Oct 10, 2012

Birthday Wishes & Blogging Goals

In a mere 6 days I will say goodbye to my 25th year of life and inch a bit closer towards my late 20s. Holy crapola. Is this real life? I'm pretty sure as I get older, time starts passing faster and faster. Anyone else feel this shift in time after every birthday? It seems like just yesterday we took our first trip to London to celebrate my turning a quarter of a century old and now I'm staring another birthday square in the face. Truth be told, 25 has been such an amazing year for me that it's really hard to imagine how my 26th year could top it. Although, I'm sure it will. Life's what you make of it, right? So, in preparation for the big 2-6, I thought I'd share my little birthday wish list with you. These are my current crushes for fall...Mom, Dad, and hubby...I hope you are reading! ;)




Oh, and one more thing...I kind of made myself a birthday goal this year. It's not anything soul changing or character growing, but it's a goal nevertheless. Over the last 2 months, this little blog of mine has grown in leaps and bounds. I get a little teary eyed thinking about where it was and how far it's come in just a short time. I know, stop it. But as it's grown, I've found myself wanting to nurture it, spend more time writing about things in my life that are below the surface and really get to know my readers in the process--build relationships with them and connect with their blogs. In order to do that, I started doing sponsor swaps. That's proved to be very rewarding and has brought lots of traffic to my blog as well as helped me connect with new bloggers. I kept telling myself, "Self, once you hit 500 followers, you should start selling ad spots and offer more exposure opportunities for your readers!" So, from there, my goal was born. Once I hit 500 GFC followers, paid advertising will open up on We Took the Road Less Traveled! YAY YAY!! I'm still working out the kinks and planning ad rates and whatnot (they'll be super low, you can count on that!), but it's gonna happen people. You can bet your bottom dollar! That being said, I really had hoped to reach this little goal of mine by my birthday (October 16th), but this whole lack of internet issue has slowed down my pace a bit. I'm confident I can make it happen, but not without your help! I'm 16 awesome followers away from being the happiest birthday girl in the entire world...so, won't you help me make my birthday wish come true?! Spread the word, friends! Shout it from the rooftops, send out a carrier pigeon, tweet until your fingers bleed! Ok, don't do that last one, but you get the idea. And to sweeten the pot a little, maybe a 500 follower thank you giveaway will be in your future? Sound good? Let's do this! As always, much love to each of you! I adore this blogging community!

Wishing you the happiest of hump days, loves!

27 comments:

  1. Look at you just shy of 500 followers :) Congrats! When you're out here for our awesome BLATE we'll have to chat sponsors/ads and all that jazz. I need to bounce ideas off of someone and since you're already in the thick of it, you get to be that person!

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  2. I sooooooooo just bought the green hunters! I love, love, love them! They are surprisingly super comfy too! That is a great wishlist! I'm def loving that arrowstack necklace too!

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  3. eeek my birthday is in 4 days :-) I love the Madewell necklace!! And I hope you get the lens!! Happy early birthday friend!

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  4. Just became a new follower so hopefully that helps you get to your goal. Love your blog, so cute. Can't wait to read more about your adventures!
    XO,
    Whitney
    http://somethingbroughtyouhere.blogspot.com/

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  5. Hi Casey! I found you from Kristin's blog an was drawn in by all the beautiful pictures of your travels. I may be a bit jealous of your life :) I'm looking forward to reading all about your adventures through Europe!

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  6. Yay for a birthday coming up! :) I am actually enjoying my late 20's better than the early 20's.

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  7. Hey Casey, I found you and your adorable blog today from the Wonderful Wednesday Linky Party and I must say I am hooked!! So excited to follow you!!

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  8. Almost to 500! You go, girl! Loving that scarf on your wish list :)

    May all your birthday wishes come true!!

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  9. Happy early birthday! :] Just popping over from the blog hop. Great birthday wish list! I hope you have a wonderful day!

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  10. happy early birthday! I love your wish list...i might have to add a few of those items to my christmas list!

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  11. I want Hunter Welles his year too!

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  12. Happy early birthday, Casey! I enjoy your blog very much - thanks for the entertainment :)

    Emily
    re-discoveringhome.blogspot.com

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  13. YEA Libras! Happy bday to you in 6 days...mine is today! And I'm 37 (gulp). 26 seems like a million years ago. You ROCK!

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  14. You and me. We have similar taste. And we're both Libras! My birthday was on September 29th... and I turned 26, too!!!!! I hope you get everything on your list!!! I'll be following you on the regular now, thanks to Kristin. (Great job on her fall friendship swap gift, by the way!). Stopping by from http://likeordinarylife.com

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  15. I'm an October girl too! I'm 2 years older and YES! Time just flies like crazy! I never felt old until I turned 26, and then I switched from feeling like I was a young, boppy thing to feeling like a real adult. Congratulations on being a grown up!

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  16. October birthdays are the best. And your birthday wish list is filled with wonderful things. And I hope you get to 500 followers. And I'm going to go tweet about it now. And I got no sleep last night thanks to a puppy with an allergic reaction. So that's about all the comment I can muster. Talk soon friend!

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  17. i also really really want one of the Madewell Arrowstack Necklaces...i may just treat myself.

    Found you on the link up and am your newest follower!

    Tara

    http://tarabelle-adropofink.blogspot.com/

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  18. I found your page through walkabout Wednesday. Happy birthday! Good luck on your birthday goal.

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  19. I know you said that you want the Austin throw, but I feel compelled to tell you - the PB Grand Chenille throw is literally the Best Blanket Ever. As in, in my house, we refer to it as "the Best Blanket Ever" and everyone knows exactly what that means. I own two of them, my mom owns two of them, and she gifted one to everyone we know for Christmas last year. It is the softest, comfiest, coziest blanket of all times. Highly recommend editing your wishlist! :)

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  20. Happy almost birthday! :) Also, I think that's a pretty great goal. Lots of bloggers already start to ask money when they've reached 50, haha. (I think that's probably not enough but who am I?). I've been enjoying blogging so much so I really hope you get to reach your goal! :) xo

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  21. Happy Early Birthday and what a great goal! :) Good luck!

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  22. New to your blog, found you from Raven! I am so jealous of all the fun traveling you do! And I LOVE your 30 before 30 list ... I need to make one also ... only I only have 1 year left haha :( I am adding your button to my blog! I tried to click the link to email you but it wouldn't work for some reason?! Can't wait to read more! Come check mine out sometime as well!! XO - Dana

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  23. PS. What did you use to make your birthday list where you put the pictures on?? Since picnik went away I haven't found anything good to do that with and I am dying to make my "Fall Faves" collage lol :)

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  24. Hope your birthday wish list is filled.
    Best birthday wishes for you

    Regards
    Prasad

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  25. That's a very nice and sweet birthday wish list, and I hope you got all them on your birthday. Here's my warm birthday wishes for a friend on net like you. Happy birthday!

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  26. A birthday is such a special day for the celebrant that is why I make sure I am able to send my Birthday greetings to loved ones and friends. Please allow me to include some of you Birthday quotes, messages and greetings to my Pinterest board. It’s good to know I can easily find nice Happy birthday pictures when I needed to send them. Thank you!

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