Well, well, here we are. The two thousand and eleventh year of our Lord is coming to a very rapid close. While on my holiday break I’ve done a bit of the usual thinking and reflecting on all this year has brought.
Here’s The YeYo Diaries’ year in review:
If you’ve been a reader for a while, then you know that one of the biggest changes this year brought to the blog is that I finally put on my big girl panties and become a .com! Moving over from WordPress was a big step because it said (at least to me) that I was ready to step forward and take this blogging thing seriously. As I enter 2012, I’ll definitely be doing a lot of thinking about what direction I want to take this. Thank you all for hanging in there with me as I figure all of this stuff out! *hugs*
For some fun blog related trivia, my top post of the year was this one - a post that had absolutely nothing to do with me personally. Ironic, don’tcha think? Seeing that this is a personal blog, and all.
But, a very special and personal post did make the top three list of most popular posts. Here’s number two.
This year gave me a much needed push of confidence to spread my wings as a writer. I wrote guest posts and/or was featured on some of my favorite sites like, TheYoungMommyLife.com (as a guest contributor), ManWifeandDog.com, and Keeping Up with the Joneses Blog.
I was especially excited to have my work debut on Pampers.com and BlackandMarriedwithKids.com. I hope to continue in this vein of exposure next year, as well. Wish me luck! Or better yet…hit me up! I’d love to some more features.
I reluctantly joined the Twitterverse this year and I’m so glad I did! It’s been great tweeting and chatting with some of my fave Twitter-Blogger-Buddies. Shout out to @beingmrsjones, @glossymimi, @luvlymskrissy, @colorcoatedK, @dr_reginia, @mommydelicious, @yummommies (to name a few)! You ladies are some awesome Tweeps!
A super-dee-duper-special-shout-out goes to Cam from BibandBaubles.com. We met each other through blogging and have become fast friends. Like, “this-only-happens-in-the-movies” kind of friends…but it’s so real! I will always remember 2011 as the year that God allowed our paths to cross; something that couldn’t have happened at a more perfect time.
This year I rolled out a successful series on marriage entitled, Romance Wednesday, and it’s something that I’m very proud of! I love sharing the good and bad about love, life, and marriage – so it was great to tie all of those together with my writing. Thanks to all of the awesome couples that participated in the “How We Make This Work” features!
Oh and I did my first vlog, too! That was fun and I most certainly will be doing more of that in 2012.
Whew! Just reading over all of that has made me tired – but in a good way! This year has been great and I’m looking forward to next year being even greater!!!!
As always, thanks again for all of your support–whether by reading, commenting, lurking, subscribing…you name it, I’m grateful!
See you on the other side of December 31st, 2011!
Merry Christmas, lovelies!
I hope that you all have a blessed, special, warm, fuzzy, yummy, fun, fantastic, memorable, Christmas day!
We plan to have breakfast, go to church, and then spend the afternoon with family. I’m so excited to celebrate the birth of Jesus with those I love the most and build traditions for our family as the baby gets older.
If I get some good shots, I’ll update the post with pictures from the day.
Love & Hugs,
I did this vlog right after Thanksgiving and am just now getting around to posting it!