Blogiversary: The Chicago Files is Seven Today!

I can hardly believe it, but the fine folks at WordPress have reminded me that today is my “Seventh Year Blogiversary!”

I remember writing my first post and thinking, wow, what if nobody reads it? What if no one cares to read about a Canadian perspective living in Chicago? Perhaps sunrise photos over Lake Michigan aren’t that interesting?

Well, here I am seven years later with huge gratitude to YOU, my awesome readers. Some of you have been with me the entire time, others have joined me along the way, and some are new to my blog.

I want to thank each and every one of you who stops by The Chicago Files. It means so much to me, and I am so grateful for you!

Thank you beyond words! I really appreciate YOU!

  52 comments for “Blogiversary: The Chicago Files is Seven Today!

  1. January 4, 2021 at 9:04 am

    Congratulations on seven years, Cher! It’s mazing how many people we can meet and get to know through our blogs. Have a great week my friend! Hugs. πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ

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    • January 5, 2021 at 6:00 pm

      Ah, thank you so much, my friend! I really appreciate it! Yes, it sure is, isn’t it? Thank YOU for staying with me all these years! I’m super grateful to you, John! Cher xoxo

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  2. January 4, 2021 at 9:45 am

    happy seven and here’s to many more –

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    • January 5, 2021 at 6:00 pm

      Thank you so much, Beth! I really appreciate it!! Cher xoxo

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  3. January 4, 2021 at 10:05 am

    Timmies and Timbits for everyone β™₯

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  4. January 4, 2021 at 10:37 am

    Yay…congrats, Cher! Looking forward to many more posts and photos!

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    • January 5, 2021 at 6:01 pm

      Yay! Thank you so much, Becky! Your support means a lot to me! Thank you!!! Cher xoxo

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  5. January 4, 2021 at 10:38 am

    Happy Blogaversary Cher. xo
    πŸŽ‰

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  6. January 4, 2021 at 10:55 am

    Happy 7th Blogiversary to you Cher and a job well done. I am sure many more years I see in the future. Now we have to work on your DEMOagiversary. Ta da ta da ta da ta da!

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    • January 5, 2021 at 6:02 pm

      Hahahahaha Thank you so much, Joseph! I really appreciate your support and I’ll be having a chat with you about that DEMOagiversary too! LOL Cher xoxoxo

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  7. January 4, 2021 at 10:57 am

    Reblogged this on It Is What It Is and commented:
    Congrats, dear friend!! My day is always better when I see your posts!! Hugs!!

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    • January 5, 2021 at 6:03 pm

      Why thank you sooooo much, dear Horty! I am so grateful for your support! Muchly appreciate, my dear friend! Cher xoxoxo

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  8. January 4, 2021 at 10:58 am

    Love the photo!! The bean and your name!! ❀ …

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    • January 5, 2021 at 6:04 pm

      Why thank you, dear Horty! As you can see, no one was wearing masks, as this pic was taken a few years ago! LOL Cher xoxoxo

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  9. January 4, 2021 at 11:28 am

    Nice 7 years, Cher. Congratulations

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    • January 5, 2021 at 6:04 pm

      Why thank you so much, Don! I am always so grateful for your support! Cher xoxoxo

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  10. January 4, 2021 at 11:42 am

    Wishing you a happy anniversary, Cher, and sending my gratitude for the chance to see the city, sunrise (and moon) through the lens of your camera focused by your heart and sense of wonder. πŸ’œ

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  11. January 4, 2021 at 12:41 pm

    Happy bloggiversary!

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    • January 5, 2021 at 6:05 pm

      Why thank you so much, my dear! I really appreciate it! Cher xoxoxo

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  12. January 4, 2021 at 1:07 pm

    Congrats, Cher!

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    • January 5, 2021 at 6:06 pm

      Ah, thank you so much, GP! Thank you for your wonderful support, and your fantastic blog! It is truly an honor to visit your site! Cher xoxoxo

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  13. January 4, 2021 at 1:10 pm

    Cheers, Cher! πŸŽ‰xo

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    • January 5, 2021 at 6:08 pm

      Thank you so much, dear Bette! I am soooo grateful for your support! Cher xoxoxoxo

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  14. January 4, 2021 at 3:08 pm

    Wow. Seven years. I remember the Christmas when you came to my house and were talking about maybe doing a blog. Hard to believe it has been that long. Congratulations and keep on blogging!

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    • January 5, 2021 at 6:09 pm

      Why thank you so much, Michelle! Yes, that’s right, and here we are seven years later, and not only am I blogging, but so are you! And a fantastic blog you have! I am so proud of you! Thank you for your support, my dear! It means A LOT to me! Cher xoxoxo

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      • January 5, 2021 at 6:27 pm

        Well…it was you who inspired me. I would have never thought to start a blog if you hadn’t blazed the trail! πŸ’œπŸ˜€πŸ’œ

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      • January 5, 2021 at 7:01 pm

        Well that is so awesome my dear! Thank you so much!! I don’t think I’ve ever blazed a trail before!! πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ’œπŸ’œ

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  15. January 5, 2021 at 8:13 am

    Happy Blogiversary! Keep on keeping on! Nice shot of The Bean!

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    • January 5, 2021 at 6:10 pm

      Why thank you so much, John! I really appreciate your comments! Ah, thanks! LOL During non-pandemic times (*grin*) it sure is a popular stop on the tourist tours! LOL Cher xoxoxo

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  16. January 5, 2021 at 1:19 pm

    Happy Blogiversary!

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    • January 5, 2021 at 6:10 pm

      Why thank you so much, John! I really appreciate it a lot! Cher xoxoxo

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  17. January 6, 2021 at 4:53 am

    I’m just over a month behind you, Cher. Congratulations on making it to 7 years of blogging. There are not many of us that make it that far. Most seem to give up within the first two years.
    Hugs to you.
    xx

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    • January 6, 2021 at 8:04 am

      Well that is very cool, dear Hugh! Thank you so much, and I hadn’t realized that. I’m looking forward to congratulating you on your blogiversary soon! Hugs to you, my dear friend! Cher xoxoxo

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  18. January 6, 2021 at 2:51 pm

    How exciting! Happy blogiversary, Cher! Cheers to many more to come πŸ™‚

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    • January 7, 2021 at 9:49 am

      Thank you so much, my dear! I really appreciate it! Cher xoxo

      Liked by 2 people

  19. January 11, 2021 at 4:12 pm

    Congrats! I lived in Lincoln Park near DePaul about 15 years ago. Loved the city but it did take some getting used to!

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    • January 13, 2021 at 8:38 am

      Why thank you so much, Patty! Did you? Yes, I completely agree and know precisely what you mean! Welcome to the Chicago Files, Patty! Cher xoxo

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  20. January 13, 2021 at 10:12 am

    Congrats! Not many bloggers last seven years.

    Liked by 1 person

    • January 14, 2021 at 7:31 am

      Why thanks so much! I really appreciate it! Cher xoxo

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