I had an amazing year!
So, this was my second year blogging and what a year it has been. Let’s do a recap of the things I am most proud of during my second year blogging:
- I became a Pillsbury Recipe Contributor.
- I became a member of the Stonyfield Clean Plate Club.
- I have had several guest TV appearances on Fox 19 News.
- I started a Podcast.
- I went to my first food blogging conference in Miami where I met some amazing food bloggers.
- I met the fabulous Ree “The Pioneer Woman” Drummond.
- I started working on my first E-Book.
These are the biggest things that I feel the most proud of that took place in my blogging world, but these accomplishments, increased traffic, and overall growth doesn’t compare to support and love that I have received from all of you.
When I started food blogging, my intent was to stay connected to my family and friends that are dispersed around the globe. I was on Blogger back then. I didn’t take good pictures and definitely wasn’t trying to make it a profession. Overtime, my love and desire for blogging has increased and has done nothing but fill me with such joy and a sense of direction. I know that this is a part of the calling God has on my life. To be quite honest, when I opened myself up and actually accepted my place in the universe that is when good things began to happen for my blog. I use my blog as a soundboard that I hope breathes life into your and brings you closer to your family and friends. I have received the most touching emails from people telling me how they have read my “sex” articles, listened to my podcasts episodes, and how a recipe turned out just right for their family. That is what warms my heart.
I am very intentional behind every move, every recipe, every giveaway, and every promotion that I post on my blog. I don’t want to make something that I know I am not going to eat or even like just because it takes good pictures or it sounds like a good idea. My blog is not a website for “make-believe” and untested recipes, contrary to what some chefs and food professional’s thing about food bloggers. What I share with you is at my dinner table and it is something that I know you will enjoy and will make you incredibly happy. My intention is you.
If my recipes and blog post inspires you to get in the kitchen and break bread with people who are closest to you, then I have done my job. I use to think that my life was pointless if I didn’t make some huge contribution to world in a big way. I never thought that a food blog would be a part of that purpose. Sure there are millions of food blogs, alone, and hundreds of thousands established every day, but I am here for you. And “you” is whomever is reading this post and looks forward to my posts every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.
This has definitely been my best year blogging and that is because every year it gets better. 2015 is already looking to be promising. My first e-book will be released within a month; I already started the ground work for my second e-book that will also be released fall of this year; and I am going to Orlando, FL in July for the Food and Wine Bloggers Conference. I know there will be other eventful opportunities that will occur and I am excited about them all. OH WAIT! My wedding will also happen this year! I can’t wait to share that with you guys too! What I need from all of you is to keep visiting, trusting, believing, and praying that my blog will continue to spread to millions of people in hopes that my meals will bring people together and my podcast episodes will redirect the point of view of love and relationships to something more positive and meaningful. Thank you for my best year! I seriously am not joking when I say I love you!
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