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Suntag: Celebrating The Little Things

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This has to be one of my favorite tags. There’s something in the air (or maybe on the news) that makes me want to spread the love. Thanks so much to Kat @ Life and Other Disasters for tagging me. I feel honored to be counted as one of her friends (*happy waffle dance*) I doubt you don’t already know her blog because it’s too good to miss, but in case a temporal paradox has prevented you from stumbling across her blog, go and check it right now!

Who was your very first follower (if you can find out)? Tag them and give them a shout!

I had my idea on this but I decided to check and it turns out I was right. Babus @ Ajoobacats Blog was my very first follower! She is in fact one of the first blogs I found when I was looking for books and her reviews inspired me to join the community. She is a lovely blogger with lots of awesome recommendations.

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What was the last milestone you reached?

According to my notifications, I reached 600 followers this week!

*rereads. stares at the screen. rerereads. WHAAT? Goes to get a chocolate bar. rererereads. starts panicking. rerererereads. goes crazy.*

I thought it was a mistake and started counting every follower myself but I got lost, I’m terrible with numbers.

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I can’t get my head around it. Of course, this number is all relative. I don’t talk regularly to 600 people. I am more attached to the growing handful of people I truly interact with every week, but it feels so good to see my blog become a teenager! I’m thankful to every crazy person who clicked the Follow button!

What was the very first post you posted on your blog? Share it with us, if you can find out!

I’m not sure I want to remember! I was not very original and opted for a light introduction. You can find it here. I just reread it and died of horror when I noticed a terrible terrible mistake. But thanks to the edit button, you’ll never know what it was! It is fun to notice some things about the blog and about myself have already changed.

Who was your most recent follower? Tag them and give them a shout!

Funnily enough, my most recent follower is French! Hello Sabrina @ La Ronde de Livres. I have spotted posts both in English and in French on her blog, along with an impressive TBR!

What was the last post you posted and who was the first person who took their time to click the like button? Give them a shout out!)

My last post was a This Week In Books, my favorite posts. They’re handy to keep track of my books, easy to write and perfect to chat about current reads! I owe my first Wednesday like to Msletterwritingu. Thank you!

How many months have you been blogging for?

10 months and 13 days! I admit I am quite proud of this. I was so sure my interest in blogging would not last or I would run out of things to say, but I stuck with it and I am proud of my blog, with its flaws and its hits! To be honest, blogging takes up so much time that the entire year flew by and I only realized how long it had been when I wrote this tag.

I should have prepared a cake to celebrate…

Do you have any bloggers you’re friends with? Give them a shout out!

I met some of the most brilliant human beings around here, and I am so happy to call them my friends. I’m bound to forget someone, and I am sorry! (This is the most difficult part!) Massive shout out to my bestie Jill of course, for her support, the middle-of-the-night messages, and a dozen other reasons, my favorite banana, my Sweechie, Inge,Kat who nominated me and made me very happy!, Annie who loves creepiness as much as I do, Anne who never fails to cheer me up with her comments and is one of the most adorable sausage ever, Diana, Danielle and Drew because he lets me call him Marshie.

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But this list is incomplete and if we chat and your name isn’t on here, you can be sure I’m extremely grateful for you and our interactions!

Who originally created the last meme or tag you participated in? Give them a shout out!

The last tag I did was the This Is My Genre, Tell Me Yours Book Tag created by the poem-master Marshie himself! Find him here and give him a follow, you won’t be sorry!

Have you any social media related to your blog?

Yes ma’am! While I was at first wary about social media, I soon realized you can have lots of fun when you limit your interactions to people you share your interests. You can find me on Twitter @choconwaffles / Instagram even though pictures are not my best friends and it’s not getting better any time soon / Goodreads / Facebook where you’ll only find me if you wanna chat, because I don’t share anything on it!

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Last but now least… Just give thanks to all your followers!

I’m still waiting for a way to send you all thank-you waffles. In the meantime, I’m hugging you in my mind because hugs make people happier! I would have kissed you on the cheek but Anne says it’s not hygienic.

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Let’s spread the love, I am tagging all of you!

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63 thoughts on “Suntag: Celebrating The Little Things

  1. Ahhh I love this post, and CONGRATULATIONS ON 600 followers, this is awesome and SO well-deserved. Your posts are always full of..well, YOU and all of your craziness, I love it and I’m not surprised everyone else does just as well ❀ Also, THANK YOU, I am so happy to count as one of your friends my sweechie ❀

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    1. THANK YOUUUUU πŸ’›πŸ’› That is so sweet of you to say Sweechie!!! It came as a real surprise, I stopped paying attention to the number weeks ago! I’m so happy you’re enjoying me and my craziness enough to stick around 😘😘

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  2. YAAAAY! I am so happy you did the tag, we need to spread all the love we can in dark times like these. Also, CONGRATS on 600 followers! You really deserve it and YAY for your first blogiversary coming up! A year is a great milestone, but I bet there will be many more to come.

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  3. ❀ Lovely post Donna! Long live creepiness!!

    Congrats for 600 followers :O That's a lot and only in 11 months!! Wow.

    Love the "Donna" gif πŸ˜‰

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    1. Thank you! 😘 Creepiness foreveeeeer *starts singing with her most awful voice*
      600 was never a goal of mine, when I started I thought how amazing it would be to reach 50!
      Eheh, that’s a sentence I said to my oldest friend 11 years ago, so having a gif of it being said by an awesome TV Donna is great!

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  4. I just clicked my own name to see if it was me and IT IS *happy dance* :-). Thanks Donna, I’m so glad I found your blog and that I’m one of your 600!! followers, congratulations, you are really doing great and I hope you’ll never stop! Thanks for tagging me, I look forward to going back in time to see who my first follower was, I really have no idea *full of shame* πŸ™‚

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    1. Eheh, I hesitated about putting full names and blogs but I admit I was a bit lazy! Of course it’s you! 😘 Thank you so much! I’m really happy I stuck to blogging because apart from keeping me busy it introduced me to so many awesome people like you!
      Haha, don’t me ashamed, it goes so fast and you sometimes get lost with all the names!

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  5. Congrats on your followers, Bestie! You deserve all of them. πŸ™‚ And thanks for the shout out! Love you back, Fille! I Googled that so if it’s wrong then blame Google. LOL I love that you call Drew Marshie in several parts of this post. Highest of praise for that! And yay for the DT gif. If that doesn’t say good morning, I don’t know what does. πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you 😘 At first I was mad at WP for bothering me with numbers because I’ve finally let go of the habit of checking stats and I could not care less about it, but it’s nice to see your baby grow. Hahaha, that’s so cute! Google speaks English like a foreigner xD It takes me lots of efforts for calling Marshie Drew because it feels wrong xD Marshie it is, and always will be!
      Running DT is the best 😍 I’ve got a new goal to get better: see DT at the theatre before he dies, hahahahaha.

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  6. I love this so much! I really enjoyed reading your first post and getting to learn a bit more about you Donna! You have been such a fantastic friend since I began this journey ❀

    I am also thrilled that you broke 600. It is so very deserved indeed! My experience with the blogging community would not be the same without you πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you so much 😘 We have a brilliant community but some bloggers really make your days with their chats and comments, that’s what has kept me going ❀ The 600 followers notification took me by surprise, it was a sign to show some love with a post! πŸ™‚

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  7. Yay for 600 follows… I hit 500 a couple of days ago and was like- Oh? It’s great fun… and teenaged blogs are awesome… πŸ˜€

    Great answers for the tag… I would not want to go back to my very first post… pffft… Edit button for the win!

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  8. awww you’re my favourite banana!!! πŸ˜‰ hehehe hugs *and* kisses- even if Anne says it’s unhygienic πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜‰ Such a wonderful post- it made me feel all warm and fuzzy inside- not least cos you just got 600 followers!!! I AM SO HAPPY FOR YOU!!!!

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    1. Yay, I got kisses too!! Happy banana! πŸ˜€ Who cares about microbes? It’s so cold these days that bacterias die before you can say pain-au-chocolat πŸ˜‚πŸ˜˜ Thank you!!!!!!! It was a nice step to reach and it reminded me of how thankful I am for all the people I met here πŸ’›

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  9. I loved reading your answers for this tag Donna, this is on my list of tags I still need to do and I agree with you in that it sounds like the best one so far. It’s a brilliant idea to be able to look back at your first post and your first follower and then see how far you’ve come since then. 600 followers is great but I agree with you in that I feel closer to the people I interact with regularly each day/week. Also you’re coming up on your year blogiversary right? That must be exciting for you as well! πŸ˜€

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    1. Thank you so much! πŸ˜˜πŸ’› It’s one of my favorite tags, it felt a bit weird to go back to my first post but thanks to it I realized how far I’ve come and the progress I made, surrounded by fantastic people! Yeah, in the end, 600 is great but doesn’t mean that much, I care about people, not numbers. I actually made a mistake about the blogiversary, hahahaha! I edited because I’ve been blogging for 10 months, not 11, but as I started blogging in January and that November is the 11th month, my brain did not get the little time-issue! Still, I’m excited to celebrate!

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      1. That’s all right, and it seems like a great tag. I know what my first post was but yeah it feels weird thinking about it and how far I’ve come with my reviews and everything.
        Same here, I’d be happy with less followers but more people I talk to day in and day out because that’s the whole reason I started blogging in the first place.
        It’s still not too far either way, I’m sure the next two months will fly by for you! πŸ˜€

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  10. I think most of us could definitely use a little lighthearted cheer-me-up right now! πŸ˜€ And so you’ve succeeded *nods*

    Big congrats on making it to 600 followers within a year!! \Γ΅/\Γ΅/\Γ΅/ That’s fantastic! So 2 more weeks until we can all celebrate your first blogiversary! ❀

    Thank you for the sweetest shout out! I definitely accept the most adorable sausage ever-award proudly *puffs up chest*! Friendship is magic! *fist bumps* (and according to the latest scientific research, a fist bump is the most hygienic way of greeting a person. Just sayin' xD)

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    1. THANK YOU 😘😘 The truth is I would never have lasted this long here without you and the awesome people around! Haha, I was so wrong about my bloversary date, I’ll be celebrating my first year on January 1st but because November is the 11th month, I just did not take into account the difference between starting in January and counting my first full month on Feb 1st xD I hate math, can you tell? Still I’m overexcited to reach this milestone! 600 is 550 more than I expected,hahaha.
      Mouhahahahaha, but fist-bumps are so impersonal! I want to share my microbes with my friends!!!!

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      1. ❀ ❀ I'm so glad ya stuck around! πŸ˜€ Hahahaha, you actually confused me with those calculations! :') But the 1st of January it is! Great date to celebrate, you can just pretend all the fireworks outside are to celebrate your blogiversary xD. Okay, okay, only with friends then! XD I'm not swapping germs with anyone else!

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        1. Oh don’t worry, I’m confused too xD I hadn’t thought of that!! A whole worldwide celebration just for my blog, this is FANTASTIC! πŸ˜‚
          Yay for friends-only sharing of germs and love! xD

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