Monday, 28 December 2015

2015 In Review

I continue to blog because I love writing. It's hard to believe I've been blogging for almost two years already. In 2014, I was amazed to surpass my goal of one post per week, writing 63 posts with almost 17,000 views. This year, I am even more amazed to have written 76 posts receiving over 28,200 views (45,200 views total) from all over the world. I'm still not sure how I feel about Blogger stats. I have to be careful not to compare my blog to hugely successful sites. It helps to remind myself - this is a hobby. It's something I do purely for pleasure.

This year I was happy to add a "Free Crochet Patterns" page to my blog. I am new to pattern writing. It takes a lot of time and patience, yet I enjoy the process. I wonder if I will create something new in 2016? No pressure. I prefer following my creativity without making demands. My goal is to keep this whole thing fun and relaxing. 

I had intended to create monthly collages throughout the year to make it easier to complete this "2015 In Review" post . Of course I didn't do anything until today and couldn't remember how it was done. My link from last year explaining the process was no longer valid. Luckily I was able to find instructions on creating photo albums here and collages here.

I've worked all day reviewing my posts deciding what to include. Check out this series of collages providing a visual overview of 2015 at meo my crochet. As you will see it was another busy and productive year. 

January (Fluffy Ripple Blanket, Moss Stitch Infinity Scarf, Sweet Summer Ripple Doll Blanket, Packing for Cuba)

February (Daughter's TBT Birthday Wishes, Bobo Bunny Pattern, Bike Tour in Cuba)

March (Bunny Patterns, Greg Curnoe Posters, Travel Tale, Evie Bunny, Boo Bear, Pink Piglet, Crochet Chicks)

April (Freddy Frog, Crochet Kitty, Lucy Lamb, Curbside Scores, Son Moving to Guelph, Four More Chairs, April Birthdays, Easter, Blog-worthy Meal)

May (Pot People, Empty Nesters, Little Lambs, Ellie Elephant, Breakfast Crochet)

June (Devinci Drama, Baby Green Goblin, Fathers' Day, New Bike for Work, Starting Something Green)

July (Summer Staycation, Canada Day, Fergus Weekend, Party for our Neighbours, Happiness is a Choice, Mom's 70th Birthday)

August (Sunflower Doll, Elora Gorge, Moe, 30th Anniversary Niagara Weekend, Professional Photos of me Biking to Work)

September (Summer Crochet, Cat Bum Coasters, 60th Anniversary Celebration, Point Pelee, Husband's Birthday)

October (Fall Crochet, Crochet Companions, Boulder Trip)

November (More Owls, Crochet in the Car, Honey Boo Bear, Tidying Up)

December (Christmas, Lasagna, Training for our Trip)

I hope it brightens your day to read about my adventures in crochet and life. All the best to you and your families in 2016. Happy New Year!

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