The Chicago Files 2nd Year Blogiversary!

I honestly believe whoever is in charge of time has helped themselves to the button that speeds it up! WordPress greeted me today with a little, “Blog Anniversary” badge:

WordPress Anniversary 2nd year

I cannot tell you what writing means to me.  I cannot even begin to describe what a joy it is to have you read my posts, look at the photos I (attempt to) take, and the marvelous sharing YOU do with in the blogosphere.  I had no idea what this blog would look like, what form it would take, or even if anyone would care to read it (let alone follow!) when I started its formation two years ago today.

It might sound trite, or perhaps even somewhat silly, but truly The Chicago Files has become part of me, my expression of observations, and something I am so incredibly grateful to have.  It means that I’ve been so lucky to read your work, see your lives in photos and writings from around the planet, and take in your expressions of your world perspective.  How grateful am I for that!!!

Thank YOU, dear readers, for allowing me to bring a mighty small (but sincere) attempt to share with you that which I feel you might want to know about, or see, or even at times a thought-provoking moment.  If I do that in a tiny way, I am happy blogger girl!

  62 comments for “The Chicago Files 2nd Year Blogiversary!

  1. January 3, 2016 at 1:48 pm

    You should be a very happy blogger girl Cher, your blog is amazing!! Well done for reaching your 2nd blogiversary!! 🙂

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    • January 3, 2016 at 1:50 pm

      Well talk about making my entire week!! Thank you, thank you so much my dear! I am truly humbled by your words. Ah, and I must say, “Happy New Year” to you! I hope 2016 is the most brilliant year yet! Cher xo

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  2. January 3, 2016 at 1:51 pm

    Wow, Cher, 2 years, that’s awesome!!! 🙂 Congrats, cheers and to many, many more years!!! 🙂
    I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, finding each other in this giant virtual haystack was such a lucky day for me, dear friend and I know just what you mean about blogging – my blogs and other blogs, like yours have become a wonderful part of my life! 🙂
    Best wishes for many more years. Big hugs, Donna xo

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    • January 3, 2016 at 2:16 pm

      My dear Donna, how can I thank you for your wonderful words, your kind and giving spirit! I feel the same way, my dear! It’s definitely a wonderful part of my life, too!! Thank you, thank you!!! Big hugs, Cher xo

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  3. January 3, 2016 at 2:00 pm

    Happy bloggiversary!

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  4. January 3, 2016 at 2:07 pm

    A big congratulations Cher, well done. Oh how time flies when you are having fun. Here is to many more happy years in the blogosphere. 🎆🎉😁

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    • January 3, 2016 at 2:18 pm

      Thank you so much, Ed!! I adore your blog, and I am so happy to call you a fellow blogger!! Yeay The Blogosphere!! Cher xo

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  5. January 3, 2016 at 2:08 pm

    Happy 2 year anniversary. Quite the accomplishment and to keep your post always interesting and fresh for your reader. Hopefully the link will show itself that I am posting with this message. If not you can always copy and paste the URL into your browser to see the image. Be well my friend. New year’s resolution no more Hues. lol

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  6. January 3, 2016 at 2:10 pm

    Wow, two years already! Congratulations Cher, well done! ❤️

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    • January 3, 2016 at 2:20 pm

      Ah, thank you so much, John!!! I hope my Chicago photos sometimes remind you of being close to Michigan (and Canada; well, you know what I mean)! *LOL* Cher xo

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      • January 3, 2016 at 2:43 pm

        Oh yes, they sure do. The body is in Nevada but the heart is in the heartland. That heartland for me is northern lower Michigan. Priceless memories. I recently visited with my dad again and a surprise drive from Michigan to Florida in his rig, taking it there for winter during the Christmas season. I asked dad if I ever told him about my childhood. He said no, I didn’t. Well, I told him I had a fantastic childhood. He seemed taken back and glad to hear this. These are memories of Michigan, the place where the heart will always be. I am northern, down to my very essence.

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      • January 3, 2016 at 3:00 pm

        Ah, John; that is so wonderful to hear. I am so glad you have such lovely memories of your childhood in Michigan. And the surprise drive with your dad. Wow, you have me tearing up here in CHItown, John. Bless you! Cher xo

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  7. January 3, 2016 at 2:15 pm

    Happy bloggiversary !
    Happy New Year !

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    • January 3, 2016 at 2:20 pm

      Why thank you so much, my dear, on both accounts!!! I really appreciate it! Cher xo

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  8. January 3, 2016 at 2:35 pm

    Congratulations Cher, very well done – and now to the next 2 😀

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    • January 3, 2016 at 2:38 pm

      Awh, thank you so much, dear Irene! Sounds great to me my dear!! Cher xo

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  9. January 3, 2016 at 2:43 pm

    Congratulations Cher…2 years well done….It’s such a great world out there and blogs like yours help us all learn more about our wonderful world and the people in it….Happy New Year 🙂

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    • January 3, 2016 at 2:45 pm

      Why thank you so much, my dear! Your words have touched me deeply. I really appreciate it a lot! Happy New Year to you, too! Cher xo

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  10. January 3, 2016 at 3:07 pm

    My most heartfelt congratulations, Cher! It is fantastic to have you here for already 2 years. I totally understand what you mean that your blog became a part of you. Actually your blog is a part of you which you are sharing with us. And that makes it so special and unique. That is why blogging makes so wonderful. Many more years to come, Cher! 😘😘

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    • January 3, 2016 at 3:17 pm

      Ah, Erika, thank you sooooo much my dear! Your words have truly made me smile! I am so grateful for your beautiful and kind spirit. Thank YOU from the bottom of my heart! Cher xo

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  11. nexi
    January 3, 2016 at 3:18 pm

    Cheers and many happy returns – enjoyed seeing into your world across the pond!

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    • January 3, 2016 at 3:25 pm

      And right back at you, my dear!! Thank you so much and a very Happy New Year to you from this side of the pond to yours! 😉 Cher xo

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  12. January 3, 2016 at 3:56 pm

    Congrats on your 2 year anniversary!

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    • January 3, 2016 at 4:10 pm

      Why thank you so much, Xena!! Cher xo

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  13. OneDizzyBee
    January 3, 2016 at 4:38 pm

    Happy blogoversary! I truly do think of this blog as one of the Internet’s happy places. Such warmth and positivity all the time.

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    • January 3, 2016 at 4:52 pm

      Why thank you so much my dear! You know, your words are so incredibly thoughtful and meaningful to me. I sure do try, and having wonderful bloggers like you stop by is what makes it special! Thank YOU! Cher xo

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  14. January 3, 2016 at 5:52 pm

    Happy Blogoversary, Cheri! You keep spreading your joy around! I love it! ❤

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    • January 3, 2016 at 5:57 pm

      Well thank you so much! That is extremely kind of thoughtful of you to say, my dear!!! Happy, Happy New Year!!! Cher xo

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      • January 3, 2016 at 6:16 pm

        I have been so busy writing. I am trying to catch up with everyone. I am so thrilled for you. Happy New Year! 😀

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      • January 3, 2016 at 6:36 pm

        Ah, bless! Well I really appreciate you taking the time to stop by my dear! Thank you!! Cher xo

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  15. January 3, 2016 at 6:05 pm

    Happy Anniversary!

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    • January 3, 2016 at 6:35 pm

      Why thank you so much, David!!! And a very Happy New Year to you! Cher xo

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  16. January 3, 2016 at 6:08 pm

    Congratulations and happy anniversary! And a happy new year too, I hope.

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    • January 3, 2016 at 6:35 pm

      Thanks so much, Joseph! Happy New Year! Cher xo

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  17. January 3, 2016 at 6:41 pm

    Congratulations! Two years is fantastic! looking forward to more!

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    • January 3, 2016 at 6:54 pm

      Why thank you so much, Joanne!! I really appreciate it!! Cher xo

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  18. January 3, 2016 at 7:59 pm

    Happy second Cher! So young! So fresh! So full of possibilities! 🐥

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  19. January 3, 2016 at 8:14 pm

    Congratulations! Cheers to many more years.

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    • January 3, 2016 at 8:57 pm

      Why thank you so much, Maisy! I really appreciate it! Happy New Year to you! Cher xo

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  20. January 3, 2016 at 10:13 pm

    Happy blogiversary! Always look forward to keeping up with your take on the Windy City and points elsewhere! Have a great 2016!!

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    • January 3, 2016 at 10:16 pm

      Well thank you so much, John! I am truly grateful for your thoughtful and kind words! And a very Happy New Year to you, too! Cher xo

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  21. January 3, 2016 at 11:43 pm

    Atta” girl! Congratulations!

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    • January 4, 2016 at 6:10 am

      Awh, why thank you so much, Bruce! And a Happy New Year to you!! Cher xo

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  22. January 4, 2016 at 2:37 am

    Happy 2nd year Blogiversary Cher, here’s to many more 🙂

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    • January 4, 2016 at 6:11 am

      Ah, bless you my dear! Thank you so much!! Happy New Year to you! Cher xo

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  23. January 4, 2016 at 9:30 am

    Way to go! Congrats!

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    • January 4, 2016 at 11:53 am

      Ah, thank you so much, my dear!! I really appreciate it! Cher xo

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  24. January 5, 2016 at 4:32 pm

    Congrats, Cher, and I’m looking forward to many more photos and stories! 🙂

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    • January 5, 2016 at 4:42 pm

      Why thank you so much, Mike!! I really appreciate it! Cher xo

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  25. January 6, 2016 at 1:49 pm

    Congratulations, Cher! What an awesome milestone 🙂

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    • January 6, 2016 at 2:46 pm

      Ah, thanks so much, Julia! I really appreciate it a lot!! Cher xo

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