July marks the one year anniversary of SouthernPlate.com and I want to thank you so much for all that you have given me! Southern Plate began as a hobby when I had a little free blog and decided to post some recipes, which then made the front page of the host site. I told my husband one day, “I bet if I got my own domain I could get five hundred readers!”.
During our First Year SouthernPlate.com received:
Over 18 Million Page views
Over 11,557 Comments
Woohoo!!! Do you know what this means? We’re all one step closer to my goal of feeding the ENTIRE WORLD homemade banana pudding! World Peace is close at hand, I’m tellin’ ya! Here are a few other accomplishments from the past year.
- Began writing weekly food column for Athens Courier
- Asked to blog for AL.com, Alabama’s largest website
- Became Southern Foods Expert for The FOOD Mag, with Southern Plate recipes featured on their website as well as in upcoming issues.
- Kraft Singles sent me to L.A. to help promote the Grilled Cheese Invitational (Limos all the way!)
- Invited to be a guest on the Darla Shine Show (The fastest-growing syndicated talk show in the US) twice!
- Sponsored by Hamilton Beach, Pioneer Brand, Wilton, Southern Beauty Magazine, and others!
- Became a member of the RGN and Divine Caroline Network
- Twitter Following topped 4000+!
- Over ten thousand email and RSS subscribers
- And many awards and honors I earned over the years.
Just this past month alone, SouthernPlate.com had almost three million page views!
To Celebrate We’re Having A Block Party!
One of the things that thrills me to death is reading about Southern Plate or how folks are enjoying the recipes (and ramblings) on your blogs. To celebrate Southern Plate’s One Year Anniversary, I wanted to give us all a chance to visit with our neighbors and get to know each other better.
If you’ve blogged about Southern Plate (Whether it was a recipe or in general), join my block party! Please use Mr. Linky below to enter in your blog’s name and the url of your post so we can all come pay you a visit! If you’ve blogged multiple times, make multiple entries so we can come see them all! I’ll leave this up as the headline this month (and mention it often in my posts!) so everyone can take their time, mingle, and visit at their own pace!
Don’t have a blog? You can still join in on the party by leaving a comment below! Feel free to chat away on this thread. I have a few upcoming top ten lists for Southern Plate and I’d love to know what your favorite recipe and/or tangent on SouthernPlate.com has been! Or just comment below as a way of signing my virtual Anniversary card!
I am so very grateful to everyone. I know I say that a lot but I think it far more often than I say it so consider yourself lucky!
P.S. If I wake up tomorrow and find none of this really happened, it sure was a wonderful dream! 😀
Nothing was ever achieved without enthusiasm.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson