Today I am celebrating Gourmet Chick’s second birthday. Two years ago I first decided to stop annoying my friends by talking obsessively about food and instead transfer my obsession to the internet. In that time I have learnt a lot about food, eaten some amazing meals and travelled to some brilliant foodie destinations.
As I did last year I have included my yearly statistics below in the interests of transparency and for those of you who like knowing those sort of things. I have hit over 20,000 page views a month for the first time this month which is over double the same time last year. Big thanks to the sites who have been supportive of Gourmet Chick and directed traffic my way. The ones who have provided the most traffic are listed below. The most thanks go though to all the people who regularly read Gourmet Chick. It is always great to get your comments and thanks for spending some time on this little patch of the internet.
This aggregrator of restaurant reviews does a great job in my book by putting user and blogger reviews right up there next to the critics. Their London blog leader board is also always amusing to watch as blogs randomly soar up and down the ratings for what seems to be no apparent reason.
This user review site features one blog post for each restaurant and Gourmet Chick has been lucky enough to get featured a few times.
3. American in London
My go-to-guide for foodie travel – if I have a trip planned, chances are Alice has already been there and written it all up. Incisive writing style and a very authorative resource particularly when it comes to Chinese and French restaurants.
One of the original London food blogs and still one of the best (going strong after six years). Krista’s reviews are pithy and no-nonsense. This is a girl who knows her stuff.
5. Catty Life
A fellow Australian in London whose fun blog displays her obsessions for Byron Burgers and matcha powder.
6. Maison Cupcake
A great resource for bakers, Sarah is a domestic goddess with more recipes and tips than you will probably know what to do with. She is also the queen of macarons – brave woman!