Why? Blogiversary!

Every year on this day, I throw myself a little party to celebrate Why CLE? getting one year older. What started as an outlet for me to share my love of Cleveland and have a way to write creatively has lasted for NINE years and grown to encompass social media accounts and readership I never could have imagined.

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Photo Credit: Nick BrillaΒ 

I say this every year and every year it is even truer: I am so grateful for your readership and, in so many cases, your genuine friendship. On the list of things I never would have expected to come out of writing a blog is the real and awesome community that I get to be a part of.

This all started from and continues to be about a crazy love for Cleveland; a desire to celebrate it’s awesome people, places, and things; and a need to express myself in a creative and authentic way.

This last year has brought some new amazing adventures:

And so much more…

As always, I want to give something back to all of you to thank you for your readership. All you have to do is leave a comment on this post and I will randomly select one winner to get a $25 gift card to the Cleveland restaurant of their choice and one winner to get a $25 donation to the Cleveland non-profit of their choice.

I am humbled at the things I get to do, the stories I get to share, and the chance to ever grow my love for Cleveland and share my life with you.

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Photo Credit: Nick Brilla

Here’s to what will certainly be an incredible ninth year of Why CLE?

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26 Responses

  1. Katie Battistone

    Happy Blogiversary, pretty lady! Congrats on all your accomplishments this year, and cheers to a great year ahead for anniversary #10!

  2. Julie Peck

    I ready happily and plan to keep reading for years to come. We met through your blog at one event and you were expecting your son and I’ve watched him grow as well as your blog. Happy Blogversary!

  3. Destiny

    Happy Blogiversary!
    I’ve enjoyed your big for many years. You’ve introduced to some of the awesome stuff in Cleveland. And I’ve won some pretty sweet giveaways from you over the years.
    Thanks for all your work!

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