This weekend my blog exceeded 50,000 views since it was started April 2009! While not as many as other major blogs, I have seen a steady increase in views each year since it was started. I am happy for everyone that finds the things I write about useful.
Since it was started in April 2009, it has went through many changes, in the beginning it was primarily to promote my handmade baskets and chair caning, then as times changed many of my customers and readers wanted to know about canning, preserving and dehydrating (all of which I have always done until the last year) when I was forced out of my apartment of 14 years.
Also since I am from an Old Order Mennonite background, and love to cook, everyone wanted me to share Mennonite and Amish recipes, which I would still love to do, however for the past 7 months that has not been a possibility as the place I am living is just too small to fix the food, and take the pictures for the posts. This has really presented problems for my blog posting.
Though I am looking forward to the coming months, during which I am sincerely hoping things will be improving and once again I can go back to writing for the blog as in the past.
As of today, the blog has had 50,148 views, and is now averaging right around 2,000 views per month.
The top 12 posts during the past 30 days have been. You can tell the holidays are right around the corner as the recipes have seen a sharp increase in views, as people are getting warmed up the the cooler days of autumn and baking and cooking are increasingly on their minds.
If you have any questions or comments on these or any of the other posts feel free to leave a comment. I will respond to your questions.