Happy Bday Blog

Tuesday, August 13, 2013



So August is the birthday month of my blog, and believe it or not The Daily Tay is turning four-years-old. Which is basically forty-five in blog years if you think about it. I've seen more blogs come and go than I can count. So that either means I have too much time on my hands, or I have too much time on my hands. Either way, I can't believe I've been coming to this little spot for four years now. 

Before this site, I had another blog called "The Pantyhose Diaries." Cool name, I know. It centered around an 8-5 job I absolutely hated after my senior year of college creating advertisements for a tractor magazine, the magazine was actually called "Tractor House." It was my first real job in the world of publishing! And yes, it was just as glitzy and glamorous as it sounded. However, that blog only lasted about two weeks because that's about how long I lasted at Tractor House. I got another job offer that summer and literally left in the middle of lunch one day. Not the classiest move, I know, but I had no other choice. My boss was the cowardly type who would send me emails from three feet away rather than just coming up to my desk to tell me "um you aren't actually allowed to have candles on your desk" or "open-toed heels are forbidden" or my very favorite "you were three minutes late back from lunch today." Yeah, no shit. That's because I purposely sat in my car praying I wouldn't have to go back in at 1:00 p.m. and when 1:03 rolled around I realized a miracle hadn't happened and I had no other choice.  What I'm getting at here is that because Shelley preferred to do her dirty work from behind her computer screen, I figured I'd do her a favor and toss it right back.

"Dear Shelley,

I might be a little more than three minutes late from lunch today as I just decided not to come back at all. i.e. I quit. I left all of my equipment in my desk. My open-toed heels and I are halfway to the lake already where we can burn candles freely and take five hour lunches. Wishing you the best in your future of tractor sales.

XOXO
Tay"

I'm getting sidetracked here. The point is that this little blog has been around for awhile. I often find it funny when others accuse bloggers of just being in it for followers or financial gain, if that were the case I would have quit three years ago when I had a steady base of 200 followers and a financial gain of -$60 and -4589 hours. Sure that might be the case with some bloggers, but not this gal. Gaining followers and occasionally making a few bucks off of something I genuinely enjoy doing and happen to spend more time on than I'd like to admit just happens to be an additional benefit I suppose. That's how I look at it anyway.

So in honor of the fact I have officially had my "online diary" for four years now (you wanna know how I know you're a loser? you've had an online diary for four years...)  I'd like to say a big THANK YOU to every single one of you who take the time out of your day to stop by and see what's up. I am honestly so appreciative of every person who not only reads my site, but for all of the amazing and supportive comments you leave day after day. As a small token of my appreciation, I'm giving away ad space on my blog for an entire year, and also just a few of my favorite things. It's not a million dollars to J Crew or Tory Burch anything fancy like that, just a few items that always seem to make me happy.


1. Keep Calm and Carry On Notecards  (as seen in the first photo.)
2. Lady Jane Bluebird Journal.
3. Ciroa Designer Bird Travel Mug. 
4. My very favorite Bean Pod soy candle.
5. And then some frivolous drink napkins because I'm always a sucker for unnecessary cute napkins.

Maybe you're like me and little things like this make you happy, as well. If so, enter below. If not, thanks for stopping by anyway.

Cheers to the future of blogging. There is a future in this stuff, right?

52 comments:

  1. Happy birthday blog!!! Four years is nothing short of incredible. I hope you are taking the blog out for drinks tonight.

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  2. The part about -6000 hours made me giggle.

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  3. You're awesome Tay! I can absolutely relate to the 8-5 job situation, I hate it and one of these days maybe I can go into business for myself because I like taking VERY long lunch breaks!

    Great giveaway!

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  4. I need to burn candles at my desk while I work, I just need them if you expect me to make it through ever single day. I should have submitted a notice like that to my previous job. How satisfying would that have been?

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  5. happy birthday to your blog! 4 years is a long time... and you get better everyday!

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  6. Happy four years! Love those notecards. Definitely partial to the cocktail and cupcake ones :)

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  7. happy birthday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  8. Happy Birthday Bloggity! Four years is awesome! (I've only made it past one year of blogging haha so mucho kudos to you Tay!)

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  9. Happy fa-riggin birthday The Daily Tay!!!
    And to Taylor, how do you feel that today is all about a website and not you? Jealous much?

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  10. happy bee day. i like the panty hose diaries, i need to figure out how i can read those posts. also this giveaway was very difficult for me to enter since I don't follow you on any of the above.

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  11. Happy blogbirthday! Hope you celebrate with drinks and open-toed shoes!

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  12. Happy birthday, 4 years is awesome! And your note to Shelley made me laugh!

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  13. Happy blog birthday to you, with hopefully many more years to come! :)

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  14. Happy blog birthday! I'm coming up on 4 years, too. Though I didn't know anyone read it or blog rules until last year.

    That resignation letter/email is my favorite.

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  15. I've had some interesting bosses too. Glad you got to peace out on her. And happy fourth bday to your blog. That is some serious dedication. I've found a month to be a lot more work than I anticipated ha. :)

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  16. I guess that makes me sort of a loser too-and proud of it! I'm at 4 years too and don't plan on going anywhere anytime soon. Happy Bloggy Birthday!!!

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  17. Happy 4 years! I'm sure glad you stuck with it as I enjoy reading it!

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  18. Happy Blog-iversary!!! Ive only been blogging for about two months and it feels like forever..i cant imagine how 4 years may feel.

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  19. OMG happy happy birthday to your blog!! I love how you quit that job through an email and I seriously hope that is actually what the email said--you'd make my life. Also I hope that my blog lives to see 4 years!

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  20. Happy blogiversary!! Four years is quite impressive :)

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  21. here's to year 5 bring full of laughter and giggles and lots of fun!

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  22. Happy B-Day to your blog! Shelley sounds like a real sweet gal. I hope you sent her a link so she can keep in touch:)

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  23. Happy birthday! That e-mail to your boss is hilarious!

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  24. Happy Birthday! You don't look a year over two!

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  25. Yay happy bday daily tay! Wear those open-toed heels, girl.

    xo

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  26. Four years, wow! I love the exit letter, I did something almost as dramatic with my last job, I threw down my tongs and my rag in the middle of service and left. It was so liberating, until I realized I was unemployed and broke and started crying but you know....

    Happy blog bday!!

    xo Becky
    Seductive Mania

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  27. Your blog and I share a birthday!!! Happy Birthday to your blog! I'd say you are much better off being able to take long lunches with handsome Harlow and showing off your toes whenever you want to! :)

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  28. Bust out the confetti and streamers because this is AWESOME! Happy Birthday blog :)

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  29. Yayyyy!! Happy birthday to your blog! You are an inspiration.

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  30. Happy blog birthday! That is a long time to keep it up!

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  31. Happy Birthday Blog!!!!!!! I am so glad you and blog have had a steady relationship that I could stumble upon!

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  32. Happy Birthday!!!! I'm sorry to have missed your first 4 years but hopefully I can hang on for the next 4!

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  33. Happy Birthday!!! I'll be celebrating 2 years on Friday :)
    ~Christine

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  34. Congrats on 4 years! I think you;re right about being 45 in blog years! You don't look a day over 29 though! ;)

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  35. Weren't you a sassy one? But I'm always thankful for your sass - always gives you some great material to work with for the bloggy blog :) Happy four years to the lady!

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  36. Happy Birthday to The Daily Tay and congrats on 4 years!! Love reading and looking forward to following the years to come!
    xx,
    Becky

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  37. Happy Birthday! It makes me smile every time I read your blog - love it :)

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  38. Happy 4 Years!!! I hope Harlow is helping you celebrate today.

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  39. First, Happy Birthday to the blog. (Suddenly I feel like saying "All hail the king. All hail the queen. All hail the blog. So...I did. Anyway.) Your blog of four years ago sounds a lot like my blog right now. So that's cool because it means someday my blog will be cool like yours. Right? Right. #logic

    And now that I've just used a hashtag in a comment, I want to say how glad I am that you enjoy blogging for the blogging itself. I always appreciate your posts so much because I never feel like you're trying to shove money and maxi skirts down my throat. Plus you make me laugh and, you know, that's a good thing.

    Long live the blog.
    Rachel

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  40. seriously you are one of my top favorite blog reads. you're just so entertaining, giiirl.

    happy birthday to your little blog.

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  41. I don't take much notice of how many followers I have it isn't important to me since I blog for me not to gain followers if someone likes me and follows me great but I know my blog isn't for everyone it is so much about my family and some don't like reading about someone else's family

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