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2020: A Year in Review

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Who would have thought that 2020 would FINALLY come to an end? This was both the longest and fastest year all at the same time… All while causing us to completely lose all sense of time. Today, I want to take a step back and look at 2020 here on Shed Happens.

This was a HUGE year for Shed Happens. Why? This blog launched at the start of February 2020!

Since that time, I have had the opportunity to connect with pet lovers around the globe, sharing tips and tricks, funny stories and more.

Who wouldn’t love spending their time talking about pets and sharing pet pictures? I’m in heaven!

At the end of March, I launched the first Hump Day Humour post.

This is a blog series where we come together on the first and third Wednesday of each month to share funny pet-related pictures videos and stories.

Related: ‘14 Ways to Help Your Local Shelter or Rescue Organization Without Adopting

Moving into 2021, I am continuing this series. I love sharing the antics of our crazy pets while also hearing your hilarious stories.

If you have any funny pet-related content to share, make sure to share it with us so that I can include it on an upcoming post!

For full details of how to submit your content, check out the ‘Other Humour’ section from this December Hump Day Humour post.

From the February 2020 launch to December 31st, 2020 Shed Happens has had over 100,000 page views!

I want to take a moment to thank all of you for your support and encouragement.

When I started this blog, I simply wanted to share my love of pets with other pet lovers. Now, it has grown and evolved into a source of income for our household.

I couldn’t have done this without YOU! Thank you!

To celebrate the New Year, I’d like to take a short walk down memory lane by sharing the best performing posts over the year.

Top 10 Performing Posts of 2020 on Shed Happens

#10. 7 Effective Leash Training Tips

#9. 6 Phone Numbers Every Pet Owner Should Have on Hand

#8. 11 Must-Have Apps for Pet Parents in 2020

#7. Teach Your Pet Bird to Talk with These Simple Tips

#6. Easy to Make DIY Ferret Toys and Accessories

#5. Must-Have Camping Gear for Dogs

#4. The Benefits of Cat Grass for Your Feline Friend

#3. 6 Dog Dental Care Tips Every Owner Should Know

#2. How to Cut Your Pet’s Nails at Home (Including Tips for Nervous Pets)

The best performing post this year (drumroll please) …

#1. Easy 3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Banana Dog Treats

Related: ‘Find the Best Shelter Dog for Your Family by Following This Advice!

I want to take a moment to wish each of you all the best as we step into 2021.

I know that 2020 has been a challenge for many. Hopefully, this will be the start of better things ahead as we start to return to ‘normal’ once again.

If you have been struggling this year, know that I am sending love and encouragement from our pack!

SHOUT-OUT to all essential workers including healthcare professionals, grocery store workers, delivery drivers, mail carriers, and more!

We appreciate all of your hard work and the sacrifices that you have had to make this year.

Was your favourite post on the list? Let me know in the comments below!

About Author

Britt is a digital/social media marketer and the owner of The Social Alternative. When she’s not working, she enjoys spending her time with her ‘pack’ which includes her husband John, their 2 dogs Daviana and Indiana and their 2 cats Pippen and Jinx. A proud pet mom, she shares all her pet-related tips, tricks and funny pet antics on Shed Happens.

40 Comments

  • Ruth| Ruthiee loves Glamour
    January 1, 2021 at 1:58 pm

    Wow! I love this review and the fact that your blog will be 1 in 1 month’s time is amazing and over 100 000 views in less than a year is a great feat. I am not really an animal person but your blog is cool. 2020 was challenging and it was the most difficult year yet but I hope and pray 2021 will be kinder to us all. Great review x!

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    • Britt
      January 1, 2021 at 4:27 pm

      Thank you! I really am hoping that 2021 brings happiness and positivity. After all, 2020 brought enough negativity for at least another year!

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  • Nancy
    January 1, 2021 at 4:34 pm

    Happy New Year!! Even though your blog launched in February 2020, you’ve done an amazing job with your blog, posting amazing content and even the engagement!! I think you hit the nail with being on point with the first year of your blog’s launch. Congrats on hitting over 100k views too!!! Hope 2021 will be another amazing year for your blog. Wishing you personally the best this year :). I always love the Hump Day Humour posts. Every time that happens, I am like.. What is going on inside your head!

    Nancy ✨ mdrnminimalists.com

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    • Britt
      January 1, 2021 at 6:15 pm

      Thank you! I am so excited about how 2020 went with this blog and can’t wait to see what’s to come as we move into 2021.
      As for the Hump Day Humour, I almost ALWAYS wonder what is going on in the minds of my pets during the many hilarious stories that I share… Although, at the same time, I’m also not sure I WANT to know! Lol

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  • Dani
    January 2, 2021 at 4:15 am

    Wow – well done for the success of your blog this year! Long may it continue into 2021 and onwards! 🙂

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    • Britt
      January 2, 2021 at 11:37 am

      Thank you very much!

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  • Sandra Ans
    January 2, 2021 at 5:58 am

    You have really made a fantastic blog and I am so happy about that!

    Show love and love will come back to you – that’s something about you and your blog because over 100 000 views in less than one year are mind-blowing!

    In 2021 I wish you to keep doing what you love!
    Be safe and healthy!
    Happy New Year! :*

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    • Britt
      January 2, 2021 at 11:36 am

      Thank you very much! I love the fact that I’ve had the opportunity to connect with so many different pet lovers all over. Our pets are such a HUGE part of our lives!

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  • Merry Sari
    January 2, 2021 at 7:33 am

    Happy New Year, Britt! Your blog is my 1st ever pet blog that I visited (I don’t visit many pet blogs) and I couldn’t say how much I love all your content here. I learned a lot from your experiences because I have 3 dogs that need to take care of. Congrats on hitting over 100k views! You’ve done an amazing job for your blog even when you launched it in Feb 2020! Hope 2021 will be a wonderful year for your blog. And hope I can participate soon in your Hump Day Humour 😀

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    • Britt
      January 2, 2021 at 11:32 am

      Thank you very much! I love hearing that people are able to benefit from the posts that I’m putting out there. Dogs are such a special part of our lives, aren’t they? I can’t wait to see what you submit for Hump Day Humour!

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  • Lisa
    January 2, 2021 at 8:53 am

    Massive congrats on the huge success of this blog, Britt, it’s so well deserved! As a cat mum, I’d have to say I’ve loved all your cat posts and I’ve also learned things from your fish posts too (Flora has a fish tank in her room). Here’s to even more success in 2021! 🙂

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    • Britt
      January 2, 2021 at 11:31 am

      Thank you! I am glad that I have the opportunity to connect with so many other pet lovers. I am SO excited to see what 2021 will bring not only here on my blog, but also for everyone else that I have connected with in the blogging community!

      Reply
  • Charity
    January 2, 2021 at 8:58 am

    So happy to look back on 2020 and look forward to 2021 as well! Wishing you all the best for the coming year ahead my friend!

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    • Britt
      January 2, 2021 at 11:28 am

      Thank you! I am really excited about everything that 2021 will bring. So many great opportunities!

      Reply
  • Mira
    January 2, 2021 at 11:54 am

    Congratulation on your success! that’s fantastic. I’ve followed your blog for quiet a while and have to say that you totally deserve this success. You have been so dedicated and consistent and your posts are informative and fun to read. I can’t wait to see what interesting things you’ll share with us in 2021!

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    • Britt
      January 3, 2021 at 10:29 am

      Thank you very much and thank you for all your support over the last year! I am SO happy to have connected a community of incredible and supportive bloggers like yourself.

      Reply
  • Kayleigh Zara
    January 2, 2021 at 12:18 pm

    Woah! Gal I didn’t know your blog was so recently launched so congrats on how much you’ve achieved in the years it’s incredible! I’m super excited to see what content you produce this year x

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    • Britt
      January 3, 2021 at 10:28 am

      Thank you! I have another blog that I’ve been running since 2017 but this is my new project and I VERY quickly fell completely in love with it!

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  • Faye
    January 2, 2021 at 1:32 pm

    It sounds like you’ve achieved some amazing things this year. 100,000 page views is absolutely incredible!! Despite not being a pet owner, and admittedly not much of an animal person (…other than cats), I really enjoy reading your writing. Looking forward to your 2021 content x

    https://www.femaleoriginal.com

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    • Britt
      January 3, 2021 at 10:26 am

      Thank you very much! I am over the moon excited about how this blog has been performing to date, and can’t wait to see what 2021 will bring!

      Reply
  • Sarah
    January 2, 2021 at 8:12 pm

    Happy New Year! Congrats on reaching two big milestones! I recently found your blog and love the variety of pet related things you post about. We do not currently have a pet, but are planning to get one soon. I will definitely be keeping many of your posts to reference when we do get one!

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    • Britt
      January 3, 2021 at 10:24 am

      Pets are such a great addition to any house, but you have to make sure the time is right. I’m excited for you when that time comes! Do you know what kind of pet you’re looking at adding to your family?

      Reply
  • Sophia patel
    January 3, 2021 at 3:35 pm

    congratulations, it sounds like you have had a successful year (considering the circumstances)! Well done!

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    • Britt
      January 3, 2021 at 7:01 pm

      Thank you!

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  • Lynn Mejia
    January 3, 2021 at 4:34 pm

    Aw! What a sweet post! 100k page views?! That’s amazing 🙂 Here’s to more success this year!!

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    • Britt
      January 3, 2021 at 7:04 pm

      Thank you! I can’t wait to see what 2021 brings!

      Reply
  • Michelle
    January 4, 2021 at 5:52 am

    Hope you have a great 2021! Keep up the great blog 🙂

    All the best, Michelle (michellesclutterbox.com)

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    • Britt
      January 4, 2021 at 4:24 pm

      Thank you! I hope this year brings great things for you as well!

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  • Sophie
    January 4, 2021 at 8:00 am

    Huge congratulations on 100k in year 1!! So well deserved. It feels like I’ve been reading this blog for so much longer than that too. I can definitely relate to the longest and fastest year ever, the majority of the year is such a blur. I loved the leash training post, but I’ve picked up so many great tips from your other posts too x

    Sophie

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    • Britt
      January 4, 2021 at 4:24 pm

      Isn’t it crazy how this year seems to really mess with time? lol I have lost track of time more often than I care to admit…
      It feels like I have been writing this blog a lot longer than that too! I guess that’s a sign that it just feels ‘right’ 🙂

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  • Sophie Harriet
    January 4, 2021 at 11:45 am

    Congratulations, you have achieved so much on this blog in such a short amount of time, and I really enjoy reading your posts, they are funny and informative! I look forward to seeing what 2021 will bring! xx

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    • Britt
      January 4, 2021 at 4:23 pm

      Thank you! I’m really excited as we step into this new chapter!

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  • Kim
    January 4, 2021 at 11:51 am

    Oh how I’ve enjoyed following you along this past year and how much your readership and fan base has grown organically. But of course, I mean… you’re always so authentic. Anyone can share a diy or how to but not everyone can help us understand in relatable words as well as you do. And your #1 post haha.. of course! I mean PeanutButter!! Only thing that would have tied is if you did a post on Bacon hahaha.. Happy New Year Britt, looking forward to another year of greatness!

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    • Britt
      January 4, 2021 at 4:22 pm

      Thank you very much, this comment really made me smile. I am so happy to hear that I come across as authentic as that is one of the things that I honestly feel is most important throughout all of this. Happy New Year to you and your family as well! I hope that we all have a great 2021!

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  • Shyla Elza
    January 4, 2021 at 12:33 pm

    Your blog has come so far in such a short time! A huge congrats on your blog stats! I hope you find more success in 2021!

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    • Britt
      January 4, 2021 at 4:21 pm

      Thank you very much! Honestly, I’m just blown away by it all. That being said, it has me SUPER excited to see where I can take it next!

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  • Mark Crone
    January 5, 2021 at 3:31 pm

    Great success this past year for you. You’ve got a great niche where people need help and advice. Continued success!

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    • Britt
      January 6, 2021 at 12:27 pm

      Thank you very much!

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  • Jupiter Hadley
    January 7, 2021 at 7:00 am

    Congratulations on meeting your goals! What a fun year, despite it all.

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    • Britt
      January 7, 2021 at 5:01 pm

      Thank you! I am honestly SO blown away by how the year went in terms of this blog!

      Reply

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