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A Year in Review – The Blog

2014 December 8

YearinReviewThis month, for many, is a hectic one. It’s filled with to-dos and to-buys and more to-dos. But this year, I made a pact with myself to enjoy a more mindful holiday season. Instead of simply focusing on the tasks that lay ahead – merry and not – I am making a conscious effort to also look at the next few weeks as a time to reflect on the year that has almost passed and to recharge for the one that lies ahead.

The merry will fall into place naturally, I am sure.

Up first? A look at this little old blog of mine.

It has been around for a few years now but this year saw continued growth and the growing pains that come along with that.

It wanted to be bigger some days and smaller on others.

It introduced me to so many new people, new voices, endless new sources of inspiration.

I struggled here and there with its content, its schedule and its purpose.

But never with its voice.

It somehow always found its voice, with every post. Whether they were frivolous or heartfelt. Whether they were widely read or not. Whether they were meaningful or mundane.

It had its voice.

It reflected my voice.

And for that – and for you, who takes the time out of your day to stop by once in a while – I am eternally grateful.

Here are some of my favorite posts from the past year:

Big Deal or Little Problem? A lesson in parenting and life.

Father’s Day. A lesson on love.

The God Club. A lesson in parenting.

Five Tried and True Parenting Tips. A lesson – or five – in parenting.

For All The Days. A lesson from my three year old.

She Still Needs Us. A lesson from my seven year old.

How to Be (Happily) Married with Children. A lesson on marriage.

On Conscious Uncoupling. A lesson from Gwyneth Paltrow.

Thank you again for taking the time to read and support WhatWouldGwynethDo. Means the world to me. xx

*image above via here

7 Responses
  1. Erin permalink
    December 8, 2014

    I really enjoy your blog.
    I started following your blog approximately 2 months ago.
    You are a great writer with great advice ( I think )!
    I like your variation of tips/ photos/ ideas.
    I’m at a point in my life with 2 children under 5 1/2 where I’m looking
    for new ideas around how to live a balanced life and find what you post
    about helpful!
    ….I’m also a huge GP fan 🙂
    Thank you and Merry Christmas!

    • WWGD permalink*
      December 8, 2014

      Thanks so much for taking the time to write, Erin. With two kids under 5, I am sure you don’t have a ton of extra time on your hands, so I appreciate you spending a few minutes of it here 🙂

  2. December 9, 2014

    I’ve just discovered your blog and wanted to let you know that I really enjoyed this piece. I’ve been struggling with the voice of my blog. It started out as a craft/food thing; then a family journal and now I just feel somewhat torn in the direction I want to go.

    But for the moment I’m trying to enjoy this holiday season and will start back in January on my blog.

    Happy Holidays to you and yours.


    • WWGD permalink*
      December 12, 2014

      Sounds like a plan, Ang. If there’s one thing I have learned on this blogging journey it’s that staying true to your voice is what matters most…regardless of what you are talking about. Good luck and keep me posted on how it goes!

  3. December 9, 2014

    I’m a newish reader too, and I really enjoy your perspective! Keep writing… we’re listening.

    • WWGD permalink*
      December 12, 2014

      Thanks so much, Sarah. That is the sweetest.

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