Monday, March 7, 2011

Happy Birthday, Blog!

Today is Monday, March 7, 2011. Just one year ago on this very day, I nervously hit "publish post" and waited anxiously to see if anyone would notice. And here I sit today, completely noticed. Even followed. And I couldn't be happier. We've come a long way, me and my blog. And we're continuing to grow and change. To celebrate, because birthdays must be celebrated, I bought my blog (translation: myself) a sinful little cup of chocolate mousse with a bit of Irish flair. It is March, after all.

As I look back on all that I've written over this past year, I can't help but think of all the things I wish to write in the future. This industry I am a part of, this life I am living, is blessed with an ever-growing, ever-changing status that leaves me with much to share. New workouts, new workout equipment. And, of course, tasty new recipes. Over the course of the next year, I hope to continue growing this lovely little place on the Internet. It's for you, and I want to make sure you're getting the information you are looking for. I want to make sure you're getting your daily dose of fit.

I can only hope to leave you inspired, ready and willing to take on the fit life. Life is really too short to live any other way. And you CAN live the fit life, no matter what you think. Or currently feel. Every last bit counts. Every. Last. Bit.

With that, I must tell you: I am truly looking forward to the rest of March, too. I think it will be the starting point of a great year #2 for Daily Dose. I value your opinion, and will be seeking it shortly in an effort to improve upon what I've already done. I also—because really, you can't have a birthday without presents—have a number of excellent giveaways lined up. Some of my most favorite products will soon be coming your way (if you're the lucky winner) and I can't wait to tell you about them. Really, they're so super fun and exciting! I might as well just announce the first one right now.


Hello, Oxygen! If you've been following me, you have probably noticed my absolute devotion to this magazine. I reference it both personally and professionally, and I think it's divine. Really, truly probably the best woman's fitness magazine out there. And the people at Robert Kennedy Publishing have agreed to give one lucky Daily Dose-er a subscription. I KNOW, RIGHT! So cool. (Note: The magazines above are from my personal collection and will not be the exact magazines you receive, just thought I'd tell ya.)

To enter, leave a comment below and tell me one reason why Oxygen should be in your mailbox. Additional entries can be received by doing one or more of the following:

1) Follow Oxygen on Facebook.
2) Subscribe to Daily Dose.
3) "Like" Daily Dose on Facebook.

During my last giveaway, I announced that I would only accept the last two if you were a new subscriber or if you newly "like"ed me on Facebook. Well, now I think that's just silly! I appreciate all the attention you give me, so OF COURSE I'll count those entries now!

Be sure to leave a separate comment for each additional entry you deserve, otherwise I won't know to count it. (Ugh, boring business stuff...)

This contest will end at midnight EST on Wednesday, March 9, 2011. It's a quickie! The winner will be announced on Thursday, March 10, 2011. G'luck! And really, thanks for reading. You have no idea how much it means to me. Truly. Here's to a great year behind us, and a fun March ahead...

18 comments:

Dr. Carrie said...

Happy Birthday DD! I appreciate the recommendation on Oxygen. In one of my recent posts I was bemoaning the lack of good fitness magazines out there. I will take a look at Oxygen - I had not heard of it before. Check out my list or recommended resources for a betterlife at http://www.doctorcarriesbetterliving.com/2011/02/resources-for-better-life.html.

Enjoy your special day!
www.doctorcarriesbetterliving.com

Madre said...

Happy 1st Birthday, DD! I hope you don't choke on that mousse like you did on your real first birthday. You inspire me daily (first thing every morning as I prepare to leave for work) and I am so proud of you!

About Oxygen. We can't live without it, right? So I think I a subscription of Oxygen to breathe new life into my fitness regime is just what the I need.

Laura Kruse said...

Long time reader, first time commenter... :)

But seriously, I enjoy reading your blog each and every day and think you're doing an absolutely incredible job!

Happy birthday, Daily Dose!

Dorothy Mantooth said...

Congratulations on your 1 Year anniversary of Daily Dose. You should be very proud of this accomplishment and I'm excited to see what happens next with the Daily Dose.

Janet said...

Happy B-day!! I'm have recently gotten back into the gym and love reading about getting in shape and always looking for tips! Thanks for a great blog full of fitness tips :)

Leslie Luu (leslieluu89@hotmail.com) said...

happy bday DD! =). I would love to receive OXYGEN because I am so sick of reading cosmos and beauty magazines that my sister subscribes too. Oxygen would be so much more informative and useful.

ang said...

WOW, congrats, I can't believe it has been a year already!! I love reading your blog for many reasons but motivation is toward the top of that list. I also think a subscription to Oxygen would really help motivate me too...I need all the push I can get. Happy birthday!!

Chandra S said...

Happy 1st Bday DD!!!!! I would like to find Oxygen in my mailbox to help me prepare for my wedding dress and honeymoon!!! (I liked everything on facebook that I could) :)

Tara said...

Happy Birthday! I just came across your blog. I think your name is the best btw ;)

I want oxygen in my mailbox because I love magazines, I love fitness, and I love reading fitness magazines. It's simple!

Tara said...

Oh also I subscribed to both on facebook!

Cheryl said...

Happy B-Day Tara. I just started reading your blog and loving it. Great Job! Thanks for keeping me motivated :) P.S. I work with your Aly so that's how I found your blog. Have a great day! Cheryl G.

TARA said...

Thanks for reading, Cheryl. Welcome to Daily Dose! Glad to hear that you're feeling motivated! Keep it up!

Lori McCollum said...

I would love the chance to win the OXYGEN magazine, I have to say my favorite and I think best women's health magazine is "Women's Health". So I'd love a chance to read this one as well. thanks!

jennyfromthegym said...

Happy Birthday! I would love a subscription of Oxygen to help give me momentum on my journey back to the fit life!

jennyfromthegym said...

P.S. I subscribe to DD!

Bethany said...

I would LOVE an Oxygen subscription. Do you allow repeat winners? By the way, the bowl, spoon, and pedometer from Green Giant are awesome. I was expecting a cereal bowl but it's big and perfect for outdoor picnics.

On to the magazine...I too always thought Women's Health was top notch, but I haven't read Oxygen, therefore I think I should.

Happy Happy!! :)

Hally Bell said...

Oh OH! I've wanted a subscription to a health magazine for a while now. We're a one income household for now, so such things arent allowed, lol. I hope I get it!

Rebecca!?! said...

Happy birthday Daily Dose! Your Putzish creator did well.

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