Today is my one year blog anniversary! I have a special anniversary request to everyone reading this: if you really want to make my day, post a comment and say hi or let me know where you are or something about you. That would be really be fantastic!
My other request is for those of you who receive this in an email: please click on the site. Even if you don’t feel like posting a comment I would love to see the stats for EVERYONE who reads this post. I love looking at my stats and seeing how many people are reading my posts, which posts are popular and what people click on. But I’ve learned that the stats don’t count those of you that read the post in your email, and I don’t want to miss any of you.
Last year on January 16th I hit “publish” on my very first post. Since then I’ve published 118 posts! More than I could have imagined. The positive response has been tremendous and I find every aspect of blogging very satisfying. Coming up with things I want to blog about, researching ideas, trying out crafts and recipes, taking pictures, writing about it and editing my posts and choosing the photos to illustrate it. It is truly craft therapy for me.
The picture at the top of this post is a birthday candle in a celebratory Coffee Cake in a Coffee Mug – much like one of my earliest posts: Brownie in a Mug. I’ll be posting my version of the recipe soon. In the meantime, here is link to the recipe that I adapted.
Speaking of statistics, here are my top five most-viewed posts from the last year, starting with the fifth:
Art From The Heart. This post celebrates some of the handcrafted Valentine projects Rem and I make for each other.
Mother’s Day Hat Card. A hat-shaped card with swirled paper roses is very pretty and a bit different.
Sunprint-Paper & Packing Tape Transfers on Decoupage Boxes. I was so excited when WordPress featured my blog with this post on their homepage Freshly Pressed. It generated TONS of traffic from all over the world, lots of comments and a bunch of new subscribers.
I also take pictures and work on things that ultimately don’t make it into a blog. Some still might in a future post.
Here are a few pictures that haven’t made it into a post:
I’ve got loads of ideas and look forward to a new year of blogging.
Thanks for reading, your support means a lot to me.