My Blog Is 3

Whoa. My blog is 3 years old today. I can hardly believe it. A simple little site that I started to talk about all things mommy has turned into such a defining piece of my life, such a defining piece of me. Life was extraordinarily hectic this past year, so while I wrote a lot less than I did in the previous 2 years, but I did something that was much more important. In the last 12 months, I have really been able to nurture relationships that started because of this blog. From real life events like BlogHer and SoFabCon, to online communities like my beloved Pushing Lovely group, my third year of being Mama Knows It All has been all about the social part of social media.

This year, I pushed through my personal fears and put myself “out there” in the community. I started speaking up instead of just waiting in the wings, and started to find my blogging voice. I graduated from being a novice, and stepped up to help newer bloggers reach their highest potential. This blogging / social media thing is my life, y’all.

Of course, since this is an anniversary post, I have to write the obligatory highlights list. Since the blog is 3, here are my top 3 blogging highlights of the past year:

1. Getting hired by Collective Bias

I’ve written about this before so I won’t get all gushy again. All I’ll say is I LOVE my job.

2. Starting Pushing Lovely with Janeane and Arelis 

Janeane, Arelis, and I saw that there was a need for a blogger community that offered authentic support. Our goal from the beginning was to set up a system of reciprocity that allowed all of the community members to get what they need, and to push them to exceed their goals. It’s working.

3. Meeting tons of my most favorite bloggers

Because I attended 5 blogging conferences in the past year, I have had the pleasure of meeting bloggers that I have loved for years. They have all been just as lovely, and unique, and awesome as I had hoped they would be. They inspire me, they make me laugh, and they motivate me to try new stuff. They’re pretty much the bomb.

Happy Anniversary, Mama Knows It All!

18 responses to “My Blog Is 3”

  1. Sharelle D. Lowery Avatar

    Congratulations!!!…Wow!!…Girl Time Flies, doesnt it!!?? Your Blog is awesome and I LOVE the content, even though I am not a Mommie-yet!

    And where do I find out more about Pushing Lovely??

    Many More Years are Coming!!

    1. BrandiJeter Avatar

      Thank you, Sharelle! Yes, time really does fly. It feels good to have a place of my own on the ‘net! Here’s more about Pushing Lovely. Let me know if you’re interested! The Pushing Lovely Facebook group is a group created by the founders of to provide support, educational opportunities and a firm but loving push to women writers and bloggers. Our mission is to see to it that the stories of women writers are pushed one woman at a time. It is a group created by bloggers for bloggers. Membership into the group is now by application. LIKE this status for more info.

  2. melissa weintraub Avatar
    melissa weintraub

    Congrats Brandi!!! I hope one day I get the pleasure of meeting you! Happy 3rd Blog Birthday!

    1. BrandiJeter Avatar

      Thank you, Melissa! Soon we will meet. I’m sure about it!

  3. Mama Harris Avatar
    Mama Harris

    Happy “Blogiversary”!! Looking forward to getting to know you better and meeting IRL tomorrow!!

    1. BrandiJeter Avatar

      Thanks, Dawn! It was great to meet you!

  4. RambleSAHM Avatar

    Congrats Brandi you’ve worked so hard for all this!!!

    1. BrandiJeter Avatar

      Thank you, Whitney!

  5. Amiyrah Martin Avatar
    Amiyrah Martin

    Happy Blogivesary! You’ve done so much in the past 3 years; can’t wait to see what the next 3 have in store for you.

    1. BrandiJeter Avatar

      THanks, Amiyrah! I’m eager to continue to find my calling!

  6. melinda Avatar

    Happy Anniversary! you’ve done wonderful things so your success is well deserved

    1. BrandiJeter Avatar

      Thank you, Melinda! I appreciate it!

  7. Beth Zimmerman Avatar

    Happy Anniversary, Brandi! Praying that the coming year brings you lots of happy stories! (I think I was bubbling over about cbias/Social Fabric yesterday. Hubby suggested that I get a job there! Nice dream!)

    1. BrandiJeter Avatar

      Thank you, Beth! It really is a dream job in so many ways!

  8. Diaryofa1stTimeMom Avatar

    Congrats chica! Can’t wait to see the direction you take the blog in this year. I’m looking forward to the wedding planning posts:)

    1. BrandiJeter Avatar

      Thank you, Heather!

  9. BrandiJeter Avatar

    Thank you, Melissa!!! I appreciate it!

  10. Arelis Cintron Avatar

    Happy Anniversary. I am so happy that you decided to step out into the community! If not we might not have met and we wouldn’t have accomplished all we have up until this point. You have been a blessing in my life, in more ways that I could say! I can’t wait to see the new heights you are taken to this next year! #PushLove

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