Wednesday, June 15, 2011

New to First Comes Baby?

A few quick things... first of all, nice to meet you!! This is my first sincere attempt at blogging in about 8 years or so. I used to be quite the LiveJournal addict and had a pretty solid following and made some great friends. I'm so glad I have all of those memories in print and some of those friendships are still going strong to this day. It's strange to look back at your life or your writing in particular and see how far you've evolved as a person. Some of the things that meant the world to me then are just foggy memories today and events that seemed devastating to the 18yr old me would just roll off 31yr old me's shoulders. I thought briefly about paying to change the name of my old blog (name change was definitely a MUST!) and just picking up where I left off but I guess life ran away with me and I've definitely outgrown it. So on to this new chapter (and blog) of my life and new friendships that will hopefully be going strong years from now.
I actually started this blog about a year ago when I discovered I was pregnant with my perfect little peanut but insecurity about this huge blogger community kept me from going live with it until a couple months ago. But I'm so glad I did!
It seems that my commitment to diving headfirst into this mommyblogging community has started to pay off! In just the last three days I not only went from a meager 5 followers to more than 20 but I'm also in the top 50 over at TopBabyBlogs! This has already led me to a small ongoing freelance gig that I can add to my growing list of stay at home work that I can do to support me and the bean. I really couldn't be happier about the support I've gotten so far, not to mention the amazing comments! I mean, I know my kid is cute... but it's always good to hear that other people agree!
Anyway, thanks for following and helping me feel comfortable with this new endeavor!! I look forward to reading your blogs and getting to know each of you!
<3
~Angela

**UPDATE- I've decided to set this up as a welcome page of sorts for people who are new to my blog.
So... welcome!
Here's a few links so you can catch up if you'd like!
About me.
About the name.
My views on 'The great mommy wars'.

30 comments:

Claire said...

how exciting that you've started blogging again and have one of the top baby blogs! congrats!
i love being able to document all the funny things my girls do via my blog! otherwise i think i would've forgotten or never gotten around to writing them down!
anyway, you have an adorable little one!

spinning-threads.blogspot.com

Mama Mia said...

"perfect little peanut"...hehehe...that's so cute!

Saying "Hi" from VoiceBoks! Welcome to the family! :)

Frugal in WV said...

Adorable photo! Congrats on your blog doing so well, that's great! New follower from bloggy moms, have a great day. You can find me at
http://wvfrugal-wvsaver.blogspot.com/

Susan S said...

Best wishes as you get back into blogging!

MsAngelStarr said...

Thank you so much ladies! I'm so thankful to have sites like TopBabyBlogs, VoiceBoks and BloggyMoms! Sites like those didn't really exist in the LiveJournal days and if they did, I certainly didn't know about them. It's definitely nice to get back into writing and networking for sure! Funny how you don't really realize how much you've missed something until you have it back!
Those of you who linked me to your blogs, I'm on my way over! Thanks again and nice to meet you all!

Yankee Texan Mom said...

What a great picture - she is beautiful! I see that you live in Providence - one of the places I have fond memories of - such great food in that city! I found you through VoiceBoks and am now a follower!
Yankee Texan Mom

Alex & Michelle said...

Awesome! I'm excited to keep up with your blog!
If you'd like you can head on over and check mine out too :)
http://whatthesemommiesthink.blogspot.com

MsAngelStarr said...

@Yankee Texan Mom: Thanks! Boy that VoiceBoks site has been very kind to me so far! Great people on there, glad I joined. I should give them a bigger button haha. Providence is my favorite place! I moved away a few times, even to the south for a bit also but I always come home... nice to meet you!

Heading to you and Alex & Michelle's blogs now!

rachiecakes said...

hello! you (kinda) know me :)
- love reading about the amazing home-cooked goodies, opened my eyes to a whole new world of baby food. I had no idea how easy & awesome it could be, you've totally inspired me!
(and of course I love all the adorable photos as well!)

MsAngelStarr said...

Hi Rachel! Thanks!

Grandma Bonnie said...

New follower from the hop. I hope you follow back.
http://grandmabonniescloset.blogspot.com/

Baby shower favors said...

Such a beautiful and adorable picture!

MsAngelStarr said...

Thanks so much!
And Grandma Bonnie, I'm following you now!

MelissaAggie98 said...

Thanks so much for dropping by the Be-Bop-A Blog Hop! I'm a follower and I hope you'll stop by again soon! Have a great day! :)

http://www.mommylivingthelifeofriley.com

klcmaher said...

Hello! I am also dropping by from the Be-Bop-A-Blog Hop. What a wonderful blog! You have such a pretty baby! I would love to have you come visit. http://klcmaher-themorethemerrier.blogspot.com

MsAngelStarr said...

Thanks, you too MA98!
Klcmaher... on my way now! Nice to meet you!

jillconyers said...

Hi from a new visitor and now follower from FUMM blog hop.

Welcome back to blogging. It's great that you're doing so well so quickly!

Life...as I see it [fitness, health and happiness]

Easy-2-Save said...

I am a new follower from the Monday blog hop.

MsAngelStarr said...

Thanks so much! Nice to meet you both! On my way to check out your blogs and follow you both back now!!

Kelly @ ThrivingWith5 said...

I'm a new follower from blog hop. I love finding new ones to follow. Check mine out too! http://thrivingwith5.blogspot.com

Brenda said...

How pretty, I just hopped by to become your newest GFC follower hope you can swing by and check out my blog WV Stitcher when you get a chance. Have a fantastic fourth of July.

Columba Lisa said...

What a darling little girl!!!! Awwwww... I miss those days! You're doing an awesome job staying home with her - way to go! I'm following you from VoiceBoks. Have a great 4th!
Lisa

Connie said...

Hi! New follower from the hop! Hope you can hop by Girl Tech Divas and follow back!

http://www.girltechdivas.com

MsAngelStarr said...

Thanks so much ladies!!
Anyone who I'm not following yet... I'm on it!!

Mommy said...

Welcome back to the blogosphere! It's quite addicting lol ;) I'm excited to be a new follower of your (found you on the stalk remix blog hop) & can't wait to read more great posts!

My Adventures in Mommyland

MsAngelStarr said...

Hahah thanks!! Nice to meet you... just started following you back too!

♥SimplyCrazyBeautiful said...

Awww. your little one is soo adorable!! Looking forward to following your blog. =)

new follower from vB and my own blog: www.simplycrazybeautiful95.blogspot.com

MsAngelStarr said...

Thanks! I'll head over to yours now!

Ruwanthika said...

Great Idea, you are doing a great job, good luck with blogging.

Like to be a follower and like to keep in touch.

http://123sms.blogspot.com/

Accepting and Embracing Autism said...

Hi just calling by whilst blog hopping. Now following. What a beautiful little girl. Congrats on blogging again. Be sure to come by and say hi. http://www.acceptingandembracingautism.com/ Sarah

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