Wow, can you believe the ’10s decade is just about over and we will be starting the ’20s?! I’m greatly looking forward to the upcoming decade. I see it as a chance to make new long-term plans. I’m thinking about big questions like, Where do I want to see myself (family, career, and personally) at the end of the 2020s?
Those long-term plans start with some big goals I have for myself in 2020. The goals are all still related to my current passion of encouraging and promoting STEM/STEAM for kids.
On the top of my list is to write a children’s STEM/STEAM book!
There, I said it and put my goal out to the world. Now you get to help hold me accountable to achieve it! 🙂
In order to work on projects to help me reach that and other goals, I’ll be spending less time on the blog in the coming year. I will still post when I have something relevant, exciting and/or useful to share. But I wanted to let you know that you won’t see a post from me every week like I had been doing for the last few years.
Since this is my last post of the year, I wanted to share a wrap-up of 2019 at Engineering Emily.
For you fellow engineers and list lovers like me, here’s my 2019 stats:
- 13,436 new users so far this year (source: Google Analytics)
- 51 new blog posts (including this one)
- 11 STEAM Experiments for Kids
- 11 Children’s STEAM Book Reviews
- 11 Children’s STEAM Toy Reviews
- 3 new Women in Engineering Interview Series posts
- 2 external interviews sharing my engineering story: a podcast and virtual summit
Top 5 Engineering Emily Pages in 2019 (source: Google Analytics):
- Exploring the Five Senses for Babies, Toddlers, and Preschoolers: Sense of Taste
- Exploring the Five Senses for Babies, Toddlers, and Preschoolers: Sense of Sight
- Reduce, Reuse and Recycle Earth Day STEM Activities for Kids
- Teach Kids STEM Concepts Making Rice Krispies Treats
- The Engineer Stereotype
My Instagram page has grown from ~500 followers to almost 1,000! I added some exciting things on Instagram this year, including posting more frequently, regularly using stories, and 6 GIVEAWAYS!
The giveaways were STEM/STEAM themed toys, books, and clothes that I had personally reviewed and recommended on my blog. It feels wonderful to be able to share these products that are helping my kids develop a passion for STEM with others!
I was honestly shocked to see how much my blog has grown in the last year, compared to the statistics in my 2018 wrap-up post. One statistic I loved is that my Rice Krispies Treats post made the top 5 list last year and this year. It’s still one of our family favorites, because we turn cooking a sweet treat into an opportunity to learn STEAM concepts!
Thank you for following along on my blog and social media this year. I appreciate all of your support, and as always, I’d love feedback on my posts and ideas for future posts!
I want to wish you and your family Merry Everything, and Happy New Year! Cheers to a memorable and successful 2020!
What big plans do you have for 2020? Are you setting long-term goals for yourself too, now that we’re starting a new decade?