Happy 1-year blogiversary to me!

Nights With Neve at Osteria La Buca. From Caroline on Crack.

A year ago, having just lost my job as a reporter for the Los Angeles Business Journal, I wasn’t sure what I was going to do with myself. But within days, I started this blog, building on the reporting I had done as a retail, dining and hospitality journalist, and I have never been happier. This blog is a labor of love for me, and I’ve been overwhelmed by the positive responses I’ve received. To celebrate my first year online (the exact date was actually April 22), I would like to thank my readers — because without you, I’d just be talking to myself. To show my appreciation, I’m giving away a grab bag chock full of awesome stuff I’ve generously been given over the last year but could never go through on my own (and why should I? That’s just greedy!). I’m going to keep this shrouded in a bit of mystery, but expect full-size cosmetics, accessories and anything else I can get my hands on before the entry deadline. All you need to do to enter this giveaway is:

1. Leave a comment on this post (if you’re reading this on Facebook then please go to the blog URL — do NOT comment via Facebook, or else your entry may not be counted) explaining what you like most about ShopEatSleep and/or what kind of coverage you’d like to see more/less of on the blog. I always strive to do better, you know.

2. Follow me on Twitter and/or “like” ShopEatSleep on Facebook (the Facebook page is brand new, so you’ll have to search for it until I can get enough fans to qualify for a username) and tweet or post on the Facebook wall “I entered to win a grab bag of goodies from @shopeatsleep to celebrate its 1-year blogiversary! You can enter here: http://ht.ly/1Govf”

That’s it! The deadline to enter is May 12 at 11:59 p.m. PST. Once all entries have been made, I’ll pick one lucky reader at random. Good luck, and thanks again for making this blog so much fun!

**Contest is closed.**

UPDATE: Congratulations to Emily (@emilythepanda), who just won products from Trees, Hourglass, POP Beauty and more!

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05 2010

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  1. 1

    congrats on 1 year!

  2. 2

    I really like the mix of foodie posts and event posts. They’re always interesting and food is just good. ­čśÇ

  3. 3

    Happy 1-year anniversary! Honestly I really enjoy reading all of your posts, things that interest you, typically interest me too! And since I’m in Chicago, I can’t really ask you to review specific things in the Windy City…

  4. 4

    Happy Blogiversary!
    Los Angeles is DYING without you~

  5. 5

    Congrats on your blogoversary! When one door shuts, another opens. So glad to have met you!


  6. 6

    Happy Blogaversary!!!!! I’m not entering to win, btw, God knows I have enough crap lying around in my house that I need to get through myself hahaha. Thanks for coming last week btw!


  7. 7

    yay! good on ya!

  8. 8

    I, too, really managed to find myself and find something that I really enjoy doing after being laid off last year.. funny how that works out! Congratulations on a stellar year!

  9. 9

    Congratulations on a succesful first year. You’re blog has definitely become something for myself to aspire to. I look forward yo more great writing in the future.

  10. Chrissy #

    I love your food posts…yumm!

    and congrats!

  11. Tracy #

    Love the food posts! If you’re out in long beach,ca Let me know. Would love to tag along on a food review ­čśë congrats on one year of delicious, fashionable, and relaxing reporting!

  12. Felicia #

    I’m always happy when you cover anything about food in your travels. The free stuff giveaways are fun too =D

  13. 13

    Happy blogoversary!!! Aw. Let’s see favorite thing. The name of your blog, for sure. Pretty much encapsulates everything that is important in life. Now, to figure out the proportions…

  14. Tammie C #

    I enjoy your food reviews the most. The pictures are great and the food looks so delish! Happy 1-year blogiversary!

  15. crystal #

    love seeing all the yummy food!


  16. crystal #
  17. Rae Higgins #

    I’m new here, but want to say congrats on your positive life changes!! It is so hard to rebound after a blow like losing a job.
    I love reviews on facial products, cleansers, moisturizers, make-up, haircare, etc.


  18. Rae Higgins #
  19. speedracer #

    Wow! I can’t believe it’s been one year already. Congrats on shopeatsleep’s success!

  20. 20

    Maya congratualtions on your blog !,
    the best thing about your blog in addition to the wonderful information , is YOU !

  21. 21

    As I am a recent transplant from the Midwest to L.A., I appreciate the posts regarding local restaurants. Beyond that, if you visit any restaurants featuring dairy-free or MSG free eats, it’d be a boon. Thanks!

  22. Crystaaal #

    Happy 1-YR Blogiversary!!!! You are amazing and your site is the best!

  23. Connie #

    More sleep coverage!

  24. AJ #

    Congrats on your anniversary!!!

  25. 25

    Yay on a Year! You, my friend, have a winning combination that makes this blog such a success. I want to see more on the “sleeping” portion: men, bedding, herbal teas, hotels, and such.

  26. 26

    I think I’m a little late but since I’m still up I’ll give it a try – WELL DONE!