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Thursday, June 7, 2007

Who's Reading?

Sometime this month I will celebrate my 2 year blog anniversary. I no longer know exactly what day it is.

(In my quest for data privacy last month I deleted many older posts, I hate when I act so abrubt like that.)

I've given the blog history before, what I was thinking at the time, why I started in the first place, and what's it become for me.

Lately, I've been finding out more and more who's out "there" reading.

From people in my own community who have stumbled across, to people who have gone to Google.

People who have seen things I've published, to people who have known me for years.

People that I went to high school or college with, to people who have found me through mutual friends links.

I am curious, just for curious sake, who's there.

So I'm going to have a contest. Because I am silly like that.

Leave me a comment with your name (first name is just fine) and how long you've been reading, how you found the blog or how you know me.

You'll have until Sunday to leave your comment. I will print out the comments, cut them into slips and draw one. Whichever comment it is wins a $5 gift card for either Caribou Coffee or Starbucks. Your choice and I will even mail it.

The winner would need to email me with their choice and address that day so I can mail it.

How's that for fun, huh? (And cheesy, dorky, silly...I know!)

Don't be shy, now's your chance to come out of the closet, delurk, whatever you want to call it.


Blogger Kendra Wiggins said...

Oh Samara...I love you! I have been reading your blog since last fall sometime...and I do believe that you found me on here!!!! I love reading about your family and your life...I can't even remember the last time I saw you or even spoke to you but now I just feel like we are still in touch with each other! And I must admit that I do enjoy it!

June 7, 2007 at 8:24 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love you also, I have been reading your blog since the day you started it 2 years ago.
I really enjoy ready about your day to day life, I can watch the kids grow, This helps me to feel closer to you and the family as I'm so far away.
I have knowen you since the beautiful day you were born. That tiny little bundle, Now you are a beuatiful women and a Mother yourself. I Love You.
Aunt Laurie

June 7, 2007 at 8:46 AM  
Blogger melissa said...

i have been an avid reader since last year, when julie and megan informed me that there were pictures of you sporting a full-term baby belly and then subsequent pictures of henry! it's been so great catching up with you and getting to know you better through this avenue. a surprise and a blessing. :)

June 7, 2007 at 11:26 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i'm your sister... you bring up new blogs all the time, so i've been reading since day one. -aid

June 7, 2007 at 11:40 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Samara! This is Laura! I've been reading since you started your blog too! I love looking when I can to get all of your updates!

June 7, 2007 at 1:59 PM  
Blogger The Lindahl News said...

Deb here. Anne told me about your blog when you were pregmant. I think one of the first blogs of yours that I read was when you were decorating H's room with an alphabet theme.

Then, I think I told you at Anne and Jed's wedding that I was an official reader, didn't I?

It's been so much fun to get to know you and yours via your blog!

June 7, 2007 at 2:34 PM  
Anonymous Liz said...

Hey Samara! It's Liz. I've been reading your blog since I stumbled across the link to it a few months ago on It's been fun to catch up on what you've done since high school. Happy 2nd blog anniversary.

June 7, 2007 at 3:58 PM  
Blogger Megasue said...

dear simplicity, i've been loving your blog for forever. i love your writing and i look forward to many more thoughtful, intriguing, and downright silly postings :)

June 7, 2007 at 7:37 PM  
Blogger amb said...

samarita...i have been reading your blog since day 1, when you emailed me from your work saying you were bored, so you started a blog. i never thought you would convince me to start my own...and you didn't :) (well, maddy did, so it's sort of you!)
love you...abbie

June 7, 2007 at 8:16 PM  
Blogger charish said...

I am your sister Sarah. I have been reading you blog daily since we got on line.

June 7, 2007 at 8:43 PM  
Blogger LeRoy Dissing said...

I am probably the least of your lurkers and the newest. I can't remember when or how I happenstanced upon your blog but it had to be in the past six months. Your family values is what drew me back as well as your honest, optimistic outlook on life. I have always enjoyed reading your insightful posts and well as your family pictures! A real inspiration!

June 7, 2007 at 10:36 PM  
Blogger Julie said...

Samara - I have been reading your blog since Abbie told me about it! It has been great to see all the pictures of your little ones and your, oh so funny, stories! I have known you since you came to visit Abbie at North Park after your transfer.

June 8, 2007 at 7:45 AM  
Blogger ses said...

Samara and family,
I can't really remember when I first heard about blogs...perhaps about this time last year. So this fall i looked into it and then started my own in hopes of staying connected with people who were not living in the same area. I love reading about all of the Postuma happenings up in north! May you all ENJOY these summer months OUTSIDE and out and about in beautiful Minnesota! I would love to be able to catch up in person some day soon! ~ses

June 8, 2007 at 1:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have been reading your blog ever since that glorious day when the blog world entered our home. Although I am guilty of not checking on our life everyday, I do enjoy reading about it and finding out how things in my family are.
Love J.

June 8, 2007 at 7:59 PM  
Blogger stacey said...

Hola, my dear friend! I have no clue how long I've been reading your lovely blog, but it's been a while now. Can you believe we have known each other for 7 years now? Thank you for always keeping us updated with pictures and stories of the fam. I love you. Keep up the good work.

June 8, 2007 at 10:24 PM  
Blogger Jed and Anne said...

Hi Samara,
I have been reading and enjoying your blog I think since you started it two years ago! What a fun experience it has been as well...keep up the good work!

June 8, 2007 at 11:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm a reader of your blog Samara! It's been nice to catch up on everything that has gone on and is going on in your life.

June 9, 2007 at 1:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi, I'm Natasha
I randomly came across your blog when I thought of setting up my own. I love reading your blog as it's just full of warmth and happiness. I hope it continues...

June 10, 2007 at 3:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have been reading this blog since this winter. One day while laid up in bed with influenza, I brought my laptop with me to do some reading up on this years strain. is where I started with an article, leading to commentary from other readers, leading to a poster named Samara. Thought to myslef, hmmmmm I know someone named Samara, clicked the link, and ended up here. The rest is history. :)

June 11, 2007 at 7:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Samara

Well I've finally checked you out. I guess I've only know about it for a week or so but...your blog inspires me. I used to love creative writing and I think everyone has something interesting to say. So this is my first time on but I will continue to keep up with you through this. Oh I found out about this from a very fun night at Hell's Kitchen and Melting Pot!!


July 26, 2009 at 8:33 PM  

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