10 Years of Blogging!

Please scroll to the bottom of this post to enter the BIG giveaways!

10 years ago I had a 4 year old and 2 year old toddling about my home. My husband was somewhat healthy and studying for his Master’s of Divinity. And I decided to dip my hand into blogging. Instead of just a “mommy blog” or a “money saving blog” (the only popular blogs at the time), my husband encouraged me to try a different angle. “Try focusing on a specialty area,” my husband suggested, “like speech.” And with that “If Only I Had Super Powers” (later renamed to “Super Power Speech”) was born!

Today, I am celebrating with you, my thousands of friends and followers. At the time that I write this blog post, over 13,000 people are on my email newsletter list. Over 8000 people follow me on Facebook. And over 3000 follow me on Instagram. Although I am still relatively unknown in the “big” world of speech pathology, every once in a while someone will treat me like a friend they’ve known for years because of my blog posts. And that makes me smile from the inside out.

For those of you who have not been on this journey with me for the last 10 years, please check out:

  • My favorite personal blog post
  • 100 things about me (keep in mind that this post was written in 2008… I’ve now been married for 20 years!)
  • My top 10* most popular blog posts ever (listed below in reverse order from #10-1). Click on the image to open up the blog post.
  • How to Make Your Own Communication Flip Book
  • 5 Tips for Running a Social Skills Group (Ages 7-11)
  • Super Behaviors Deserve Super Visuals
  • Super Social Skills
  • Functional Communication Assessment
  • 5 Tips for Running a Social Skills Group (Ages 4-7)
  • Why I Hate Articulation Therapy
  • Progress Report Comments for SLPs
  • Literature Based Speech Therapy
  • Articulation Printables Links

*I admit that I tweaked the Google analytics a little since they didn’t go back to 2008. Plus the number 10 blog post was silly and I had no intention of sharing it here.

 

Giveaway Time!

To celebrate 10 years of blogging and to thank every one of you for helping me get this far, I am giving out gifts to you! Lots of gifts. I’ve teamed together with some amazing other SLPs to make this the best blog anniversary ever!

Read what each giveaway package entails and then enter any or all of them! 4 lucky people will be notified on 1/23/18.

 

Giveaway package #1 (Articulation Amazement)

Airplane Articulation by KristinM12 (value $16)

Articulation Prompts for All Speech Sounds by The SLT Scrapbook (value $7.65)

Infer It, Trace It Articulation by Teach Speech 365 (value $4)

Minimal Pairs, Voicing and Devoicing by The Pedi Speechie (value $2)

Flip It For Apraxia of Speech by Gold Country SLP (value $4)

Speech Club for the Year by Super Power Speech (value $90)

Draw Me: Articulation Sentences and Stories by Adventures in Speech Pathology (value $9)

Mastering Initial /R/ Course for SLPs, families, and students (value $30)

Total Value: $162.65

Enter here:
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Giveaway package #2 (Love that Language)

2 Pins by Erik – These are so fabulous. I want them all! (value $10)

Flextangle Language by Dean Trout’s Little Shop of SLP (value $4.35)

Pass the Prize Following Directions Valentine’s Day by Jessica Finch (value $1.50)

Following Directions Mega Activity Pack by Fun in Speech (value $7)

Winter Listening for Details by Talking with Rebecca (value $4.50)

Lucky Charms Around the World by Mia McDaniel (value $4)

Multiple Meaning Words by SLP Runner (value $5)

AAC Core Vocabulary 3 Games Bundle by Susan Berkowitz (value $8.75)

Winter Low to No Prep Language by Kari Radovich (value $5.50)

Winter Disguises by Communication Blessings (value $5)

Triangles of Meaning by School House Talk (value $4.50)

Vocab Zee by Panda Speech (value $4)

Language For the Year by Super Power Speech (value $66)

Spring Find It On the Go by Small Talk SLP (value $5.50)

Total Value: $136.90

Enter here:
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Giveaway package #3 (Mix up the Mixed Groups)

2 Pins by Erik – These are so fabulous. I want them all! (value $10)

Fill My Bucket! How to Give and Receive Compliments by Badger State Speechie (value $5)

Essential Visuals for Speech Therapy by Sparklle Speech (value $3.50)

Joke Books for Articulation and Language by Activity Tailor (value $12)

Winter: No Prep Speech and Language by TLC Talk Shop (value $11.50)

3 Month Subscription to SLP Toolkit (value $59.97)

Speech Therapy Starter Pack Winter by Super Power Speech (value $57)

Total Value: $168.97

Enter here:
a Rafflecopter giveaway

Giveaway package #4 (Technology Lovers)

Category Therapy App – great for children and adults working on categories (value $14.99)

Speech Flipbook App – a fabulous tool for articulation, apraxia, phonological awareness and more! (value $9.99)

1 Year Subscription to SpeechTherapyPD.com – get all of your CEUs without leaving home! (value $89)

The Organized SLP Course – summer course taught by me to help you have the most organized year ever! (value $300)

Total Value: $413.98

Enter here:
a Rafflecopter giveaway

 

 

Good luck to all of my friends and THANK YOU for the last decade!!!

 

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52 Comments

  1. Congrats on 10 years, that is a huge accomplishment! Thanks for all of your contributions to our little speech world 🙂

  2. Congratulations on ten years! These are some amazing giveaways!

  3. Jill Rauenhorst says:

    Thank you so much for the opportunity to win…congrats on 10 years!

  4. Jill Rauenhorst says:

    This really is an amazing give away and who couldn’t use all of this!!! Thanks so much and congratulations on double digits!

  5. Happy 10! Thank you for your giveaways!

  6. These are super awesome giveaway packages! Congratulations on 10 years of Super Power Speech! Super Power Speech is my favorite SLP blog; you’ve helped me grow as an organized and planning SLP in so many ways.

  7. Lisa Baxter says:

    All better now 🙂

  8. Thanks for the free giveaways and congratulations on 10 years. With no budget this would be awesome!

  9. Super Power Speech rocks! How very generous of you to celebrate your ‘blogaversary’ with amazing give aways. Thank you for putting your heart and soul into such an awesome resource!

  10. Lindsay Lehman says:

    Congratulations on 10 years! I enjoy reading your blogs.

  11. wow this is very exciting!

  12. Mitzi Grey says:

    Thank you so much for the giveaway opportunity!!!

  13. Thank you SO much for offering this giveaway. Your blog and resources are always so helpful to this busy SLP 🙂

  14. Happy Anniversary! What cool prizes!

  15. Congrats on 10 years! Thanks for the fantastic giveaways!

  16. Janis Giordanelli says:

    Thanks for offering all these great giveaways and congrats on 10 years!

  17. VIJAYA FRANCIS says:

    Congrats on 10 years of SPS. Your blog has been and will continue to be super helpful. Hope you achieve all you wish in the next 10 years.

    From Johannesburg, South Africa:)

  18. Congratulations! Keep the great ideas coming! This is an awesome giveaway! I hope I win something!

  19. This is so cool! 10 years is a big deal! I hope to have as much positive influence on others’ careers as you have had on mine!

  20. PAULA TOWNSEND says:

    Congratulations on 10 years! This was one of the first blogs that I found and I have gotten lots of great information, ideas, and materials from you. Thanks for sharing your experiences with other SLP’s.

  21. WOW WOW WOW!!!! These are INCREDIBLE!!! Thank you 🙂
    Congrats on 10 years!!!

  22. Congratulations on 10 years! That is super exciting! Always find your ideas and information so innovative!

  23. Congratulations! And thank you for the giveaway.

  24. Ann Barry says:

    Congratulations on 10 Years!! I love the idea of the giveaway!!

  25. Christina says:

    Congratulations on 10 Years! The giveaway is so fun!

  26. Congratulations on 10 years! Wow! Thank you for the giveaways! They look AWESOME!!

  27. What an amazing giveaway from an amazing SLP! Thank you for all you do to so generously give your time to share so many resources and ideas with all of us! You are appreciated!

  28. Kelly Schaefer says:

    Congratulations on 10 years of blogging! Thank you for the great prize giveaway. What fun for all of us!

  29. Congratulations on an amazing accomplishment. Thanks for the time ,commitment,and energy has taken. I know I have reaped many positives since I got connected to your blog and then your materials! Best wishes for the next years ahead!!!

  30. Adrienne S says:

    These are awesome giveaways! I love your blog and all of your materials! Thank you! And congratulations on 10 years!

  31. Cindy Hilton says:

    Congratulations! These giveaways are SUPER awesome! Thanks!!

  32. Thank you ! This is amazing!!!

  33. Shannon Giles says:

    Would love the articulation giveaway! Congrats on 10 years!

  34. Congratulations on your 10 year milestone! That’s amazing! Thank you for all you do! Your blog and TPT materials and lessons have all been wonderful , useful and very helpful.

  35. Trisha Manns says:

    Congratulations on 10 years!!

  36. Congratulations on your 10th anniversary! I always love your products and I use them consistently. Thank you for all you do to help SLPs be the best we can be. Thank you for your generous giveaways, too!

  37. Congratulations to you! These are some amazing packages. It’s great to see so many come together to help you celebrate!

  38. Nancy Jackson-Bryant says:

    Wow, ten years as a blogger is quite an accomplishment! Thank you for contributing so much to our profession.

  39. Congratulations on 10 great years!

  40. Congratulations on 10 years! Thank you for all of the wonderful things you share as well as the chance to win some amazing materials! You rock!

  41. Karen Reinacher says:

    Congratulations for 10 years of blogging! Thanks for all that you do!

  42. Karen Reinacher says:

    10 years……..YAY! That’s an amazing accomplishment!

  43. DeDe Card says:

    Congratulations on 10 years!!

  44. Shelley Walton says:

    I’m so glad I found your blog years ago – wish I’d been with you from the beginning. You have been such an amazing resource – your products, classes, book clubs, and blog posts have helped me grow, develop, re-frame my approach, and laugh. Thank you for your commitment – KEEP WRITING!

  45. Ellen Brown says:

    I love your tips!! The one about data keeping with the 5a and 0s is genius!!

  46. Ellen Brown says:

    I would love to win Love That Language!!

  47. Ellen Brown says:

    I have many mixed groups this year! Thanks for all of your hard work!!

  48. Happy 10 years! Annndd, we made it to the weekend – another cause for celebration! 🙂

  49. Teresa Yarbor says:

    Thanks for sharing your ideas! Congrats on 10 years!

  50. A full decade of sharing, teaching, supporting SLP’s is something to be very proud of! We appreciate you! Congratulations! So glad you went with your husband’s suggestion

  51. Danette Morgan says:

    Congratulations + Happy 10 years! Your resources are amazing and thank you for sharing them!

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