The Chicago Files is Eight Years Old Today!

I could hardly believe it when WordPress told me that today is the eighth year “Blogiversary” for The Chicago Files! Even as I type this, I still can’t believe it!

I want to thank each of my dear readers who takes the time to stop by my blog.

Whether you have been visiting the blog from the beginning (and a huge thank you to those that have been with me all this time!) or if you have stumbled upon my blog more recently, I say to all, THANK YOU SO MUCH!

I remember the first post I created. I pushed “PUBLISHED” and hoped that someone would read it. Now, all these years later, I have completed 1,200 posts. How did that happen? LOL

I’m so grateful to share photos, stories, and musings with you about Chicago, the US, Canada, and whatever I find that I hope you will enjoy.

Thank you, everyone!

 

  54 comments for “The Chicago Files is Eight Years Old Today!

  1. January 4, 2022 at 9:38 am

    Congratulations, Cher! It takes a lot of time and commitment to run a blog, more than people may think. Happy New Year my friend! β€οΈπŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ

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    • January 4, 2022 at 10:48 am

      Thank you so much, my friend! Yes, you are right! And a huge thank you to staying with me all of these years, John! I truly appreciate it! Happy New Year to you too! Cher xoxoxo

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      • January 4, 2022 at 11:47 am

        You are so welcome, Cher! I hope you’ll post more often both on WP and IG! ❀️

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      • January 4, 2022 at 12:39 pm

        Ah, thanks John! Cher xoxoxo

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  2. January 4, 2022 at 9:38 am

    Right on, Cher ~ Congratulations!!! πŸ‘πŸŒΊπŸ₯‚

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    • January 4, 2022 at 10:48 am

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

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  3. January 4, 2022 at 9:39 am

    Congratulations on 8 years! My blog turned 8 in Novemeber

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    • January 4, 2022 at 10:49 am

      Thanks so much, Trent! And a huge congratulations to your Eighth year blogiversary in November! Cher xoxoxo

      Liked by 1 person

  4. January 4, 2022 at 9:51 am

    Many congratulations, Cher. My blog turns eight on February 12th, so I’m just behind you. It only seems like yesterday that I pressed the publish button on my first post. Sadly, I deleted it many years ago when doing a general blog cleanup, but I remember it was all about ‘lists.’
    I am looking forward to reading lots more from you and seeing the wonderful photography you share.

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    • January 4, 2022 at 10:47 am

      Thank you so much, dear Hugh! Well I’ve just written that date down so I’ll make sure to congratulate you on February 12th! Your blog is one of the best of the best and I’m so thankful for YOU!

      Did you? I’m so sorry about that, Hugh. These computers can be such a great thing and such a bother, can’t they?

      Ah, thanks so much for that, and I look forward to reading lots more from you too! Cher xoxoxo

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  5. January 4, 2022 at 10:42 am

    Congratulations

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    • January 4, 2022 at 10:44 am

      Thank you so much, Joseph! And a very Happy New Year to you! Cher xoxoxo

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  6. January 4, 2022 at 10:55 am

    Congrats from a fellow blogger.
    Did they bake you a cake?

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    • January 4, 2022 at 10:57 am

      Thank you, Don!! No cake but I sure wish I had one right about now (fav food group!) LOL Cher xoxoxo

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  7. January 4, 2022 at 11:23 am

    Timmies and Timbits all around πŸ™‚

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  8. January 4, 2022 at 11:35 am

    chicago toddling town
    second city
    big shoulders
    grain and hogs
    polish
    happy new year s Cher!

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    • January 4, 2022 at 12:39 pm

      Why thanks so much, my Haiku friend! And a very Happy New Year to you too! Cher xoxoxo

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  9. January 4, 2022 at 11:50 am

    Happy blogiversary!

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    • January 4, 2022 at 12:39 pm

      Thank you so much, John! Cher xoxoxo

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  10. January 4, 2022 at 11:55 am

    Happy Bloggie! My eighth is coming up soon as well!

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    • January 4, 2022 at 12:40 pm

      Thank you so much, JT! Well I’ll be on the lookout for it! Cher xoxoxo

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  11. January 4, 2022 at 11:58 am

    Congrats, dear Cher!! For this anniversary … be you, continue your journey!! We are here watching!! ❀ …

    Liked by 3 people

    • January 4, 2022 at 12:41 pm

      Thank you, thank you so much, dear Horty! I am truly grateful!! Cher xoxoxo

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  12. January 4, 2022 at 12:23 pm

    Awesome accomplishment, Cher! Thank you for sharing beautiful photos and delightful reflections throughout the years. πŸ’œ

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  13. GP
    January 4, 2022 at 1:15 pm

    Congrats, Cher!!

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  14. January 4, 2022 at 4:05 pm

    Happy β€œBlogiversary” Cher. I remember you being at my house right before you started your blog and talking about it. Eight years later I’m following in your footsteps! I look forward to more episodes of the Chicago Files!

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    • January 4, 2022 at 5:37 pm

      Thank you so much, Michelle! Ah, that is so cool! I remember, and you have the most amazing blog! I’m so proud of you! For those that haven’t yet had the chance to check out Michelle’s blog, it is incredible! Michelle writes about subjects that are filled with so much helpful and thoughtful information. From recycling to decluttering, echofriendly topics (literally just to name a few)! I highly recommend it! You can see it here: https://boomerecocrusader.com/

      Thank you, Michelle!! Cher xoxoxo

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  15. January 4, 2022 at 4:08 pm

    Congrats, best wishes and Happy New Year, Cher!

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    • January 4, 2022 at 5:37 pm

      Thank you so much, dear Bette! Happy New Year to you as well! I hope 2022 is a wonderful year for you! Cher xoxoxo

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  16. January 4, 2022 at 5:41 pm

    Congratulations!

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    • January 4, 2022 at 6:55 pm

      Thanks so much, David! Cher xoxoxo

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  17. Chris
    January 4, 2022 at 5:46 pm

    Amazing & congrats on 8 great years, Cher!

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    • January 4, 2022 at 6:54 pm

      Thanks so much, Chris! I really appreciate it! Cher xoxoxo

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  18. January 4, 2022 at 9:57 pm

    Yay…congrats, Cher! Hope you’re staying warm:)

    Liked by 2 people

    • January 4, 2022 at 10:02 pm

      Thank you so much, Becky! I am indeed, thank you! Happy New Year to you, and I hope 2022 is an amazing year for you!! Cher xoxoxo

      Liked by 1 person

  19. January 6, 2022 at 7:10 am

    Happy Blogiversary!!

    Liked by 2 people

    • January 6, 2022 at 8:55 am

      Thank you so much, John! Cher xoxoxo

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  20. January 7, 2022 at 9:47 am

    Wow! Congratulations. What a great milestone!

    Liked by 2 people

    • January 7, 2022 at 3:02 pm

      Thank you, Dwight! It only seems like yesterday as the saying goes! LOL Cher xoxoxo

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  21. January 9, 2022 at 5:28 am

    Very Amazing. Congratulations dear.

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  22. January 15, 2022 at 8:49 am

    Happy birthday, Chicago Files!

    Liked by 1 person

    • January 17, 2022 at 8:43 pm

      Why thank you so much! Cher xoxoxo

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