Merry Christmas!

December 24, 2011 at 10:00 am Leave a comment

Giving Santa a hand

It’s almost Christmas, and exactly one year since I started this blog! I have lots of big plans for next year, which I will fill you all in on in the new year. Let’s just say that things should get exciting around here!

But for now, let’s take a look back at the year that was.

The numbers

In the year that I have been blogging, I have had:

45 blogs (this is the 46th)

11 stories (including 3 poems)


Not too shabby, but I will definitely be looking to improve all of those numbers next year!

The lessons

Things I have learned in my year of blogging:

I love blogging! It’s fun, and it challenges me to come up with new subjects and story ideas and to post regularly

I am really bad at remembering to tag and categorise blog posts. I had to go through and fix a bunch of uncategorized ones just so I could find stories and things  for the links below.

I need to make more time for writing. This is pretty obvious – I think no matter how much writing I do I can always do more!

The goals

Here are a few of my goals for 2012:

Blog more! Write more stories!

Publish stories for sale (more on this in the new year – exciting!)

Revamp website (all I have to do is figure out how!)

Let’s see how far we’ve come

Ah Rob Thomas – you never let me down. So now that I’ve brushed over some of the facts and figures behind blogging, let’s take a look at where it all began.

My first blog post, from December 24, 2010, was a basic introduction to me and my work – read it here. More exciting is my first story ever posted – Rainbow meets the Grumble Fairy, also posted on December 24. You can read that work of art (*cough*) here.

If you’re interested in how/why I came to start this blog you can read all about it in my 6-monthiversary (it’s a real word! … now…) post here, and some insight into why I blog here.

As for how I came to give my blog the name Squeaky Shoe Stories, I tell the story of that here (a hint: it involves a really cute little girl, a duck statue and a pair of squeaky shoes).

And that concludes the Concise History of Squeaky Shoe Stories! I hope you’ve enjoyed this little glance back through the past year. I know I have!

So thank you to all my readers, whether you’ve read every blog or just dropped in once or twice. This past year has been a huge learning curve for me, and I look forward to continuing with this little blog of mine in 2012.


xoxox Chrissie


Entry filed under: Author's Notebook, Blog, Gratitude.

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