Everyone seems to be listing their Top 10 Posts of 2012 or giving their Traffic Report for the year 2012 so I figured I'd join along!
This is really an exciting post for me for a few reasons. I started blogging (for myself) back in 2009 but didn't take it seriously until close to 2011 so this was really my very first full year running my blog as a business site rather than just a blog. It is my first full year of watching stats and paying attention to things like SEO and what readers want, what they search for. It was my first year paying attention to my audience and seeing what path they take once landing on my site. I just peeked at my stats for the year (instead of just checking my monthly stats like usual) and I am amazed at some of my numbers and it was also fun looking at my top posts. A few I already knew of, but a few surprised me.
It's really all very exciting to me and I can't wait to start this new year and I can learn how to improve. I've made some fantastic blogger friends who have helped me along the way and taught me so much. We've also learned a lot together and shared some awesome ideas!
So here we go...
My Top 10 Posts of 2012!
- We Had Tickets to Disney, but We've Been Re-Routed to Holland
- Homemade Non-Toxic Finger Paint for the Tub
- 19 Weeks Pregnant
- 20 Weeks Pregnant
- Ovacue Fertility Monitor Review
- Down Syndrom: Can I Have a 'Do-Over'?
- Applecheeks Cloth Diaper Review and Giveaway
My Top 10 Posts of 2012!
I was surprised at a few of these. I did not expect my 50 Shades of Grey post to take off the way it did. Of course that was a very popular book trilogy this year, but I really just contacted Northwind Threads to get myself a shirt for review haha. I knew a review would be super popular - but not THAT popular! This post fights for the number one position every single month! Maybe now that we are further away from Thanksgiving, it might have a chance at staying at number one?
My weekly pregnancy posts are always being clicked on. Another thing I did not expect to generate any traffic. I really only posted these pregnancy updates to keep track of my pregnancy. And for my family and friends to check in and see how my pregnancy was coming along. But it seems that people do searches for "19 Weeks Pregnant" - or whatever week... and they land on my site. Cool!
I was happy to see my two Down Syndrome posts show up. That puts a smile on my face. As emotional as it was to be told I was having a child with Down Syndrome was, I am glad to be able to share my experience with others. I hope that post and my other Down Syndrome post "Down Syndrome: Can I Have a "Do-Over"?" really help someone who is having or have just had a child with Down Syndrome. I know that it was posts like that, that helped me when I first found out.
Oh and I am also excited to see my finger paint for the tub post! Awesome!
Are you posting a "Top Ten of 2012" post?
If so, link up! We'd all love to visit you and see your top ten posts of the year!