Today marks one year of Wheatbelt Local! This time last year I was waiting ready to go into an exam (great timing right?), my phone at the ready… having just celebrated the publishing of the first post on this little blog! I don’t really think anyone read that first post (if you want to, find it here) but Wheatbelt Local has only grown! We’ve featured many different contributors, chatted with plenty of inspiring people, showcased life in the Wheatbelt, provided tips, advice and more! We even got a double page spread in the Wheatbelt Merredin Mercury 🙂 Now, a year on, I’m also getting ready to go into an exam, and celebrating a year of Wheatbelt Local!
We have so much planned for the next year, including… more contributors (if you’re interested, let us know!), more regular features, more giveaways (we are a not-for-profit blog, just Wheatbelt people sharing our passion for the region, so if you have a business and would like to sponsor a giveaway, we’d love to hear from you) and providing more ways to connect!
Thankyou to all our amazing contributors who have provided content this past year. Thankyou to all of our dedicated social media followers (Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Snapchat, Pinterest… you know who you are). Thankyou to all of our blog readers. ThankYOU!
Without further ado, I present to you… the Top 10 Posts from the First Year of Wheatbelt Local! No order, no certain statistics, just chosen! (I was going through our achieves to find these and thought “wow! we have lots of awesome posts!”)
An informative article with everything you need to know about staying safe around snakes, compiled with help from Mel Rowley from the Department of Parks and Wildlife, Narrogin.
After trying to find something fun to do as a family in the Wheatbelt (and being rather unsuccessful), we created a roundup of the best things to do as a family in the Wheatbelt region.
Rick Playle shares some stunning photos and birdwatching insight from the Narrogin area.
Tiffany Davey provides a very amusing recount on what was the Bachelor and Spinsters Ball in Kellerberrin in October.
Stacey Bell shares the recipes of 5 sweet treats that would be perfect to get you through harvest (or seeding, or just any big day!)
We chat to Hayden Sprigg, one of the talented musicians featured on the Sounds of the Wheatbelt CD, about everything from the project to who will win the AFL grand final!
We shared five of the best Wheatbelt Instagram accounts… filled with many beautiful and incredible photos of our spectacular region.
If you’re looking to head away for the weekend, Cunderdin is the place to go! We shared six things not to miss whilst you’re in the area.
A compilation of photos and 2014 seeding stats from farmers all over the Wheatbelt region!
An exclusive interview with the gorgeous Chelsea Basham, who talks about growing up on the Wheatbelt, performing with Keith Urban and her plans for the future.
And that’s it! Which has been your favourite post from Wheatbelt Local? Got any suggestions for new ones? Whether you’re new or whether you’ve been reading for a while, please leave a comment below and say hi!