By Eric on May 21, 2012 135

The Journey to 1 Million Page Views

Two years ago, on May 20, 2010, I decided I would join the blogging world.

Kelsey had already started Snappy Casual but at the time neither blog was very intentional. Regardless, May 20 is the official anniversary of the first published post on Words of Williams.

So here we are, ready to celebrate this website and relive the highlights, milestones and accomplishments from the past two years, and share our vision for the future (check out last year’s celebration here). There may even be a bonus at the end of this post. :)

This could get lengthy, so hang on…

Highlights

If you’ve been with us from the beginning, this will be a recap of some of our best content, and if you haven’t, then here are some posts you may have never seen before.

Here is a breakdown of our top 20 posts of all-time, based on WordPress site stats. (These posts don’t include any of our Fairytale series.)

Gender Reveal Parties
12 Reasons We’re Still Married
How a Baby Affects Our Marriage
iPhone Fun: Emoji
The Best Gender Reveal Party Ever
Rooney’s Birth Story
Oh, Baby!
And Then There Were Three…
Our Bedtime Story
Nursery Reveal
Things to Do–for Yourself–Before Baby Comes
Why I Quit Breastfeeding
The Williamses’ House Rules
I Got the Blues
Uncle Dave Says “Get a Second Job”…
Our Morning Routine
The Birthmark
Are You Ready for Marriage?
Uncle Dave Says…
Baby Blues Update

Insights From the Top 20

  • ‘Gender reveal’ and ‘iphone emoji’ are popular search terms, and Google ranked our posts very high, which is why we see those three posts in the top five. We have seen a significant amount of new traffic from those posts over the past few months. If you found us by googling those terms, raise your hand (leave a comment).
  • Because the term ‘gender reveal’ has brought us a great number of new readers, it’s logical that those searching the term are either parents or soon-to-be parents, thus making a good majority of our popular posts about pregnancy and parenthood.
  • Most of the list is comprised of newer posts, which means that because the site has grown, we have more readers now than we did in the past. However, I think it speaks to the timeless value of some of the posts that were written near the beginning that have continued to top the charts such as: Our Bedtime Story, The Williamses’ House Rules and Our Morning Routine.

Popular Series

It’s always fun when you set out to write one blog post and it turns into a series. The fairytale series was supposed to be one long post and it turned into more than 16 posts and is something we will continue to add to on a yearly basis. Here’s a short list of the series we have written.

eBook

On Groundhog Day we launched our first eBook. Your Family Playbook was a vision of mine that I finally got around to making a reality in February. It’s a comprehensive workbook that helps us plan our year as a family. It unites us, rejuvinates us and focuses us on the things that matter most.

The Numbers

We published 397 posts in the past two years, totaling more than 167, 600 words and more than 3,600 comments. The comments really do mean the most to us. Engaging with you all is what really makes this whole thing worthwhile. When you leave a comment, it strengthens each post and adds great value to the other readers.

Since the launch of wordsofwilliams.com in March 2011, we have received more than 1 million page views. That’s a pretty exciting number if you ask me!

Here is a look as some other stats over the past 15 months:

Google Analytics for words of williams

Milestones

We have been blessed for sure to be featured on a handful of other websites. Because you have told us, we know that some of our loyal readers have stumbled upon this site because of these posts. Thank you, again, so much to those who have featured us, and to everyone for reading.

Makeunder My Life

USA Today

Fiscally Chic

Sievers CPA

  • Eric and Kelsey {from Words of Williams} Talk About Budget Committee Meetings

What the Future Holds

We won’t have a crystal ball to see into the future, but we believe that God has big plans for this little blog. And we are faithfully committing to put in the work to continue to grow and improve over the next year. We’re excited to see what happens.

We have realized after having a baby that time is precious, and it gave us a new perspective on what’s really important in life. So, in an effort to be more intentional, we will be making a few changes:

  • No more ‘Over the Weekend’: We love sharing our lives with you, but the stress we’ve put on ourselves to crank out a post on Sunday night recapping our weekend events is just too cumbersome. Instead, become our friends on Facebook (Eric | Kelsey). Like Words of Williams on Facebook. Follow us on Twitter (Eric | Kelsey). Follow us on Instagram (@wordsofwilliams | @kelseywilliams). We will post about our lives (weekdays and weekends) on there. It will essentially be the same as an Over the Weekend post, just live! So be our friend or follow us to get the dirt on our lives.
  • Redesign: Yeah!!! Our friend Joa is working on a blog redesign, and once the release of Standard Theme 3 is out, we hope to have our friend Jason help us implement the design.
  • Focused content: Our passion is around blogging about our family life. While this can be a broad topic, we hope to dive into real-life issues that we are struggling with, sharing our solutions and hopefully challenging you all to live your family life with more intention. This means we are going to try hard to keep the content coming in about four categories and keep the other posts to a minimum.
  • Store launch: We’ve created an Amazon store with some helpful resources that we love–mostly books and DVDs that we find inspirational, motivational, educational and more. This will be living and breathing and be updated as we find other helpful tools to share with you all.
  • Advertising: We’ve done some research around how much we should be charging for advertising based on the amount of traffic we are getting. We’ve essentially been giving our advertising away up until this point, and we are OK with that. We appreciate the partnerships we’ve had. The bad news is that rates are going up in June. The good news is, we are offering 50% off ad space for the month of June! If you are interested, email me for rates. At 50% off, the best spots will go fast.

Giveaway

And now for the really fun part! We want to celebrate our two years of blogging with a fun giveaway. This is our biggest giveaway yet!

Enter below to win a Kindle Touch, a $25 TOMS gift card, or a $25 Amazon.com gift card. (FYI, Kelsey won the Kindle in another online giveaway, but it has never been used because we both have iPads.)
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Eric

Husband to Kelsey. Father to Rooney. Follower of Jesus. Born and raised in Iowa. I like blogging. Bulleted lists excite me. Thanks for stopping by.

  1. Happy 2nd birthday to your blog :) It was fun to see what you have been up to over the last two years and to realize that I’ve already read all of your most popular posts. I’ve never realized how long I’ve already been following your lovely blog. But your anniversary actually marks my “reading” anniversary :D I started following your blog after you sent in your “first anniversary celebration picture” to Today’s Letters for fist pump friday. Thank goodness you did because otherwise I would have missed out on a lot of fun posts, a lot of posts that made me rethink my view on life and a lot of inspiration. Thank you so much for that and I hope you’ll continue to inspire the world with your honesty and your openness.
    Lots of greetings from Germany (yes WoW is read in Europe :D)!

    • Ich spreche Deutsch! Not really any more. I did take a year of German in college and really enjoyed it, however that’s about the only phrase I remember. Thanks for reading along, I can’t believe you’ve been around all this time and I just found out you are from Germany!!!

      • Wow I’m impressed. Most people who took German in college don’t remember anything after graduation. So you are still pretty good with your phrase :) Well I’ve been reading and sometimes commenting, but I guess I just never mentioned where I’m from. Anyway, there are probably a lot more international readers around that you just not know about. That’s the beauty of the world wide web :)

        • You are right, Kristina! I’m from Germany too. I’ve stumbled upon this blog a few months ago because Snappy Casual was linked on another blog which I stumbled upon… you know how that happnes on the Internet. I don’t have kids and I’m not married but still find it interesting and fun to read the posts. It reminds me so much of the year I spend in States as a high school student more than ten years ago (I actually went to Dalles Center-Grimes High School which is close to Des Moines). It brings back a lot of the cultural differences. But there’s also a lot that is true about relationships and money management and so on regardless of where you live.

          • 2 readers from Germany?! Awesome! I can’t believe you attended Dallas-Center-Grimes. We do talk about finances and whether it’s the Euro or the Dollar, it’s still all about saving vs. spending. Thanks for commenting!

            • Katharina, I knew I wasn’t the only European hanging around here ;-) Your story sounds pretty similar to mine. But I spent my time as an exchange student at a high school in Colorado and it has not quite been ten years yet ;-) Glad “to meet” you though. It’s amazing what possibilities the world wide web offers to us :)

              • Hi! Happy 2nd anniversary! I am a long time reader and I am from Ukraine! Our baby girl is 9 months old and I can totally relate to the ups and downs of being a new parent! Good luck to you with your blog and with the real life stuff as well!

  2. Always enjoy reading! {just wanted to leave “congrats” on this post, if my entry comes up for the giveaway, please pass it along to another reader :)}

  3. Hey, I’m a fairly new reader and don’t know HOW you produce so much content! Well done. So totally understand the pull on the weekend posts.

    I do have one suggestion… Would you consider taking off your advertising from your posts that are read via reader? They’re at the top, and really distracting and off-putting. Just an idea, take it or leave it! (or maybe just move the ad to the bottom of the post)

    Thanks for all your wisdom!

    • Hi Micaela… Thanks for the suggestion. we recently took down our Google ads in our sidebar and I actually forgot that we had those on the feed. I believe it should be removed now. Thanks!

  4. I love your blog and always look forward to a post! I would obviously love the kindle but it’s super exciting to win anything! Happy 2nd Birthday!

  5. Happy Blogiversary!!! 1 million pageviews is so exciting!

    For the giveaway, I would LOVE to win the Kindle!

  6. LOVE the recap on everything. Your blog is one of my top 5 to read, and as much as I look forward to the over the weekend posts, following you guys on instagram and twitter is just as good!

  7. Also, I forgot to list my favorite prize I think the kindle touch would be my pick, but really all of them are great! :)

  8. I love reading your blog I stumbled upon it from a college friend’s link from facebook :) If I win I’d love the kindle touch, my husband has been really wanting one!

  9. Oh for sure I’d have to go for the Kindle Touch, but any of them would be fantastic!!

  10. Congrats on two great years! I know I am certainly glad you guys started this blog!

  11. following your blog has always been rewarding. i had so much fun those few weeks that i went back and read the blog from the beginning (anyone who joined in late should definitely do it – it’s a blast!). i’m also just about to finish my FPU class, which i won as a giveaway on here, and it’s totally changed my life. i really want to run a class of my own as a small group sometime soon.

    anyway, congratulations on your two year blogiversary. :) it’s certainly no surprise that you guys are as successful as you are. keep up the great work! oh and i know the kindle is worth more, but i’d rather have either of the gift cards.

    • Thanks for the FPU update Andrea! Super excited for the many blessings to come. We lead a small group through FPU at our work once we were finished.

  12. I would love the TOMS gift card! I was going to buy a pair with birthday money but ended up spending it all on clothes :)

  13. Congrats on your anniversary! For the contest, I’d love to win the Kindle. :)

  14. I can’t decide what I would like most! Maybe the amazon gift card :]

  15. Hey Guys! Congrats on your anniversary!! Since I have been following your blog, I have enjoyed seeing you grow as a family. I am excited to see what the future holds! I would love to win the kindle.

  16. Congrats on two years of blogging fun!! I’d love to win the kindle!

  17. Love the yearly re-cap. I’m so thankful to be able to be blessed by your blog. A kindle would be awesome!

  18. Suzanne Talley May 21, 2012 at 8:18 am

    CONGRATS on 1 million page views. That is awesome to have done in 2 years time. Any of the prizes would be awesome to have. Thanks for doing the giveaway!

  19. I love your blog! I check it out every day and enjoy the wisdom you share as you figure out this journey we call life. You inspire me to really work hard in my next relationship and not take marriage for granted…to realizing all the hard work that goes into it.

    I love TOMS shoes!

  20. Thanks for all of your great posts, Williams’! I just started reading about a month ago, but I have been blessed by your honest, God-centered approach to life with a new baby!

  21. I’ve been reading your blog for awhile now…long enough that I actually don’t remember how I found it (sorry I haven’t commented before now)! You guys are one of my favorites. I love that you blog both about fun things that your family does but also about practical things that anyone can apply to their own lives (e.g. responsibility with finances, faith, etc.). My sister had her baby the same day your Rooney was born, so it’s fun for me to follow your journey as my sister and her husband were experiencing their own (btw, little Rooney is simply adorable!). Congratulations on such a big milestone!
    P.S. I’d go for either the Kindle or the TOMS gift card. :)

    • Thanks Kelly. It’s crazy to hear about all the babies that were born right around time time Rooney came along. I guess it’s one of those things that you don’t pay much attention to until you have one of your own.

  22. Congratulations on a million pageviews! Sounds like a lot of hard work has gone into the past two years!

  23. I love your blog and snappy casual! I love your faith, approach to finances and your adorable family. I would love the kindle! Thanks for all the excellent post!

  24. I’d love to win the TOM’s gift card!

  25. congrats on two awesome years and over a million views!!! your blog is a daily read for me and i have enjoyed every post.

  26. YOU. AND. YOUR. BLOG. ARE. ABSOLUTELY. AWESOME. ENOUGH SAID. : ) LOVE YOU BOTH! Hope to see you soon!

  27. Congratulations and happy blog anniversary! I’ve really enjoyed the family and baby posts lately because we’re in the process of starting all that. So I’ll definitely be going through the archives when I’m preggo.

  28. Happy Blogiversary! I love reading your blog. #1 choice would be the Kindle Touch, #2 Amazon gift card.

  29. Woooo! I’ve loved following along with you guys here and on Snappy Casual! Can’t wait to see what you guys do in the next year :)
    #1 choice: TOMS gift card, #2 choice: Amazon gift card!

  30. I would love the Amazon gift card!

  31. Yay Happy Blogday! I’m so glad my roommate introduced me to your site.. I love it! Anyways, I have always wanted a Kindle but when buying college textbooks an Amazon gift card doesn’t hurt either! ;)

  32. I love your blog! So glad that it is growing! I love how honest you are, and that you are willing to blog about difficult issues. I think more people need to feel vulnerable and willing to talk about these topics.

    Oh, and if I did win the giveaway, a Kindle Fire would be wonderful. :-)

  33. Congratulations on 1 million page views!

    I love your blog so much. The two of you are so personable and I feel like if we met in person, we’d be good friends :) I’m about to start graduate school and a Kindle Touch would be an awesome gadget to have!!

  34. Congratulations! Great blog and great honesty/keeping-it-real content. Thanks for the chance to win.

  35. I would love the Toms gift card!

  36. Happy blog birthday!! I found out about your blog through Jess at Bella. I used to work with her there and started reading your blog after she posted about it on Facebook. I look for new posts all the time and have read many older ones from before I started following. Thank you for your honesty and all the budgeting ans parenting advise. I’m a single mother of two and the money and baby posts are so helpful. Thank you for sharing your lives with all of us. It is appreciated. I cannot wait to see the upcoming changes and future posts!! I’ve never owned a pair of toms but have always wanted to so that gift card would be cool.

  37. Great recap! So happy that I found you guys – I have recommended your little blog to my newly married friends, as well! Would love to win the Kindle in the giveaway, but just winning anything is fun :)

  38. I really really want a kindle touch! Would be AMAZING to win one!

  39. I LOVE reading this blog as a young and newly engaged lady and often share posts with my fiance. We are working hard at planning our marriage over planning our wedding and your open hearts and advice have touched us! Love it!

    • And ya’ll are toooooo sweet to be doing this awesome giveaway. All of those prizes are so great and so Words of Williams. I’d be over the moon with any of them or none. Happy 2 year!

  40. you guys are my rockstars,
    and i love you.

    : )

  41. we always buy things on amazon so the giftcard would be great, but i’d be happy to win any of them! nice job you two!

  42. Love your blog … follow you pretty regularly. Looking forward to years and years of smiles, blessings and laughter with you and yours. Job well done Williams family!

  43. Congratulations on your blog! I love all the advice I get from you, everything from tips on using my new camera, to what to expect with our first child (arriving 11-1-12!!) I would love to win the Amazon gift card, I’d put it toward baby gear :) Thanks so much for sharing, I look forward to each and every post!

  44. Love your blog- follow it religiously! Thanks for all that you do and for being so honest! I would love any of the prizes!

  45. Congrats on all the success with your blog! Love this and Snappy Casual, I read them both regularly! Thanks for sharing your lives with us!

  46. I would love any of the wonderful prizes!

  47. I would love the Kindle Fire!

    You guys are awesome!!! I love reading your blog every day. I don’t know how you guys keep up with everything in your busy lives!

  48. Happy Birthday to my favorite blog! Thank-you for all the hard work you both put into making WoW awesome.
    I’d have to go with the TOMS gift card since I’ve been wanting a pair for a while!

  49. congrats! I’ve just started, but hopefully I’ll be able to fine-tune and figure out what works for me, just like you all have done!

    and I’d LOVE a Kindle… I’m just too frugal to buy myself one.

  50. I would love the Kindle Touch! I am an avid reader and have been looking into them for awhile. I’m also drooling over a pair of Toms – more specifically this pair: http://www.toms.com/womens/classics/hand-drawn-dots-ash-women-s-classic. So cute!

    I really enjoy reading your blog. You guys have so many good tips and give me a lot to think about :) Keep up the good work!

  51. happy second birthday!

    i asked my husband what he would like since it would be his birthday present (i’m okay being cheap!) and he requested the kindle touch. he’d spend a small fortune on books if he could so this would be a lovely alternative.

  52. Happy millionth view! I’d like the Amazon gift card or the Kindle! Happy Monday!

  53. Happy 2 Year Anniversary! I just discovered you guys 2 weeks ago and have been non-stop reading through all the past posts. Keep up the good work. Love it! If I had a choice, I would choose the Kindle!

  54. Love this blog! I actually read it everyday and consider it to be like a glass of lemonade on a hot day–super refreshing!

    If I won the raffle, I’d either choose the Kindle Touch or TOMS gift card.

    Have a splendid day!

  55. Happy BlogBirthday! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  56. You guys are so inspiring….so proud of you! I most want the TOMS gift certificate!!

  57. Congrats on all your blog success! All three give-aways are great, but I’d love a Kindle!

  58. Congrats and Happy Anniversary, guys!

    I’d LOVE a Kindle!

  59. Happy 2 year Blog Anniversary!! I look forward to reading your posts everyday. Eventhough we do not know eachother, I feel like I do! Thanks for always being an open book and sharing your life with us! I have learned so much from both of you.

    -Elizabeth

  60. I just recently started following your blog after you started following me on twitter after I posted on Prodigal about my story and battle through cancer. So far from what I have read, I have absolutely loved it! How exciting that you have been doing it for two years!!! I have had my blog for awhile now, but I didn’t start writing on a consistent basis until recently. I absolutely love Toms and have a few pairs, but I do not have a Kindle, so I would possibly prefer winning that! I look forward to continue to read your blog!!

  61. Kindle Touch…cause I haven’t gotten a tablet yet!

  62. Congrats on two years! Exciting stuff.

  63. I find your blog inspiring keep it up!

  64. I love love love this blog! I’ve shared it with many of my friends down here in Miami and they are followers now, too! Thanks for all your honesty. It’s insightful and inspiring.

    Emily

    ps. Special thanks to Kelsey – your mention of my Uncle a few posts ago was touching. Thank you for your kind words.

  65. Happy 2 years! I have loved getting to know you both and beautiful Rooney Jane!

    I would say the Amazon Gift Card – The boys are always needing something!

  66. I’d love the TOMS or the Amazon card as I just got the Kindle Touch for Christmas . . . I do love it though!

  67. I’ve enjoyed getting to know you guys through this blog!

  68. Oh and the TOMS giftcard is totally the best prize ever! I have my eye on some sunglasses :)

  69. I would prefer the Kindle… yaaaaahhhhH!!!!! How cool would that be!

  70. I have loved this blog from the moment I stumbled upon it. You guys are in a totally different place in life than my husband and I but your words are always so honest and it pushes me to be the same way. I would the Kindle mainly because being disabled (we both are on disability) and being a seminary student means lots of books with a tiny bit of money. This would go a long way in relieving the stress of buying books each semester. Thanks!!

  71. Happy 2nd Birthday, Words of Williams! I am a new reader of your blog, I found it after I stumbled upon Snappy Casual. I love reading your posts- Congratulations on 2 years and I’m looking forward to seeing what’s next. (PS: I would love a Kindle Touch!)

  72. Congrats you two!! That’s such a big deal!! I would LOVE to win the Kindle!!! Fingers are crossed!!

  73. The kindle would be great to win! :)

  74. Congrats on the blog anniversary!!
    I would love to win the Kindle!

  75. I would like the Kindle but I have a Barnes & Noble nook. So I would like the Amazon gift card please!

  76. I have recently gotten engaged and moved to the Des Moines area, and reading your blog has been a comforting, entertaining little escape, and has me excited for what the future holds. It’s so honest and real, and I congratulate both of you on two years of blogging! That being said, what a wonderful giveaway! I’ve been debating on whether or not I want a Kindle, and only last week officially decided I do (I’m very sentimental about books – how they smell, holding them, etc). But when I was stuck on a 5 + hour car ride without a book (the Wal Mart we stopped at had zero selection) and my iPhone died about half way through the journey, I knew it was time to take the plunge into e-Readers! :)

  77. your blog rocks!! i think i’d go for $25 to amazon!!

  78. Fabulous blog!
    I’d totally love the $25 TOMS gift card! :)

  79. Congrats on your blog anniversary you two! I’d love a kindle :)

  80. Congrats in the blogiversary, guys! I’d love to win the Kindle! I put all my ebooks on my phone and thy take up entirely too much space!!!!<3

  81. Happy 2nd blogday!!

    You both have done an amazing job at keeping your content fresh and exciting while maintaing a faithful audience base of people that look forward to your posts everyday!

    Cheers to another 2 years!!

    PS: I would love to win the Kindle!

  82. Congratulations on 2 years! Looooove your blog, and I so appreciate how you integrate your faith into so much of what you post! I think that’s why I keep coming back!!

    First choice: Kindle
    Second choice: TOMS gift card
    Third choice: Amazon gift card

  83. Congrats on so many page views and wonderful posts! I actually stumbled upon this blog by a link on another blog and have been a faithful reader ever since. I appreciate that your advice is from a Biblical perspective and am encouraged by what God has been doing in your lives!

  84. I love this blog; I find it very relatable, and it’s inspiring me to start a family blog as well! I’d love the Kindle; my hubby’s drooling over one, but Dave Ramsey says now’s not the time for us to buy as it’s not in the budget ;)

  85. Happy 2nd Birthday! You are amazing.

  86. this is a really great accomplishment, i can tell how hard you guys work at this blog through all of your posts. it’s so awesome of you to give back through this giveaway – i’d love the amazon gift card!

  87. I would love the Kindle– I am due with my 2nd child in September and have decided that I need a Kindle for those times nursing and pumping!
    A million of anything is insane… congrats!

  88. Happy 2nd anniversary to your blog! I just started reading it but I’m hooked! I’d love to win the Kindle Touch!

  89. I LOVE your blog and am so thankful to have it as a daily resource. :)

  90. I just found your blog after the Hope sermon. Glad I found it! I would like the Kindle then the Amazon card.

  91. Kelsey & Eric…not sure if you remember me, Kelsey, but I am April’s friend. I’ve been blog stalking you guys for several weeks now and absolutely love your posts. Plus, the pictures of you guys on the “Hope” wall leaves me missing “home” often. You both do a great job with this site. As a new parent to our first baby girl, I really enjoy comparing notes with some of your trials and tribulations. Thanks for the insight and the laughs!

  92. Congrats! Keep up the blogging! I love it!

  93. Hi Kelsey & Eric,

    I originally found your blog when you were advertising on Today’s Letters. Happy Anniversary to your blog! Your giveaway is awesome and I think it would be so cool to win the kindle (or any of them for that matter!)!

    Blessings,
    Mollie

  94. Congratulations on the great milestone achievement! I had personally discovered your blog while searching on financially planning for a baby and your blog came up. I think I sat there for three nights and read your entire blog from beginning to the current at the time and loved it so much that I have had added you to my favorites list. I love the way you both are with each other and how candid and real you are in your writing. It is so hard now to find people who aren’t fake and can be real with themselves and have the confidence to be real with the world. Good Job and keep up the great writing! Oh and I think I would prefer to get the toms gift card as I need a new pair of shoes for the summer.

  95. I’m a reading teacher, so I definitely need the Kindle:)

  96. I want $25 at Amazon please!

  97. Congrats on the success of your blog! I found you guys back in February after googling Gender Reveal Party. I would like to win the TOM’s gift card.

  98. Lauren Kesler May 22, 2012 at 6:01 pm

    Would love any of the prizes, but I’m thinking for this special anniversary, I would love to get the TOMS gift card for putting towards my first pair!

  99. love reading about your little family!

  100. oh, and i don’t have a preference on the prizes – any of them would be awesome!

  101. I love your blog!! I’d pick the toms gift card – I have yet to own a pair!!

  102. Three fun prizes — hard to pick!

  103. Congratulations on two years! I have loved your blog for at least a year and a half of that (or longer?).

    What a great giveaway too! Any of the prizes would be awesome!

  104. colleen boudreau May 23, 2012 at 10:52 am

    Amazon GC or the Kindle.

  105. congrats on the big milestone you two! i honestly don’t know how you do it…at this point i’m struggling to find time for one post a week, let alone the 5-6 that you put out in a seven-day span :-D keep up the good work, and you know i’ll always be a read no matter how big you get or how small you shrink. love you both!

  106. I am always ordering stuff off Amazon! this would be great!

    Congrats on the accomplishments. It’s always fun to read other blogs from Iowa and especially from Des Moines!

  107. I would never say no to an Amazon giftcard….. or a Kindle! Congrats on the anniversary and a truly inspiring site. Lots of love to you!!

  108. Happy 1 million views!!!

  109. I would love any of the 3 options! Great blog and great content.

  110. I have been following for almost a year and I continue to learn from you every week. I think I would most like the amazon gift card or toms (I already have a nook which I love).

  111. I love the I have liked WOW and friended you guys on FB so I can keep up with you better. u are by far the blog I follow the most. Fingers crossed the Toms gift card becomes property of ME! :)

  112. I love the I have liked WOW and friended you guys on FB so I can keep up with you better. u are by far the blog I follow the most. Fingers crossed the Toms gift card becomes property of ME!

  113. $25 Amazon gift card :)

  114. Amy Brethauer May 25, 2012 at 10:52 pm

    The Kindle Fire would be amazing to win!

    Love reading your blog.

  115. congratulations! hard work obviously pays off in the blogging world – yet another reminder to me that i need to get my butt back in gear (with many things!).

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