2012 blog year in review

I got an automatically generated report from WordPress this week with my 2012 year in review!

Here’s an excerpt:

About 55,000 tourists visit Liechtenstein every year. This blog was viewed about 180,000 times in 2012. If it were Liechtenstein, it would take about 3 years for that many people to see it. Your blog had more visits than a small country in Europe!

Apparently, I wrote 187 new posts and uploaded 746 pictures!

Click here to see the complete report.

(My family year-in-review update was already published in my Happy Holidays post.)

Here’s my own expanded version of my blog year-in-review…

In 2012, I finished my miscarriage memoir: Footprints on My Heart: A Memoir of Miscarriage & Pregnancy After Loss. I was thankful for My Tribe! I had some thoughts on epidurals, risk, and decision making

and, I changed visions which in part led to offering new birth workshops instead of traditional classes.

My most popular new post was All That Matters is a Healthy Husband (or: why giving birth matters), with my old stand bys, How do I know I’m really in labor? and In-Utero Practice Breathing, still coming in ahead hits-wise, closely followed by the ever-popular Good Foods to Eat in Labor.

A couple of other new posts were also popular:

What If…She’s Stronger than She Knows…

Breastfeeding as an Ecofeminist Issue

Miscarriage and Birth

Some reminders for postpartum mamas & those who love them

Can I really expect to have a great birth? (updated edition)

Becoming an Informed Birth Consumer (updated edition)

Case Study: Low Carb Diets and Breastfeeding Mothers

The Great Birth (of the Universe)

A Bias Toward Breastfeeding?

I wrote a series of posts that I really liked a lot:

The Rest and Be Thankful Stage

Spontaneous Birth Reflex

Birth Pause…

And some other posts I also like:

Blessingways and the role of ritual

Celebrating Pregnancy & Birth Through Art

Talk to Your Baby

Where are the women who know?

Ode to my nursling

I also had an awesome time discovering 300 Things.

And, I wrote a whole series of CAPPA re-cap posts. I also semi-accidentally started a series of posts on a taking it to the body theme, for which I see a lot of ways of continuing.

I reprinted several articles that were published earlier in various magazines:

Talk Less, Learn More: Evolving as an Educator

A Tale of Two Births

Incorporating Prenatal Yoga into Childbirth Education Classes

Breastfeeding as a Spiritual Practice

Breastfeeding as an Ecofeminist Issue

Domestic Violence During Pregnancy

The lifelong impact of breastfeeding support

Small Stone Birth Activism

I hit 300,000 hits (up an additional 46,000 now already) and had a celebration giveaway (for which I still need to draw the winner!) because I also started selling birth jewelry. And, I had my first Blog Break Festival!

What a good year it was :)

Happy New Year!

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To kick off 2013, I drew a new Full Moon Calamandala!

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