DWOD’s 8-Year Anniversary


Madi here! I have missed you guys so, so much.

Today marks eight years since I first posted on Delightful World of Dolls. And it has been the most amazing journey.

Me and Cécile, February 2013, from this post

This blog has been a huge part of my life. I look back at my childhood—I started DWOD when I was nine—and I see the happy memories of having the time of my life blogging with my dolls.

This blog added to the best times of my life and was a light through the worst.

Taking photos. Writing stories. Making up crafts. Filming videos. Shooting stopmotions. Hosting events like giveaways and card exchanges.

Meeting all of you amazing, wonderful people, who have come to be some of my best friends.

I remember in summer 2012 when I made photostories with Molly—my first and only doll at the time—before I had the blog. I made tons of amazing memories spending long summer days playing with and taking photos of her.

Making those unofficial photostories was what started it all. I wanted some place to share her adventures online, so I asked my dad for a Google Picasa account (a place Google had for sharing photos) like a doll blogger I loved had.

Instead of letting me have a Google Picasa account, God spoke to my dad and said, “Let her have a blog.”

Eight years ago. That’s how it all started. 💖

As most of you know, in June 2018, I came down with debilitating health issues and had to take a break from blogging to take care of them.

But I’ll be back…

Sooner than you think. 😏

In the meantime…

DWOD Stats

Most Popular Post That Isn’t a Giveaway or Page:

Most Popular Video:

Most Popular Photostory:

Most Popular Photostory Series:

Tied with…

Old Posts You’ve Probably Never Heard of; One From Every Year!









And last but not least…


Wow! If you’re ever bored, feel free to check out the archives or different categories (they’re at the bottom of the sidebar). That’s one of my favorite things to do. Lately I’ve been reading the posts from late 2013 to early 2014.

If you’re reading this post… thank you.

I am so grateful you’re part of DWOD. You mean more to me than you’ll ever know!

I know I’ve been gone for a long time, but I’ll be back… sooner than you think.

I love you!

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How have you been?

2020-11-04T20:47:47-05:00 November 4th, 2020|25 Comments


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    Madi November 4, 2020 at 8:53 pm - Reply


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    Madi November 4, 2020 at 8:53 pm - Reply


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    Diamond November 4, 2020 at 9:31 pm - Reply

    Woohoo! I’m so grateful for this blog. I’m pretty sure DWOD was the first blog I ever started following and you’ve been such an inspiration to me. I’m awestruck honestly that you’re still going. I’m sorry about your health issues and I hope you manage to recover enough to return here🥳
    8 years is incredible. I’ve only been blogging consistently for half that time, and I mean, it definitely hasn’t always been easy. So, I know what an accomplishment this is for you guys!
    Congratulations x♾


    • Madison
      Madison November 5, 2020 at 9:45 am - Reply

      AWWW! Thank you so much Diamond 😭 I know right? Man even four years is huge! Thanks so much again and I can’t wait to come back ASAP 💖 I love your comments!

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    Maddie November 4, 2020 at 10:16 pm - Reply

    EEEEEK! congrats on 8 years, that’s a huge milestone you should be so, so very proud of 💖 if not, i will make up for it because this blog is absolute gold and you have done a beyond fabulous job these past years and my pride for mon ami is unfathomable >:(( okay anyways XD can I just say seeing HOTH literally brought back so much nostalgia. oh my goshhhh I remember clinging on to every word back when it came out. that series was iconic and you can’t change my mind. congrats again girl!! praying that you’re feeling better, take your time. cant wait for your epic return though 👀💪 love youuu!! -maddie

    • Madison
      Madison November 5, 2020 at 9:46 am - Reply

      AWWW THANK YOU MADDIE 🥺🥺 Thank you so much for praying, commenting, and just being so amazing!! Love youuuu! Can’t wait to return as soon as I can 👀💖

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    Olivia Bell November 5, 2020 at 1:11 am - Reply

    Oh I loved this so much! Happy 8th Anniversary!!!🥳🥳🥳 I absolutely love this blog 😍😍 and you are SO CUTE in that first pic! Baby Madi🤣🤣 im so excited for when you come back ❤️❤️❤️

    • Madison
      Madison November 5, 2020 at 9:47 am - Reply

      YAYYY thanks a million, Livy! I can’t wait to come back! Thank you so much for commenting and reading! 💖🤗 Teehee, my little baby face 🤣

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    Vicky November 5, 2020 at 10:30 am - Reply

    Wow! That’s totally AMAZING!!!! 🙂 Congratulations!! That photo of you at nine years old is adorable!! I can’t wait for more DWOD posts! 🙂 I’ve been praying for you!
    Victoria (and all my dollies: Nell, Nellie, Grace, Gracie, Ruthie, Samantha, Blaire, Leah say hello!)

    • Madison
      Madison November 6, 2020 at 4:21 pm - Reply

      Thank you soooo much, Vicky! And thanks for praying! I can’t wait to return to posting. (And all my dolls say hi, too!)

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    Olive November 5, 2020 at 11:30 am - Reply

    congrats on 8 yeeeeeeeaaaaaars you’ve really got the motivation to keep up with it 😀 praying for u every day love can’t wait until you’re back full force 🤗
    Most crazily, ~Olive

    • Madison
      Madison November 6, 2020 at 4:22 pm - Reply


      Thank you so much!! Bruh I ain’t quitting any time soon, I’m literally going to get married and my husband will just have to put up with all my doll stuff >:)

      Thank you so so much, I can’t wait until I’m back too <3

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    Samantha✝ November 5, 2020 at 1:49 pm - Reply

    Wow! Congrats! I know I haven’t been following you as long as others, but you’ve definitely been an encouragement! Your blogs are always so cheerful and uplifting! Hope you have a great rest of your week! Praying for you! God bless!


    • Madison
      Madison November 6, 2020 at 4:23 pm - Reply

      Seeing this comment made me so happy! I love hearing from you! Thanks so much, Samantha, and God bless!

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    light4thelord November 6, 2020 at 11:18 am - Reply

    OH MY GOODNESS I HAVE MISSED THIS SO MUCH ALL THE FEELS AND MEMORIES *smufflehugs all the dolls and Madi* Honestly, I remember being so excited at the beginning of each November for the past five years and this year I was like… why do I always get excited? There’s nothin- DWOD’S BLOGIVERSARY THAT’S WHAT IT IS and I was reallly really hoping you’d post 😀 I remember so many of these posts ahhh I can’t wait for you to be back entirely!!
    ~ Light4theLord
    (it has been forever since I’ve signed off like this and oh goodness I miss it)

    • Madison
      Madison November 6, 2020 at 4:25 pm - Reply

      AWWWWW that makes my day!! 😀 Thank you so so much, and I can’t wait to be back too! I hope we can do another Christmas collab because those are honestly just the best :))

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    IrishAG November 6, 2020 at 3:46 pm - Reply

    Love you, Madi!!! <3 Love to see your posts, but prioritize your health and don't feel any pressure. 🙂

    • Madison
      Madison November 6, 2020 at 4:25 pm - Reply

      Thank you so so much, IrishAG!! *all the hugs and love* Will do! <3

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    arielaonthego November 26, 2020 at 10:36 pm - Reply

    Congratulations! I love American Girl Dolls!

    • Madison
      Madison November 26, 2020 at 11:06 pm - Reply

      Thank you so much, Ariela! And you’re in good company… I love ‘em too!

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    ThePolkaDotPatriot December 6, 2020 at 12:43 pm - Reply

    🙂 My blog has been a bit dead too (hit my photo allowance and haven’t decided what to do, plus school/work/life getting in the way) but it was nice to see an update post on here! Can’t believe you’ve had this blog so long!!!

    • Madison
      Madison December 6, 2020 at 4:05 pm - Reply

      Have you used the trick where you just start another free WordPress blog, upload the photos there, and then copy and paste the image URL? Thank you so much for commenting! I love hearing from you!

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    Melody Silverleaf January 12, 2021 at 6:36 pm - Reply

    Congratulations! 8 years is a great achievement! Keep up the good work!

    I’m sorry I haven’t commented much recently; I hope to change that in 2021. i miss the interaction with other bloggers.

    • Madison
      Madison January 16, 2021 at 12:57 pm - Reply

      Thank you so much! And no worries; I’ve been totally slacking on commenting and interacting too. I hope I can change that in this new year as well. It’s so good to hear from you!

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