Our First Blogiversary

Posted January 3, 2015 by Alison's Wonderland Recipes in Blogging / 5 Comments

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Alison’s Wonderland Recipes is one year old today!

It’s hard to believe I’ve been doing this for a whole year now. It feels like just last weekend I was cleaning the kitchen floor and thought, “You know what would be fun? A food AND book blog.”

Here we are a year later, with 51 recipes and 12 books under our belt. Believe it or not, this was my “experiment” year—just giving blogging a try to see if I liked it. I guess it’s a good sign that I forgot to spend the last few months deciding if I wanted to commit to blogging long term…I was too busy (and excited) picking out our 2015 books!

I’m itching to get started with this year’s new material. Our current Chronicles of Narnia menu is proving to be lots of fun, but I’m looking to expand my horizons and include more modern classics (even some movies). I’m also planning lots of site improvements this year, including:

  • A custom homepage banner with logo
  • More dramatic pictures and action shots
  • An archive for hint posts and images added to archive listings
  • More Pop Culture Corner posts and original recipes!

Thanks for all your support over the past year—on to Year Two! What changes or new material would YOU like to see?

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Want to relive our blog’s babyhood? Feel free to scroll through our very first menu.

 

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5 responses to “Our First Blogiversary

  1. Cait

    Happy bloggy birthday!! HUZZAH FOR A WHOLE YEAR OF AWESOME, TOO!! I think sometimes the first year is the most exciting and also hard. ^_^ I haven’t read many of your posts yet, but what I’ve seen is absolutely awesome.

    • Thanks! You’re right, it HAS been really exciting. Looking back at my earlier posts, I realize I’ve learned an awful lot since I first started, especially about photography. I’m tossing around the idea of doing a “What I’ve Learned About Blogging” post later this month.

  2. Congratulations on one year! I think you should do that blogging post later – I always find them interesting. And I think your photography has been especially lovely recently. I always enjoy reading how you connect recipes to the books, although I rarely comment (the perils of usually reading on my phone).

    • Thanks! The blogging post is in the drafting stages right now. I’m thinking it will be posted by the end of the month. I’m glad you like the pictures! I’ve made a lot of discoveries about how different angles and colors bring out different aspects of a dish, so I’ve been trying to apply what I’ve learned as much as possible. After all, on the internet we all eat with our eyes. 🙂

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