This week, I'm gathering up ten of the blog posts that were most popular and helpful to my readers/followers.
Gathering your most popular (not necessarily your favorite) posts in one place not only makes it easy to showcase them to interested readers, it also helps you get an overview of what worked.
Or at least that is my theory, and one I hope can help you too! Here are the top ten, (and no, my favoritest 3 posts weren't in the lineup);
1. How To Create a Painting With PicMonkey
This PicMonkey tutorial and the holiday version I did for creating Christmas cards with PicMonkey did well this year. And that is encouraging because I want to do several more "paint-along-tutorials" for PicMonkey this year.
2. Saving Spare Change to Pay off Small Debts
I can't help be but happy with how well this debt freedom post is doing. It was one of the first that I posted We used the technique to pay off several smaller medical bills last year!
3.15 Side Hustle Ideas For People In Small Towns (And Rural Areas)
It's not easy to find side jobs in rural areas, especially if you don't have full-time internet access. In this post I listed some of the many ways that people can earn a little extra money even if they live in less populated areas.
4. Gumball Machine Facts (and Art)
Every now and then I love to do a brief history of a random item we take for granted everyday. I wrote this history of gumball machines to go with one of my new designs, and it gets a nice amount of search engine traffic everyday.
5. Hidden Pictures: How I turn Children's Scribbles Into Art
If you are looking for a unique way to turn your child's very first drawings into a keepsake, this article shows how I can turn those scribbles into actual art prints.
6. 10 Things Bloggers Need (That You Can't Buy)
New bloggers and new online entrepreneurs will need several tools to get started. But it's very important that they also know there are some tools and resources you can't buy.
7. Blogging Success Story With Writing Exercise
A writing and motivational exercise from a unique perspective, puts you writing your success story from the future.
8. The Sad Reason We Have an Affordable Home
I really wasn't expecting this to be read at all. It was just a topic that weighs on my mind sometimes and I wanted to talk about it.
This one did strangely well on StumbleUpon, and even though it has been published a year it still has a trickle of reads every day.
9. Walmart Savings Catcher App Review
Saving money is always a popular topic, huh? This one is one is my second most visited post and gets a lot of organic search traffic.
I've had a few inquires about the app, so I recently wrote a follow up article about redeeming your Savings Catcher rewards.
10. What They Don't Tell You About Twin Pregnancy
The closest thing I've had yet to a "viral post", this was a look-back on the long weeks of my twin pregnancy, and all the stuff that is sorta funny (and sorta not) about expecting multiples.
And A Bonus!
My post on endometriosis awareness "My One Yellow Shirt" has picked up a lot of traffic and shares lately too. It's not in the top ten, but it is definitely one of my more popular posts. Since I think it is important, I'm giving it an honorable mention. :)
What was your most popular post for the previous year?