Wednesday, January 2, 2013

A Birthday in the House!

Well, hello there!  I hope you've dusted yourself off from the holiday madness and are ready to get back into the swing of things!  Today was a hard start-after 10 days of holidays, family, rushing around...and then....pj was super rough to hear the alarm at 6:30 and battle my way in to the office.  Blech.
Needless to say, it's been a long (seeming) day, but I got alot done, which is good.  Tomorrow it's off to Albany all day for meetings (such a charmed life I lead!) but thank goodness it's only a 3 day week!)

Well.  In other news, it's really a rather important day.  Today, "Tri-ing for Balance" is officially a toddler- it's 2 years old!  When I sat down on January 2, 2011, I really had no idea what I was getting into.  Two years later, I still am muddling my way through, but I've found such joy in writing out my thoughts and feelings, sharing training tips and recipes, and just in general, musings on life! 

It's kind of crazy to think about where I was in 2011 versus now....back when I started, I received about 15 hits to my site a day (I love you, loyal friends!)  Yesterday...over 200!
In two years, I've....


Written over 600 posts.
Gotten up to 7,000 page views a month
Over 80,000 page views of all time

Pretty cool.  The one disconcerting thing is that the most often searched term on TFB is "Epic Fail".  Coincidence?  I hope so! 

So, what's coming up this year in the world of my little blog?  Well, I have some thoughts...

1.  I'd like to feature more recipes.  I really enjoy cooking, and I feel like I've been slacking on it a bit lately.  Some more weekend breakfasts, some crock pot recipes, some recipes for one....look forward to more in 2013!

2.  I'd also like to expand my "Playing for Less" series.  I really enjoy a good bargain, and I would like to share with you guys how I find my good deals, how to cut down on grocery costs, living costs, playing costs, etc.  What do you think?

3.  Posting 4-5 times a week. I started out posting nearly every day, just to get in the habit.  But I don't want to waste my time or yours by posting "fluff".  So I promise to post only when I have something to say, but to be diligent about it as well.

I think those are decent goals....what do you guys think?  Anything missing you'd like to read?  Anything I write about you hate?  Suggestions?  Tomatoes in my face?

As always, I thank you from the bottom of my heart for reading.  Without you guys, I'd just be a lonely little corner of the Internet.  You are awesome!!

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