Happy Blogiversary – 11 years!

Gerry just reminded me that today marks my 11th blogiversary. Yes, I have been oversharing my life and experiences on unsweetened.ca for 11 years as of today.

11 years ago I had only just gotten my first digital camera.
11 years ago I was headed up to Ottawa to start a 3 month stint working there on CheapEats Ottawa.
11 years ago I was using a very basic cell phone that couldn’t take photos, connect to the internet and as it turned out didn’t have roaming features that let me make local calls in Ottawa. (Discovered that when the $350+ phone bill arrived to much swearing.)
11 years ago I was writing to share little updates and observations in my life with Gerry, which I had previously been sharing via a daily postcard while I was working out of town.
11 years ago many of the people I consider dear friends hadn’t even crossed my path yet.
11 years ago many of the people I consider dear friends were solidly in my life and I’m delighted that so many of them are still around.
11 years ago social media wasn’t really a thing and staying in touch was much harder.
11 years ago I had no idea what I was stepping into when I started sharing my life, my stories and and my world through blogging. It has opened doors, built friendships, developed businesses; made me stretch, grow and learn.

I  do hope the ride has been as interesting for you as it has been for me.

Thank you all for reading along, commenting as you go and joining in the slightly chaotic experience that is unsweetened.ca

Happy Blogiversary!

Alexa Clark

Alexa is a digital marketer and author with over 20 years in digital & interactive communications in the food and tech industries. Alexa's CheapEats Restaurant Guides, for both Toronto & Ottawa, were Canadian best sellers. She is a recognized authority on social media and has been named one of Canada's 20 Leading Women in Social Media.

12 thoughts on “Happy Blogiversary – 11 years!

  • February 22, 2015 at 10:12 pm

    Happy Anniversary – WOW 11 years.  Amazing.
    We are so proud of you.
    We have had a lot of fun with you on your adventure.
    You are so special to us.
    Love Rosemary and Jerry

  • February 23, 2015 at 1:03 pm

    WOW! |Love it, no wonder we are friends blogging forever! Congrats, here is to 11 more.

  • February 23, 2015 at 1:05 pm

    Lex…was the Apprentice Blog your first one? I still remember, I used
    to go to it after every episode …you were so very clever..which is
    the reason why your blogs are so entertaining and long lived..now to
    celebrate…I will skoff a whiskey in your honor…

  • February 23, 2015 at 1:07 pm

    rosemary2 awww… thanks! It has been fun having you join me and us on our adventures. You’ve been very good sports.
    P.S. Look! The in-laws are reading. Best pull up my socks.

  • February 23, 2015 at 1:08 pm

    @Kristin Clark Thanks mom! And thanks for being a character on the blog too!

  • February 23, 2015 at 1:08 pm

    @Tara Hunt It’s exciting. But let’s not play “do you remember when” okay?

  • February 23, 2015 at 1:09 pm

    @Hollie Pollard Forever!  11 more… goodness, I’d better get back to creating stories and oversharing.


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