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.
FIRST OFF, THANK YOU!
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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- Product Recommendations
- Affiliate Partnerships
- Sponsored Posts
- On-Line Courses *
- Ebooks *
- Products *
Top 10 Most Viewed Blog Posts
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!)