The Blog is One!

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Wow, what a journey this has been!


Over the past year, Embracing a Simpler Life has seen

75,214 page views


34,530 unique visitors

and published

130 blog posts

from both myself

and a collection of 5 amazingly wise and talented contributing writers.

which have received



It’s acquired

2,083 Facebook fans

304 Pinterest followers

491 Newsletter subscribers


54 Blog subscribers by email.


Somehow, it also made the list of 

Top 100 Faith Blogs for Christian Women

by Women’s Bible Cafe.


Personally, I’ve attended

one blogging conference

and spoken at

one online conference.


I’ve also published

16 Guest Posts


4 Different Blogs.

One of which actually went viral on Facebook and was seen by close to a million people and shared over 80,000 times on Social Media.

It was later included as one of the top posts of 2014 for The Humbled Homemaker.


And, excluding the cost of the conference I attended (which I chalk up to fun, girl-time and a break from kids),

I broke even financially!


It’s not cheap to run a blog surprisingly (I spent hundreds of dollars this year), but through income earned by affiliate sales* I didn’t technically lose money and may someday actually make enough to be able to really do this as a work-at-home mom!

*Affiliate sales are when I recommend a product on my site and receive a commission if someone purchases it. This doesn’t raise the price in any way.


God has truly blessed this journey so far. He has stirred me to blog and grown me through writing about what I’m learning. I’ve met some amazing women in this online world, both readers and bloggers that are quickly becoming cherished friends.


But Most of all I want to say…

One year anniversary thank you card to readers


You are such a big part of making this blog what it is.

Thank you again and Bless you!


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  1. I am so happy for you and your first year blogging! You have really blessed me especially through your book. It is such a treasure and so are you 🙂

  2. Michelle says:

    Congratulations Katie!! Your thoughts have encouraged and challenged me this past year 🙂

  3. Congratulations!!!!!! Breaking even your first year is a huge accomplishment. Can’t wait to see what the next year holds for you and your blog. Blessings….Sarah Koontz

  4. Linda says:

    Thank you for sharing such useful content. May the blog itself become more and more successful. Congratulations!

  5. Kirsten says:

    Wow, that is amazing stuff. We started our blogs at the same time, but you have definitely been more successful and that’s awesome and well deserved. Congratulations on your viral post!!

    • Thank you so much Kristen! I have to say, the majority of my growth and exposure this year is due to guest posts I’ve published on other blogs and research I’ve done into this foreign and strange thing known as the “blogging world.” Let me know if there’s anyway I can help you. I will definitely find some of your article to share on social media.

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