Friday, September 19, 2014

Celebrating Five Years and a New Look!

On September 20, 2009, Roses to Rainbows made its debut in the blogging world. Not knowing what I was doing, I plunked happily away at the keys, bravely pressed publish...and waited.

Do you remember your first comment? It's like an "I have arrived" moment.  "Change Back From Your Dime" was that post for me on February 10, 2010.

Eventually I learned that blogging is a two-way street and connecting with other bloggers would broaden my writing horizons. I also joined Facebook and signed up for Twitter.
In May 2010, I discovered creative writing with Magpie Tales and wrote the first of many magpies - Memories.  To wrap up that first year, I shared Ten Things I Have Learned From Blogging.  

On my second anniversary, I invited all my lurkers, as well as my regular visitors, to a Meet and Greet, where the coffee is always hot and the wine is properly chilled. 

I value each and every visitor, so the next year I celebrated with a Giveaway.

Always up for a challenge, I have participated in not one, but three month-long creative writing challenges, hosted by Nicky at We Work For Cheese, and I have the scars T-shirts to prove it!

Last year's anniversary passed without much fanfare, and on a sad note, I said good-bye to Rosie, who was my constant companion for 16 years.

After five years I was tired of the decor and decided to freshen the place up a bit. So I ripped down the old wall paper, updated the color palatte and packed away the clutter.  As with any renovation, there may be a few kinks to be worked out and tweaks to be made.

Come on in, make yourself at home and be sure to pick up a glass of champagne to help toast the next year. Please leave your calling card in the comment section so I can get back to you. 



  1. Thanks Ashley! Glad you like it.

  2. Linda, what a creative way to introduce your blog's facelift. Your new look is wonderful .. very celebratory of blogging, of anniversaries and of life. Nicely done. Happy five years of blogging.. wishing you many, many more.

  3. Hi Linda .. and another Hilary commenting! It's lovely and fresh .. gorgeous seeing the translucent grapes. Congratulations on five years ... and that cross commenting is so important isn't it ... and then making friends with commenters ...

    Cheers and have a happy weekend .. and here's to many more blogging forays - we'll be around together ... Hilary

  4. Hilary- Thank you, I'm glad you like the makeover. It was definitely due.

    Hilary- Thank you. It seems like both a short while and an eternity all in one. I hope the fresh new look will inspire me.

  5. Love the look:~) It's bright and cheery. You did a great job with the makeover. I love how the background stays in place as you move down the blog. It gives it an almost transparent look...kind of like a window:~)

    You're very good at DIY. I don't think I could do this on my own~)

  6. Sara, thank you. I'm glad you like my new design. It was really simple, just selecting the colors, fonts, etc. The hardest part was deciding on a theme and a header that worked together. Actually the header is just transparent with two butterflies added from paint shop.


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