Can you believe that one year ago today we launched Twitchetts? It feels like yesterday.
Back in August of 2014, Susie was settling into her second year in Florida and I was getting into the swing of baby bunching. We were both ready to take on a fun challenge. And one fateful day, I called Susie to ask for some help in naming a blog that I was going to start. We brainstormed together, we talked about what I was going to write about. We got excited together. So excited, that Susie decided that she wanted to start a blog too! She even launched the blog and wrote a post. Then Susie had an epiphany…we should do this together!!!
And so started yet another round of naming phone calls and brainstorming sessions. We knew we wanted to write about kids and clean eating on a budget. We knew that we had craftiness in our blood. And we knew that we wanted a place for moms to find realistic tips and tricks. But we still didn’t have a name.
After several evenings on thesaurus.com, we were getting burned out on the naming process. Then one day, it just came to Susie. Twitchetts. Twitchetts was a nickname that our Grandma used to call her grandchildren. We never stopped moving, never stopped playing, and never stopped being inspired.
All she had to do is pick up the phone and say the word and I was sold. It was perfect. It was everything that we were looking for.
On September 8, 2014 we posted for the first time. We didn’t really know what to expect. The only person we KNEW was going to read the blog was our Mom (who is still our number one fan).
Slowly, but steadily, our traffic has grown. We have more regular readers than we ever thought was actually possible. Are we a million hits per day blog? No. But we are excited by the numbers each and every day. From day one, when we got excited to see 10 visitors, to finding the real time analytic tracker, to today when we get rushes of viewers from Pinterest and Facebook.
Now that we’ve gotten over some of the initial growing pains…(converting from Blogger to WordPress for example), we actually have very exciting and realistic goals. From awesome free printables and exciting paid subscriptions, we have a lot in the works.
As a special anniversary celebration treat, we are doing our first ever giveaway!
It’s just our special way of saying Thank You!
We love that you are following along and we can’t wait to share the next year with your!
This giveaway is only for our email subscribers, so if you aren’t already following along, make sure to join in the fun!
We’ll be announcing the winner on Saturday, so don’t delay!