Blogging anniversary

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Thanks to all of you for your kind comments on my new blog format. I wanted a new look to celebrate my one-year blogging anniversary.  The actual anniversary was July 8, but hopefully it’s not too late to celebrate by sharing some of my favourite posts of the past year.

The post that had the most comments was Raspberry Buttermilk Cake. Maybe that’s because I gushed about it so much.  It’s incredibly simple, but definitely my favourite cake recipe.  If you love desserts where the fruit is the star, give it a try!

My most popular travel post was La Pedrera, Antoni Gaudi’s wonderful masterpiece in Barcelona.  It had over 500 page views, more than double any other post.  Maybe a lot of you are traveling to Spain this summer; if so, I promise you’ll love this amazing building.

The posts I had the most fun writing were The Top Ten Reasons, The Alcazar (the words aren’t mine, but the inspiration is), and any of this month’s recipes inspired by musicals.

And, at risk of sounding like I peaked early, my favourite recipe is still the first one I posted, my Grandma Baker’s ginger cookies (pictured at the top of this post).  Try them – I promise you’ll love them.

Most of all, I’ve enjoyed becoming part of the blogging community and getting to know some of my fellow bloggers.  Whether you follow me through Facebook or Twitter, through your own blog, or by checking in every couple of weeks to see what’s new, it really means a lot to me when you read my words.  You’re the best audience any blogger could ask for!

30 comments:

Victoria said...

Happy (belated) Blogoversary! I love your new layout :) What an excellent way to celebrate!

Valerie said...

Wow, it's already been one year of fabulous food and writing?! Those delicious-looking ginger cookies are still on my to-do list, and I'm sure I'll be adding a lot more from you in the future. :D

A very happy Blogoversary to you Beth!

Brenda said...

Happy Blogoversary! Your blog looks wonderful - great job!

laxsupermom said...

Happy Blogiversary! I always enjoy your posts and that raspberry buttermilk cake has been on my must try list.

natalia said...

Ciao ! I love your anniversary new look ! AUGURI !

Mary ♥ Mur said...



I love your post and blog so much!!!.))

I need your help. I spend another survey but this time with another question.
"Where do you prefer to shop? What is your favorite shopping center?"

yummychunklet said...

Happy blogaversary!

Sweet And Crumby said...

Congratulations! And Cheers...my one year blogaversary was this month as well. I have so enjoyed getting to know you through your posts and adore you and your blog. Thanks for sharing of yourself and your beautiful photos and delicious desserts.

Kayte said...

Happy Anniversary...so happy you are blogging! What fun to read Top of choices...always curious about those kinds of things and love to read them! Enjoy the day...keep blogging, I always enjoy your posts and I may not comment on all of them, but I do READ all of them!!

Gloria said...

Happy bloanniversary Love your blog, gloria

jillbert said...

Happy blogging anniversary!

Lydia K said...

Those were some of my favorite posts too! Happy Blogiversary!

Carol said...

Happy Blogiversary! Some fantastic posts highlighted. I enjoy your blog!

Rebecca from Chow and Chatter said...

oh love the new look and always enjoy your blog

Monet said...

Sweet friend, I am so blessed by your blog, and I'm so happy that you continue to do what you do. Thank you for always making me smile with your yummy food, thoughtful words and inciting recipes and travels. I hope you have a blessed Sunday!

allieksmith said...

Happy blog anniversary!!!

Xinmei @ Pudding Pie Lane said...

It's never too late to celebrate - happy anniversary, it's been great to follow your blog at least part of the way through :)

Janet Johnson said...

Happy Anniversary! And isn't it so interesting to see what posts are popular? But those ginger cookies DO look good. Definitely trying them. :)

Deniz Bevan said...

Happy anniversary! Love the new look. And ginger cookies, ooh! Soo hungry...

Barefeet In The Kitchen said...

Happy Anniversary, Beth! I'm bummed to have missed several posts. I just realized that I wasn't following you here, so you weren't showing up in my reader. I'm off to tempt myself with your meringues now.

Sue said...

Happy Anniversary! Love your new look! I'm so glad you joined the blogging world, Beth:)

Reeni said...

Happy Blogiversary! I love your new look and it's been a joy reading your posts and getting to know you!

lapetitepancake said...

I've been loving your blog! I hope you keep on writing and have many more anniversaries.

5 Star Foodie said...

Happy belated anniversary!

Rita said...

I missed this post; but I just wanted to come and say Congratulations; I really enjoy coming to read you.
Rita

Raina said...

Congratulations on your blog anniversary! You have a wonderful blog. I do want to try those cookies:)

Claudia said...

Happy Blogaversary, Beth! I've made your raspberry-buttermilk cake three times.

Beth said...

Thanks to everyone for your kind comments. And Claudia, I'm so glad you like that recipe too! I love it!

comfortablydomestic.com said...

Congratulations on your anniversary! I'm so glad that you decided to blog.

Amie Kaufman said...

Oh, I'm frantic -- sorry I'm late to the celebration!

Yours is must MUST NOT MISS blog. It's the one I read if I have to read it while I'm brushing my teeth, or if I have to read it all in one go after crawling out from underneath thousands of words a day of writing. Here's to many more years!

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