Monday, 31 December 2012

Blog Review: 2012

555 posts this year.
82,000 page views, approximately, in the life of this blog.
132 followers, plus a handful of others who regularly comment but don't actively follow me. 
This blog had its ups and downs, but overall, it wasn't a bad blogging year at all.
Successfully completed were:
  • Project Life ~ none of which was blogged, which somehow made it easier to keep on top of things.
  • December Daily ~ love, love, love this annual project.
  • 30 Days of Thankful ~ a great way to look at life's blessings.
  • One Little Word ~ the word for 2012 was enjoy and, despite personal tragedy for our family, we found much to enjoy.  
  • Move More, Eat Well ~ definitely more of the moving more, the eating well less so, but I'm heading in the right direction.   
  • Photo a Day: 2012 ~ I managed to get to the end.  There was no photo on 12 March, as that was the day of my Father in Law's funeral. 
  • Happy Mail 2012 ~ 34 parcels sent around the world and 122.53 pounds sterling spent on postage.  I didn't keep track of how much I spent on the items I gave away.  It was worth the experience, but the response was perhaps not as high as I might have liked.
~ self-portrait: 31 December 2011 ~
Projects for 2013:
  • One Little Word ~ the third year and the word for 2013 seems to be change.
  • Move More, Eat Well ~ moving in to the second year with the same good intentions.  I've asked The Brainy One to join in with me in 2013. 
  • Me: The Abridged Version ~ see foundation pages here.  This would be a project for The Boy Child, where I completed the foundation pages in November 2011.  I then put the album on the bookshelf and forgot about it.
  • More scrapbook pages.  Plain and simple.
  • Something camera based, but not another year of photo-a-day.
~ self-portrait: 31 December 2012 ~

There's change ahead this coming year for me and my family.  Changes that will lead to differing priorities, especially in regard to how much time I spend in front of the PC.
I like blogging. 
I love blogging.
But I know that the frequency will change.
I'm excited about the coming year and all that it promises. 
I hope you'll join me.


11 comments:

Karen said...

I have loved following your blog over the past year and seeing your projects. I think you look more relaxed and peaceful in your 2012 photo than in your 2011 and hope this is the case. Happy 2013 and may it bring you all you wish for.

joy said...

Wow, thats a huge amount of page views, well done, and best wishes for 2013, from your newest follower,
Joy xx

Alison said...

Like Karen, I think you look ever so much more relaxed in this year's photo......which is a great testament to the way you have handled all that has happened in your life this year. Hoping all your plans come to fruition next year....Happy New Year to you all
Alison xx

Ginger said...

I have enjoyed seeing your photo a day and I'm sure whatever you choose to do camera based will be great!

Good luck to you and your family in the New Year!

Lorraine said...

Hi Ruth,
You certainly have been busy.
You have an amazing amount of traffic and members to show for it. I'm glad you had fun.
Happy New Year

Beverly said...

Happy New Year, Ruth!

Pauline said...

Happy New Year to you and your family. I'm looking forward to seeing what 2013 brings for you all.

Missus Wookie said...

Happy New Year Ruth - congratulations on getting so many of your projects done in 2012. Look forward to seeing where you go in 2013. I too think you look more relaxed and peaceful this year :)

furrypig said...

Happy New Year I know there is lots of change on the horizon for you and the family wishing you all the best of luck with it all xxx

Tammy said...

Looking forward to whatever you post in 2013! :)

Deb @ Paper Turtle said...

Change can be such a good thing, and I'm confident that you'll make the best of it, no matter what! It seems that we are on the same page when it comes to re-thinking priorities and time spent blogging. xo

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