2014 was the year I decided to take the reigns and revamp this here blog. In July, I hit “Publish” and I’m so glad I did. I want to take a brief moment and thank you for your readership and encouragement. Redesigning the blog wasn’t an easy task, but writing, well, writing is something I love and having you as an audience made the redesign that much easier.
So, thank you. From the bottom of my heart.
Let’s review what you guys read, what you guys liked, what you guys said and also some of my favorite things from this year. Sorry, it’s not like Oprah. I’m not giving you thousands of dollars worth of my favorite things. Just some kick ass writing!
2014 Year in Review
- Sport Bra Review for Big Boobs
- When Weight Holds You Back
- La Gordita
- You Will Always be too Much of Something for Someone
- Lay off me I’m Starving
It looks like you find something relatable about body image or weight struggles. Oh and boobs. You guys like boobs. It also didn’t hurt that Enell posted my blog on their Facebook page!
Funny enough, I get asked IRL (In Real Life, for all you non-geeks) about traveling much more than anything else. That doesn’t show up in the top 5, but still ranks in posts. If you want me to write more about travel, pipe up or comment and as always, share this blog with any friends.
Most Searched Terms
- Slutty Costumes
- Be soft do not let the world make you hard
- Costume castle eskimo costume
- Bear with me
- Caroline Made This
I know. I know what you’re thinking. What in the…? You see, there was a funny post I wrote in 2012 around Halloween about the most ridiculously slutty Halloween costumes and how absurd I found them. People still search for that shit. And people somehow still land here. Hi pervs!
Top Social Network Referrals
Pinterest was a surprise. I definitely should be adding more of my “How To” tutorials that I used to post here.
Top Countries Trying to Hack My Site
Yes, nerd-jerks try to hack my site and put lines of code for malware. It’s not uncommon for anyone who has a site. I work hard to protect this here blog.
Great video from the TSA! I hope we don’t have to start taking our ice skates off at security now though… That would really slow me down. – Kendra on Off to the Frozen, Cold Tundra
people seem to be on their worst behavior when they are in airports or airplanes…very selfish and irrational! everyone besides me of course. – kristin on How to Survive Holiday Travel
Love that you are just so real. I’m patiently waiting for a publisher or screenwriter to snatch you up. xoxo – Judi on You Will Always be Too Much of Something for Someone
You clearly cared enough to comment. Feel free to take your rude comments elsewhere. – care’s actual friends who don’t need to hide behind fake names – Jennie on Lay Off Me I’m Starving
Bitch is the new black, baby! Don’t ever change. – Emily on The Bitch List
…I’m glad you read it and connected with me. I followed your link, found your blog and I couldn’t stop reading. You are hilarious! Your hubby is one lucky man. I’ll be following your adventures on Twitter and Instagram. – James on Travel Woes: Delayed Baggage & Stolen Goods
The only real danger in wearing the dress is that you might start a fire. SMOKIN’ HOT, GUUURL. – Rheyn on When Weight Holds You Back
Obviously, flattery will get you everywhere with me. Thanks for all the comments this year, even those that didn’t “make the cut.”
Running my first half-marathon
Traveling solo in Portugal for a couple days
Adjusting to the hubster’s 3rd year of med school clinical rotations
Writing this here blog
Advancing in my job as a copywriter
(No pics to protect the innocent.)
Shenanigans at Disney with these weirdos
Meeting this nugget
4th of July festivities
Meeting up with these gals in Spain
When the hubster surprised me on Thanksgiving
8.5 miles with my favorite
Healthy Habits to Continue
Pushing the negative away
Getting out of my comfort zone
Being happy with me
Letting go of unreliable friendships
Moving towards minimalist
Taking a different path
2014 was a pretty killer year, wouldn’t you say? During all of it (from July to December), I was happy to share my good times and (some) bad with you here.
Thank you for reading and thank you for sharing in my love of writing. Truly, thank you.
Here’s to another great year and more adventures in 2015!
jennie lusa says
I like your habits to continue. I’ll try to do the same. Where can we meet up next??? Zoxo
How does Australia…or Ft. Lauderdale sound? 😀 Happy New Year!
This was a beautiful re-cap of your year of blogging! And I loved the “Healthy Habits to Continue.” I appreciated the quotes that were connected to them. These are areas that so many of us (including me!) really have to continue to strive towards achieving and enhancing in our lives. Thanks for the reminder and encouragement that life is good and can keep getting better! 🙂 Happy New Year, Caroline!
Thank you so much, Laurie. I’m glad you can take something from the healthy habits too. Always a work in progress. Happy New Years, Laurie! 😀
For sure! Thanks! 🙂
Emily OG says
I agree with Lusa…love the habits! Also, pictures of alpacas make me giggle. Glad we could share this journey with you…it’s been fun! 😉
Alpaca my bags! 😀
Cheers and Happy New Year Care! Such an amazing 2014!!!
Thanks Reech! You had a pretty darn good one too! 😀
What a fun 2014! Your stories kept me entertained while nursing/pumping. Thanks for helping with my sanity 😉 Also, I flipping love the quote about the moon. So true! Can’t wait to read about your adventures to come oh and the fun twist you put on life. Happy new year to you and yours C9!
Glad I could keep you and the boobies entertained! Happy New Year! 😀