Saturday, February 10, 2018

ONE YEAR BLOGIVERSARY

One year blogging anniversary


Happy birthday to the THE FOOD ROOT!!!
It's our one year blogiversary!

I still can't believe, that a year ago, my little blog went live. It has been a wonderful journey since then. I made many new connections, learned new things and discovered some creativity.

I want to thank my friends, family, fellow-bloggers and readers for their continuous love and support! Thank you for sticking by me throughout this journey.


Happy birthday to the Food Root!! I still can't believe that a year ago, my blog went live. What a wonderful journey it has been. These are 10 best recipes of my blog.
These are 10 best recipes of my blog!

How it all started 


Exactly one year ago, sitting in my cabin, I had a life-altering realization, that I don't want to restrict myself in the current circumstances. I quit my well-paying corporate job and realize it's important for me to find my passion and purpose in life.

I was not clear in my head so I thought of giving myself a well deserve break. Knowing that I'll never go back to the same old job, I registered for hobbies that interested me like interior designing, gardening, writing, yoga, sketching, cooking and photography.

I trusted my gut instincts and came up with the idea of blogging. I set up my own blog, found my voice and attract few readers as well. It allows me to truly understand what i am looking in my career and life.

Thus began my journey as a food blogger!!

Challenges


I took baby steps in the blogging world and it's been such a learning experience, since then. There are so many things that I've discovered in my first year of blogging.

I initially started blogging with a blogspot account but after six months I bought a domain name and connected the domain to the web host and it became www.thefoodroot.com  

I started making accounts across all the various social media platforms as they are great for networking, building followers and sharing content.

I build my e-mail list and worked on website navigation, sitemaps and other similar stuff.

Then comes SEO aka Search Engine Optimization, a nightmare for new bloggers like me. The more I use to google, the more complicating it use to get. At one point, i just blatantly ignored it but then i realize if i'm sure about my blogging career I need to educate myself in SEO.

I'm still struggling, but I've been working dedicatedly on my blog growth and taking it to the next level.


Achievements


I also wanted to share a few things I'm extremely proud of achieving this year. My blog is growing with over 34 posts and 13607 page visitors. I managed to grow a bunch of new beautiful followers on various social media platforms;

Facebook       155
Instagram    1200
Twitter         1140
Pinterest      2750
Google+           20

I also got my Google AdSense account approved, with a month old domain. ;)

Coming into the blogging world, I didn't know what to expect. Though, my success seems small but I'm happy to see the progress.

Goals 


I've been thinking of settling a little challenge for myself. In my journal, I had set a goal for 4000 followers on both Twitter and Instagram, 500 followers on my Facebook page by the end of 2018. I want to increase the weekly and monthly page views of my blog as well.

I need to schedule my posts and monitor the deadlines... want to come up with a nice pretty logo, new blog layout, learn photography. I had coupe of session with my brother but I've long way to go.

I also hope this year, I can also learn more about the SEO.


I cannot wait to see what the next year of blogging has in store! 


Thank you

Thank you all for taking time to read my post. Thank you for liking, commenting, retweeting, sharing my posts! This is the best reward I could ask for. I truly am happy to have connected with all of you. Sending an abundance of love to you all.

X
Anshika


P.s. The idea of writing this blog could not be possible if my mother would have not helped me as she does all the cooking. ;) I would also like to give a huge shoutout to my brother Udit, as he taught me photography and other tech related stuff. Thank you both! love my family!


15 comments:

  1. You do gorgeous food photography! Everything feels so fresh!

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  2. Happy one year blogiversary! I, like you, decided to pursue blogging as my career and refused to work anywhere where it didn't further my passion/dreams.

    Keep doing what you're doing - your blog is incredible!

    SH;AL -xx

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    1. Glad to hear that Shal, we should always pursue our passion and follow our dreams! Pursuing our passion can make a world of difference in our lives.

      Thank you so much for the kind words!

      X
      Anshika

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  3. Congrats... It has always been pleasure trying out your dishes and presentation is amazing...love your work...keep up the good job !

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  4. Congrats on your one year. You have done so well for yourself and cheers to another great year of blogging and making awesome food!

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  5. Happy 1 Year!!! That is a great achievement and I cant wait to hear about all the following years to come!!

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  6. Congrats on your one year anniversary. It sounds like you've come a long way. I also think SEO is the hardest to get the hang of in the blogging world.

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  7. Congratulations and Happy anniversary. It is always good to follow our dreams and passion, that first step always lead to happiness.

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  8. Happy blogversary! I've been blogging casually for a few years and decided at the beginning of 2018 to go self-hosting and slowly monetize and am so happy I made the switch!

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  9. Congrats on your anniversary- it's a huge accomplishment to have a successful blog so quickly! Here's to enjoying the process and getting everything you want out of it. Can't wait to continue following your journey!

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  10. Happy blog anniversary! Can't wait to see where the next year takes you.

    April

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  11. Congratulations to you and your mother! I wish that you reach your goals and you enjoy the process. :)

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  12. Congrats! How's it feel to be a year old! My blogging birthday is next month and I can not even begin to wrap my head around that

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  13. Super cool! I love hearing about how and why people started their blogs! Happy Blogiversary!! You are doing great!

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  14. Happy Blogiversary! That is so exciting, it looks like you had a great first year. I LOVE the name of your blog and your food pictures too :-)

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