Dec 30, 2016

Best of 2016 for SkipTheBag


Since this is my first year with the blog (well, 9 months, really) I'd like to take some time to reflect on where I've come. I think it will be fun to see how things evolve year after year.

Top Posts:


Zero Waste Gift Ideas
Precycling, Recycling, Downcycling And Upcycling
What Happens To Waste Water?
5 Simple Plastic-Free Swaps To Make In The Bathroom
Zero Waste Halloween Ideas
Bulk Stores In Pensacola, Florida
6 Zero Waste Shampoo Methods
California Plastic Bag Initiatives
Shampoo Bar Review
10 Tips For An Environmentally Friendly Closet

This year I started the SkipTheBag because I saw that people were using too many plastic bags, but that quickly evolved to seeing how much plastic and waste is created on a daily basis. Since I talk about what is going on my life in addition to the harms of plastic, some are more relevant to me.


This year's posts which are special to me:


The #SkipTheBag Challenge
Meet Callie, Lexy, and Maggie
Impromptu Beach Clean
We Have Eggs
Zero Waste Tenets


Some Instagram Photos that didn't make the blog:

How much do you want to bet the one on the left is a double yolk? #backyardchickens #doubleyolk #fresheggs #chickensofinstagram#chickens #mybackyardchickens


Maggie and Lexy are getting along! Callie the cat is still less sure.

Using veggies to capture the essence of candy corn. Fun less waste way to celebrate Halloween. #lesswaste#zerowaste #halloween #food

Home for Thanksgiving means lots of games! #thanksgiving #happythanksgiving #gamenight


At a work conference, guess which side of the shower has my stuff. :) It's crazy to think how far I've come in about 6 months. Small changes add up! #shampoobar #conditionerbar #barsoap #plasticfree #plasticpollutes #greenliving #everydayisearthday


Hubby and I decided against rewrapping the presents we had shipped to us. #lesswaste #zerowastegift #babystepstozerowast#trashisfortossers #plasticpollutes #SkipTheBag

My favorite Christmas gift so far! Chocolate cookies, rum spiced pecans and red wine jelly. Delicious and zero waste! #christmasgifts #christmas #goingzerowaste #trashisfortossers #zerowaste #edible #ediblegifts



Blog Stats:

Yearly total users : 5,903
Total sessions: 7,944
Page views: 13,595
December average users: 1,200
AdSense: 16,000 impressions, 14 clicks, $6
Amazon: 345 Clicks, $7
Instagram followers: 507, 6722 likes, 230 posts.
Twitter followers: 335
Facebook likes: 73

I feel like I've come a long way, but can't wait to see where 2017 takes me! What has been your favorite post?

Shared on Homesteader HopWaste Less Wednesday

5 comments:

  1. Happy New Year. Had to pop over to see your box wrapped presents! Good luck with your plastic free journey in 2017. It's something I'm trying to conquer too.

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    1. Thanks for visiting! It didn't make openeing them on Christmas morning any less special. :)

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  2. I only found your lovely blog recently so looks like I have some back reading to do ... no shampoo ideas may be my first port of call. #WasteLesseWdnesday

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    1. Can't wait to hear if you decide to try any!

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