Friday, February 22, 2013

Blogging Anniversary #1

A year ago, on my birthday, I launched, "An Affection for Staging".

Happy 1st Anniverary Blog!  Happy Birthday, me!

What an incredible year it has been.  So many new friends in blogland! Maria, Heather, Patty, Linda, Loi, Nancy, Brittany, Gina,Kim, Kelli, Kerri, Beth,Traci, Danni, Taylor, and Karen just to mention a few of my wonderful blogging buddies.  Is like being grown up pen pals!  Who knew you could develop such endearing friendships without ever meeting?

My passion is staging.  I stumbled into staging in Act 2 of my life.  Staging combines by my love of design, decor, and shopping for all things home related from fixtures to furniture. Staging satisfies both my curiosity and piques my interest on the crazy world of real estate.

Nothing compares to the thrill of the hunt for the perfect staging pieces.  Nothing is more gratifying than the Seller's reaction to the transformation of their home after staging.  Nothing is more rewarding than getting the "we are under contract" call. Nothing is as encouraging as reading a thoughtful comment under a post. (OK, OK...I'm being dramatic saying 'nothing is as great as'--excluding falling in love, babies, sunrises, etc.--but you know what I mean.)

I began writing this blog because I  had so much I wanted to share about my experience in staging.  Blogging allows me the opportunity to let it all out.

That even one person would be interested in what I have to say is flattering and humbling.

Thank you my foreign readers in Canada, Russia, South America, New Zealand. France, United Kingdom, Ukraine,Germany, Japan, and Slovenia.

Thanks my lovelies for responding with enthusiasm, sharing ideas and showing support.

Y'all are the best!  Happy Friday, y'all!


  1. Happy Anniversary Linda! And Happy Birthday! What a fun gift to give yourself...blogging! So glad you decided to your great ideas and your style!

    As a new blogger, I totally understand being excited and humbled that even one person cares what you have to's quite an experience! I hope to have your kind of success some day!

    So happy that we have become acquainted over the internet and I wish you tons of happiness and success!


  2. Happy Anniversary Dear Friend!
    Amazing what you have accomplished in ONE year!
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  4. Happy Blogaversary, my friend!!! I didn't realize that your blog was so new!! It feels like we've been blogging together forever. So glad we "found" each other.

    And happy birthday too!!! Hope you get all the love and happiness you deserve this weekend.

  5. Happy Blog-versary! So exciting to make it to one year:) Congratulations!


    1. You are so sweet Leslie! One year is great.

  6. Belated Congrats on both birthdays, Linda!! Isn't blogging so much fun! :)

    1. Yes Pam blogging is a lot of fun. Love all the new folks I get
      to meet.

  7. Happy Birthday AND Happy Anniversary Linda. You're blog has developed allot. It's a pleasure following you and I love your staging advice. All the best.

    1. Thanks Nicole. I am very grateful for your sweet compliment!