So if you follow me here and there, then thanks for that, too.

Thanks for tolerating my nonsensical blog name… because I’m already this far in. No going back now.

One year ago today I would not have ever guessed that I would make so many friends. Friends that send happy birthday wishes. Friends that sympathize when my kids have a bad day or get on my nerves. Friends that appreciate my neverending sarcasm and sour sort of humor. Friends that encourage and share and say just the most exactly right things. I love you all – I really, really do.

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Friday 9th of November 2012

[...] all the brain melting). Subject matter is one thing but naming is so definitive! The story of how Sugar Dish Me came to be is a cautionary tale of not-so-clever blog names. Read it and then name [...]

Ameena

Monday 17th of September 2012

I too am amazed at how many friends I've found from my blog. And I consider you one of them! I love your recipes, your honesty, and your comments. You are one in a million...I can even tell that through the Internet!

Heather @ SugarDish(Me)

Wednesday 19th of September 2012

Thanks, Ameena! That means a lot! Your blog is always the first one I dive into when I see a new post in my inbox. Love it. Life is no fun without a good dose of sarcasm and a smidge of cynicism sprinkled in. It makes me so happy that you get that.

Sandra - The Foodie Affair

Monday 17th of September 2012

Keep up the great work! I really enjoy your writing style, and your love for sprinkles :)) You just reminded me that I'm coming up on a year of blogging too. I still have so much to learn!

Heather @ SugarDish(Me)

Monday 17th of September 2012

Ohhhh gosh, Sandra. I haven't even figured out like 2% of this blog thing. Thank goodness for free web-hosting. Happy coming up on a year to you!! Have a sprinkle. Or 100 :)

Real Life Farm Wife

Sunday 16th of September 2012

Happy bloggy birthday!

Heather @ SugarDish(Me)

Monday 17th of September 2012

Thank you!

thepinkrachael

Sunday 16th of September 2012

P.S. I am now following you on instagram too...there's no escaping me! Mwahahahaha!!

Heather @ SugarDish(Me)

Monday 17th of September 2012

I think that should be my new quote at the page head: Sugar Dish Me - completely appropriate for those times when you just NEED a sugar fix to make a crap day better! I am so glad you enjoy my rambling, even though lots of my recipes DO require an oven (if it makes you feel better my oven is completely deficient, has a broken seal, and doesn't regulate temperature at all... it's a wonder I can cook anything). I love hearing from you. Oh! And I followed you back on Instagram. Why are those weird 70's filters and editing tools so fun? I really can't explain it.