It’s Not a Blog Party, but It’s a Blog Party!

blog birthday

Food Loves Writing turns two on Wednesday. How did this happen? Doesn’t it feel like just yesterday that we were having its one-year party in Downers Grove, and a bunch of you were coming out to say hi, and we were hot and sweaty, but mostly we were eating and laughing, happy, I was happy, thankful for all the blog had done and brought?

Yet here we are, and while this second year has been a lot different from the first, it’s been no less good, no less filled with surprises, no less something to be very thankful for—because you’ve been there, each one of you. So to celebrate this August 4, while I’m not having a real-life blog party, I’m having a virtual one!

You’re invited.

    Here’s what you can expect:

  • Later today: Giveaway #1, as well as a post including my new favorite summer sandwich. Teaser: fresh peaches!
  • Tomorrow: Giveaway #2, or a series of them, all day long. There will be a total of five winners during the day, determined through Twitter. (Follow me now @foodloves!)
  • Wednesday/the Birthday!: Giveaway #3, with prizes straight from my kitchen. There will be two winners. Rules/entry guidelines will be announced.

15 Comment

  1. sara says: Reply

    Happy Blog Birthday! 🙂

  2. Fran says: Reply

    Wow! I remember your 1 year blogoversary because I was taken with the photos of the venue and the big smile on your face having so much fun.

    Congrats on year 2 and I look forward to many more.

  3. Jacqui says: Reply

    happy birthday, blog twin! still think it’s bizarre that we started our blogs on the exact same day.

  4. You are too cute. I’m still sad I was out of town for your par-tay last year.

    We need to get together again for a meal or photo walk of sorts.

  5. Niki says: Reply

    Funny, but I started reading your blog the day you posted the 1 year party post. And I’ve been smitten with it since. I agree w/ Fran, your big smile definitely drew me in! 🙂

    Congrats on 2 years! And here’s to many more!

  6. Awwww… your blog and I have the same birthday! Hooray!

  7. Jenny says: Reply

    Happy 2-year!

  8. Jarrelle says: Reply

    i wish i could fly in and celebrate this exciting 2nd year!!! you have done great with this blog, shanna and have inspired me so much!

  9. Anne says: Reply

    I think when I found you it was your one year blog birthday. Hard to believe how quickly it has all gone. You’ve been so successful. Congrats!

  10. Sarah G says: Reply

    Happy Birthday! Your blog is so much fun. 🙂

  11. Vicki says: Reply

    Happy blog birthday! Had fun celebrating with you last year at the “brick & mortar” party. Looking forward to the virtual festivities this year.

  12. Happy Birthday, FLW! I’m delighted to hear it! What a great way to start off the next year of food and lovely writing!

  13. Thanks for all the sweet, supportive comments here, guys. I read every one and am so grateful for you all!

  14. Su-Lin says: Reply

    Totally behind on this but happy blog birthday!!!

  15. Thanks, Su-Lin!

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