December 31, 2014

Berry Dakara Blog in 2014

Hey DDs!

*Who remembers what DD stands for? The first person to remember and comment will get a gift from me, REGARDLESS OF WHERE YOU LIVE!*

Anyways, as 2015 rolls around the corner, I thought it would be nice to have a little reflection on the past year.
Before I start, I have to say that Google Blogger is SERIOUSLY SLACKING!!! I've had this post scheduled for over a week now, only for me to check out new posts this morning via Bloglovin and Ms. Tizzle shows us the awesome 2014 report Wordpress created for her. I mean, worraheck?!?! Graphs, stats, all kinds of pretty things. Google, you better do better in 2015. *rolls eyes*

In 2014, I think the blog has grown quite a bit - nowadays, getting 1000+ views per day when I'm actively blogging is the norm... I even got up 4000 one day (I know it's chicken change for a whooooooole bunch of others, but we're celebrating my PROGRESS here)!

I was ecstatic when I crossed into 300,000 views this year! But I chose not to say anything because I didn't want that to be my focus. Little did I know that I would cross 350,000, and then 400,000 too! I just thank God and all you beautiful readers :)

This year, I also redesigned the blog, as I had gotten weary of the old design. I'm thinking about doing another one in the coming year - what do you think?

I also purchased my own domain, so you can go directly to Berrydakara.com now and get all the latest gist. I'm not self-hosting though, but who knows what will happen. In addition, I opened a Facebook page (Please like the page!!!) and have managed to snag over 100 followers. There are also 100+ followers on Bloglovin, and I crossed the 1,000 mark on Instagram. Meanwhile, I need to be more active on Twitter and utilize Pinterest well.

I have put up 191 posts this year, (this post makes it 192). It's just about the same number of posts I put up last year - 191. This means I've been consistent, so yay me. And all but maybe 5 have been ORIGINAL CONTENT, NOT sponsored posts, press releases, or celebrity/entertainment gossip/gist. (The lack of such posts means I don't make any money from this blog sha... Hmm...Hmm...Hmm!)

TOP 14 VIEWED POSTS IN 2014
  1. My thoughts on the Linda Ikeji saga aka LindaGate
  2. My very first post after the wedding Wedding Post
  3. Pictures from the garden party, Berry Floral Weekend
  4. My response to people that say Your body belongs to your husband
  5. I shared 20 Random Facts about Me
  6. Our Dubai trip posts
  7. My sorta-rant after someone referred to me as Unpolished Berry
  8. Berry and Cakes Kitchen Conversations
  9. Great advice on Why Pet Names are BAD for you
  10. What my Marriage bed is like
  11. The main reason why I don't like King Bey
  12. More awesome advice on why you should NOT have "Our" Song
  13. My birthday post, I Never Esperred it
  14. My very first Iro and Buba
MY FAVORITE POST OF THE YEAR
  1. My answer to the question, How is Married Life?
This is my last post for 2014. I hope and pray for a much better 2015 with growth, productivity, advancement, tenacity, and more. Thank you for a sweet 2014 and being my extended e-family. I really appreciate all of you. 

*hugs from me*

Remember the first person who remembers what DD's are gets a present from me!

36 comments:

  1. DD=Dakara Dearie's I think๐Ÿ™ˆ

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  2. Sorry Dakara darlings not dearies...hope I'm still eligible for a gift ๐Ÿ˜‹

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  3. It's Dakara Dahlings!!!!!

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    1. DING DING DING DING DING!!! We have a winner!!!

      Woot woot! Okay, send me an email letting me know where you are and we'll take it from there.

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    2. Yaaayy!!! * dancing *..

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  4. I know I read that post on the DD but can't remember it means...oh well...
    Happy New year Berry! Unto greater things!

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  5. Woo hoo! DD stands for Dakara Dahlings!

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  6. Dakara Darlings! Fatou from The Gambia. xxx

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    1. GAMBIA! Wow! I hope things have calmed down there.

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  7. ¨Dakara Darlns¨

    :D

    I finally met you in 2014!! Yay!!!! :) Its been fun reading your posts.

    cheers to 2015!!

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  8. Great job hun! you did well. To be honest I truly respect bloggers that blog great content consistently e no easy. Just saw the word press thingy, WATTTT! great stuff, love it!
    Happy New Year babes.

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    1. Shey Wordpress!!!!!!?????? Way too cool!

      Thank you very much for everything you said :)

      Happy New Year to you and yours

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  9. Here's wishing you a very happy 2015. Most times when i need a smile, i check your page...thank you for the smiles this year...

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    1. Awww, thank you Ty. YOU made me smile :)

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  10. Dakara Dahlings

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  11. Dakara Dahlings

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  12. You really worked well on your blog this year, and it paid off. It was my favourite blog of the year. Seriously

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    1. WHOA! F'reals? I'm honored o! Can I win free products every month?

      :p

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  13. its 'dahkara darlings'

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  14. Awwww.....congrats on your blog doing so well. Xoxo.

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  15. your blog has been really fun and entertaining this year..
    glad i found it.

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  16. Your blog has really made surfing the net a lot more pleasant..Thank you for brightening my day with your berrylicious posts....Wishing you the best this year.....

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    1. Thank you so much for your very very kind words. Wishing you a great 2015 as well!

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  17. Nice run down memory lane, the blog had definitely been interesting. Happy New Year!

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  18. Happy new year chic! Great job with the blog. You did really well
    Bigger and better this year :)
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