I hope everyone enjoyed the holiday with their families – I know we had a great long weekend here! I have really been enjoying the year in review posts on some of my favorite blogger’s sites, and thought to prepare my own before I realized that the mid-year domain and platform change would make determining my most popular posts of the year, my most prolific commenters, and anything else of the sort a rather difficult task.
Instead, I’ll just thank each one of you, as genuinely as I can figure out how, for journeying through all or part of this year with me. Whether you read one post or one hundred, commented on a handful or none at all, I’m truly thankful for your presence. Knowing that people are out there reading, and that my words actually do benefit others in one way or another, has made this experience so much more worthwhile. I am truly grateful.
I wish I could tell you how much I have enjoyed the past few months of blogging. Moving to the new domain was a great decision, and has brought so many good things my way. I’m really looking forward to using some of that goodness to share more and better articles with you in the year to come. I’m sure that pregnancy and birth will be popular topics for the first half of the year, and parenting an infant and adjusting to life with two will feature heavily in the second half, but there is sure to be plenty of Montessori, some NVC, and a whole lot more along the way. Perhaps I’ll even get organized enough to figure out this whole moving thing and share some ideas with you.
I am going to add two regular link-ups and I’m really excited to share them with you. For some time, I’ve been writing my “What’s New Wednesday” posts to keep up with the latest on Annabelle and our family. Taken together, these posts make up a pretty neat archive of our lives so far – a sort of virtual scrapbook. Here and there, people have expressed interest in doing something similar on their own blogs, so I’ll start including a linky at the end of each Wednesday’s post. I know many of you are faithful participants in Wordless Wednesday, so my plan is to keep the linky open all week long. You can title your post any old way you’d like, but the new link-up will go by the title What’s New, Babe? Feel free to grab the button and join me anytime!
Another linking opportunity will come on the last Tuesday of each month. If you have been around here very long, you know that I love food and I love to cook. I’m constantly trying new recipes, and could easily write about food every day of the week, but that’s not really what I want the focus of this blog to be. To give me a way to share a bit about my own culinary adventures, and to learn from all of yours, I’ll write a post once a month to share new recipes, ingredients, and other discoveries I have made in the kitchen. If you feel inclined to do the same, I would love for you to join! You don’t have to cover an entire month’s worth of cooking, of course. You’re welcome to focus on one recipe, one ingredient, one new cooking or meal-planning technique. It’s all up to you! The first edition of Culinary Wanderings will come on January 31st and I’ll leave the linky open for a week so you can post as it suits your schedule.
Aside from that, you should see little other than natural, normal growth and progression around here. The rest will remain the same. Thanks again for making 2011 so great!