What a GREAT weekend! We are really excited and are celebrating here in Minnesota. Of course, most of the people are celebrating the Minneapolis Miracle where the Vikings vanquished the New Orleans Saints and are heading to the NFC Championships. As a life-long Packer fan, I could grumble, but I won’t. It isn’t the real reason we are celebrating. The real reason we are celebrating is that we have achieved another great milestone here at Small Scale Life. As announced in the Small Scale Life Facebook Group this weekend, we are celebrating because we hit another 10,000 downloads of the Small Scale Life Podcast! That is pretty exciting news, and we wanted to say thank you for hitting 20,000 downloads since starting this podcast a couple years ago.
I know some of you are new to our podcast, blog and social media platforms. In case you are new, Small Scale Life is all about living simply by focusing on:
- Exploring and
- Living healthy.
That is pretty general, and we typically focus on:
- Healthy living, and
- Having adventures along the way
We are thrilled you are here and listening to our show or reading our blog. That means a lot to us, and frankly we wouldn’t do this if you weren’t part of our Small Scale Life. Thank you!
Learning, Doing and Growing in 2017
I really didn’t know what to expect when blog in November 2015 and I started this podcast in January 2016, and I am truly grateful and blessed that you are spending your time with my guests and me on the podcast, on the blog, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Gab and YouTube.
This has been a learning process. We are, in fact, learning, doing and growing in real time, before your eyes. What do I mean by that? Well, let’s look at the numbers from WordPress for Small Scale Life and compare 2016 to 2017:
- 6,590 views
- 3,389 visitors
- 75 published posts
- 30 podcasts
- 5,000 downloads
- 10,922 views
- 6,862 visitors
- 53 published posts
- 35 podcasts
- 15,000 downloads
By listening and engaging with us each week, you are pushing me to improve my processes and the quality of the blog, podcast and social media platforms. This is not an easy job, so I am calling in some support to help in this effort. I will provide more detail about that in the next post!
Putting It All Together
Calm Day on Lake Calhoun in Minneapolis, MN
Thank you again for your time and your attention in previous years. I am looking forward to 2018! We are going to focus on developing our urban homesteads and farms, small businesses, tribes, and healthy lifestyles. At the same time, we will continue to seek and find adventures, where ever they take us. We should have a lot of fun together and hopefully bring some great content to you.
My call to action for this post and podcast is to connect with us. Become part of the Small Scale Life story. Engage with us and share you comments with us. Ask questions and let us know you are out there. If you are inspired to try gardening, urban farming, getting healthy or taking the road less traveled, let us know!
I am but a humble pirate. The wind is blowing at our backs, and the tide is rising. There are empires to plunder and rum to drink. Hoist the sails; man the mizzen mast!
Bring me that horizon, yo ho!