Two Years & Counting

October 29, 2013


Two years ago today I launched this blog.

Seth Godin and Tom Peters told me it would change my life.  They were right.

Cathy Fogler encouraged me to buy a domain name during dinner one night, so I consider Denver the birth spot of this venture.

Billy believed in me. Without hesitation or question. He always believes in me.

Daley Hake shot my cover picture (and the one in today’s post). He’s some kind of miracle worker that one.  Talent beyond compare.

Tripp Crosby pulled together the WordPress site.  This makes me laugh in the silent kinda way.

And then I wrote.
And wrote.
And wrote some more.

I didn’t tell anyone that I was writing for 60 days because I wasn’t sure I’d last.

I made a commitment to push publish every day for at least year one as an act of courage.  I wasn’t sure I’d have enough to say for a week, let alone a year, but after 365 days, I re-upped for another 365.

What fun I’ve had!

I couldn’t continue unless I had my mom copy editing for me and my family supporting the constant writing, photo taking, idea crafting.

Blogging is like having a puppy; there’s a ton of work and a bunch of joy.

Thanks for reading along.  See you back here tomorrow for year three!


14 Responses to “Two Years & Counting”

  1. T. Ro. Dub. Says:

    Congratulations! Your blog is wonderful and one of the highlights of my day. Thanks for sharing your time, talent and wisdom.

    By the way, we made your mom’s chili last night… Incredible!


    • Joy Phenix Says:

      You are always so encouraging Toni! Thanks for reading along and sharing as well. SO thrilled you like the chili – especially knowing how much you appreciate good food!
      See you on the BC escalators : )


  2. Julie Says:

    I think the funniest thing I’ve learned from your blog yet was in this post: that Tripp Crosby created it for you. Really?! Hilarious! But in all seriousness, I have all but about given up on my own blog and hardly read any others anymore, but yours is one I still read as often as possible. (BTW, please keep posting your links on FB, because I also hardly visit my RSS feed reader anymore either. RIP, google reader.) Thank you for sharing your wisdom, recipes, anecdotes, insights and humor with us. The world, and the Internet, are better because you’re in it.


    • Joy Phenix Says:

      The Tripp thing is funny. That was all Billy’s doing. I had no idea where to get the help I needed to build this site!


  3. Mark Allman Says:

    Congratulations on two years!! I think you do an awesome job. I admire how you are able to post daily. I know that must be tough. I enjoy your blog and enjoy what I have learned on it.


  4. Sandra Stanley Says:

    My favorite blog and blogger!!


  5. Emily Says:

    This blog has been such an inspiration to me – spiritually, personally and professionally. It feeds my heart, mind and soul and I find myself passing it along to friends regularly. So THANK YOU for putting yourself out there and for the words of wisdom you have provided to me in my short “tenure” with this fantastic blog.


  6. Adrienne Says:


    Congratulations on starting up year 3! I love your blog. I can’t tell you how valuable and useful it is for me. Your words of wisdom on parenting are SO HELPFUL, and Iove the fact that you are so honest. The wrinkle thing. I hear you. (you are still beautiful). Also on date night, because of you I’ve been insisting on that with hubby and we’re trying to make it work a few times a month. I loved working with you because of your awesome insights and fun personality and this way I can still stay connected while living so far away!

    big kisses to you and THANK YOU.



  7. Frances Phenix Says:

    Thought I would let you know that there are several women friends from Rabun County that read your blogs. I hear them comparing recipes from you and chuckle with pride that you are in our family. I would say that even if you never wrote a blog. Keep it up. You may get a Pulitzer one of these days!!!!!


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