2013 – My Blog in Review

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 “And it occurred to me that there is no such thing as blogging. There is no such thing as a blogger. Blogging is just writing — writing using a particularly efficient type of publishing technology.” ~ Simon Dumenco

 

It’s hard to believe that two years ago I started my blog with a humble post about a recipe for ice-cream plum pudding! Since then there have been 710 posts, 916 852 hits, and 6872 followers.

Something inside me has compelled me to keep blogging, to get up at an insane hour each morning to meditate and then write so that when you wake up there will be a fresh post for you.

I’ve taken my iPhone everywhere so I could snap pictures – of my farm, my food, my life.

I’ve written from my heart, and I’ve blogged almost every day. No matter where I’ve been. The only times I have not blogged have been if I have been simply too ill, and most times I’ve still found a way. I guess you could say my blog’s important to me. And more than that, YOU are important to me.

So today I want to say thank you. Thank you for reading. Thank you for being part of my beautiful community. Thank you for being my friend.

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I’ve been struggling on this latest round of lyme meds. These drugs that were supposed to be a reprieve for the holidays have given me some of the worst herxing I’ve yet experienced, crippling me with overwhelming exhaustion, brain fog and massive unrelenting pain. It’s been hard to show up this past month or so. I’m behind on replying to your comments, although I read them all.

But I know it shall get better this year, and I’m looking forward to sharing more of my life with you; a little metaphysical magic, some tasty recipes, a sprinkle of farm life and friendship, a dash of practical philosophy. My heart – on my sleeve as usual.

I love you. I’m so glad you’re here. And I’m so very grateful for your support.

I’m looking forward to a 2014 filled with writing, friendship, more great easy recipes and a whole lot of nurture and healing – for you and me both!

Much, much love to you,

Nicole ♥ xx

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for my blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The Louvre Museum has 8.5 million visitors per year. This blog was viewed about 570,000 times in 2013. If it were an exhibit at the Louvre Museum, it would take about 24 days for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.

26 thoughts on “2013 – My Blog in Review

  1. Sending you oodles and oodles and oodles of Love and Healing Light each and every day sweetheart of the Sweethearts…rest up…know you are very loved and that I am filled with gratitude for your presence in my life and your divine blog is the cherry on top!..XOXO

  2. Nicole, your blog is such a bright spot in the blogging community because it speaks to my heart. I hope the meds and your healing magic and all of our thoughts and prayers get you well this year.

  3. Hi Nicole
    So grateful for your blog each morning, it starts my day, thank you, thank you, thank you!!!

    With all my heart it’s my wish for you to feel better and heal quickly. Sending you much love, healing light and blessings.

    Annette
    Xxx

  4. Thank YOU! You and your blog are much appreciated 🙂
    Sometimes I find myself stuck for an answer and think ‘what did your blog say the other day’ then I re-read it and have my answer 🙂
    I look forward to sharing our year together.
    Congrats on the blog and thank you for being a wonderful, caring and sharing person
    x Ros

  5. Nicole, I am so grateful for your blog, many thanks for your wisdom and love each day. May you soon get through to the health part of your journey. Blessings and love xxx

  6. Thank you so much for your blog and your writing Nicole. It brings me so much pleasure, inspiration, growth and self-awareness (not to mention yummy things in my kitchen!). Wishing you every blessing and a year ahead filled with light, love, laughter, health and prosperity xxx

  7. Hi Nicole I love you too, I love your blog and I love your stories. I’m sending you strength for your current round of meds. Love and big hugs Julia

  8. Congratulations. ..and thank you for loving us all so much….we as the recipients of your blogs are grateful for your love and compassion

  9. You are an inspiration Nicole, thanks so much for the blogs. I especially like your Kimberley story and all the magic. Wishing you health and prosperity. X

  10. Thank you. Thank you, for sharing your journey, thoughts, days, recipes, and stories. Thank you for the blogs that are so Timely in propelling me forward or simply resting in the now. Happy new year 2014. Xx

  11. Nicole, your blog is the ONLY ONE I read regularly. I am constantly forwarding links to your posts to friends and they love them as well. Thank you so much for the wealth of your sharing. You are brilliant at growing a community.

  12. Dearest Nicole

    Thank you for taking the time each day to share your life with your friends at times against insurmountable odds.

    Your connection each day is heartfelt and very much appreciated.

    You use your gifts to make our lives and the world a beautiful place. Much love to you and yours. Annex

    Sent from my iPhone

  13. Love to you Nicole, I look for your blog with much anticipation……your messages fit, your stories are inspiring and lovely. Thank you so very much from the bottom of my heart xx

  14. Thank you Nicole for allowing us journey with you for the last long while. It has been surprising, delghtful with your tenacity and quiet strength just utterly awe inspiring much love and many many thanks and continued huge improvements in your health.xxx

  15. Thank you Nicole I so look forward to your posts and it was little Harry that brought you to me. I saw a pic of him when looking for info about canine overbites and pressed the images button on the computer and scrolled down and there he was looking just like my sweet little man who also had an overbite. Followed the page and there you were and I’m go grateful for all you have to share with us. May 2014 bring super health and all my love to your family and circle of friends furred feathered and two legged. Aloha oh and yes I love the recipes… also you can sure write a good story

  16. I don’t often comment on your blog but I love it and look forward to reading each post. Thank you for sharing with us. I hope you have a healthier 2014.

  17. Your blog is fabulous and is full of inspirations. It is like a cobweb of synergy that pulls us all together in just the right way. It is of course as it was meant to be for each of us. The effort for you to keep in touch is so much appreciated. I feel your pain with the herx. As I watch my own daughter fight this same fight it is so disempowering for those of us on the sidelines. Know that so many of us send you healing and love and light each and every day, and we do that as we keep you in our minds with the joy of your blog. I love it when the furry friens assist with the days posting, very helpful when having low spots. They are so talented.
    Love, light and rainbows
    Jocelyn

  18. Hi Nicole so good to read the report . I can’t tell you how important your wonderful blog is to me . I can not wait every morning to see if you have blogged and it’s so good to know you read my message . I settle down at five in the morning with a cuppa and early breakie with a snoring King Charles(Oscar) and I read with delight , You are amazing especially with your problems I hope US out here sooth them a little .
    Take care Cherry x

  19. Hi Nicole, same here, it’s the most beautiful blessing to be able to read your fantastic blog, shares that inspire & uplift, I am eternally grateful & thank you thank you thank you xx much love & healing good vibes to you xx

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