I’ll kick things off with the 5 most popular posts of the year. Tomorrow I’ll dig into the archives for some of my other favorite posts.
5. Merry Christmas to YOU — a giveaway! (giveaway now closed — sorry!)
I was really happy to see that my Cooking School posts seem to be resonating with people. I put a lot of thought into coming up with topics that might help people who want to learn to cook or expand their cooking skills a bit and to keeping it really accessible to newbie cooks who might not have a lot of kitchen gadgets or experience using (or access to) unusual ingredients. (PS, if you have any requests or suggestions for posts in that series, I’d love to hear them!)
I also loved that two of my most popular posts were from link-ups. I have made so many new blog-friends this year (and even met Shana in person!) from participating in link-ups. I’ve tried several, but my favorites are Modern Mrs. Darcy’s Twitterature, Leigh Kramer’s What I’m Into, and Vodka & Soda’s Humpday Confessions. Oh, and I can’t forget One Community, the photoblogging link-up that I co-host with Kelli and a rotating assortment of other photography loving friends.