Right around Christmas 2012 I decided to finally jump into the blogging experience.
Once I actually decided it didn’t take me too long to push the publish button on my very first post. Well it would have taken me forever but I had Mr. ♥ sitting right next to me. I owe him a big
And as everyone who its starting something new I can’t get enough of watching it grow. And for some reason I just love statistics. I’m usually no fan of numbers. Mix some letters in there and my brain shuts down. But watching those little cute graphs go up and down is kinda interesting. So here is my little blog statistic paired with things I’ve learned along the way and fun facts (at least for me).
I have written 87 posts in 2013. March turned out to be my busiest blogging month but don’t talk about September. My very first comment was on this post – later I realized it was spam.
Overall I have 317 comments on my blog. And my bloglovin‘ plugin tells me I have 14 readers. There are 36 followers over at Twitter and more than 100 on Pinterest. I’m oh so happy about every single one of them. Hello you. Thank you for reading along.
It seems like people stumble upon my blog by looking for cake pops and advent wreath. The potato bread is quite popular too. I wanted to write a lot about DIY crafts and tutorials but I ended up filling the Just Life category the most. Am I a lifestyle blog now?! I don’t know. Don’t really care either.
When I started I wanted to have a weekly series – so I created Soup Sunday. I realized pretty quick I can’t keep it up. But I discovered a lovely fennel soup. And I am sure there will be more soups in 2014. I am really happy to have had a seasonal round up of wreath ideas. And I also hosted my first link-up party – thank you for everyone participating. I already have an idea for next year…
I also met some bloggers in real life. Quite spontaneous I signed up for The HIVE. And it was such an inspiring weekend. I am usually shy when it comes to meeting new people. But I really don’t regret going.
So looking back on my first year of blogging I can really say I did good. It took a little different direction than I might have thought, I tried out a lot of new things I’d otherwise might have not put into action and I really really learned a lot. I am glad I started craftaliciousme. It made me more creative. I am so excited where it will take me.
But now have a sparkling start into 2014. I’ll be back next year.