My “Baby’s First Birthday!”

Happy Birthday to Homespun Honolulu!

Blue Birthday CakeThis is something that I hope I will be able to do for many years to come. This is just a short note to mark a small milestone for a small corner of the Blogosphere that has become a very important part of my life. It’s been an amazing and challenging year for Homespun Honolulu and me.

The amusing part of that statement is that Homespun Honolulu and I are one and the same. It’s just that Homespun Honolulu is my digital counterpart… my alter ego as it were. Cutting the apron strings with Home Turf Media was indeed very emotionally difficult for me, not to mention yet another learning curve for me to deal with. But, I couldn’t bear to see part of me being auctioned off like fresh fish down on Pier 38. (I’ll talk about our fishing industry later on, I promise.)

There are many people who have provided support, a kind word or two, and story topics for me to talk about. The one person who needs the most gratitude, acknowledgment, appreciation, recognition (what else can I add?) and kudos is my darling husband who has exercised his patience and tolerance over the past year. While he doesn’t really understand a blogger’s passion, he has been as patient as he could be while trying to figure out why I’m such a nut. With that said, I now must wish him Happy Birthday too! Completely by accident, Homespun Honolulu’s first post and my hubby share the same birthday.

Happy Birthday Honey!

Next I want to remember Lakshmi who was the first person to leave me a comment last January! Since then, so many people have left comments and it is those people who add to the flavor and community that has helped to build Homespun Honolulu. You are all very appreciated!

Amy Brown's Believe FairyI have to thank the 2007 Warrior Football Team for not only giving me exciting things to talk about but for reminding me to not only have faith in the Almighty but to believe in myself. Thanks guys!

Mahalo to artist Amy Brown for the perfect picture!

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18 responses so far ↓

  • 1 HawaiiVacationGifts // Jan 12, 2008 at 3:29 am

    Hau`oli L? H?nau or Happy Birthday in Hawaiian!
    Mahalo for all of your effort and time and genuine aloha for all of your readers. I look forward to every post and appreciate you organizing the Hawaii blog carnival every month.
    Wishing you a prosperous 2nd year of blogging!

  • 2 Evelyn // Jan 12, 2008 at 7:14 am

    One more thing I have to say how much I believe in people like you, HVG, and the other bloggers that have welcomed me into the wonderful cyber-neighborhood we all share. I could go on forever talking about how you guys are the inspiration and the encouragement that keep us all going!

    The blogosphere is definitely an ohana to be reckoned with!

  • 3 Sheila // Jan 12, 2008 at 8:00 am

    Happy Birthday, Homespun Honolulu!

  • 4 Evelyn // Jan 12, 2008 at 8:57 am

    Thank you, Sheila! You’ve been a great support getting us this far! Hugs and have a great weekend!

  • 5 Rob and Jeff // Jan 12, 2008 at 8:57 am

    Congrats Evelyn! We’re the new guys on the beat and your success inspires us. Wishing you a great second year! Aloha from Rob and Jeff

  • 6 Evelyn // Jan 12, 2008 at 5:42 pm

    Hi Rob and Jeff! Nice to meet you! Thank you for the kind words and welcome to the blogosphere! Techies huh? We’re all interested in that area! Feel free to share! 🙂

  • 7 Becky // Jan 12, 2008 at 7:56 pm

    Evelyn, I’m so glad I can come to your blog and keep up with the things happening in that beautiful state if Hawai’i. I miss it. I’m so glad I finally met you in May and hope to see you again real soon. Keep up with warm feelings from there cause it sure is cold here in Michigan.

  • 8 Evelyn // Jan 12, 2008 at 8:20 pm

    Hi Becky! I’m glad you’re still reading! Thank you for that! Sending you lots of warm tradewinds and sunshine! 🙂

  • 9 Lakshmi Mareddy // Jan 13, 2008 at 5:05 am

    Evelyn, This is full circle for me, and thank you for the mention.. HAppy Birthday to Homespunhonolulu!

  • 10 Evelyn // Jan 13, 2008 at 7:34 am

    You got it, Lakshmi! I see your blog is bustling more than ever too! I went reading through to catch something I found entertaining so I could us it for my link and I was impressed by all the articles! I think 2007 brought us all a lot of progress and all of you make it what it is — fun! 🙂

  • 11 Bobbie // Jan 14, 2008 at 2:44 pm

    Hau`oli L? H?nau (and much aloha) to Homespun Honolulu!

  • 12 Evelyn // Jan 14, 2008 at 3:48 pm

    Thank you Bobbie! How are you doing? Thank you very much for all of your comments and participation over the year! 🙂

  • 13 NEENZ // Jan 15, 2008 at 12:08 pm

    Catching up on blogs, happy belated accomplishment!


  • 14 Evelyn // Jan 15, 2008 at 12:13 pm

    Hey Neenz! Thank you! 🙂

  • 15 Janette Toral // Jan 15, 2008 at 12:25 pm

    Hello Evelyn/Sprite. Congratulations again to your blog’s 1st birthday.

    Thank you for joining my 366 blogging activities last week. I need to send your 100 entrecard credits. Kindly e-mail me so I can reply back, send it to you.

  • 16 Evelyn // Jan 15, 2008 at 12:49 pm

    Thanks Janette! See, I knew a year ago that MyBlogLog was a good place to start for new bloggers! Then you get to meet cool people from all over the World, like you! 🙂

  • 17 Rod // Jan 15, 2008 at 10:47 pm

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Homespun Honolulu! Here’s wishing you tremendous success with all of your readers in 2008! Keep up the GREAT work!!

  • 18 Evelyn // Jan 16, 2008 at 6:19 am

    Thank you, Rod! Homespun Honolulu is enjoying all these well wishes! 🙂

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