Thursday, 1 January 2015

Blog Review | 2014

Three hundred and seventy three blog posts.
175,789 page views, approximately, in the life of this blog.
145 followers, plus a handful of others who regularly comment but don't actively follow me. 
~ 1 January, 2015: the Texan office ~
Projects I blogged about in 2014:
  • Project Life:  Year 4 of documenting the mundane everyday.  I'll be continuing with this for two reasons. 1) because I enjoy it and 2) because I have far too much PL stuff to stop.
  • One Little Word ~ the fourth year and the word in 2014 was actually be two words:be more. Plans for an album came to nothing.  I stopped blogging about it at the beginning of September.
  • Move More, Eat Well ~ moved into the third year with the same good intentions, but the goal of building up to running one mile a day came to nothing.  However, I do now swim between 60-90 lengths a week so there's no cause for complaint.  
  • Him: 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 actually made a great start on this in the last quarter of the year and am about 80% complete.
  • Mini-albums about our proposed holiday ideas: New York City wasn't done, but the summer travels are in a satisfyingly fat album.
  • Finishing off outstanding projects. The album about the London 2012 Olympics is still unfinished.  
  • December Daily ~ the 5th year of this album.  Still love it.  Pages 16-25 to be completed due to Christmas travels.
  • More scrapbook pages.  Plain and simple.
  • Yet more photographs of the everyday.

I imagine that this coming year will follow in a similar vein. 
There will be more travel tales. 
There will possibly be a big story about The Boy Child.
  There will be actively living our new word. 
 There will be a new addition to the family.   

They are the components that make up my everyday life and I hope you'll join me as I make my way through 2015. 


The Quintessential Magpie said...

I think I first met you on Pink Saturday, Ruth, and I have been a happy follower since.

Thank you for sharing your life with us. Thank you for your honesty, your wit, your wisdom, and your ability to stay the course. You set an example for others to follow, and you have courage and strength I admire so much.

Best to all of you for a Happy 2015!


Sheila :-)

debs14 said...

I love your blog Ruth. It is the perfect mix of subjects and I am a keen follower!
Happy new year to you all. I wonder who/what that new addition will be!

alexa said...

You have a great list there of ways in which you document your family life - I am sure both you and The Boy Child will really appreciate this in the years ahead. Looking forward to all your lovely posts to come!

ForgedinPaper said...

I always enjoy your posts and your photos. I hope 2015 is a great year for you.

Sian said...

You know, I hope!, how much I enjoy coming here and seeing what you've been up to and I'm looking forward to another year and lots more posts

Ladkyis said...

We haven't met but I follow because I like the way you write and your pictures are fabulous.

Abi said...

I have loved visiting your blog for many years now Ruth. Looking forward to what you share in the coming year and the new addition to your home! How exciting!

furrypig said...

I am not sure if I am recorded as a follower as I follow you on the bloglovin reader now but I too have followed your blog for a few years now and really enjoy it. Looking to reading more in 2015 and wishing you all a Happy New Year xxx

Alison said...

Great round up Ruth...your blog is one of my favourites (not least because I adore reading about that boy of yours!). ...I am intrigued by the new addition!! Xx

humel said...

Sounds exciting - looking forward to it :) PS Great choice for olw, too! x

Beverly said...

I would call those numbers a huge success, congrats! I enjoy reading about what is going on in your world and look forward to 2015. I think I have an idea about the new addition, can't wait to see!!

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