October has been a good month for me: I posted a lot of my favorite recipes here, and I've accomplished all of my objectives outside of blogging (working out at least 3 times a week, cooking at home every evening, making a big dent in re-organizing the house, and being productive at my day job).
October also marks 2 months since I've started my blog, so I thought it would be good to do some simple analysis of what were the highlights and the most popular posts in October.
I took advantage of various events on other food blogs, and I listed the summary of my participation in those events below, all of them, interestingly, - SeriousEats.com related. Serious Eats site actually does a great job of organizing various food-related challenges and round-ups for everybody who reads their blog, whether it's food bloggers or just food lovers. They do it pretty consistently and in a very organized manner. I am very impressed with them.
So, here are the highlights:
- On October 3, 2012, SeriousEats.com Weekend Cook and Tell event: Fresh Pasta featured my ravioli with spinach and ricotta cheese filling recipe
- On October 10, 2012, SeriousEats.com Weekend Cook and Tell event: Puff Pastry featured my recipe for puff pastry pizzas with bell peppers and mushrooms
- On October 22, 2012, SeriousEats.com announced me as one of 5 finalists in a Puff Pastry contest for my photo of Halloween themed puff pastry pumpkin pie with apple-cranberry stuffed crust
- On October 23, 2012, SeriousEats.com Weekend Cook and Tell event: Keen on quinoa included my thai red curry sauce with chicken and quinoa in their weekly round-up.
- On October 23, 2012, Pizza (Slice) site of SeriousEats.com had a special Halloween mystery edition of My Pie Monday event where they featured my Halloween recipe: chocolate bugs
- On October 31, 2012, SeriousEats.com Weekend Cook and Tell event: the Savory Side of Pumpkin featured my Pumpkin or butternut squash turnovers puff pastry recipe
And finally, here are my most popular posts in October:
- # 1 popular October post was Ravioli with spinach and ricotta cheese filling recipe
- # 2 popular October post was Berry bundt cake glazed with lemon icing recipe
- # 3 popular October post was Recipe for puff pastry pizzas with bell peppers and mushrooms
- # 4 popular October post was Plum and apple tart on puff pastry