Looking back on 2012 and going forward to 2013

2012 was an amazing year in so many ways. I’m sure yours was just as incredible as it was for me.

For one thing, ecokaren blog has seen a record breaking readership in one year. There were 2,200,000 pageviews and the busiest day was on April 3rd with over 35,000 views!

And today’s post marks the 100th post for 2012.

Thanks to you, my loyal readers, the following posts were the most popular 2012 posts.

  1. Non-Toxic and Cheap Homemade Laundry Detergent
  2. Homemade Dishwasher Detergent Without Borax Recipe
  3. Tutorial: Skin Brightening Kiwi Mask 
  4. 11 Things you should never buy to save money and to be safe
  5. Citrus Enzyme Cleaner Recipe
  6. Homemade Borax Free Laundry Detergent Recipe for Sensitive Skin
  7. Addicted to Mason Jars – You’ll LOVE these ideas
  8. Honest Company Review
  9. Moisturizing Guacamole Face Mask Recipe
  10. How not to wash cast iron pans
  11. Get Arsenic out of Rice Now! – My favorite and MOST important petition

The five most popular posts of all time, to-date, are:

  1. 7 Foods even food safety experts won’t eat
  2. Front Loading Washer Maintenance
  3. How to Recycle T-Shirts to Make a Memory Quilt
  4. Non-Toxic and Cheap Homemade Laundry Detergent
  5. Zero-Water Filter Review

My personal favorite posts are:

  1. Johnson & Johnson Removes Carcinogens from Their Products
  2. How to Make a Smooth Chalkboard Paint
  3. 13 Dirty Secrets from Restaurant Industry Experts

The readers came from 203 countries via social media platforms like Facebook and Pinterest. And the two of my favorite websites where my readers came to visit were Everythingetsy and Allfreesewing. WELCOME new readers and THANK YOU Kim of Everythingetsy and editors of Allfreesewing! You ROCK for featuring my tutorials and DIY’s!

Thank You my commenters who continue to support me with your engagement and making my heart jump whenever you leave me comments. I love your comments! Keep ‘em coming!

Most of all, THANK YOU, my readers, who continue to support my little blog. I try my best to bring you ideas and tips that will enhance your lives to be make it a bit stress-free. We all need some help now and then, ya know? I’m so glad you think my tips help you in improving your daily lives.

Going forward, I am planning to bring you even more DIY’s, healthier recipes, and green living tips in 2013. I am also going to feature more companies that I think you’d love. As you can see from the list of popular posts above, my readers trust my reviews of green companies. The reviews are indeed really detailed and you’ll find the info valuable. And you know my opinions are not swayed whether I get free samples or get paid to write about them. In fact, my paid reviews will be even more bluntly honest since I owe it to the company to give them a thoroughly researched opinion.

I hope the new year brings you joy and peace. But more importantly, your lives be healthy and filled with laughter, surrounded by loving relationships.

Happy New Year!

karen sig


  1. says

    Wow! Congratulations on a banner year, Karen! I’m sure that 2013 will be even more successful. Have a wonderful New Year.

  2. says

    Karen, thank you for your undying support on the arsenic in rice petition. You don’t have any idea how much that meant to me. 2013 is going to a great year!