I can’t believe this is my blog’s first anniversary! A whole year has gone by since I began this project. I have to thank to my friend Ana Flores for needling me; she had been asking me for quite some time why I didn’t blog. The truth is that until I had my second baby in 2013 and I was staying at home with him, I had no idea what a blog really WAS. As a child I was never one to keep a diary, and that’s what I used to think blogs were. So, at the beginning, I began writing just for the sake of writing — to keep the creative juices flowing. It was my first time staying at home as a full time mom, and I was missing having something to do just for me.
At first I was not too clear on what I wanted to write about, and this site had no clear niche. I was mainly writing about my kids, what was going through my head, posting recipes I loved, and basically just learning the whole blogging world and how it worked. I joined online groups of bloggers and kindred spirits, started a fan Facebook Page, got more into Google +, reluctantly joined Twitter and revamped and organized better my Pinterest profile. Step by little step, Mami Tales started taking shape and defining itself more and more. What began as a way to share with my family and friends stories, recipes and anecdotes, now has a following by people I only know through the internet community. Mami Tales subscribers are now over 150, and I have over 1,000 followers in different platforms of social media. THANK YOU ALL! Each comment and share makes me feel that what I write is worth reading, which inspires me to keep writing this blog.
A big Thank You to you all
I am trying to make this site easier to manage and also gear it more towards what my readers want to read… so, as a way to thank you for following my blogging trek, I’m doing a giveaway. Make sure to enter the raffle to win a set of books handpicked for the winner.
Here are the links of the categories that have gotten the most attention on this site. If you’re new to Mami Tales, browse and let me know what you think! (AND DON’T MISS THE GIVEAWAY AT THE END OF THIS POST!)
And now… a gift for one lucky winner!! (Open World Wide)
A NOTE ABOUT THE RAFFLECOPTER… TODAY, THE 21ST, WAS BROUGHT TO MY ATTENTION THAT SOME PEOPLE HAD THOUGHT THEY HAD ENTERED THE GIVEAWAY, BUT THEIR NAMES WERE NOT REGISTERED. IF YOU ENTERED THE RAFFLE, THEN YOU SHOULDN’T BE ABLE TO CLICK ANY MORE ENTRIES… IF YOU CAN SEE IN THE GIVEAWAY THAT YOU HAVE ENTRIES AVAILABLE, THEN THEY HAVE NOT BEEN RECORDED… AND PLEASE GO AHEAD AND DO CLICK AGAIN TO GET THOSE ENTRIES. IF I SEE ANY NAME ENTERED TWICE, I’LL MANUALLY REMOVE IT, SO THINGS WILL MOST DEFINITELY BE FAIR FOR EVERYONE. THANKS, AND BEST OF LUCK!