Top Blog Posts & favourite blogs of 2016

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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

3. ?Our tongue-tie nightmare

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,

Slainte!

 

Lynne xx

 

 

Keep Calm and Carry On Linking Sunday

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    Yummyblogger
    January 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
    Yummyblogger recently posted…Review of the year 2016: toddlers, babies, life and my top 5 blog postsMy Profile

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      newmummy
      January 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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    January 3, 2017 at 9:19 pm

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    Fiona Cambouropoulos
    January 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 b
    January 8, 2017 at 9:49 am

    love a round up of best posts πŸ™‚ 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 πŸ™‚ #KCACOLS
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    Becky Clark
    January 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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    Maria
    January 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 Parry
    January 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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    Bread
    January 16, 2017 at 8:54 pm

    Love to see some of your posts. Gonna be checking out that tips for flying with toddlers. #kcacols

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