The Lady Okie Turns 4! (Includes a reader survey!)

5.22.2014


I kind of feel like blog years work like dog years. Four years in Blog World is like four times that in Regular World years, right? I guess that means I just got my driver's license.

Wanna know where I went for my first solo drive after getting my license as a young sixteen-year-old? I picked up my friend Jill and drove to get some ice cream. 

I know, I know.
Party. Animal.

Anyhoo, today is not about me. It's about the Lady Okie Blog! Four years ago Saturday (May 24, 2010) I wrote my first post. I'm still going strong 700+ posts later. Kind of. To be honest, sometimes I feel like I'm limping, but I'm still moving at least!


Here's my most viewed post (14,500+): Crock-Pot BBQ Chicken Recipe

It's impossible for me to pick a favorite post, but here are 4 stood out as I looked back through my archives:

1. A Blizzard and 3 Eggs--I wrote this back in 2011, and it's still one of my favorite stories.

2. My Grandpa's Inappropriate Tie--One of the most ridiculous family stories and still one we all like to laugh about.

3. 10 Reasons Running a Marathon is Like Having a Baby--I just think this post is hilarious and brilliant, and it sort of went viral when it got shared on Canadian Running Magazine FB page and got over 6,000 views in one day (that's a lot for me!). My first taste of blogger fame, if you will.

4. How to Start Running--Last year I wrote a 7-part series on how to start running. I'm really proud of those posts, because I feel like I did a good job giving an overview of running that hopefully inspired and encouraged the people who read it.

And now for....
In honor of that fateful day back in 2010, I am giving away something mysterious and fun.

Enter to win by leaving me a comment! Tell me you want in. Say hi. Tell me how awesome I am. Just say something, and I will choose 4 winners via Random number generator next Friday, May 30.

**Also before you go, please take 4.3 seconds and fill out my survey. There are only four questions, so it shouldn't take long at all. The survey responses will involve pie charts if that's any incentive for you (it should be). Thanks in advance for your support of my blog. This whole blogging thing wouldn't be half as much fun without all of you reading and commenting.

GIANT AIR HIGH FIVE TO EVERYONE.
And happy long weeeeeeekend! Wahoo!

Amen.

81 comments:

  1. Hi. I want in.

    Also, I love you.

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  2. that's a lot of views! that's awesome!!

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  3. Congrats on 4 years! That's actually longer than I've ever held a job.

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  4. Four years is crazzyyy and so impressive!! Celebrate lady okie style this weekend! :)

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  5. I had no idea you'd been blogging so long! Congrats on 4 awesome/crazy years in the blog world!!!

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  6. Happy Blogging Anniversary! You're right, four year is enormous when it comes to blogging. And you're good at it, girl! :)

    Do you want to know where I went on my first solo drive after getting my license? To school. Yep. Yours was way more exciting. :)

    I'm not entering your yummy giveaway since I'm on the wrong continent, but I can definitely tell you how awesome you are. And that is: a lot.

    Also, survey filled out.

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  7. Congratulations on four years of blogging!

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  8. Congrats! I love your running posts!

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  9. I totally want in! :)
    Congrats on your bloggaversary! :)

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  10. I want in!

    True story, our city's mayor is a graduate of Univ. of Oklahoma, and he came to speak at a women's group I'm involved in last month. I was so psyched that when they introduced him that I was going to get to yell "Boomer!" at him (since every person around me is a silly Aggie) but then I got roped into doing administrative stuff during the meeting and missed my chance.

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  11. This is awesome! congrats on your four years! :D

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  12. Congrats on 4 years! I always enjoy your witty posts :)

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  13. yay! you go you awesome girl you.

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  14. YAY!!! I just love your blog. Congrats on a big anniversary :) 700 posts !! holy cow !

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  15. Congrats on 4 years of blogging! The giveaway looks awesome, and I just completed your survey :)

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  16. Congratulations on 4 years! That's an amazing amount of time to keep at this. Keep up the good work! Can't wait to see where you go in the next year

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  17. Love your blog. You are hilarious! Congrats on 4 years!!

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  18. Someday I'll run into you somewhere and go...hey I know you. Congrats on four years!

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  19. I don't know if you wanted the answers to be anonymous or not but with my "extra" stuff I mentioned Quinn, so oops.

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  20. I want in! Happy 4 years! I don't comment often, but thanks for being a running inspiration for me :)

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  21. I love this idea. Congrats!

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  22. Congrats on 4 years! I totally want in :D

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  23. Happy Bloggerversary!

    4 years? You go Glen Coco.

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  24. Congrats on four years, yo!

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  25. Yay! Congrats! Of course I'm totally in. :)

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  26. happy blogging anniversary, amanda! hope you keep writing so i can keep reading and we can help each other keep on keepin' on when we start blog limping :)

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  27. Breathing in the wind??? Lol.

    4 years is mucho gusto. Nice work lady.

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  28. Happy 4 years of blogging!!! Heck to the yes for signing me up for a box of Oklahoma goodies :)

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  29. Congrats on your fourth year! I hope you continue for many more!

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  30. It really is like dog years, 4 years is no easy feat! You do it brilliantly!

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  31. You're awesome. Keep up the great work!

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  32. congrats, that's awesome! my first drive was to 7-11 for a slurpee :)

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  33. Happy Blogaversary!!!
    Good job. Keep it up, please.
    and yes, I want in. never been to OK.

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  34. Congrats on four years! Keep it up, I love all of your posts! Especially the ones about running, you inspire me to keep going!

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  35. I hope I win. Oklahoma is my new favorite state (two of my favorite people live there so that helps)!

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  36. Congrats! That's a lot of posts. :) also, just want to say that my first solo drive was to Walgreens (which tops the lame charts) AND I took my stuffed bear and buckled him in the passenger seat. So. Yeah. You may like me so much less now ;)

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  37. Congratulations doll! Send me the nom-noms please, I'm pregnant. Pregnant readers should get first dibs. PS. the Fabio survey comment was me, don't be mad.

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  38. Hi, I want in!

    I may technically be an international reader, but I'm going home in June for my Bridal Shower, so I should totally still be allowed to win since you could send the goodies to my lovely state-side parents :)

    I've never been to Oklahoma, but you live there and Carrie Underwood is from there, so it has to be a great state. Hopefully I'll get there someday :)

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  39. So I had not ever stumbled across your Grandpa's tie story before. HILARIOUS. I just love those real-life stories of random things that happen and when grandparents are involved they often get funnier...

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  40. Happy anniversary! Really enjoyed the egg story - looking forward to hearing about future (mis)adventures!!

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  41. I totally want some OK in a box. Have a great weekend!

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  42. You are awesome. Your blog is awesome. Thank you for commenting on an obscure blog a year ago so that I could find you and start stalking you and your hilarious life from South Dakota.

    Now I'll treat myself to a huge spoonful of peanut butter with a generous handful of chocolate chips while I wait for you to announce the giveaway winner...

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  43. If it makes you feel any better, my first solo drive was to the library. Alone. Because that's who I was at age sixteen. ... And I guess that's still who I am at age 30. Ha!

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  44. Hey lady! Congrats on the blog-versary! ha. Love reading everything you post. Cheers! :)

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  45. Happy Bloggerversary! Keep it up!

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  46. Before I put my glasses on, for a brief second I read your title as, "The Lady Okie Turns 40". I do love your blog.

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  47. your dad is awesome! i think he's really funny. wait, i should say something about you, shouldn't i?

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  48. Wow! Four years is a long time to be blogging. Congratulations!

    I don't think I have ever been to Oklahoma, and if I have it was a really long time ago, like under age 10, and I would have to consult with my parents to verify that I was there. Needless to say, I need an Oklahoma box to teach me what I have been missing all of these years. Side note: I like inexpensive awesome runner-up prizes too.

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  49. Happy blog birthday!!! So glad I found your blog! :) OK in a box would be awesome!! I definitely want in!!

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  50. Congratulations! Keep blogging!

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  51. Your reader survey results post is one of my absolute favorites. You better believe I filled this one out. :)

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  52. Hello! Of course I'm in :)

    I think I love your blog the most because I'm originally an OK girl myself and I love reading about some of your adventures.

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  53. If this is still open, I'm in! I'm a recent (ish) transplant to OK, so I'm still learning about my new state, and the box would be great!

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  54. I am new to your blog and I have enjoyed looking around. I am now a new follower. Congrats on the 4 year anniversary of your blog. Being a blogger myself I know that it can be tiring at times. Thank you for the chance to win your giveaway as well. griperang at embarqmail dot com

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  55. I definitely want it! So fun and >>insert happy dance<< for your 4 year blog-o-versary!

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  56. I want in! I've loved following your blog over the last year almost. Always fun, entertaining and informative. Keep going for His glory!

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  57. I got my license and drove to my Grandma's house. I live life on the edge. And I'd love to win :)

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  58. I stumbled upon your blog when searching for a beginner running plan and have been a faithful follower since. And I do think you are truly funny!!

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  59. Happy 4 years to you and your fantastic blog! I've loved following along!

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  60. I accidentally wrote all my comments in the SURVEY comment box. So see those. And pick me! ;)

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  61. Congrats on the 4 years! I have been reading your blog for about a year now and love it! It helped inspire me to start my own blog. So thank you and here's to another year!

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  62. Four years?!!? That's totally impressive! And I L.O.V.E. your humor...yes, you're definitely funny! :)

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  63. You are hilarious! Thanks for always making my morning brighter! :)

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  64. Uhh yeah, I want in :) Happy blogaversary!!!

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  65. Well crumb. I missed out on the survey!! - However, I am one of those weird readers that read it in their email - you put something about not realizing you had email readers. :)
    I do like your blog - I have just caught up on the last 2 weeks of it!

    Cheerio mate - and yeah, your hubs - total stalker - of course he goes through your blog/comments whilst sipping tea and eating biscuits. (ha, prob not. But I might crash your Black Hills vacay - b/c I want to go/never been - and I am sitting pretty in MN and would probably make it there in the same amount of time.. watch out for the creeper with a fanny pack/oversized camera & strap/HUGE hat/socks with their sandals and a farmer's tan - just sayin' - don't be scared!)

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    1. Oh my gosh. Amy, this is the best comment ever! hahaha. Seriously, thanks for making me laugh.

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  66. I emailed you. obviously.

    HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!

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