Happy Birthday TKT!

One year ago today, tonight really, I randomly opened a blog page and started to write. And what I wrote can be only be considered to be the most ridiculous first blog post ever. But I wrote it and I published it and this baby of mine was born. I'll be honest, I almost forgot this blogiversary. I knew it was soon but didn't realize it was today. I only happened to remember because I created a FB page last week (yup I bit that bullet) and went on it and saw the "date founded" was the 23rd. Damn all those pics of the weekend that I took, because this calls for an actual post. A post about how TKT came to be!

My baby is ONE!!! They grow up so fast! *tear*

* I attempted to start a blog on January 1 2014 on Wordpress.com. The name of it was "Black Suits and Champagne Flutes". Go head... I'll wait while you laugh at the name. I never published a post and deleted it all but I still love the name. I'm a black suit (attorney) and I love champagne but you can well imagine the shit show it was to get social media names for that gem. Also, TKT suits me better.

*But how did blogging even come to my mind? My relationship of many years was on the rocks and my sister was gravely ill and those were the main reasons I was looking for some escape ... A new escape. One night I was watching house hunters (as I usually do) and this couple in Texas was house hunting and the wife was a blogger. She flashed her blog name on the TV screen and being the stalker researcher that I am, I immediately googled "The Chronicles of Ruthie Hart". That was the beginning of blog reading and loving for me. From her blog, I found more blogs ... blogs more my speed. Fact: I still read and love The Chronicles of Ruthie Hart every time Ruthie posts, but I have never commented (I dont think). When I first found her she was a newlywed and new home owner and now she's expecting baby #2 and has the cutest son evah! I will never not read her blog. 

* The first name of this blog wasn't TKT. It was "Simply Kay". Then I thought that name sounded cliche and by post number 7 I nixed that name and TKT was officially born. Fun fact: when I changed the name I went back and edited the last paragraph of the first post so it would match the name and now I wish I left it. I feel like I messed with history. Anyhoo, for shits and giggles I thought I'd include a screen cap of what Simply Kay looked like for the first 7 posts:

I "designed" it myself. Can we talk about the god awful "stealth picture".... 
No wonder I got zero comments at that time.

* By the time I wrote my first post I had read a lot about blogging in general. I like to research clearly. So after lots of research the main reason "Simply Kay" didn't stick was because I would have to have different social media names.  If you have ever read a "So you want to start a blog then ermahgerd you just have got to follow these steps or it will FAIL" post, then you know that's a no no. I could have "The Kay Times" on every form of social media... And I snatched them all (except FB till last week)! Looking back... I could have done #whatthehellevah I wanted to. Failure is not based on social media names. Trust.

* I'm fully aware that "The Kay Times" makes no logical sense. It's a play on the New York Times/ Sunday times/ every other newspaper Times. I love journalism and seriously considered a career as one for some time, so I thought why not. It stuck.

* I didn't think I would have any readers or followers for obvious reasons. This isn't a US blog. I'm thankful I was welcomed and accepted by all! The first time I got a comment ... the excitement was real! Legit did a jig and errything.

I love this blog and I love the people I've met from this blog. I hope the second of TKT would be even more fulfilling that the first. I plan to grow it a little bit while still remaining ... Me. Which I think is important. So at the risk of this sounding like an Oscar speech (great show last night), I wanted to say thank you to everyone who has stuck around my sometimes rocky journey of life. 2014 was a complete shit show, I lost my sister less than a month after writing my first post and I lost my boyfriend a few weeks after that. You guys, however, still read me ... I'm grateful. I'll keep blogging about the up and downs and I hope you keep sticking around!

Because I forgot about the blogiversary, I forgot to coordinate a giveaway. I will have one on this blog soon though. Just as a thank you! :)

Have a great Monday!!!

31 comments:

  1. Happy Blogiversary!!!! I am so glad that you decided to blog because I love coming here and reading every day!

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  2. Happy Blog Birthday! I love when those come around!
    Melanie @ meandmr.com

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  3. Happy Blogiversary :) I just discovered your blog and I loved reading your posts! Keep it up :)

    Nahye || nahyesland.blogspot.com

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    1. Im glad you found me and thank you so much! Heading over to say hi to you :)

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  4. happy blogaversary!!!!!! i always forget my blog birthday too; i actually don't even remember when i started blogging it's been that long so i just go with it :D

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  5. Happy Blogiversary! This was such a cool post, I love reading more about the "behind the scenes" and how the blog came to be!

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  6. Happy Blogiversary!! Great post, I'm so happy to have found your blog. :)

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  7. Happy blog birthday! Love the blog....keep up the great work =)

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  8. Happy Blogiversary! So interesting to see the journey of a blog. Mine has had many design changes! Ha! So glad we found each other, and our Bachelor chats! ;)

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  9. Happy blogiversary my friend! Love hearing about the early days of the blog before we became friends. So happy to have gotten to know you over the last year. Here's to another great year of The Kay Times and many more! xoxo

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  10. happy blogiversary! your first post does not win most ridiculous first post award, mine is pretty bad. i get what you mean about messing with history :)

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  11. I'm really glad you decided to blog. I love being in your 'blogiverse'. I'm so proud of you sis xxx

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    1. Thanks for being the best big sis and actually reading me. Also ... yes I used "shit" in this post. ha!

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  12. Happy blogiversary! So fun to read about how TKT got started :)

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  13. Happy Blogiversary sweet friend~

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  14. happy blogiversary! loved reading all those unknown facts about TKT! I'm on my way to check out Ruthie!

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  15. Aww yay!!! Happy blogiversary girl! I had no idea your blog originally had a different name! I think it's clever!

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  16. I think that name is so cute and clever!! Yay for one year!
    www.amemoryofus.com

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  17. congrats on one year! and many moreeeeeee! ;)

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  18. Happy 1 year blogiversary!! I loved reading about the background and how you began blogging! Glad you decided to finally join! I remember the first comment you made on my blog and don't think you had a blog back then.

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  19. Happy Birthday! I'm glad you started - I love reading your posts and am so glad we connected!

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  20. Happy one year!!! Loved learning more about your blog and I've seen that same episode of House Hunters before! Too funny :) Cheers to many, many more years!

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  21. Happy Blogiversary! Don't feel bad about almost forgetting it - I totally missed mine last summer. Womp, womp! Oh, and I think "The Kay Times" makes perfect sense!

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  22. Happy blogiversary! So glad we ran across each other's blogs:)

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  23. Happy Blogiversary! Trust me, my first post was way more horrible than yours ever could be. I still keep it up though, just for the memories of how far my blog has come since then. Lol. Cheers to another great year!

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