Happy (almost) New Year, everyone!
I can’t believe it’s almost 2015. This was a fantastic year for the blog. It’s grown in so many ways! It’s almost been one year since I redesigned my blog (I used to be The Apron Blog) to create a more unique name and to expand my posts from only recipes to meditation, mindfulness and motivational topics.
This year I’ve really focused on building relationships with other bloggers and I’ve met quite a few awesome ones! It’s true what they say– networking and social media is the key to growing your blog. I’ve gone from just a couple readers per day to a nice size number for a small blog! I look forward to meeting more bloggers and getting to know the ones I love reading better!
Here’s a roundup of my favorite and most popular posts from 2014!
Most Popular Post:
This one got 1,000+ page views (which is huge for my little blog!) and got shared on multiple blogs/social media sites. I posted this article around the time when one of my favorite bloggers, The Balanced Blonde (formerly the Blonde Vegan) admitted to struggling with Orthorexia. Read the article to learn more!
Most Popular Recipes:
This was an entry for The Recipe Redux for the Quaker Oats & Dairy contest. It got plenty of shares and pins!
Runner up: Peanut Butter & Apple Date Bites
These little guys were pretty popular on Pinterest and Instagram. I love making energy bites, there’s so many good recipes out there!
Best Fitness Article:
This article was shared multiple times in various social media outlets and was featured on several blogs “link love” posts. It was a hit! Read it for ten tips to motivate yourself to exercise. Perfect for the new year!
Most Popular Mindfulness Posts:
Just because you think of something, will not make it true. A great post about how our anxious thoughts usually have no backing!
A great intro to three different types of meditation, and tips on how to keep your mind clear during a session.
Most Helpful Posts:
I was super proud of my herb garden on my balcony this year. Read this to learn a few tips on planting and choosing the right herbs.
A popular post with five apps that help with daily meditation, stress relief, and yoga.
Prettiest (and most delicious IMO) Recipe Post:
I think this was my all-time favorite recipe– in taste and photography. I absolutely love the combo of garlic, lemon, parmesan, shrimp, and pasta. The zoodles really add a nice touch!
What are your plans for NYE? If you’re a blogger, how has your blog grown in the past year?
Happy New Year everybody!