The psychologist in me is constantly striving to get to know you all, my blog readers. I am naturally curious about you—the wonderful people who take time out of your busy lives each week to read my pontifications.
- Some of you leave a comment or send me a personal note every once in a while so that I can have a glimpse into who you are.
- Some of you are also bloggers so I can get to know you through your own posts.
- Some of you are silent and leave me wondering…
This New Year’s I am thinking of all of you—thankful for your participation whether it is vocal or silent in nature. I am reflecting on which of my posts were read and enjoyed the most–contrasting that with the posts that I had the most fun writing. It is interesting how they line up…
The Top Most Read Feed Yard Foodie Posts in 2012
Hard Work, Trust and Faith: https://feedyardfoodie.wordpress.com/2012/03/20/hard-work-trust-and-faith/. My first syndicated writing on the BlogHer network, this post responded to the Pink Slime media craze and garnered close to 5000 reads…This lead the way to a year of more than 70,000 reads for Feed Yard Foodie.
- Wow That Cow: https://feedyardfoodie.wordpress.com/2012/02/14/wow-that-cow/. My second syndicated writing on the BlogHer network and the most circulated post on Facebook for the year, this post explained all of the “non-beef” products that are made from cattle.
- How Do I Feel: https://feedyardfoodie.wordpress.com/2012/05/08/how-do-i-feel/. This post was my attempt to explain how I rationalize and accept the fact that I spend my life caring for animals that will be killed for food production.
- Why Is It Ethical To Eat Meat: https://feedyardfoodie.wordpress.com/2012/04/10/why-is-it-ethical-to-eat-meat/. Written by my 12 year old daughter, this post gives a young person’s point of view relative to the ethics of raising animals for food consumption.
- It’s Not About the Trailer: https://feedyardfoodie.wordpress.com/2012/10/11/its-not-about-the-trailer/. Communication and relationships build the base of a successful country. In this post, I try to explain why it is so important that conversations about food occur between the farmers who grow food and all of the wonderful Americans that eat it. I include my favorite quarter horse, Dandy, in the post which makes it a special one for me…
Interestingly enough, my own personal favorite post did not make the top five list. It is the story of an idealistic young girl molding her dreams into a beautiful and practical life on the Nebraska prairie: https://feedyardfoodie.wordpress.com/2012/06/12/blending-dreams-with-reality-leads-to-harmony/.
- Perhaps it is my favorite because I find it fascinating how that little girl became the confident woman that I am today.
- Perhaps it is my favorite because, below the layers of steel will, I am truly a dreamer.
- Perhaps it is my favorite because the day spent with my daughter that sparked the post made memories that will warm my heart forever.
- Perhaps it is my favorite because I am so very proud of what Matt and I have built on our farm over the last 16 years.
Is there a post that was your favorite in 2012?