1 Year Blog Anniversary

Wow!  What an exciting, challenging, and rewarding this first year of blogging has been. One year in and so much to celebrate and be thankful for.  When I registered my THESHORTORDERCOOK domain again in late 2018, to now begin a blog instead of a personal chef business, I had no idea how much I would really love this new adventure. I knew it would be great but it really has exceeded all my expectations.


Without all the amazing readers and followers, The Short Order Cook would not be nearly as fun and rewarding.  I enjoy every comment on the blog, every like on Instagram, every pin save on Pinterest, and all the likes, comments, and shares on Facebook. Every time someone reaches out or tags a friend to join the fun, it makes me so excited.  Keep it coming and I look forward to hearing more in the years to come.


1 Year Food & Travel Blog Anniversary

Here is what I will share with you to help celebrate the big day!   Read on to learn more about:

  • One Year Blogging Milestones
  • Blogging For an Income & You Can do it Too?
  • Top 10 Viewed Blog Posts
  • What is Next for The Short Order Cook


One Year Blogging Milestones

  • 91 Blog Posts
  • 56 Recipes
  • 70K Total Pageviews
  • 1500+ Reader Comments
  • 520 Facebook Followers
  • 194 Instagram Posts
  • 60K monthly Pinterest  viewers
  • 1600+ Tweets



Blogging For an Income & You Can Do it Too

Many of you have asked and if you are curious, here are some of the most common ways bloggers make money. I will be honest, one year in there is not a lot of income. That is not uncommon for new bloggers. Everything I have read before I started this journey was it takes about 1-2 years to really get a blog business off the ground.

This list is not all-inclusive but here are some ways I make money and what I will be also working towards in the years to come*.  Whether is it sponsored posts or product reviews, I only honestly write about products, services, and companies that I truly believe in. All my opinions expressed on this blog or through my social media posts are 100% my own words and completely genuine.

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  • Advertising
  • Product Recommendations
  • Affiliate Partnerships
  • Sponsored Posts
  • On-Line Courses *
  • Ebooks *
  • Products *


Top 10 Most Viewed Blog Posts


Low Carb Keto Lasagna with Crepini



Why is My Avocado Stringy?



Keto Belgian Chaffles



Easy 3-ingredient Creme Brulee



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Purple Passion Cocktail



Instant Pot Short Ribs with Gravy



Best Keto Snacks on the Go



Old-fashioned Peanut Butter Balls




Instant Pot Ranch Salt Potatoes


What is Next for The Short Order Cook:

More Eating!  More Travel – hopefully as soon as this pandemic is under control.  More Getting to Know my Readers!  More Recipes, of course!

No kidding aside, there is still so much more I have to learn and want to do.  Here are some of my ideas and I would love to hear from you all on what you think would be great, what you may not like, and other of your own ideas too!

  • Reader Recipe Challenges / Sharing Photos
  • Cooking Videos (Miley really wants to do these with me and be my director!)
  • Start an online course to help others start their own blog
  • More Kids in the Kitchen posts
  • Get Ian more involved and outdoor cooking / entertaining
  • WORK HARD on producing delicious-looking images (a real personal goal!)

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21 thoughts on “1 Year Blog Anniversary”

  • your posts are filled with so much personality. I really enjoy reading your blog 🙂 And I love your ideas for what is coming up next 🙂

    • Thanks Rochelle. I am glad you are enjoying the blog, I know I am and love hearing from readers.

  • Congratulations, of course, but also thank you for the variety of types of posts you include in your blog, plus your upbeat and constructive point of view, always.

    • So kind Beth. Thank you for always cheering me on and helping. The food blog community is amazing thanks to people like you.

  • Congratulations on 1 year blogging anniversary!! What a big accomplishment:). You have done a lot in 1 year and it is the hardest year:). Wishing you all the best for the next year and lots of success.

  • Thanks for sharing such an honest post. I am so glad that you are being real with other bloggers about how the first year or two is mostly work and little pay. Your transparency will certainly boost your credibility when it comes to your other posts. Thanks for being so encouraging, too. I am going to re-read this post on those days when I feel like giving up. I am just over a year into blogging, and only in the last month have I seen any real growth spurts and serious traction. Keep on keeping on!

    • OMG Christy you made my day! I am so happy to help encourage others to not give up. It takes some time but the work is rewarding. Do NOT give up. I think bloggers in many cases give up probably right before the growth starts. You are on your way and I enjoy your blog so much. To many years of success for both of us! Cheers!

  • Congratulations on your one year Anniversary! Thanks for all the information and advice. I can’t wait to see what you and your blog accomplish in the coming year.

    • Thanks LaRena, I am excited for this next year and glad you will come along for the ride with me.

  • Congrats on your first blog anniversary. I totally agree that it takes time and a lot of work to make a success out of blogging! But it’s so so exciting when the numbers grow and some income starts coming in! You’re doing so well!

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