Happy New Year from Inspiralized!

Cheers to a bright, beautiful, happy and Inspiralized 2014! In honor of the New Year,...

Happy New Year from Inspiralized

Cheers to a bright, beautiful, happy and Inspiralized 2014!

In honor of the New Year, I’d like to recap my blog’s inaugural year (2013):

June 25: Quit my job.
June 26: Went to a local coffee shop and started Inspiralized.
June 27: Started my Facebook page.
July 8: Bought “Blogging for Dummies,” “Will Write for Food” and “Plate to Pixel” which I owe for most of my food photography and blogging success.
July 10: Got an official logo for Inspiralized.
July 11: My first photo submission was accepted on Foodgawker – my Broccoli Rabe Zucchini Pasta with Spicy Italian Sausage.
July 18: My first guest post! It was on Hoboken Girl.
August 6: Registered my LLC.
August 7: Moved to WordPress.org and got the blog officially designed and branded.
August 13: Created the Inspiralized bun.
August 21: Selected to be part of the POPSUGAR team as a contributor.
September 18: Reached 1,000 followers on Instagram and ran my first spiralizer giveaway.
September 28: One of my recipes was featured in The Huffington Post.
October 7: Posted my first recipe featuring a spiralized butternut squash.
November 1: Released my first Inspiralized video.
November 15: Released my first Inspiralized cooking video.
November 24: Did my first sponsored post featuring Sir Kensington’s.
November 25: Launched my hard copy limited edition (self published) Inspiralized cookbook.
December 2: Launched the free iOS Inspiralized app.
December 3: Launched the limited edition Inspiralized e-cookbook.

I hope this timeline inspires someone to go for it. Your dreams can come true –  slow and steady wins the race, but it is possible!

What was my favorite recipe of the year?

Gosh, that’s hard! It would probably have to be my Lemon Garlic Broccoli Zucchini Pasta with Prosciutto and Toasted Breadcrumbs.

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Help support Inspiralized in the New Year by following me on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Vimeo and Pinterest. Every follower counts – one more Pin makes all the difference. Let’s Inspiralize the world together.

I can’t wait to bring you bigger and better recipes in the New Year! What will you spiralize?

with love, Ali

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  • Very cool and inspiralizing! I really got motivated to keep moving forward with my dreams and keep a time log. Thanks. Oh. .. have you spiralized jicama?
    • Would love to follow you on G+ too ;o) and thanks for the great recipes and ideas.
  • So inspiring! Happy to be a part of it :) xoxo Jen
  • I am super amazed by how much you have achieved in such a short time!! It's super inspiring!!
  • Thanks for sharing your timeline! As an aspiring food (sort of) blogger, I always wonder how people blog full time. It's inspiring to read how successful your blog has become in such a short time (although, holy crap your recipes are great so I can see why). Did you plan inspiralized at all before quitting your job or was it just a spur of the moment great idea?
    • Alysia - thanks for the comment. I didn't plan Inspiralized, I just knew that the concept was good and that the spiralizer needed a resource. I quit my job without a major game plan, just a passion and a knowledge of blogging!