Whoorl Turns 10!


Could it be? Why, yes. This here blog is turning 10 years old. (Feel free to read my first post. Simply riveting.)

Now, in my opinion, blog years are something like dog years, except 1 year of blog life equals 4 years of human life. So, according to my deft calculations, I HAVE BEEN BLOGGING MY ENTIRE LIFE. And quite frankly, it seems like that. I mean, apparently my main goal in life in 2005 was to drink wine and discuss music…that was until I found out I was pregnant with this little guy.

(Wito! We love you, absent-minded professor! Do you remember this little ditty? Well, that precious little thing now wears the same shoe size AS HIS MOTHER. Hold me closer, Tony Danza.)

((And don’t get me started on Wita. The performance art genes are strong with this one.))

10 years. Many of you have seen me through it all – the pregnancies, new motherhood, travels, many moves, house renovations, a little phenomenon by the name of Hair Thursday, in sickness and in health…wait, are we getting married?

I just want to say thank you for being a friend. Traveled down the road and back again. Your heart is true…you’re a pal and a confidante. AND IF YOU THREW A PARTAY…AND INVITED EVERYONE YOU KNEWWWWWWW, YOU WOULD SEE THE BIGGEST GIFT WOULD BE FROM ME AND THE CARD ATTACHED WOULD SAY THANK YOU BEING FOR A FRIEEENNNNND.

Peace be with you.

Oh! In honor of this milestone, Whoorl got a little facelift from my friends at Cooperhouse. I’m swooning a little bit, isn’t it pretty? Oh, and 10 years of content isn’t the easiest to manage, but if you rollover the categories at the top, you can witness my OCD in full effect. (You know I secretly enjoyed organizing all 1,564 posts, right?)

Being the information addict I am, and according to the official statistics, here are the top 6 Whoorl posts over the past 10 years.

1. Sideswept Bangs: Control Your Cowlicks (You guys have some serious cowlick problems, yo.)

2. Hanging Laundry Baskets

3. Loose Waves Tutorial (1 Curling Iron, 2 Ways)

4. My Summer Cut

5. My First Attempt at Bangs

6. 8 Things I’ve Learned About Anxiety.

I’m fairly certain my reader demographic is a slightly anxious, Type A woman with an ardent interest in hair. Taking note for future posts.

However, here are my favorite posts.

1. A riveting exposé looking into my father’s obsession with candy. (I’m also partial to the chex mix post and the Miracle Ham Story. Adventures with my dad always make me smile.)

2. My brush with mysophobia as a new parent. (It’s amazing what 9 years of parenting will do to eradicate that.)

3. The Pantene commercial was a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

4. Goodbye, California. #sniff

5. Count Your Blessings.

6. I’m partial to the Mindful Monday posts. They are the most challenging for me to write, but the also the most rewarding.

Thanks for being along for the ride, folks. Cheers to many more years to come. (And if you don’t use feed readers any longer like yours truly, sign up to be notified by email when I post. It’s over there in the sidebar. Ready, break!)

image credit: confetti system

  1. Amy J

    July 27, 2015 at 3:42 pm

    I have been reading about 7 of your 10 years. I waited with baited breath for you to announce your M name (I have an M as well), threw out some makeup and tried some hair styles. Thanks. Cheers for another 10+ years.

  2. martymankins

    July 27, 2015 at 3:57 pm

    Happy 10th. I’ve been a reader since 2008 and there’s been some great posts out here. My favorite was the Pantene commercial. I saw it once on TV and said “I read her blog”

    May there be another 10 years.

  3. Hillary

    July 27, 2015 at 4:00 pm

    Happy blog birthday, Whoorl! Love the new look.

  4. San

    July 27, 2015 at 4:08 pm

    Congratulations! What a milestone! Keep doing what you’re doing! Love the new design!

  5. Jennifer (Tiny Oranges)

    July 27, 2015 at 5:48 pm

    Congratulations on 10 years and all of your success!

  6. Rebe Goebel

    July 27, 2015 at 8:14 pm

    I LOVE your mindful Monday posts. They’ve all ended up in my Evernote so I can refer to them easily! :)

  7. Kim

    July 27, 2015 at 10:08 pm

    longtime reader (ah baby wito), i seldom comment but just want to say happy anniversary! whoorl is one of my absolute all-time favorite blogs. ? thank you!!

  8. Andrea @Mama in the City

    July 27, 2015 at 11:06 pm

    Congrats Sarah. I was reading your blog back when you had just had Wito and had to return to work and it created a lot of good content for blog posts. lol. I love the new look on the blog.

  9. Trude

    July 28, 2015 at 3:05 pm

    Happy blogaversary! 10 is a big one! The Whoorl curl is still my favorite way to use my curling iron (tried another this weekend and it was like OHGODWHY). :)

  10. Christina @ Hair Romance

    July 28, 2015 at 10:31 pm

    Congrats on 10 years, that’s amazing! I love this blogging caper we’re on. It has lead to so many new connections and experiences that wouldn’t have happened without blogging. Hope you have a fab party and blog on xx

  11. Linda

    July 29, 2015 at 2:06 pm

    I reread some of your older posts, laughed out loud and cried! I can’t believe it has been 10 years! Congratulations!

  12. MichelleLG

    July 30, 2015 at 8:12 am

    Also, the post containing the “bubble gum dum dum” video montage is my all time fave, forever and ever amen.

  13. kara noel lawson

    July 30, 2015 at 11:00 am

    I love this AND you! Cheers!

  14. Shanna Coady

    August 1, 2015 at 2:15 pm

    love you and love your site….always!! Your blog has always made you feel like you were my neighbor…loved meeting you through blogging…loved having you as an almost / sudo neighbor…sad you’re in OK again…but love see you with a smile and happy!!! Big hugs of congrats to you!! xxoo