Coming Soon: Reader Appreciation Week!

by Kira @ Her New Leaf on July 13, 2012

Next week I will be celebrating my two-year blogiversary! Blogging has become more than just a hobby over these past two years; my blog is a place to air my thoughts, a place to meet amazing new friends, and a place to share my life and ideas with others. I am so grateful for all of those things, so to celebrate my blogiversary, I want to show my appreciation to you, my readers! I helped my friend Danni organize a reader appreciation week several months ago, and I loved it so much, I wanted to host my own here at Her New Leaf! Here’s what you have to look forward to next week.

Ongoing: Reader pin board & project album

If you are a reader, and you comment, tweet, or Facebook with me, look out for your blog content here throughout the week! I’ll start with my regular commenters and get to as many as possible. I will check out your blog or shop and pin you to be shared with my 1600+ Pinterest followers.

I will also be featuring photos of reader projects that were inspired by tutorials found here on my Facebook page. I am doing my best to locate as many Her New Leaf-inspired blog posts as I can – thank you so much to everyone who has shared a project with me! If you have made a project inspired by any of the tutorials here, you can email me a photo at hernewleaf.kira[at], and if you have a blog or shop, please include your link as well!

Monday: My design process and a giveaway

Ever wonder what my process is when I design custom graphics for a blog? I’ll share with you the step-by-step of a recent project I worked on. I’ll also give you the opportunity to win a custom graphics package for your own blog! So that everyone’s a winner, I will also provide a HUGE coupon code to everyone who enters the contest.

Tuesday: Reader ads

Dream about gaining more followers or customers? Send me an ad image for your blog or shop to have it featured here on Her New Leaf. Send a graphic sized 125 x 125 px, along with your link to (Keep in mind that your ad must still meet my advertising requirements and no ad that links to questionable or offensive content will be included.)

Wednesday: My story of “going viral”

Curious about what my most popular post has been? I’ll be sharing my most popular post, what its success has meant for me, and how I harnessed a whole mess of one-time visitors into long-term readers.

Thursday: Her New Leaf: A History

I often get asked why I started blogging and how I brought my blog to this level of success. I’ll share with you a brief timeline of Her New Leaf and share the important lessons I have learned along the way.

Friday: Blogger Q&A

Got any burning questions? Want to know how I come up with blog posts? My favorite blogs? What kind of shampoo I use? Email your questions to hernewleaf.kira[at] and I’ll answer as many as I can.

Which reader appreciation event are you most looking forward to? I’d love to hear your suggestions for how to make this blogiversary even more special!

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Gran July 13, 2012 at 7:19 am

Sounds like a very busy week for YOU!! ♥♥♥


Julie July 13, 2012 at 7:44 am

How exciting!!!
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Ruthy T. (@DiscoveryStreet) July 13, 2012 at 7:47 am

So exciting! I’ve been a follower for the last month or so–I really love all the tips you share!
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Lindsay - Shrimp Salad Circus July 13, 2012 at 8:10 am

I love the reader pin board idea. I’ve been planning to put together an album for ages, but I may just go with Pinterest instead – really user-friendly! Congrats on approaching two years!
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Cathy Pascual July 13, 2012 at 8:14 am

Exciting! I enjoyed Danni’s reader appreciation week a lot!
I’m a fairly new reader to your blog and have been enjoying it so far. Especially your blogging tips!
And I will definitely be sending you an ad for my etsy shop.

Oh! And I can’t wait to hear about how your blog went viral.
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Nicola Purkins July 13, 2012 at 9:46 am

Have recently discovered your blog and it has been such a MASSIVE HELP to me.
Your blog is a lovely one to read and am really excited about next week!
Thank you again…
Nic :)
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Hemborgwife July 13, 2012 at 9:56 am

This is a really great idea, I read tons of blogs and it is always a pleasure to read your adventures and have them bring back memories of home for me!
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LatteLove July 13, 2012 at 10:53 am

sounds like you have a lot up your sleeve! It’s been really inspiring to watch you grow your blog, what a fun way to celebrate!
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Sandy July 13, 2012 at 10:57 am

This is a wonderful idea and very generous Kira! your tutorial are so helpful and I’m really looking forward to this blogiversary-week! Congrats and cheers!
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Anh Lê July 13, 2012 at 11:26 am

I first came to your through one of the ‘primp my blog’ post and I decided to stay as a frequent follower. I really enjoy the valuable content you share here. Congras to you and the upcoming birthday for 2 years of blogging. That must has been a long way :) And I am really excited the next eventful week of your blog. Have a nice weekend and gain so much energy for Her New Leaf bday celebration!
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Shayla July 13, 2012 at 11:50 am

Great idea! I’m looking forward to the history post. :)
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Shane July 13, 2012 at 12:10 pm

This is so sweet of you :) Would love to have my ad displayed, e-mailing you!

xo Shane


Sarah July 13, 2012 at 12:18 pm

I love this idea – I can’t wait for this series of posts :)

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Erin July 13, 2012 at 12:52 pm

What a fun idea! Thanks for including KC You There on your pinboard, so glad you like our blog! Congratulations on 2 years!


Kari @TwinMamaLoves July 13, 2012 at 12:54 pm

Wow! Sounds like a wonderful week! I found you through your buttons and banners (which are looking pretty hot on my new blog design) and have been with you since. Keep workin’ it girl.


Amanda July 13, 2012 at 1:55 pm

That sounds like a blast! I can’t wait to read along! :)


Becky Bedbug July 13, 2012 at 2:49 pm

Ooh, what a fantastic idea! I am super-duper looking forward to this!

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Jessica @{Chic Sugar} July 13, 2012 at 3:22 pm

This is awesome, Kira! You already give us so much awesome advice, and now you’re doing more! Thanks and congrats on the past 2 years!
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Erika July 13, 2012 at 6:15 pm

I am looking forward to it!
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Valerie July 13, 2012 at 8:08 pm

Congrats on 2 years! ♥
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Sweet Mama M July 13, 2012 at 8:51 pm

I’ve been lurking for a while and think this sounds terribly exciting! I’ve sent through a wee ad, but what I’m really excited to hear about is how you went viral! I always find those stories so interesting!


Laia July 14, 2012 at 12:49 am

Congratulations, dear Kira! I actually love your blog :)
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Nikki Kelly July 14, 2012 at 11:44 am

This sounds so awesome! I’m excited for some design stuff. I can take all the help I can get, however I love the social media buttons, especially the Instagram button!

Nikki Kelly


onelmon July 16, 2012 at 6:42 pm

Happy blogiversary, Kira! Love your blog, it’s inspiring and helpful! Looking forward to reading your next posts!

Thank you very much for all your hard work these 2 years! =)
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Rebecca in NC July 18, 2012 at 11:31 am

Hi! I’m a new reader. I just found you through Pinterest after one of my friends pinned your ‘How to Add Social Media Buttons to Your Blog’ tutorial. I love your blog! It’s so cute and fresh.
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Gina July 18, 2012 at 3:49 pm

Oh gosh these are all so amazing! I can’t wait to read these posts! I think I’m looking forward to Mon-Wed the most! How fun. :)
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