2013: Year in Review

December 31, 2013 at 11:24 am Leave a comment

Happy New Year’s Eve everyone!

This past year has been an exciting one for Dan and I, both online and offline. In the past year, Caring for Crohn’s & UC expanded incredibly- while I wrote far fewer posts than last year, the blog received over 19,000 views and gained This year, Caring for Crohn’s & UC exploded beyond my wildest dreams, having over 19,000 views by over 10,000 visitors, and gained 45 WordPress followers, 9 Tumblr followers, 131 Facebook fans and 213 Twitter followers. (Disclaimer: I am a huge analytics nerd, so please forgive me for being so excited over these numbers :-)) Thank you all SO much for your continued readership and support- while I haven’t kept up with posting as frequently as I want to, I am so happy that the content I wrote over the past two years has reached so many of you. It’s all in the name of raising awareness and educating others about inflammatory bowel diseases.

Enough about the numbers- here are some of my 2013 highlights.



  • I started an amazing new job in New York City
  • We moved back to New York after four and a half years in Connecticut
  • Dan and I celebrated four years of being married and seven years of being together (although he maintains that we can’t celebrate this latter number anymore!)


My 5 Favorite Posts from 2013

Here are the posts that I enjoyed writing the most this year (yes, there are actually six posts listed, I couldn’t pick a favorite between two of them)

Guest Posts and Interviews

This year was also a great year for guest posts and interviews on my blog. Therefore, I would be remiss if I didn’t mention some of those as well:

I am not one to make resolutions but I do have a few things that I want to try and do in 2014:

  • Write more frequently on the blog
  • Figure out new ways to engage all of YOU on here
  • Keep my apartment cleaner
  • Raise $10,000 for CCFA through Team Challenge Jamestown Half Marathon (keep an eye out in the New Year for training and fundraising updates!)

All in all, 2013 has been an incredible year and I am so thankful to each one of you for helping it be so great. I hope you all have a happy and a healthy New Year with less pain, complications, hospitalizations and lots of love and laughter.


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