We did it! I can’t believe it’s been a year! One year ago I pressed the “publish” button that made our first post public. Pressing that button was a little scary, but also energizing. I can’t begin to explain the excitement of sharing one of our recipes with the whole world wide web! We published 104 recipes this year and would like to share our top 10 recipes with you at the end of this post.
Of course, we soon realized that having a site and putting up posts doesn’t mean that people who want to see our stuff automatically find their way to it. Nope! Finding our audience took time and hard work–lots of hard work. Over the year we have become much more active with social media than ever before. We have focused much of our efforts on Pinterest, but we are also on Facebook, Instagram, Tumblr and Twitter. Our follower numbers are growing steadily, and we appreciate every single one of them. We would like to sincerely thank anyone who has followed us or shared or liked any of our posts. Without our followers and people sharing our stuff, our blog would just be sitting in cyberspace and we would not be able to go on.
Our followers are special people. They are people who have looked at nutritional research and made decisions about their diet. They have taken responsibility for their health and don’t expect to find the answer to their health problems in a bottle of pills. Some are working on losing weight, some are combating diabetes, some are battling seizures, some are healing from cancer and many simply want to avoid excess sugar and carbs in their diet. We are pleased to serve such a free-thinking, strong, and courageous group of people. We hope our recipes make a difference in their lives.
Blogging this year hasn’t always been easy. For every recipe we put on the blog, we have several failures. Our failures weren’t just recipe related. Twice we thought we had erased our entire site after changing a few things. Thank goodness that our host, A-2 Hosting, has amazing customer service and was able to help us out of these jams.
Our blog has changed so much over the year. Harper has found her “look” for the photos and we have focused our efforts on the types of recipes we produce. We now focus all of our efforts on creating low-carb recipes because that’s how we eat and the more we read the research, the more we feel good about eating low-carb.
Thanks again to everyone who has supported us in our blogging efforts! We look forward to our new year of blogging and sharing more recipes with our followers. Finally, we would like to share our top 10 recipes of our first year. Enjoy.