My blog turns 3 today! My life has been really busy ever since the New Year, so the anniversary really snuck up on me. I didn’t have time to do anything special, but I just wanted to take a moment to reflect on the three years.

Time has flown by, but I still enjoy writing my blog as much now as I did in the beginning. It’s really nice to have this thing that is constantly chronicling my life. It’s easy to miss the day to day changes that are always happening in one’s life, but having these posts to look back on help show the changes occurring.

Looking back at this last year, I would summarize the theme as “coming out.” For the first two years, I hid behind a purple avatar and my computer screen, fiercely protecting my privacy. This last year, I’ve slowly let go a little, stepping out from behind the screen and taking the time to meet many bloggers in San Diego and some in LA too. As a result, I’ve met some wonderful people, and transitioned many virtual friendships into real life friendships. I also got a chance to do some freelance writing for San Diego Magazine, and even faced my fear of being in front of a camera.

I’m still constantly amazed by the power of the internet and how it’s allowed me to connect to people I may otherwise have never met. I received Japanese Kit Kats I’ve been wanting to try. I found my long lost blogger twin.

I don’t have any set goals for my blog. It seems like things are constantly changing from month to month. I’m just going to go with the flow for now.

Thanks to everyone who has been reading.  Seeing that people are reading, and receiving thoughtful and nice comments are what keep me motivated to continue.  I hope in a year I’ll still feel as happy about my blog as I do now. If you’re curious, here’s what I had to say on my second year anniversary.


26 Responses to “Three Year Blog Anniversary”

  1. Kirk — March 1, 2012 at 4:58 am

    Happy Blogga-versary Kirbie, time sure does fly by!

    • Kirbie replied: — March 1st, 2012 @ 9:48 am

      It does doesn’t it? I hope I can keep up my dedication as long as you have!

  2. Tina — March 1, 2012 at 7:52 am

    Happy 3 years, blog twin! I hope this next year is as Nutella, Hello Kitty and mug-cake filled as the last one :)

    PS: Just bought a huge jar of Nutella AND Almond Choco Butter last night. Totally thought of you as I was doing it.

    • Kirbie replied: — March 1st, 2012 @ 9:47 am

      Wait, they sell almond choco butter??! I’ve only had regular almond butter. I need to hunt this down.

  3. Sandra — March 1, 2012 at 8:12 am

    Dear Kirbie,
    Congraulations for your anniversary! Hope more years to come!!
    Thank you for sharing recipes, the lovely photos and the time you dedicate to write the blog….
    Wish you the best!


    • Kirbie replied: — March 1st, 2012 @ 9:47 am

      Hi Sandra, Thanks for following along! I hope you continue to enjoy the blog.

  4. Faye — March 1, 2012 at 10:28 am

    Your blog has come a long way! I remember missing the old format but now I really like the new layout :)
    Congrats on a really great 3 years – you’ve been an inspiration for me to start a blog one day too.

    • Kirbie replied: — March 1st, 2012 @ 1:12 pm

      Thanks for your loyal following! your email tips about new places is always great and all your comments on posts. Yes, what happened to you starting your blog? Perhaps you need some face to face peer pressure. ;-)

  5. Kelly — March 1, 2012 at 10:54 am

    Congratulations! I forgot how I stumbled upon your blog, but I’ve been reading it for at least a year now. I’m from the Bay Area, but I was in San Diego for a few years when I went to UCSD and your blog is enjoyable because it reminds me of the places and my times down there. I also like that you make occasional visits back up here too because then I can see if any restaurants would appeal to me that I can try nearby.
    Thanks for such great posts and all the time you put into this blog. You definitely have fans and I hope you continue to keep it up!
    Best regards, Kelly.

    • Kirbie replied: — March 1st, 2012 @ 1:10 pm

      Thanks for following along Kelly even though you aren’t in SD anymore! I’m sorry I don’t have more Bay Area posts. I need to go home more often.

  6. James — March 1, 2012 at 11:19 am

    Happy blog anniversary! I’m happy you’ve stepped out of the privacy filter and I got a chance to meet you.
    Keep up with the blogging, the photos, and everything else. I look forward to reading more about your cravings that remind me I have the same craving :)

    • Kirbie replied: — March 1st, 2012 @ 1:11 pm

      Hi James, It was definitely great to finally get a chance to meet you the other weekend!

  7. Sandy — March 1, 2012 at 12:52 pm

    Happy anniversary on your blog! I appreciate your time and efforts to post nearly daily. It’s fun to read your take on certain restaurants, and you’ve provided a lot of great recipes to try.

    • Kirbie replied: — March 1st, 2012 @ 1:14 pm

      Hi Sandy! Thanks for reading along. I always appreciate your comments.

  8. caninecologne — March 1, 2012 at 2:53 pm

    happy 3 year blogaversary to you! i’m so glad we met last year! i enjoy our outings with the sd foodbloggers! glad i checked out your blog (via kirk’s recommendation)! :)

    • Kirbie replied: — March 2nd, 2012 @ 6:11 pm

      I’m glad we met too! I love our outings too. =)

  9. Iris — March 1, 2012 at 5:02 pm

    AWWW. Congratulations. :D I don’t think I would have the patience to keep a blog for three entire years!

    • Kirbie replied: — March 2nd, 2012 @ 6:11 pm

      Three years goes by really fast!

  10. Dennis — March 1, 2012 at 7:55 pm

    Congrats Kirbie! Looking forward to the next three years and beyond!

    • Kirbie replied: — March 2nd, 2012 @ 6:12 pm

      Wow, another three years? I don’t know if I can commit to that ;-)

  11. Rodzilla — March 1, 2012 at 11:02 pm

    Congrats / happy anniversary. Your site became one of my favorites even before I met you, here’s to many more years!

    • Kirbie replied: — March 2nd, 2012 @ 6:13 pm

      I’m glad you found my site. I love readings yours and I’m happy to have met you!

  12. Soo — March 2, 2012 at 3:36 pm

    Congrats and keep blogging!

    • Kirbie replied: — March 2nd, 2012 @ 7:00 pm

      Thanks! I hope you keep reading!

  13. joanh — March 4, 2012 at 8:49 am

    congrats!!! i have so many of your recipes bookmarked and always look forward to your new creations!

    • Kirbie replied: — March 4th, 2012 @ 8:52 pm

      Aw thanks! I love reading your blog too. Makes me miss Taiwan!

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