Today marks seven years of Pop.Bop.Shop. Lucky number seven!
It all started on January 4, 2009 with a new year's resolution. When I wrote that very first post I was excited to start sharing my opinions and adventures, but I never could have predicted the way this site would generate new opportunities and rally a community of people who share my same passions.
I think my favorite thing about the Pop.Bop.Shop. experience has been the way my family and friends have taken such an active role in introducing me to new things to cover. Whether it's a book I have to read, a new boutique that just opened or an incredible meal, I regularly receive recommendations with notes like, "You have to write about this!" or "This place is so Pop.Bop.Shop." Forget Amazon or Netflix, my readers are the absolute best recommendation engine in the world.
Each year I mark the blog's birthday. If you've missed the posts from past years, you can revisit them here:
- 1st birthday
- 2nd birthday
- 3rd birthday
- 4th birthday (the Golden Birthday - 4 on the 4th!)
- 5th birthday
- 6th birthday
This year's milestone feels particularly special because the number seven is associated with good luck.
I feel incredibly lucky to have such wonderful readers. This year, the lucky number seven birthday celebration is all about you and what you want to see on Pop.Bop.Shop. in the year to come.
It's a birthday tradition to blow out your candles and make a wish. With that in mind, please leave a comment below with the one thing you wish to see here on Pop.Bop.Shop. in 2016. It could be a restaurant I need to check out, a hotel I should stay at, a shopping website you swear by, a movie you loved, a gift guide for a certain occasion - anything!
Birthday wishes for future posts will be accepted until 11:59pm ET on Thursday, January 7, 2016 (there's that number seven again).
One winner will be selected at random and that reader will receive a $100 jackpot!