Happy New Year friends! I can’t believe it’s 2019 already! 2018 zoomed by for me, as I am sure it did for you too. I just wanted to take this opportunity to do a quick wrap-up of 2018 and share with you what’s on the RunAwayRice horizon for 2019. I have lots of exciting news!
First, I would like to sincerely thank everyone for using my Amazon link. Your purchases have helped me tremendously this year to maintain the RunAwayRice website, as well as bring you new recipes, videos and products. For the readers not familiar with this nifty perquisite, RunAwayRice is an Amazon affiliate and when you purchase things on Amazon using the links I share, I receive a small commission for the referral. Using my link doesn’t cost you anything extra and it’s super easy. Simply click on the Amazon banner on the right-hand side of any page. Shop and make your purchase. That’s all it takes!
By using my link when you shop at Amazon, you’re supporting my recipes and videos every time you purchase something — no matter how big or small. Thank you so much for your support! 🙂
A Year in Review
In retrospect, 2018 was an amazing year for recipe sharing and food blogging. Social media makes sharing so easy, interactive and so much fun!
In 2018, the RunAwayRice blog shared 53 new posts from recipes and product reviews to cooking tips and travel logs. I get this question a lot and it always makes me smile “How many people work at RunAwayRice?” The answer is: me, myself and I 🙂 RunAwayRice has been my passion project since its inception in 2012. I create all the content, including recipe development, filming and editing videos, photography and blogging. Honestly, it takes a lot of work and dedication to maintain a cooking blog. Some days it’s difficult to keep up, but I try my best and I really have fun with it! Thank you dear readers for your continuous support, kind and encouraging words. I truly appreciate the love you’ve shown me over the years and feel so blessed to have this space to connect with you!
RunAwayRice on YouTube has almost 100,000 subscribers. Wow! I am thrilled and delighted so many viewers are tuning in to see my videos. For those fearing commitment (I am not judging 🙂 ) and haven’t subscribed yet to my channel, I hope you’ll click on the “Subscribe” button. After subscribing, be sure to click the bell icon and you’ll get immediate notification when I release a new video. Now there’s no chance of missing out!
Toward the end of 2018, RunAwayRice joined the Facebook Creator’s Program and is now sharing videos on Facebook. I am striving to get more videos on Facebook and really appreciate all the likes, shares and new followers.
Also in 2018, I worked extensively with Yummly to publish all recipes. If you’re not using Yummly as your digital recipe box, please be sure to check it out for 2019. You can quickly access your favorite RunAwayRice recipes, create a shopping list and schedule one-hour grocery delivery. How cool is that?!
New and Fun Things for 2019
In 2019, I am collaborating with new sponsors to bring you innovative products and ideas to make cooking easier and more fun. We will offer special programs exclusively for RunAwayRice readers. If you haven’t already done so, please sign-up for the mailing list so you can get early access to the latest recipes, news and promotions.
Everyone loves a giveaway! RunAwayRice will offer contests for you to win free items. Please stay tuned for the details!
Everything Instant Pot
If you read my post Instant Pot – Hype or Here to Stay?, you’ll know the answer is “Here to Stay!” The Instant Pot is the newest kitchen darling and everyone’s go-to appliance. I’ve been cooking with the Instant Pot since 2014 and delighted it’s become such a popular cooking tool.
I’ve received so many requests from you to share more Instant Pot recipes and starting in 2019, I will do just that! On the main page, you’ll see a new menu item called “Everything Instant Pot”. Here I will share Instant Pot recipes, tools, tips and tricks and more. I am really excited about featuring more Instant Pot recipes and I think you’ll really enjoy them!
Welcome New Readers!
If you’re new to RunAwayRice, a big welcome! I hope you find lots of yummy recipes which inspire you to cook some amazing dishes. Sharing is Caring: This blog is a sharing community and I welcome your comments, questions and feedback. Leave a comment if you have a recipe question. I also love it when you share your recipe results. If you make any of my recipes, please share your pictures to Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest or Twitter and hashtag it with #runawayrice or #runawayricerecipe
Best wishes for a wonderful 2019! Happy Cooking Friends! 🙂
Happy New Year chi Trang and wishing you many successful years blogging ahead. We continue to learn your tricks/ tips in the kitchen and dare we say, most of the recipes we’ve tried from your blogs have turned out succesfully! To maintain a blog with such consistency takes effort, dedication and commitment! Thank you very much for that chi Trang! Without much ado, to show our appreciation, we’ve been sharing your website with friends and soon to be friends. Even people who approach me at the market wondering what to do about certain ingredient, I’d give them your website! We have converted a few die hard ‘ I hate cooking’ gals into a ‘I’ve tried chi Trang’s recipe and it’s not too bad’ gals!
Keep on blogging chi Trang! You have a whole bunch of die hard followers!
Happy New Year Anh! Thank you for your sweet and kind words. I really appreciate you sharing my blog with your friends and acquaintances. I love that you chat with people in the grocery store to lend a helping hand. I do this too LOL. Making home-cooked meals for our families and friends are labors of love. But at the end of the day, when our loved ones feel cherished and nourished, it makes it all worthwhile. My wish is for everyone trying my recipes to be successful and to know that I am here to help you should you have any questions. Much love and thank you for your support em! 🙂