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On this last day of 2012, I reflect on this past year and my food blog.  I really wasn’t going write a post, but this morning WordPress sent me a summary about my blog for 2012.  Statistics of how many people visited my blog, the top 5 posts that got the most views, how people found me, where they came from, etc.  That’s so nice of them; makes me feel important!

It’s been a year and 3 months now since I started my blogging journey.  I really started it to have a place for my recipes and to be able to remember what I’ve baked – in photographs and text and, to share my recipes for anyone who cared to have them, and maybe even meet a friend or two along the way. It’s often been a lonely place because there is not much interaction between me and my readers.  I bake, I post, I send it to the big “blogosphere” out there and then….nothing…

In reality, I don’t have too many readers, but gaining readership is not my focus.  If that were the case, my blog would look totally different.

There were around 1600 hits on my blog in 2012, and many came from the U.S. as well as the U.K. Many other countries too which is really exciting.

So, here’s my “top posts” for 2012:

1.  Plum Kuchen

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2.  Coconut Layer Cake

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3.  Banana Nut Bread

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4.  Old Fashioned Peanut Butter Cookies

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5.  Chocolate Zucchini Cupcakes with Cinnamon Buttercream Frosting

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To those of you who read my blog and/or have commented or liked my blog, I just want to say, thank you, and to those of you who have tried any of the recipes, I thank you.  I don’t know who you are, but it gives me great pleasure to share with you!

My computer is full of pictures of food, church events, food, family, more food, friends, and well, food…lol! There are some treats that I’ve made that never even made it on my blog like these:

My apologies.  I realize there are some things I need to work on in 2013 related to my blog.  It would be nice if I had more readers, but that would mean hours and hours on the computer; not to mention expense and the big question, “Who would eat my treats?”

Those that know me know that I will be starting The Daniel Fast on January 6 for 21 days.  It’s a time of consecration and reflection. I will not do any baking or blogging, but I will post pictures occasionally on my Facebook Page of things that my family will be eating during the Daniel Fast as an encouragement to others.

I thank God for His provisions and the health of my family in 2012, and for all the friends and family he has placed in my life.  I look forward to a great year in 2013, and place all my hope in Jesus, and I wish the same for you all. Happy New Year!!!

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