Blogging Anniversary: One Year of Words and Herbs!


I did it!

374 posts in one year!

Yes, a whole year has flown by and Words and Herbs has developed into more than I ever imagined!

And that is all down to you – fellow bloggers and dedicated readers!

Time for thanks and reflection

You have all been such a fantastic source of motivation for me, and I’d like to thank you for all the Likes and Positive Comments. 😀

I thought I’d review the year by looking back at some of my favourite posts… perhaps you’d like to join me? Just click on the photos if you’re interested!

November 2011: this soup helped me get through a tough week…

November 2011: German traditions have edged into my home  – well, I have been here for 19 years now! I particularly like the tradition of coffee and cake in the afternoon…

February 2012: A very bitter cold winter made for a few surprises – our canal/river froze over!

April 2012: Spring was so welcome this year. A walk in the countryside was inspiring…

April 2012: Beware of the bears – they’re after my bears’ garlic pesto!

May/June 2012: A wonderful idea for honey, inspired by a Bavarian TV show…

June 2012: Words and Herbs on Midsummer’s Day

July 2012: Thalictrum “Elin” flowered beautifully for me this year…

July 2012: Zucchini Ricotta Pizza, with home-grown zucchini

July 2012: So many different hawk-moths visited the flowers in my garden in the summer…

August 2012: Seedheads as impressive as the blooms themselves

A couple of reflections…

  • I have posted something every day for a whole year… and I’m still enjoying this venture as much as in the first few weeks, if not more so! However, I may slow down a bit… three, maybe four posts a week are also okay, aren’t they?
  • Awards are a fabulous way of promoting new blogs, and I have been SO grateful for those I have received, but they are very time-consuming. So I will no longer post about them, but will try and feature other blogs/posts occasionally instead. I may even try “reblogging”. (Haven’t done that yet!)
  • A saying that comes into my mind every single day is “Keep your feet on the ground and your head in the clouds” … This is an ideal motto for a gardener, and for a blogger too. Blogging allows a rare freedom, confidence and modesty, and complete and utter honesty. I have found this honesty in many other blogs I read regularly, and am more hopeful and optimistic as a result.

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As always, your thoughts and comments are very much appreciated.

Thanks for visiting, and please stop by again if you feel inclined!