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Moving from 2012 to 2013 – Happy New Year!

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A quick review of 2012…

2012 was an exciting year for me, both for my blog and on a personal front.

My Blog – Au Naturel Essence

All Natural Treats for Body and SoulOn my blog, I set out to boost the number of views I got each day.  I got two major increases in readership throughout the year.  In the first quarter, I saw a big improvement and about half way through the year, my numbers went up again.  It was so exciting to know that others were keeping track of my blog.  To all of you – thank you!

I also set out to post at least once a week.  I’m quite proud to say that I exceeded that goal.  In total, I had over 90 posts in 2012!

Unexpectedly, I was nominated for several blog awards throughout the year.  You can learn all kinds of odd tidbits about me and my blog in the following posts:

Super Sweet Blogger Award

Sunshine Award

Beautiful Blogger Award

Inspiring Blog Award

Blog of the Year Award

I love the concept of blog awards.  They are a great way to learn about other blogs and to recognize other blogs that you follow.

On a Personal Front

The highlight of this year was the birth of my little boy.  I was so excited when I found out I was pregnant around Easter time.  The next few months went so quickly and yet so slowly!  Our little bundle of joy was born just a few weeks ago and he’s been keeping me very busy ever since.

Looking forward to 2013…

Looking forward, I would love to keep up with my blog at the same pace as I had in 2012.  However, I want to be realistic. Having a new baby on hand has slowed me down a little bit!  As I soon as I learn how to blog with a baby in one arm, I’ll be right on track!

Gentle Goat's Milk Soap for Baby

Gentle Goat’s Milk Soap for Baby

When I have the time, I’m looking forward to making more baby products.  In particular, I’d love to experiment with my own homemade shampoo.

Thank you for all of your support throughout the year.  I look forward to sharing more ideas and projects with you in 2013.  Happy New Year!

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14 thoughts on “Moving from 2012 to 2013 – Happy New Year!

  1. It’s been a big year for you – congrats!

  2. You will figure it all out at your own pace! Good luck!

  3. It’s been a huge year for you! Good luck for this year 😀

  4. Great highlights, Alia. Happy New Year 🙂

  5. Happy New Year! Wishing you all the best in 2013 ! Also, I nominated you for the blog of the yr award! x http://storybookapothecary.com/2012/12/27/blog-of-the-year-2012-award/

  6. Awwww.. This is such a sweet post. Congarts 😀
    I am hosting an International Giveaway on my blog where you can win Korean Skincare products. It would be great if you could enter.
    Thanks.
    http://beautywidbrainz.com/six-months-anniversary-giveaway-open-internationally/
    Hina. xx

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