Well, my plan was to write a post on my favourite posts of the year, and those that performed best based on views…. However, I lost my blogging mojo in August, and then with being absolutely shattered through being pregnant, I thought the blog had performed in two very different ways though out the year. But, it’s really interesting comparing the stats, I actually had more pageviews in the second half of the year, mostly through search – so a really great achievement. I’m now really excited going into 2017 knowing that my posts are being found on Google but also Pinterest. In 2017, I also hope to get back into the linkies which I’ve not had time for for falling asleep as soon as H was in bed – sorry hubby for being asleep so much! I also plan to work on my SEO and hope my search rankings will also continue to improve. Of course, if I look at comments, they have dropped off in the second half of the year, and I have my fingers crossed that by getting back into a few linkies that they’ll get closer to where they were before.
I also know that when I gave up #TheBabyFormula linky my views and comments obviously took a hit. I’m actually toying with starting it up again on a monthly basis as I really loved the community and my favourite bloggers who linked up each week. I’ve missed you all! I also love that I helped others find great friends and new blogs to read. In my book blogs help others, either through supporting each-other through the tantrums (Brummy Mummy of Two), the real life (The Unmumsy Mum), reviews and crafts (Anyway To Stay At Home), babyhood and positive thinking (Beauty Baby and Me) or general motherhood (Mum Muddling Through) or even inspiring interiors interspersed (into the toddler world) (Mum in Brum). So, every blog ?has the potential to help or inspire others, providing even the most basic reassurance and so, helping link people with blogs is an amazing thing.
But, back to my most viewed blog posts of the year, which you might want to catch up on if you missed them…
My top posts from 2016
1. ?Flying with a toddler including tips (18 months old)
2. ?Make a Hey Duggee cake in 8 steps
4. ?Naturelly Jelly Juice review & giveaway
5. ?Perfect Prep Machine – Water temperature light
6. ?Review – Babystyle Oyster 2 travel system
Plus a few of my favourites…
Pasta sauces are sugary and salty… make it instead?
11 things to do on maternity leave/just before baby arrives
Does this Ancient Chinese gender predictor chart predict your children’s gender?
Non-alcoholic wine – pregnant at Christmas & New Year
And, not forgetting my winter must read…
Snowsuits in car seats – a bit NO NO!?
In January I’m going to be adding some old posts that are sat in drafts:
- Reviewing Ruda caravan park in Croyde Bay Devon,
- Toddler friendly holiday in Menorca,
- the Eden Project,
- SmartTrike T3 Scooter review
- a 2nd Birthday Party – Peppa Pig theme, along with how to make a Peppa Pig cake.
I hope you can sign up for the mailing list so that you don’t miss out!
If you did miss it, my Blog Aims and Personal Goals for 2017 are also live.
Wishing all my lovely readers?a wonderful Hogmanay and very happy New Year,
YummybloggerJanuary 2, 2017 at 8:30 pm
I love reading other people’s blog round-ups! Your most popular post is similar to one of my top 5… holidaying with a 1 year old… we both struck gold! Xx
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newmummyJanuary 2, 2017 at 8:47 pm
Haha yes! I’m writing holiday posts from the last two years, in my head like crazy now… Just need time to type them!
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Fiona CambouropoulosJanuary 8, 2017 at 1:40 am
A great list and some wonderful ideas in draft, I’ll look forward to the Eden Project, that’s so close to us! #KCACOLS
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emma me and bJanuary 8, 2017 at 9:49 am
love a round up of best posts 🙂 well done too on traffic increase from pinterst. I spent a lot of time in 2016 working on this and see a steady increase now too 🙂 #KCACOLS
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Becky ClarkJanuary 8, 2017 at 2:53 pm
It’s sounds like you made some great achievements even though you’ve had a quieter year!
I definitely need to put more focus on Pinterest and sorted out my SEO on my older posts.
All the best for the NY #KCACOLS
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MariaJanuary 10, 2017 at 9:20 am
I am rubbish on Pinterest and really should focus on doing a bit more with it! I also love looking back at my most popular posts of the year too! #KCACOLS
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Sharon ParryJanuary 11, 2017 at 3:03 pm
Sounds like it was a great year after all! And you have some fab posts planned for January. Thanks so much for linking up at #KCACOLS. Hope you come back again next Sunday
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BreadJanuary 16, 2017 at 8:54 pm
Love to see some of your posts. Gonna be checking out that tips for flying with toddlers. #kcacols