Out with the Old–In with the New

I can’t believe that we are at the door of a brand new year! Where did 2015 go? To me it seems like just yesterday that 2015 began, and here we are at its close.

A new year is the time when everyone evaluates the past year, sets new goals, starts dieting and  starts working out at the gym. Reflection over the last year is a good thing. We need to see our mistakes and learn from them. And, we need to look ahead to see what we can achieve in the days to come.

As I look back over 2015, I see a few goals that I have actually achieved, and some that I didn’t.  Personally, I challenged myself to follow the daily Bible reading schedule developed by Robert Murray McCheyne in 1842. It is designed so that the entire Bible is read through once, and the New Testament and Psalms twice each year. While I always read a portion of Scripture each day, I knew that reading 4-5 chapters a day could prove to be challenging. However, I persevered and actually finished the schedule today…2 days early!

For this blog I decided to try to post more recipes which are THM friendly. I think that I did ok in this…not perfect, but not too bad. I definitely need to post more frequently than I did last year. There is just something about a new grandbaby that seems to slow the blogging down a bit! Mia was born in the fall of 2014, so a lot of 2015 was spent playing with her and watching her grow!

Another goal I had for the blog was to try to reach 20,000 views. This, I am sad to admit, did not happen. Each click on a post counts as one view, so one person could actually have many views depending on how many posts they read when they visit the blog.  I am 788 views below that goal as of tonight. And I don’t think that 788 views are likely to happen in the next 52.5 hours!   Facebook seems to have changed the way my posts appear once I publish them. If I have pictures on a post, Facebook friends can see that picture without actually getting to the post to count as a view. Not sure when that happened, but it did. Anyway, the goal of 20k was probably a bit ambitious! We shall see what happens in 2016.

The two most popular posts were my quick and easy pie crust which you can read here, and my post about mailing packages to college students!

How did you do with your 2015 goals? Are you setting new ones for 2016?