A little over a year ago I had a little dinner party at my house with one other couple. I cooked, of course, and the conversation eventually drifted to how cooking seemed so difficult and intimidating. After explaining how easy it was to put together that night’s meal, I seemed to flabbergast them more by saying that I actually enjoyed cooking and that I cooked a meal every single night. That’s when the idea for SeaJetCook struck.
I recalled the many conversations through college, grad school, over dinner parties, and at work where I exclaimed how easy cooking is if you took out the complicated recipes and expensive ingredients. I thought that if I could write down my ideas in a blog, then perhaps I could reach more people and possibly even inspire them to get in the kitchen and cook more. Not to mention, it sure is a handy way to write down my recipes so I don’t forget them!
SeaJetCook has turned into a small passion project of mine where I can combine my loves of writing and cooking. Nowadays, you’ll constantly find my camera in my kitchen and Clinton coming home asking, “Okay, what new recipe are we trying tonight?”
Thank you to everyone who has read my recipes, I hope you have found some small tidbits of inspiration. Thank you to my family and friends for your constant support, feedback, and ideas. Lastly, thank you, Clinton, for being my guinea pig and my food critic (not all my recipe attempts make it to the blog for good reason!). I have had a blast over the past year and am excited to continue growing, cooking, and writing for the next many years to come.
Now for the stats:
Since February 23rd, 2012, SeaJetCook has nearly 8,800 reads.
My best day ever was January 27th, 2013 with 220 reads by 178 visitors. The most popular post that day was my Chicken, Pesto, and Spinach Quinoa with 175 reads.
Readers from 66 countries have read SeaJetCook, with the top 5 being the United States, Canada, the U.K., Australia, and Mexico.
I’ve written 73 posts so far, with 23 categories and 100 tags.
My Chicken, Pesto, and Spinach Quinoa is by far my most wildly popular post with 3,592 reads, followed by Quick and Easy Quinoa, Overnight Oatmeal with Bananas and Coconut Milk, Southern California-Style Steak Tacos, and Mediterranean Quinoa Salad Bowl.
Lastly, 29 people have signed up to receive email notifications every time I post new blog (thanks, guys!).
Overall, I’m ecstatic on how my blog has been growing over the past year. Since the end of 2012 alone, my blog reads have nearly doubled. The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog. Click here to see the complete 2012 report.
Thank you, loyal readers, for continuing to read my blog. Keep reading, keep sending me feedback and ideas, and most importantly, keep cooking.