Jen Discusses Being A Junkie And A Blogiversary

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Guess what this week marks?

The one year Blogiversary for JENerally Informed!

Don’t worry if you didn’t get me flowers or anything, because this date kind of crept up on me too.

Last week I was perusing some of my old posts to refresh them and noticed the date on my very first post ever. It kind of stank, but hey we all have to start somewhere.

Anyway I then started looking at some of the stats for my blog and truthfully I was kind of amazed.  To date I have published 215 posts and have over 4,000 comments. I have had posts nationally syndicated and even better I have made some awesome friends! That’s some no joke work that took place in just one year.

So, heck yeah let’s go ahead and celebrate this blogiversary!

You may not know this about me, but I am a bit of junkie. Gasp, Jen a junkie?  On what you may ask?

Here let me show you:

Now don’t go trying to tell me why eating these are bad for me. I know, but please tell me that looking at this picture doesn’t make you want one too??

So because I know you want one, I will be gifting one lucky reader an entire dozen of their own!

But, before we get to that I thought it might be fun to go back in time and review some of the “highlights” from this last year.

I named my blog JENerally Informed because I believe that none of us are one dimensional. I wanted the freedom to be able to blog about a wide array of subjects. Some days I wanted to talk parenting, or share a recipe or even talk politics and current events. I am so blessed that many of you have stuck with me as I have jumped from topic to topic, because there has been a lot that has gone on around here!

We have covered tours of the U.S Mexico border and a discussion on detained immigrant children.

We have talked Frozen parties and fun!

There have been discussions on dealing with motherhood and being “Just a Mom“.

Oh and how can I forget all of the fun food we have talked about!

Hmmm… how have we not ended up with a donut recipe over here…….

We have talked about being bossy.

Shared some blogging tips.

Plus for extra fun we have talked about my favorite decade, the 80’s! Long live mullets and helmet hair!

Don’t forget Mommy Reality! Celeste what would I do without you!

The world really is a happier place now that there are Mommy Reality Memes like this one in it:

I want to give credit to all of you other awesome Mommy Reality community members, like Jennifer who is pictured above. Thank you for not being afraid to share the real moments in your life.

Before we get to the giveaway I just want to take a moment and let you know how very grateful I am to all of you for sharing this past year with me. Some of you are new friends and some have been here from the beginning, but all of you have helped to mold and create what JENerally Informed is today. I look forward to your comments and insight and in return I enjoy learning about your lives. Thank you and please know your support has been overwhelmingly appreciated!

Lastly, special thanks to my amazing husband Jensguy who has not only contributed some riotously funny material here, but has literally kept this page running!

So who wants some donuts??

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Stay Happy! Stay Informed!




  1. Wow, Congratulations. I’ve been a reader for about 9 of the 12 months, and I really enjoy what you share.

  2. I couldn’t pick my favorite books, and now you want me to pick my favorite donuts!?!? You don’t know me at all do you?? My favorite donuts are whichever ones are the closest! And now I’m sad because there are none in my office.
    Happy anniversary!!
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  3. Doughnuts are bad for us?? I refuse to believe it.
    My five year is coming up. I’m an old lady. I need to come up with an incredible giveaway…
    Jen, you have a lot of range. And a LOT of blogging and wisdom for only a year. Others should be so skilled.
    Ok, favorite flavor of doughnut? Vanilla frosted WITH sprinkles.
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  4. Jen, Congratulations!! Happy Anniversary. I had no idea you were a newbie! You have done great things. Happy to know you. BTW, favorite donut has to be raspberry filled, or maybe chocolate cake with sprinkles, or one of those cream filled…oh my, do I have to choose?
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  5. Happy anniversary! Those donuts look delicious. My daughter’s dance studio was right next to a doughnut shop and it was very tempting to want one every week. Luckily, she is doing soccer now, rather than dance, so I am no longer tempted. Love your blog and happy to have connected!
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  6. I would have NEVER guessed this is your 1 year anniversary. This is my one year anniversary for storiesofourboys……I think…I need to check, but I didn’t know HALF of the stuff you knew about blogging. How you be so smaaaaaart??? ;) (improper grammar usage for comedic effect, of course)
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  7. Congrats on your blogiversary! Now you have me craving donuts (which is only intensified by the fact I’m pregnant!)… now… do I get out while it’s snowing like crazy and get me some donuts or do I wait for hubby and send him instead?
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  8. Jen,

    I love this and will be writing something very close to this in a couple of months. My numbers are no where near yours, but WOW Congratulations on the Anniversary!!!!!

    I agree that the best thing about blogging is finding and becoming friends with some really great bloggers, like you :)

    Bravo mate!

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      Yay, you are almost at your year mark too? It really is something to celebrate, because quite a few bloggers don’t make it there. We all start thinking how hard can this be? Then we start blogging and realize there is a lot to it!

      I too am so glad we have met :)
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  9. Happy Blogoversary! That’s great you’ve made it through one year, and it sounds like you’ve been very successful. I like blogs that aren’t afraid to talk about various topics – from the serious to the fun (or funNY!).

    I’m actually looking for bloggers to do one of two posts on their blog (one’s a discussion idea, and the other is a bit more easier). If you want to know more, email me. :)

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  10. Aww!! I’m so honored to be mentioned in your blog-i-versary round-up post. I feel very important– and especially honored to be mentioned alongside of donuts! *sniff sniff*! Happy 1-year Blog-i-Versary! Mine was a couple weeks ago and I completely missed it! I’m happy to have gotten to go on this crazy 1 year ride with you, my friend!
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  11. Hi Jen, I can’t believe your blog is only one year old! I honestly thought you were a seasoned blogger!…Obviously a natural! I know what you mean bout those first posts, I keep meaning to go back and tweak some of mine and then I think why? I had to start somewhere and it’s a good reminder of how my blogging has progressed.

    Those doughnuts look the works. I love doughnuts and would love to try a Dunkin’ Doughnut!…One day I’ll come across an outlet and they’ll be no getting me out of there!

    Congratulations on having built up such a great blog and may you have many more blogaversaries!
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      Thanks so much Debbie! I had blogged for about 2 years over on my book blog and loved it. JENerally Informed was the brainchild created during those 2 years. I wanted to create this site after my time spent visiting and connecting with other bloggers and I finally just buckled down and did it! I am so happy I made the leap, because it has been great fun and I have been able to meet wonderful people like you.
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