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
On 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:
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!
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!