Blogoversary #2… Comes with an Event and Giveaway!!!

“Your task is to start something good. To see it completed is the work of your Creator.”
Abd Al-Qadir Al-Jilani (A notable mystic and a Hanbali jurist, 470-561 H)

 

I started this blog exactly two years back… on the lazy afternoon of January 17, 2013. From then it has been an exciting journey. For the past two years, I have Alhamdulillah been able to constantly post without breaks, despite the ups and downs of life. I have taken to food blogging as a way of unleashing my frustrations, of improving myself more and more, whether it is on a personal front or on the cooking front. This may be a food blog but more than that, it has been a reflection of my mental being and cooking has been a vital part of it. Whether I am in a good or a bad mood, I have taken to cooking to lift up my spirit. Nothing gives me satisfaction as much as seeing a satisfied face after having food… I guess it holds true with many of us around… πŸ™‚ I wouldn’t want to repeat all what I have continuously say in all my milestone posts. Because it is going to be the same… a lot of “Thank You!” for being around and going around. So far, it has been a satisfying journey and I sincerely hope that I would be able to continue with the same zest, InShaAllah… I wish to keep renewing my interest in trying new recipes and posting the successes here so that you all could try and I could refer to it whenever I need them too!

 

Just a little look at the statistics, as this post goes into publishing, so far the blog has had 528 posts (this one being post 529), which includes 43 amazing guest posts. The page is inching towards 380K views, has more than 700 G+ followers, and has already passed 5000 FB likes. Hopefully that is gyst of things to come and InShaAllah, to become better. On a personal note, though I am trying my level best to improve my photographs and inputs on a daily basis, I still feel I have a long way to go with learning to deal with the camera. I don’t know whether to call it laziness, or lack of time but I understand that if you are genuinely interested, no hindrances will be good enough to pull you back. So it’s time for me to really look into improving myself at all fronts.

 

And… in case you have noticed or haven’t noticed, the blog has moved to its own domain! Yes, we are now officially “www.thebigsweettooth.com“. This has been in the doing for more than four months now and finally I have moved the blog to my own domain. InShaAllah, hope to bring about in some changes in the overall look of the blog as well.Β So… doesn’t it call for a celebration! And I am all in for it! That too with some giveaway! Doesn’t that sound interesting? If it does, then read on…

 

Let us first have a look at the rules of the event:

1. You are required to try a recipe from the blog. There is no restriction on how many you try. Please click a nice picture of the same and post it on the blog’s FB page wall with your comments – good, bad, where it can be improved, anything is welcome!

* A little warning – all recipes on the blog are mild as far as spice levels and sugar levels are concerned, so please work that out as per your tastes! πŸ™‚

2. Tag five people in the comments of your picture, who can potentially like the page – though them liking is not a necessity, tagging them is NECESSARY for the entry to be considered!

3. Participation is open to bloggers and non-bloggers alike. Bloggers may do a post on their blog as per their wish, though doing a post and linking it back to this event page would give the event a required boost. So if you are OK with helping, I am ready to accept it with a full heart! πŸ™‚ In case you do a blog post, then please add it to the below in-linkz.

* I know some of my fellow bloggers have tried a recipe from the blog and have already posted about it on their blogs. All you need to do is to update the post with a link back to this event page and the logo and link it back! Please do not forget to complete the other formalities… πŸ™‚

4. Once the above is done, then go ahead and use to the raffle-copter link below to list in your entry for the lucky draw. Make sure to go through it all to improve your chances!

 

That’s it! Sounds simple? Now I guess all of you are waiting to know what are the giveaways. For the lucky winner who randomly gets selected by the raffle-copter, it is a lovely silicon baking kit from “The Cooking Doctor” range, which consists of 12 silicon cupcake holders, a chocolate mould and a silicon mat!

 

 

So what are you waiting for? Looking forward to your heartfelt participation to make this event a success… πŸ™‚

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Blogger friends… please link in your entries here, and do not forget to share the picture on my FB page as well!

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Join the Conversation

  1. Great to hear that you have completed 2 successful years of blogging. Will definitely participate if the time permits dear..Congratulations again!! By the way, love those baking accessories..

    1. Would love to see ur participation Subha… thank you so much…

  2. Congrats Rafee for this event and also for the 2 years of blogging journey.

    1. Thank you so much Eliza…

  3. great job…congratulations……..keep blogging for many many years to come…good wishes always!

    1. Thank you so much Vidhya chechi…

  4. congratulations on ur 2nd yr blogging long way to go!! happy hosting πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you so much Aara… hope u will participate… πŸ™‚

  5. Mabrook…… for your achievements …..Masha Allah 2 years of successful blogging ,and your very own domain .May Allah (swt) grant you much more success in years to come ….

    1. Aameen… JazakAllah Khair Nusrath… hope you will participate…

  6. Congratulations Rafs. Happy for you. I would love to take part, but the little one is keeping me really busy. Let me try.

    1. Thank you so much Sowmya… would really appreciate your participation…

  7. congratulations dear, may you have many more successful years to come

    1. Thank you so much Razina…

  8. Congratulations Rafee for the milestone! And the domain! Really excited to see insyaAllah more things to come here πŸ™‚ and I am deeply honoured with your purchase for your readers, I hope the winner will like it!

    1. Thank you so much Jehanne… I am sure whoever wins it will definitely love your stuff… πŸ™‚

  9. Congrats… Way to go

    1. Thanks a lot Amrita…

  10. Congratulations Rafeeda on your 2nd blog anniversary. You are one smart girl. Keep the blog moving. Best Wishes.

    1. Thank you so much Beena…

  11. Congratulations dear, and may you have many many more years of blogging πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you so much Gauri… πŸ™‚

  12. Congratulations on moving to your own domain.. it is a gr8 feeling .. I had alsso moved a few months back..
    Lovely event and I was planning for the same too..for my first event as I have never had any so far .
    Will try to participate.
    Happy hosting !

    1. Thank you so much Shobhaji… will look forward to your participation…

  13. Congratulations, Rafs! For the blog anniversary and moving into your own domain! Keep up your good work! Happy blogging!

    1. Thank you so much Kanak…

  14. Many Congratulations on completing 2 years! Wishing you many more wonderful years of successful blogging! Wonderful way to celebrate, happy hosting!

    1. Thank you so much Beulah…

  15. Congrats rafee…hope to be a part of your blogversary. ..

    1. Do try your luck again, Suji… thanks a lot…

  16. Admire u for what u are n I used to feel the same when reading ur posts…U r very honest and u writes from ur heart…. n ur write ups reflect what u are…….. Congratz for the bloggoversary and for your own domain name and hope I wud also participte in ur give away….. πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you so much for your kind words, Remya… would really look forward to your participation… πŸ™‚

    1. Thanks a lot Babitha…

  17. Masha'Allaahh…
    Mabrooookkk Rafeeda!!

    May Allaah swt Bless you with many more successful Blogging years! πŸ™‚

    1. JazakAllah khairan Farheen… πŸ™‚

  18. Congratulations dear and wish you good luck for the future:)….Happy hosting!!

    1. Thank you so much Padma… πŸ™‚

  19. Congrats Rafee for 2 years of blogging and for this event

    1. Thank you so much Jyothi…

  20. Congrats rafee for the event and for the anniversary

    1. Thank you so much Smitha…

  21. lovely event. Congrats dear and wish you many more years of successful blogging πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you so much Priya… πŸ™‚

  22. Congrats Rafee, happy blogging and wish you many more successful years of blogging…

    1. Thank you so much Priya…

  23. Congrats!!! Wishing you many many more years of wonderful blogging!!

    1. Thank you so much Ree…

  24. Mash Allah, good to see rapid growth of your baby blog. πŸ™‚
    Congratulation for owning new domain be blessed!
    Love you xoxo

    1. JazakAllah Khair Rashida… πŸ™‚ xoxo

  25. congrats Rafeeda for the event and anniversary

    1. Thank you so much Lisha…

  26. Congratulation for completing this huge time online sharing recipes! I wish you many many more to come. Ameen! πŸ™‚
    Oh look at that giveaway, I am so gonna join that. These all silicon items are calling my name, seriously!
    P.S. Is that giveaway is worldwide?

    1. JazakAllah Khairan Sadaf… πŸ™‚ Yes, the giveaway is worldwide!!! Would really look forward to your participation…

  27. Congrats Rafee! Keep sharing your yummy recipes with little story as you do…All the Best for your event!

    1. Thank you so much Sangeetha…

  28. Congrats once again,Rafee..Hope u continue your cooking journal in the coming years and wish you good luck!! Lovely giveaway too πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you so much Julie… hope to see your participation… πŸ™‚

    1. Thanks a lot Sangeetha…

  29. Congrats dear on your blog anniversary.. Nice event and giveaway.. Will try to participate πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you so much Sona… hope you will! πŸ™‚

  30. Congratulations dear.. All the best.. Will definitely participate..

    1. Thank you so much Gloria…

  31. Congrats!!! Happy to participate!

    1. Thanks a lot Ree…

  32. Congratulations raffy on your own domain dear πŸ™‚ lovely event; i shall try something IA from your blog and link it up for sure πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you so much Monu… will look forward to your participation… πŸ™‚

  33. Congratulations rafee..Def this time is a celebration time ..completing 2 years of blogging and moving to your own domain..Will try to participate in the event ..Can the tag be with the same friends?

    1. Please tag 5 who may have not liked the page… Thanks a lot Sathya, hope to see your participation…

  34. Everything done Rafee anything missing pl leme know πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you so much for participating dear! πŸ™‚

  35. Congrats rafee for blog anniversary …will try to partcipate

    1. Thank you so much dear…

  36. Masha Allah wonderful event!! Happy blog anniversary!!

    1. JazakAllah Khairan dear… hope for your participation…

    1. Hope to see your participation…

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