Blogiversary – the big day is finally here!


Woo – hoo! It’s my BLOGIVERSARY!

One year ago today I started blogging here on Rediscovering the Church and here, today, I’m still at it!

I want to say a very big thank you to everyone who has stopped by over the last twelve months. I blog for so many reasons but your support and encouragement make it all worth it.

I also want to thank everyone who has gotten involved over the last ten days or so with the giveaway. I’ve really enjoyed it and have been really pleased and encouraged with all the entries (I am looking forward to getting back to real blogging though πŸ™‚ )

I’m giving away books as a THANK YOU to all my friends and readers and, over the past five days, I’ve given away eight books now today I’m giving away FIFTEEN more. Yeah, you read that right FIFTEEN!

Here’s what they are:

Published by Thomas Nelson:

  • Fearless by Max Lucado (three copies)
  • A Million Miles in a Thousand Years by Donald Miller (three copies)

Published by Howard Books:

  • Honor in the Dust by Gilbert Morris

Published by Strang:

  • The Firstborn by Conlan Brown
  • Mohamed’s Moon by Keith Clemons
  • The Y Factor by Liam Roberts
  • Next Level Parenting by Rich Rogers
  • Did You Think To Pray by R.T. Kendal
  • Rebuilding The Real You by Jack Hayford
  • 100 Answers To 100 Questions About How To Live Longer by Janet Maccaro

Self published through LuLu

  • The Jumbo Shrimp Gospel by Aaron Saufley

Leave a comment on this post to enter the drawing and look back through these posts for ways to gain dozens of bonus entries.

I’m going to split the books up into three drawings – to be held at around 12PM, 3PM and 6PM today.

Thanks for helping me celebrate my blogiversary!

***** Update! The first drawing has taken place. Two more drawings to go! *****

***** UPDATE 2! The second drawing has taken place. Just six books in one drawing left! ******

About PeterP

I am a blogger, author, stay at home dad, speaker, web hosting trainer and geek (I was so excited to get an iPad that I actually made up a song and dance about it). I am English by birth, but currently live in California with my wife and our three children. I ran a web hosting business for nine years and found that many, if not most of my clients had never learned how to use any of the functions associated with hosting so I wrote a book to try and teach just those skills. I must admit to having fallen in love with WordPress (possibly a little TOO much) and I honestly find it hard to understand why anyone would use anything different to build a site! WordPress is wonderful! My passion is to help others achieve their goals with their websites/blogs. I believe that, with a little help, anyone can have an awesome site.

47 thoughts on “Blogiversary – the big day is finally here!”

  1. Peter, congrats on your 1 year anniversary! Way to stick with it and here’s to many more years in the blogosphere. ;?)

    1. Peter P says:

      Thank, Dale. I appreciate it.

  2. Jaime says:

    Happy Blogiversary! I enjoy checking out your posts and expect to be celebrating your blogiversary next year! So get writing! πŸ™‚

    1. Peter P says:

      No pressure on me then, Jamie πŸ™‚

      Thanks for coming by, I really appreciate it.

  3. Happy Blogiversary toooooooo youuuuuuuuu!

    Your challenge today is to go to a restaurant and see if they will give you a free dessert for your blogiversary! Whoot Whoot!

    1. Peter P says:

      Thanks for the little song there!

      I’m almost tempted to try that restaurant thing…. but maybe you should try it first and tell me how it goes πŸ™‚

  4. Theresa N says:

    Happy 1 year!!!

    1. Peter P says:

      Thanks, Theresa. I really appreciate you taking the time to comment.

  5. Erin says:


    lol finally made it over and on just the right day huh?
    so if a person wins to the get to choose the book they win cus I have my eyes a couple up there. you know I would love Max or Jack or maybe that ‘Did you think to Pray’ that sound like a book I need. I pray a million times a day I just have the hardest time finding my quiet spot to actually stop and listen and pray, prayers that last more than mere second or at the most a few minutes.

    Well anways win or lose :-)Have a great day and of course you know you could never get rid of me so I’ll be reading whenever I can for as long as you will blog.

    1. Peter P says:

      Unfortunately, you don’t get to choose, that would be a big mess. God does the choosing. I hope you win!

  6. Erin says:

    hehehe go look at my FB for the proof but I totally (and HONESTLY) pimped you on my page.

  7. Helen says:

    Happy Blogiversary! I’ve only been reading your blog for a few months, but I have really enjoyed doing so. I have appreciated your encouragement here and on twitter.

    1. Peter P says:

      I’ve really enjoyed having you here and getting to know you.. long may it continue!

  8. Marni says:

    Fearless???? I SO WANT THAT BOOK!!! Max Lucado has been twittering about how he is hiding signed copies in all the cities on his booktour. And a buddy of mine reviewed it on his blog and really liked it, so yeah, I totally want to read that book!!

    Happy Blogiversary!

    1. Peter P says:

      I really hope you win, Marni!

      You weren’t very clear though, do you want to read ‘Fearless’ or not?

  9. Sandi says:

    Happy Blogaversary!! I’m a friend of Erin’s, coming here through her link on FB.

    1. Peter P says:

      Thanks for coming by, Sandi. I hope you win something as a thank you for stopping by.

  10. jasonS says:

    That is fantastic! I still can’t believe we started so close to one another (I was in October). I’m also amazed that I have made it this long. God must have something to do with it. Congrats and thanks for your heart and sharing.

    1. Peter P says:

      I didn’t realize we were that close. I thought you’d been blogging way longer than me! So what are YOU going to do to celebrate?

      1. jasonS says:

        That’s a good question! I want to do something fun for sure. Thanks for the book too- I look forward to reading it!

  11. Bridget says:

    Happy Blogiversary Peter! It is a huge accomplishment and I know you’ve touched many (like me) and will continue to do so… πŸ™‚

    1. Peter P says:

      It is a huge accomplishment. Consistently blogging takes a lot of time and is hard work!

      I love reading your blog and am looking forward to doing so for a long time to come!

  12. Sarah Salter says:

    Peter, my question is: How in the world are you going to celebrate next year?! ‘Cause it’s going to take some serious planning and work on your part to beat what you’ve done this year! πŸ™‚

    1. Peter P says:

      I know! I’ve been thinking about that… I have NO IDEA!

      Let’s hope inspiration comes nearer the time… If I make it another year!

      1. Sarah Salter says:

        What do you mean “if I make it another year”? Are you planning to burn out?

        1. Helen says:

          Next year we get to send him books? Or maybe hymn books…I know, I’ll keep working on it…

          1. Sarah Salter says:

            Hey, Helen! I think you’re onto something there! That’s a GREAT idea!

          2. Peter P says:

            Sending me books would be awesome…..

  13. Kevin M. says:

    Congratulations on ONE year of blogging Peter! Your blog has been a great blessing to me! Keep on being the church Peter!

    1. Peter P says:

      Thanks Kevin, I really appreciate your kind words – and I love reading your blog!

  14. Liam Roberts says:

    Congrats! I hope the winner of my book enjoys it! The sequel is due out next year.

    1. Peter P says:

      Thanks for stopping by, Liam.

      I hope the winner enjoys it to (then lends it to me so I can read it πŸ™‚ )

      1. Liam Roberts says:

        If you’ll post a review of the book, I’ll send you a copy. email me with your mailing address.


  15. I’m thrilled for you.

    May the Lord bless your next year more abundantly than the first.

    1. Peter P says:

      Thanks Anne and I hope and pray that he does the same for you!

  16. Chrystie says:

    Happy bloggiversary! That is awesome! Looking forward to reading more in the coming year!

    1. Peter P says:

      Thanks Chrystie… I think it’s going to be a little weird getting back to ‘normal’ blogging!

  17. Beckye Estill says:

    Congratulations on your first blogiversary! May the Lord bless you with many more!

    1. Peter P says:

      Thanks, Beckye – and thanks for stopping by today

  18. Happy ‘Blog’ Anniversary, you are a blessing to the blogsphere. Press on! πŸ™‚

    1. Peter P says:

      Thanks, Janice.

      You’re pretty great yourself!

  19. bman says:

    Oh no! I missed some posts! It’s not fair! Not fair I tell you! Haha. Happy blogiversary! That’s exciting!

  20. Stephen Payne says:

    happy happy this blog-iversary….and thank you, again, for thoughtful words to share via twitter…


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