At the end of the year, WordPress sent me a summary of my year. Sort of a year in review for the writer. How many visitors, which posts were the most viewed, et cetera. They invite you to share the information with your readers. At first, I thought, “How Silly. That is like Justin Bieber releasing a Greatest Hits.” After all, I’ve only just begun (I hope you heard Karen Carpenter just then). But then I looked at my top five posts from the year and I thought, “Yes, that is a pretty good cross-section of what I have done.” So I am sharing it with a little back story. Think of it as a pathetic version of Storytellers. Cheers!
1 “Hey Girl…I love SAHMs” October 2012
Don’t you love new friends? Especially those that share your affinity for all things Gosling? And can make you laugh out loud with a text? And inspire silly posts? Me too. It is no wonder this got a lot of views. He’s impossible to resist.
2 Grief and Gratitude September 2012
I was due to write a new post, but it was September 11th, and I could not write about anything but. I asked a group of ladies that write about wine if it was okay to venture outside that box. With their encouragement, I did so. This is my tribute to a dear, dear friend.
3 OTBN- A Gift from Gundlach Bundschu February 2012
The first piece of writing I ever put out publicly was a 3rd place poem for a poetry contest at Gundlach Bundschu. The second piece took first. It was their encouragement that inspired me to write. This was a post in which I “shared” the 1997 Cab Franc I received as a prize with my readers.
4 Trends, Schmends-I never gave up on you, Merlot January 2012
If you have read for very long at all, you know that it is not uncommon to get a hint of psychology in the front and some introspection in the finish. In Vino Veritas.
5 Molto Bene, Y’all April 2012
I have loved, loved, loved getting involved in the Texas wine scene. So many great things being produced, so many great people, and still so much to learn. Thank you for welcoming me in and for your generous spirits. This is a piece on a local winery that I grow more fond of with each visit.
So, there you have it. A little personal stuff, a little humor, a lot of wine. Some paired, some shared. Yes, this is a blog about wine, but it is really so much more to me. Thank you for reading and giving me a place to share, to grow, to learn.