Friday, December 7, 2012

Happy Birthday!!

It's my blog's birthday today! Yup, TriGirl is officially 2 years old!!


And so I thought I would celebrate by looking back at the important milestones.  To start with, here is the very first picture I ever drew for the blog.


In the second post, I introduced TriGuy (referred to only as "the husband" at the time).  Poor guy didn't get much hair or any attached limbs.  Not to mention, he didn't get a stitch of clothing.



Oh wait, there was a scarf and ski boots.



I seemed to frequently forget clothing in the early posts.


Guess my shirt fell off when I crashed.

And sometimes, my friends were missing clothes too.


She must've been going so fast her shirt blew right off.

At times, I had no pants.


I had more important things on my mind, (like figuring out how to pedal with no gears, chains, brakes and no revolving pedals).  Yes, this is in my header picture.  

Of course as time wore on and I got more practice, I tweaked the drawings.  I did eventually decide to learn how to draw a real bike.



As I began to become a more active blogger, I got to take my first big steps.  

I had a post featured on BlogHer.








I've done the blog awards, hopped around...in blog hops (Hey, toddlers need play dates!), done guest posts, and met lots of new friends!!   

Through blogging I've even learned more about swimming, biking, and running.  Imagine that!

And, I started a Zazzle shop, where you can buy shirts (YOU CAN CHOOSE THE STYLE, COLOUR AND SIZE), mugs, stickers, aprons, coasters, bumper stickers, binders, phone cases...and calendars.


Last year The Force was not very strong within me and I only sold one calendar.  Maybe it's more powerful this year?  You can click through the sidebar on the right, or just click here!

And now, I have a question for you all.  I've been thinking about my header, and whether I should upgrade to a newer drawing; one that's more representative of my current style.   I am partial to the one I have, but it is a little basic.

So do I go with 

Option A:  Retro/classic (albeit pantslesss) TriGirl

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Option B:  Fancy-pantsied/updated TriGirl

I will tally up the votes, weigh the pros and cons carefully, and then potentially just make up my own mind :)

As I've said before, I'm so grateful for all your comments and support.  Blogging has been so much more than I thought it would be and I am looking forward to all the wonderful things the future will bring!


UPCOMING POSTS:  BLOGGER MEETUPS, TREADMILL RUNS


42 comments:

  1. Happy 2nd blog birthday! What a grand two years its been! Here's to many more. I have to say I'm glad there's more pants lol as for the header question I always think a change is as good as a holiday!

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    1. Thanks Kristin! Yeah, you know, it's only cute to forget your pants when you're really young. Otherwise you become *that* girl. Thanks for the input on the header!

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  2. happy birthday to the blog! I think that means mine came and passed or is about to come up. I guess I never realized you were pantless lol. Is it possible for us to see this mystery photo to compare?? I think you can't go wrong either way!

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    1. Thanks Megan! Yes I believe yours is right around the corner! Good question; I'm not sure if I would use a picture I've already drawn or make a new one.

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  3. Happy birthday. Remember when you first birthed the blog, and how painful it was to squeeze it out? Anyway, that's quite a conundrum. Maybe try out the new-fangled one for a few days to let people see the difference? As it stands, I don't know if I can decide because I like what we can now call your retro drawing.

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    1. It really was painful. I kept asking TriGuy what he thought of it, and worried about whether it was any good or not. I was annoying. I think a trial run is a good idea--thanks!!

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  4. Congrats on the blogiversary! Hmmm...I like your header now, but I'll vote for switching it up and trying a new one for fun. You have so many hilarious pictures to choose from

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    1. Thanks Gia! Another check in the 'new picture' column :)

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  5. YAY!! BLOG-BIRTHDAYS!! Since I'm a fan of nudity (wait, does that sound bad?) I vote for a pant-less header picture. However, I understand that this is a family-friendly blog, so maybe pro-pant is the way to go. And does that mean we've been bloggy pals for two years, already? THAT'S CRAZY!! ;)

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    1. Hehehe! Love this :D Um, we have known each other for 2 years. IT *IS* CRAZY!!

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  6. congrats on your 2nd year! I am sure you will continue to crack me up for years to come! -- Lea

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  7. Happy Bloggy Birthday!! I like the current header, but also support change. I think some of your newer stuff should get the spotlight too.

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    1. Thanks so much! Perhaps I will try something new :)

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  8. Yay! I love seeing the original pictures - I've not seen them before! Too cute. I can't decide which way to go on the header - I love them all! :)
    And I WILL order a calendar...I promise!
    Can't wait to see you tomorrow!

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    1. Yeah, I'm on the fence on the header, that's why I'm looking for opinions!

      See you tomorrow!!

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  9. Oh Congratulations!

    I'm a fan of the current header.. but I'm also open to change.. see more of your work.. besides, you can always change it back right?

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    1. Thanks Larissa! Yes, I could change it back. I just have to remember how I got it there in the first place!

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  10. Happy blogday to you, happy blogday to you, happy blogday dear tri-girl, happy blogday to you! Yay for 2 years going strong. I am so happy to be able to share this special day with you :)

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    1. Thank you Adrian! Love that you sang :D

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  11. Oh, and I vote for a new photo, just to change it up and see a new more "now" drawing :)

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    1. Ok, cool. I'll add it to the 'new' list!

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    1. Thanks Sarah! Another vote for 'new'!

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  13. I love all of your posts. Ever. BUT I started reading the newer stuff, so my vote is for new.

    Happy blog birthday!

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    1. Thanks Kate! Another 'new' vote it is!

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  14. Happy Blog Birthday!!!!!! I love your posts because they always make me smile and they are all creative. I vote for "new" :-)

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    1. Thank you so much Tasha! Looks like 'new' is the overwhelming choice!

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  15. If you sold more calendars could you afford more clothes? Something to ponder. As for the new header, I vote for ........

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    1. Yessssss!! Good thinking! See, this is why I need help marketing :D So, you are being diplomatic on the voting are you?

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  16. Happy Bday blog! Love the early work. Isn't it fun to reflect? Personally I say updating the header can be clean and fresh. Mine changed every year for about 3 until I fell in love with what I have...and I'm not against changing it again. Your header is one of the first things people notice and while it may be sentimental is it effective? And which matters more to you? Wow sorry to get all serious. ( ;

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  17. Thanks Julie! I hadn't really thought about it that way but it makes so much sense! The header I have really is not indicative of the drawings I do now. I guess I worry about changing it and people not recognizing that it's still my blog on other platforms, but it's probably not the case :D

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  18. Yay! Happy blog birthday!! Glad I've found your blog! X

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  19. Happy birthday! I cannot vote on this, because I like pantless TriGirl and clothed TriGirl!

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    1. Thanks Becky! Um, well I *think* that's good! :D

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  20. Happy belated blog birthday :) Though I LOVE your old drawings I am 100% for a new banner :) I think one that shows you doing swimming, running and biking would be cool. Plus your drawings have evolved so I think your banner should too :)

    maybe make the original banner the header for your about me?? or make it a button?? xo

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    1. Thanks Ali! I do think I've decided to go to a new banner. I'll need to make one from scratch (I tried with PicMonkey but that didn't work out). I do have a button and I think I'll leave it with the old picture since buttons aren't used much anymore anyway. Thank you for all the input-I really appreciate it!

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