Happy 6th Blog Birthday!

the great escape divorce support blogThis little blog turns 6 today! Wow, where has the time gone? The original post is here and I believe I’ve stayed fairly true to my purpose. That said, I see myself branching out as time goes on. I’m not sure what those branches will be, in all honesty. Maybe more focus on well-being and less focus on specific divorce issues?

How Far We’ve Come

I’ve published 294 blog posts. There’s been 5,429 published comments. Wow.

That’s a lot of words. For my blog’s birthday, I’d love to hear from my readers. If there’s anything you’d like me to write more about, hit the comments and let me know.

Little Known Fact

This was my first idea for my original book cover. I drew and painted this as a sketch idea…it didn’t translate as well as the image I ended up using. Still, this image somehow resonates with me.

So much has happened in my life since I first began this blog. A lot happens in six years and so that’s to be expected. Meanwhile, I tend to roll with the waves of life which means my blog does the same…


When the Waves of Life Roll In, Enjoy the Ride

Here I am in my favorite place in my favorite puffy vest, which according to this pic makes me look like I’m wearing a flotation device. I don’t care. I LOVE this vest. Maybe it’s the color…anyway it’s helping me ride the waves.

No Stone Unturned

Never mind. Back to the blog. So, we’ve covered everything from sex to narcissism. I’ve created surveys, link ups, link round-ups, guest posts, interviews, catch up over coffee, Dear Lisa and voices for compassion. Again, let me know if you’d like to see any more of the above topics or formats.

A big shout out to all of you regular reader and commenters here at the blog. It wouldn’t be a blog without your voices, my friends.

Blogger Bucket List

One of the things on my bucket list is to attend a blog conference and meet all of you in person. What a party that would be! Please let me know where, when and what conference you may be attending in 2018.

A Challenge

In other news, if you are currently going through your divorce and in the early stages, you may be interested in the #DF30day or in english, the Divorce Force 30 Day Challenge. 30 days of mind and body health. The mantra?  “Get your **** together”.  It’s not too late to sign up. Join Divorce Force as a subscriber at their site. Watch the video and tune in each day to share your progress with others. Prizes and VISA gift cards are being awarded.

I’ve learned a ton over the six years here at the blog. I’ve learned more about my topics of choice but mostly, I’ve learned more about you! Big thanks to my subscribers for continuing to tune in here at my little blog.

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31 Replies to “Happy 6th Blog Birthday!”

  1. I like your sketch, especially the woman’s face. I think that would’ve resonated with many. She looks a little sad but hopeful.

    CONGRATULATIONS on 6 years!!!!!!

  2. Congratulations Lisa, writing for six years consistently is indeed creditable! Loved your first post, which is so focused and even received comments! Usually the first post goes unnoticed.

    You have been doing a remarkable job of offering words of advice with a healing touch. Continue the good work dear friend. I am happy to learn that you took such a bold decision to fly out of the unseen prison…your sketch speaks clearly about it.

    Thanks for sharing your personal journey in such a positive manner, keeping all the hurts and tears at the backbench. Stay blessed!
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    1. Thank you, Balroop! I think the few comments on my first post were a friend and my Beau. But it took a full year before any consistent readers stopped by. As bloggers, we have to keep writing for quite a while before catching on. Thanks for your ongoing encouragement, Balroop. <3

  3. Hi,

    What an awesome post! 🙂

    Let me add here, I’ve learnt a lot from you about blog commenting and you are so good with my friend. Thanks for mentioning my first guest post about blog commenting at your blog – just shared my experiences and i love the way it’s picked up so well here.

    As i always say, if you take time to read, understand, and then comment – your words will flow so naturally, and those would always be from your heart. i don’t really care about the niche to comment on, as some people do, because as bloggers, we do come across each other sometimes or the other, and that’s exactly how we build those relationships, which turn into such good friendships over time, isn’t it?

    thanks for sharing all of this with us. loved the questions in the end and yor apt answer – no one could have answered them better. have a nice week ahead, and happy thanksgiving as well 🙂

    1. Thanks, Deb. I do look like I’m wearing an emergency device but I still love that darn vest 😀 Do let me know what you find! BLogHer used to have blog conferences but they’ve changed over to SheKnows and I’m not sure if they still do the conferences? Yes, we’re on almost opposite sides but that shouldn’t stop us!

  4. Aw HAPPY blogiversary Lisa!! That painting you created is breathtaking! I had no idea you were an artist TOO? Amazing.

    I love how much you and this blog have accomplished over these six years and I especially love that your purpose has been fulfilled and continues to be fulfilling!

    This just makes me so happy. I love everything you share here, so keep it all coming girl!
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    1. Thank you, Chris! Actually, art is a passion of mine and yes, I’ve been painting for many years. I’m short a studio right now though, so does pose a bit of an obstacle for the time being. Good thing about writing is you can do it anywhere anytime. Just need paper and pen <3 Chris, thank you so much for your kind words and support. I also LOVE your work. Hope we can meet in person at this blog conference we're all going to attend one day 😀

  5. Happy, happy birthday, Lisa! Love your blog and so happy that you started it six years ago! I think you add so much wisdom, support, and guidance through the divorce journey, and appreciate your insight and encouraging words so much. Hope you do something fun to celebrate!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂

    1. Thank you, Marcia! Erma Bombeck conference sounds amazing. I’ve heard only good things about it. Do you have to be funny to attend? Not sure if I can be funny enough LOL.

  6. 6 years already! Well done Lisa! It’s always a real pleasure to stop by and read you. Especially with a good cup of tea!
    I love what you’re sharing and how you are doing it. Your words are talking to us. In a positive way.
    Keep going, keep moving with the waves.
    Love you.
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  7. Congrats! My blog is almost six years old as well. It’s gone through many different iterations over the years and looks nothing like when I first started, but that’s a good thing because it’s allowed me to forge my path as a freelancer.

    1. Thanks, Jeri! Congrats on your site success, Jeri. Six years is nothing to sneeze at. I hope you’re blogging for six more 🙂

  8. Awww, congrats on your blogiversary! The blog world would absolutely NOT be the same without you; I always love the topics you cover and the sometimes sensitive topics you delve into because you have such a beautiful way of relating to your readers and a reassuring way about you <3

    Oh, my goodness–I'd LOVE to meet you in person! Are you kidding?! I'd die 🙂

    Hope you have a lovely weekend, my sweet, and safe travels next week. I love that vest (and pic!); you look adorable. XOXO
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    1. Thank you, Charlotte! What a nice thing to say *beams*. It would be so fun to meet up at a blog conference…we would have a blast!

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