5 year Blogiversary - In Due Time

5 Year Blogiversary

Today, I am celebrating my 5 years blogiversary! I’ll be honest with you, I have never put much thought into how long I have been blogging and I have not once remembered a “blogiversary” but that clearly changed this year. This past Saturday, April 8, 2017 marked 5 years of blogging for me. This is a very bittersweet celebration. The bitter is that means 5 years of infertility. The sweet is all the blessings that have come along the way.

5 year Blogiversary - In Due Time

If you haven’t picked up a copy of my book, then you might not know why me, the financial guru, started blogging. You can find out more in my book, but the short story for here is a week after our infertility diagnosis God told me to. This whole journey has been a huge step of faith and a leap way out of my comfort zone, but by the grace of God, I have continued to write. And although there have been many blessings along the way, there have been many challenges too.

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What you might not know is that I first started on blogger with a different blog name, “Team Harries Beats Infertility.” (Awful, I know). I re-branded in 2013 to ‘In Due Time’ with the help of my husband picking my blog name. I did a very minor re-brand again this past fall before the launch of my book and got a new logo as well as made updates to my social media handle names.

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Here I am, 5 years later, still blogging 3-4 days a week. I am forever grateful for all the blessings blogging has brought along the way. Later this week I will be sharing more as well as sharing the truth of what it’s like to be a blogger.

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Blogging has been more than just this space on the internet as it is what led me to write my first book, In Due Time: Hope and Encouragement in the Waiting. So to celebrate my blogiversary, I am giving 15% off my book THIS week. Please use the code blogiversary5 in the cart to get 15% off your full purchase. If you subscribe via email you can get 20% off {sign up using sidebar}.

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And while this isn’t directly related, I am now planning my first annual conference, for my faith-based fertility ministry, Moms in the Making. A group that has brought me so many friendships and given me the opportunity to celebrate so many miracles, both from ladies I have met locally and those I have met online as well. The online group has now expanded to over 1,200+ women.

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I also recently created a group over on facebook, In Due Time, that is an extension of this blog and my book. It’s a women only, faith-based group where we discuss all things about life: faith, health, travel, recipes, etc. I would love for you to join us!

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My readers and followers are the ones who have made this blogging journey possible and worth it. So, whether this is the first time you have stopped by or you have been here since the beginning, I wanted to say thank you. Sincerely, thank you. Thank you for investing in me and this blog. If you haven’t yet said hi, please do so. My favorite part of this journey have been connecting with people all over the world.

Blogiversary6-019I have no idea what the next 5 years will bring, but I am expectant an excited to see what it holds. I plan on sharing more this week about my personal experience with being a blogger, including both the ups and downs. To me, being a successful blogger has nothing to do with statistics, but has all to do with being obedient to what God has called me to whether that means encouraging 1 person or 1 million people.

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Just for fun, here are some very quick facts:

First post: “The Beginning” on April 8, 2012

Most popular post: Help Lord, I’m Tired

Years Blogging: 5

Hours Spent Blogging: too many to track

Posts: 734

Comments: 11,263

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34 Comments
  • torthuil
    Posted at 07:11h, 10 April Reply

    Happy blogoversary! I always appreciate your perspective. 5 years is a big commitment not to mention all the other accomplishments. Go you!

  • Nicole
    Posted at 08:33h, 10 April Reply

    You’re too cute. Congrats my friend! Your blog/story/testimony IS changing lives! Amen!!

  • Amanda
    Posted at 08:37h, 10 April Reply

    Why are you always so adorable??? Happy blog anniversary to you, friend. I am looking forward to reading about your experience as a blogger these past 5 years!

  • candy
    Posted at 08:44h, 10 April Reply

    Happy Anniversary! Congratulations of five years of blogging.

  • Krysten
    Posted at 08:52h, 10 April Reply

    Yay how exciting, happy blogiversary!

  • Alyssa
    Posted at 08:57h, 10 April Reply

    Congrats on 5 years! Isn’t it crazy how fast time flies with blogging?

    Alyssa | feathers and stripes

  • Rebecca Jo
    Posted at 10:45h, 10 April Reply

    Congrats lady!!! I’m not even sure when I’ve started visiting here – I think its been a few years – I do remember your nephew passing away – so that’s been awhile. Crazy how time flies. Hope your blog has a long exciting life ahead.

  • Kristin
    Posted at 11:14h, 10 April Reply

    Congrats! I love all the photos with the big, golden FIVE! Celebrate!

  • Lily
    Posted at 11:47h, 10 April Reply

    Wohoo! Congratulations, friend! I can definitely see why this is a bittersweet moment for you, but you have accomplished so much in these last 5 years and HELPED thousands of women along the way. You are amazing!
    xo, Lily
    Beauty With Lily

  • Kathryn
    Posted at 12:08h, 10 April Reply

    You blog 3-4 times a week? Can you give me some insight about how you keep up with that? I need tips!!!

  • Mariah
    Posted at 13:07h, 10 April Reply

    Happy Blogiversary! I just celebrated 4 years. Congrats on 5!

    http://moosmusing.com

  • Cristina
    Posted at 13:27h, 10 April Reply

    Congratulations! A lot of people don’t make it through this number.

  • Amber
    Posted at 14:14h, 10 April Reply

    Dear Caroline,
    I started following you a while back. I subscribed because I love what you write, and how you always point us to look to Jesus. Thank you.
    My husband and I ended up becoming parents through adopting our 2 precious children, and I’m thankful for that. But the last two years we have been in a “waiting” situation with our business and our finances. It has been very difficult and many days I am really tired of it all. But most days, I continue to look to Him and He fills me with His strength and keeps me on the journey with Him. I love reading your posts because they are so biblical and such a great reminder of where our focus needs to be. You are a precious soul, and I pray for you frequently that the Lord will bless you very soon with this deep desire of your heart. Like you said in one of your other posts, it’s the length of time that we wait that makes it most difficult. If it was short, it would be much easier, and would be soon forgotten! When I think of how long you have waited, and still remain faithful, and continue to be transparent on your blog with your hope, I am so grateful. I can definitely see in your situation how the Lord has used this long time of waiting to encourage so many others. If you had your answer right away, so many others would have missed out on the wisdom the Lord gave you to share with us. That encourages me in our situation too, that the Lord is purposeful, and He will make all things beautiful in His time.
    I’m sure that when you receive your answer, you will always remember those who are still waiting, and you will have never-ending compassion for them, and continue to minister and pour out to them….All because this trial has been so long in coming…. it will NOT be forgotten. Praise be to Jesus!
    With appreciation to you and to the Lord,
    Your sister in Christ

  • Katie
    Posted at 14:56h, 10 April Reply

    Happy blogging anniversary!! I can’t believe that I hit 6 years in January! CRAZY! But in the best one. Blogging has been one of my favorite hobbies, introduced me to some of my best friends, and has really helped me discover myself on a deeper level.

  • POOJA MITRA
    Posted at 15:51h, 10 April Reply

    Hey congrats. I am new at blogging. You encourage me to write more.

  • Melissa Blake
    Posted at 16:53h, 10 April Reply

    Congrats on 5 years of blogging!! The time goes by so fast, doesn’t it?? xoxo

  • Kwame
    Posted at 17:22h, 10 April Reply

    Congratulations! These are such great achievements, publishing a book and celebrating your 5th year blogging. This is very inspirational for those of us who aspire to be where you are.

  • Christina
    Posted at 19:11h, 10 April Reply

    That is so wonderful, congratulations! 5 years of hard work that pays off!

  • Patty
    Posted at 22:38h, 10 April Reply

    Happy 5th year! I just hit my first year of my blog and just rebranded. It’s so crazy how much I’ve learned and how many posts I look at now and feel so different about! Just joined The Blogger Life and I’m sure I’ll see you online more! Thanks for sharing your story.

  • McKenzie Allyshia
    Posted at 22:44h, 10 April Reply

    Congratulations on five years of hard work and time ♥ It is so crazy how much has evolved through blogging. I had originally began blogging in 2009 but did a total overhaul of my blog today. I basically started over from the beginning, yikes!

  • Tine
    Posted at 05:16h, 11 April Reply

    A very happy Blogiversary to you! I’ve only been blogging for 3 years myself but i’m looking forward to reaching the same milestone as you someday!

  • Carissa Maul
    Posted at 09:48h, 11 April Reply

    Happy BLOGIVERSARY!!!!! I’m so thankful to have stumbled across your journey as you have been a constant inspiration to me on my journey not only to conceive but my walk with God. I truly believe if not for women like you, women of strong faith and influence, that I would not be the Christian woman I am today. Thank you Caroline!

  • Taylor Mobley
    Posted at 11:35h, 11 April Reply

    Happy blogging anniversary!! That’s so incredible that you have been doing this for 5 years! I love following you girl!

  • courtney connolly
    Posted at 13:45h, 11 April Reply

    You are so adorable! Happy blogiversary! 5 years is an incredible accomplishment and it shows that this is obviously your purpose. God wants you to share his message through your stories and you are doing an amazing job!

  • Patricia
    Posted at 19:28h, 15 April Reply

    You look amazing friend. Congrats on your blogiversary!!

  • Dalia Uribe
    Posted at 11:04h, 17 April Reply

    Congratulations!! I really never imagined that people could attack you, but remember that God´s proud of your work girl!

  • Dawn Running
    Posted at 14:56h, 18 April Reply

    Happy Blogaversary!!! So happy you’re in my life!

  • Leslie Soto
    Posted at 12:03h, 21 April Reply

    Congratulations on your blogiversary! Your blog is such an inspiration. It’s beautiful. I love how honest you are, especially with your journey in infertility. Cheers to many more years of blogging and all the wonderful things that come with it.

  • Virjinia Harp
    Posted at 20:48h, 21 April Reply

    Happy Blogiversary! It’s amazing that you’ve been blogging for so long. I absolutely love your writing and can tell it’s from the heart. Keep sharing your heart sister!

  • Dawn P Darnell
    Posted at 08:51h, 22 April Reply

    Congratulations! That is such a huge accomplishment!

  • Chelsea
    Posted at 09:17h, 22 April Reply

    Happy anniversary beautiful! And how adorable are these photos!!! 5 years is a huge deal, you should be sooo proud!!

  • Living in Color
    Posted at 16:44h, 22 April Reply

    Congratulations! That’s a long time 🙂

    xoxo.

  • Shani | Sunshine & Munchkins
    Posted at 18:13h, 23 April Reply

    Congrats on five years! Blogging is hard work.

  • Michaela
    Posted at 22:10h, 23 April Reply

    Congrats on your blogiversary! That’s so exciting 🙂

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