Well folks, I am sitting hear writing this post and am a little bit teary. Another year of my life has passed – and what a year, I’ll say! I’ve made some oops, I’ve had some ups and downs but the main thing is I’ve kept going.

One year ago today, VaNessaDuplessie.com was birthed into the online world. Like a newborn I’ve nurtured her and have watched her grow. She’s grown (in rankings and followers), she’s been stubborn (when I couldn’t get technical details to work properly) and most of all has allowed me to be her voice – a voice for inspiration and hope for Small Businesses and Entrepreneurs.

Like a human child, it wasn’t an easy first year. I’ve had to learn as I went along about all of the wonderful tools available. Just like toys that feed the human spirit and learning, there are plug-ins, themes, hosting, etc that allow the site to run properly and share our voice.

As I say Happy Birthday to the site, I want to thank you for your readership, your support, your friendship and your comments.
A special shout out to my tribe friends at The Empowered Tribe and The Unified Tribe. You teach me everyday the importance of having a tribe to engage with, collaborate with, lead with and laugh with. My tribe mates – thanks a million!

Looking forward to 2011, I have audacious plans to step it up and help inspire, uplift, teach and lead you all to a better place within your business and life.

From the bottom of my heart: Happy Birthday VaNessaDuplessie.com – as you enter the toddler years may the second year be brighter than the first!

Friends – please share this post in honor of our birthday! I’d really appreciate it!

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Jay Bergers III - December 14, 2010

Hello VaNessa,
Way to go! Nice post! Past the one year blogging mark! Break out the noise makers and let’s have some cake! (sugar free, vegan style of course!) I love the quote by Jim Rohn that says : “Each of us, need ALL of us!” It seems really that way in our blogging community! To Your Continued Success! Jay

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Paul Miller - December 14, 2010

Happy, Happy Birthday….and wishing you many more…keep up the good work…focus on people and their needs….the rest will follow…always has …always will…!

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Nick Logan - December 14, 2010

THANK YOU. What a great analogy. I love the voice you used in this blog post. I can completely relate to the emotions of building your blog, your brand, and connecting…There is join, pain, tears, laughs, and not to mention TRUE connection with others when you take your blog to the Tribe…

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Val Wilcox - December 14, 2010

Happy Birthday to your Blog VaNessa!

This is truly a time to reflect and celebrate your success and gear up for an awesome next year. Glad to have met you through the Empowered Tribe. You have brought value to everyone you connect with,
Val 🙂

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Robin Lynn Brooks - December 14, 2010

Simply Marvelous! You have done an incredible job in only one year. Happy Birthday and cheers to your tribe friends!

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Kim Jensen - December 14, 2010

Happy Birthday VaNessa! It must feel wonderful to have this one year learning curve out of the way. I know you wouldn’t trade it for the world, but it’s a very wonderful, exhausting time in a bloggers life. I am presently at my 5th month and I cannot believe how much I’ve learned and how I’ve sort of evolved by doing this kind of work..I love it! To your magical 2nd year, congrats!

~Kim

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Enomfon - December 14, 2010

Happy Birthday, Blog! So glad to identify with this marker today, Venessa. When are to cut the cake?
Cheers! Enomfon

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Linda Secretan - December 14, 2010

VaNessa, this is a wonderful accomplishment. One would assume from your professional content and presentation that you had been at this far longer than a year!

(And I Like the way you have a third person relationship with your blog =)

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    VaNessa Duplessie - December 15, 2010

    Thank you Linda. I appreciate the kind words. It is all a learning process and the best we can do is be authentic and who we are allowing our voice to come through. 🙂

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Kimberly Castleberry - December 16, 2010

Happy birthday! Happy Birthday! I tried to come up with something that rhymes but nothing is working so I’ll just say Happy Birthday again! I’m getting ready to celebrate the first birthday for mine in two weeks and I totally know the excitement!

The headaches, heartaches, hairpulling struggles all rinse away in the wash as we look back and realize how far we’ve come! Proud of ya girl!
Kimberly

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Beth Allen - December 18, 2010

Happy Birthday VaNessaDuplessie.com! I love the beautiful perspective from which you shared this post. I can relate, having just passed my 1 year blog birthday as well! I look forward to getting to know you more and more, and agree that the toddler years are going to rock! 🙂

Congratulations VaNessa!

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Don Enck - December 21, 2010

Congratulations on your First Birthday! It’s a huge milestone. My first birthday was in October. I have to say it was kind of emotional. Looking back seeing where it all started and how far it came along. I know for me the second year will continue to grow and flourish on my blog. I can only imagine just how proud you are and I know that you will continue to move forward on your path.

Thanks for being a part of our community and for continuing to make wonderful contributions.

Happy Birthday!

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Eldridge DuFauchard - December 22, 2010

Congratulations on your 1st birthday, baby blog. You have grown up so fast, and you are so mature to be one year’s old!

If you continue at this pace, you will skip alot of grades and be very successful by the time you turn three!!!

Great going VaNessa

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