Blogging Self

This Blog is Two Years Old Today!

2nd anniversaryWow! Another year of blogging is under my belt; today is the 2nd anniversary of my first ever blog post. I still cannot believe how this blog has become such a big part of my life. I really enjoy my time creating content and then sharing it with others. I will say though that I have consciously cut back on the time I devote to my blog. My first year I published 214 post, this year I published 160 posts. I considerable drop. I have cut back to try to bring more balance into my life.

There are a few highlights of the year:

This year I migrated my blog to a new platform, WordPress. This was a huge job, and honestly it is not fully migrated yet. I am still working on reformatting earlier posts. And I am still not 100% satisfied with my layout. I need to make a few tweaks still.

This year I was paid to write for another organization. As part of the Tylenol #HowWeFamily campaign I wrote How We Family: Blended Family of Eight for The Next Family.

family photo

I became an Evite Influencer and I was just invited to become an Evite contributor. This means that my photo and bio with links to my blog will be included on their Party Idea page. Stay tuned for that – hopefully next month!

I have created a steady income writing sponsored posts for Collective Bias. While this income is small it certainly helps support my travel! Plus I have learned so much through their blogging classes and from their other influencers.

I definitely feel as though I am still growing as a blogger and learning more every day. This is one of the many aspects that I love about blogging. I am always stretching myself.

To finish out my year two of blogging I thought I would share some memorable posts:

My Favorite Post:

With Dad at the lake

My Top Three posts this year according to number of page views:

  1. I Climbed a Mountain and Found Myself
  2. What to do When Your Husband Walks Out the Door
  3. The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom

My Most Shared post:

My Most Viewed Recipes:

  1. Planning a 2014 Academy Awards Party (for the meatball appetizer recipe)
  2. Enjoy a Famous Wet Woodies from Gar Woods
  3. I’m Loving My Pampered Chef Brownie Pan!

My Most Watched Interview:

Ellie Krieger on Positively Stacey

My Top Three Travel Posts:

  1. Ledson Winery and Vineyards in Sonoma County
  2. Best Place to Watch the Sunset in Hawaii 
  3. A Weekend Getaway to Sedona, AZ 

Sedona Get-Away

My Favorite Dessert:

So there you have it! A few highlights from my second year blogging!

It is also great to know that my readership has more than doubled this last year as well as my subscribers. I also know of two other bloggers that have been inspired to start a blog since I have been writing – for all of this, I am happy.

Thank you for reading my words! You continue to inspire me to write.

Wishing you a very happy new year!

(21) Comments

  1. Congratulations! You are my inspiration for the blog. As a beginner you are my hero!!!! Keep up the good work.

  2. Congratulations on 2 years of blogging and your many accomplishments. I bet this year will continue to show many wonderful things for you! I will keep reading

  3. Congratulations on 2 years! That is amazing! I am going to have to check out a couple of your top posts!

  4. congratulations on the two years blogging! what a great roundup too. Looking forward to seeing all your posts.

  5. Blythe A. says:

    Congrats on your 2nd year of blogging. I recently celebrated my first and it so exciting to see what other bloggers are accomplishing. I wish you much more success in year 3.

  6. Congratulations! May many more years come to your blog! Mine is still going to complete 1 year! XO

  7. Happy New Year to you too! I love how you’ve organized all of your work. I need to do the same. I’ve been blogging for 6 short months and have so much to learn. Kudos on all your accomplishments.

  8. Happy blogiversary! Looks like it’s been a great year of blogging for you!

  9. Happy 2 year blogiversary and I love Ellie Krieger too!!! She makes a super yummy healthy mac and cheese my kids will actually eat!

  10. It sounds like you have really had a great year. It is fun to look back and see what we have accomplished. You have come a long way and I know you will go very far in the blogging world!

  11. Congratulation! You accomplished something great there., which is still a dream for me…lol. Happy New Year.

  12. Congratulations! Such a wonderful accomplishment! Best wishes for the future!

  13. I am looking forward to reading some of these when I get a chance to relax with a cuppa. I like the sound of your top three blog posts and congratulations on two years of blogging!

  14. Congrats on the two years! It makes me happy seeing bloggers being true about their own blog. I’ve been considering moving to WP for a few months now, so I’m glad to see that others are open about moving and it’s problems.

  15. Happy blogiversary! Great round up of posts. I’m looking forward to seeing what you share in 2016.

    Peace and joy in the new year.

  16. Congratulations on two years of blogging! This was a great year in review post. 🙂 Happy New Year!

    1. Stacey says:

      Thanks, Kaylene! Happy Ne Year to you too!

  17. Congratulations! Those are all great accomplishments to be proud of; I hope I can accomplish some of those by two years as well!!

    1. Stacey says:

      Thanks, Molly! I am sure that you will – just stick with it.

  18. Congratulations Stacey! I really enjoy your blog and each one gives me at least one thing to take with me!

    1. Stacey says:

      Thanks, Julie! I am so very happy to have you as a reader and constant supporter! Plus friend and sis-in-law. You are the best! xx

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