Today is a big day for us. We’re celebrating the 100th post on the Graco Baby blog! Wahoo! Yay for us! OK-I can just see the veteran bloggers out there rolling their eyes. I know- a lot of you did your 100th post back in 2002 when no one knew what a blog was but I don’t care- I’m getting excited anyway.
Part of me is excited because to be totally honest, posting every single day is a bit of a challenge. It’s not that we have trouble coming up with good stuff to talk about (like if I wanted to turn this into just Kim’s blog, I could, with all of the draft posts she’s got ready to go!) but it’s just that sometimes I plain ol’ forget. It’s usually about 5:45pm and I’m trying to wrap up here at work and my husband calls – “What time are you coming home?” and I say “getting ready to leave now” and then oops – whataya know – I forgot to post today! Ahhh- strike that- I’ll be home a little later than I thought…
But more of us are excited about what this blog has become. It started the same way a lot familes start – like a twinkle in your eye and big plans in your head. You have no idea what’s in store for you but you’re willing to take the chance and go headlong into the unknown (for us, it was the blogosphere). In fact, in the same time it took some of our readers out there to birth a baby, we took the same nine months to birth this blog. We really wanted to join in the conversation so many of you are already having and introduce ourselves to you. “Hi there everyone. It’s Lindsay, Melissa, Kim, Kristin, Jen, Jon, Amy, Jason and Erin – we work at Graco. We’d love to tell you a little bit (ok- sometimes a lot) about ourselves, and at the same time, give you a glimpse at the Graco people don’t always see.” We’ve heard (mostly from phone calls and e-mails- make a comment, already!) you all are enjoying it. I know even our good friends say they feel a bit more connected to what’s going on in our lives just by reading our blog. And I think that really sums it up. We wanted a way to connect with people – our friends, our families, fellow employees and of course, the folks who want to know what Graco is really all about. I think we’ve headed down a path that’s helping us to do that – we sincerely hope you all feel the same.
So—for our 100th post, I’d really love to know what you think. Better yet- help us make the next 100 posts even better by telling us what you want to hear more of (or less of). For the folks willing to help us evolve this blog- there’ll be something in it for you. Just drop a comment and we’ll be in touch. And stay in touch, won’t you? We’ve enjoyed having you and hope you stick around.