Another year is getting ready to close. Like many of you, I’ve been reflecting on what I accomplished in 2017 before setting intentions and goals for the next 365 days. My biggest goal for this year was also my biggest accomplishment: launching Gluten-Free Spirited. In the latter part of 2016, I began doing research on blogs. I studied other blogs and their social media pages. I took notes (literal and mental) and started brainstorming for my own blog. There are many travel and food blogs; I didn’t want to get lost in the shuffle. A friend of mine, the talented illustrator Tim Williams, designed my blog/social media header. Only a handful of people even knew I was considering starting a blog. Finally, I let everyone in on March 31.
If you are new to GFS or a regular visitor that hasn’t gotten around to reading my bio (don’t you think it’s time?), you can read my first post now. It’s a basic GFS 101 on what this blog is and why I started it in the first place.
Since this is a year in review, I thought I’d share the most popular blogs since GFS launched. Countdowns are popular this time of year, so why not be like the other cool kids?Take a look back at the most popular posts on #GlutenFreeSpirited in 2017. Click To Tweet
1-What to Eat at Texas Roadhouse That’s Dietary-Restriction Friendly (I wrote this several months ago & it’s gotten really popular in the last couple of months. I ain’t mad at it.)
ICYMI: Just a few weeks ago, GFS surpassed 3,000 views! I’d like to once again thank you for all of your support over the last few months. I truly appreciate it because without you, I’d just be talking to myself, though Nikki & I would still be trying restaurants and recipes (as we call it “blog research”; that’s how we got this guide to the best dietary-restriction friendly pizzas).
As for 2018 goals for GFS, here are a few:
-Reach 5,000 views by/on March 31 (y’know, the one year anniversary of the GFS launch)
-Grow email subscriber list. I don’t send spam. In fact, as of right now, you only get alerts for when new blogs are posted. You should sign up so you don’t experience FOMO AND when you read my blog, you help me get closer to 5K views. Of course, it’s not all about GFS. When you sign up, you get a FREE Beginner’s Guide to Dietary-Restriction Friendly Essentials. So, whatya waitin’ for?
-New website additions/improvements. I still don’t really know what I’m doing with WordPress, but it’s served it’s basic function. I want to look into more ways to improve it. I have added a menu to the top of my website that breaks my posts into four main categories: restaurants, recipes, guides, and travel. I almost put them in alphabetical order, but for now it’s by most popular. I also added a mobile plugin to make my website look sexier on your phone.
-Travel more. It’s been limited due to my full time job and funds. I’m making more of an effort to travel, even if it’s short trips.
If you’ve made it this far, congrats and thank you. I shall now reward you with #FoodPorn. For those of you with dietary restrictions, there may be foods that you can’t eat and it may make you sad. Please forgive me and continue scrolling.
I hope you have a happy and prosperous 2018!Thanks for all of your support this year! Read 2017's most popular posts & goals for 2018. Click To Tweet