November 13, 2012

Blog birthday - Kitchen of Kiki turns 2 years :-)

Happy birthday to my little blog !!!! 

Hip - hip - hurrah - today my blog becomes 2 years.
It has been two good years of good relaxation for my mind and I sharing life from my kitchen as well as from my tiny garden park with you out here in cyber space.

Again I have decided to celebrate this second blog birthday with a give-away competition :-)
Your contribution is to leave a comment, what you really like about this blog and where you could see room for improvement/development. You should also state in your comment, if you have a preference for vanilla pods or Christmas tea, as I have two small gifts for you to choose from. I will at the end of this give-away competition draw two lucky winners among your comments.

The winner will be selected at random from all comments received full-filling the above mentioned requirements. The winners will be notified within 1 week after the closing date. The price is as stated, so no cash alternatives are available. This give-away is open to EU + Nordic countries entrants only.

The closing of this blog birthday give-away is Sunday 25 November 2012 at 20.00 (CTE time zone).

Hannibal the Cat laying on the kitchen floor
And as usual yet another update on my KPIs for the blog, which look like this (In my professional life colleagues and managers are discussing Key Performance Indicators on a regular basis):

Review day: 13 November 2011 - 2 year birthday
Start day - first posting: 13 November 2010
Development on "Hjemmebagt": 73 recipes - 19 accomplished = 54 recipes to bake
Amount of cooking books in my kitchen: 53 books
Page views: 43436
Publish posts: 500 incl. this
Followers: 12
Blogs followed: 18
Top 5 of published posts:
  1. TUC cake
  2. Meeting some Danish food bloggers in REAL LIFE over a great meal
  3. Tea shopping at Kusmi in Paris
  4. "Apple fish" a la La Tascha
  5. New mile stone 200 blog postings
  6. Strawberry cake version 3.0
  7. Kitchen equipment 13 - Electrical kettle
  8. Mini quiche lorraine
  9. Baked marzipan confect
  10. Round lemon cake from "Te og kager året rundt"
Is it quiet interesting to see, how the majority of the most popular blog posts are related to cake baking/creation.
Also it is very interesting to see, how big an influence my participation in various blog event like Tea Time Treats and  Matbloggsentralen´s utfordringer can have on the viewing of various blog posts, which suddenly turns into be extremely popular, as four of the top 10 posts have been a part of those virtual events.

However, a look into the recipe overview for this blog also indicated, that the important thing in my kitchen is related to the sweet side of life in form of dessert, fruit alcohols, cocktails and drinks, baking various things, jam and Christmas celebration. You could easily end up with the image, that I can not cooking anything at all,   but this is not the case, but I think the above mentioned thing are more interesting to both make and share.

Since last year I have actually meet some Danish food bloggers in real life at an amazing dinner, doing that gave me so much energy, that I feel much better about participating in such an event again. Doing it really got me of my comfort zone, which I "survived" in grant style ready for an new challenge.

Page view per country:
  • Australia: 1%
  • Canada: 1%
  • France: 1%
  • Norway: 1%
  • UK: 4%
  • Germany: 4%
  • Russia: 4%
  • Portugal: 5%
  • US: 17%
  • Denmark: 62%

I have also noticed, that I have more and more readers coming from out-side Denmark, where USA accounts for this growth in non-Danish readers together with Portugal, Russia, Germany and UK. I would like to extend a very warm welcome to all my visitors outside Denmark. Thank you for dropping by in my little kitchen. And I hope to see you soon here in my kitchen.


  1. Gratz! :)
    Pretty cake.

  2. Wow! I didn't notice that the letters werent in the right order :D

    1. Hi Girls love food,

      thank for your comment :-) Research show, that as long as the first and last letter is there as well as all the other letters, when you can read and understand the word without having the squense in right order.

      Many kitchen greetings - Kirsten

  3. Hei Kiki. Gratulerer med 2 år som matblogger:) Jeg er stadig innom deg og ser hva spennende og fristende mat du har laget:)
    Liker at du tar oss med på dine reiser.
    Jeg elsker vanilje;)
    God weekend til deg. Klem fra Ellen


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