I thought it would be fun to count down my top 5 most popular posts from 2012. This past year was really my first offical year of blogging and I learned alot about the kinds of posts I like to write. The kinds of posts people like to read… well that’s still a bit of a mystery to me. What I tried to do was write things that felt right and genuine to me. Some of them didn’t work out, but a few did. And here they are!
DIY Wall Art: Bubbles
This was my first blog post that really took off and I give it credit for getting me excited about blogging. These little bubbly canvases are the kind of thing I’m always working on and I usually just throw them in the closet or give them away. Publishing this and having it take off made me think “Hey, people actually want to see the little projects I’m working on. This could be fun!”
Hand Embroidered Cards
I actually had made these cards a couple years before I wrote this post and tried to sell them in my failed Etsy shop. I assumed people hated them because there was very little interest, so when I wrote this post it was totally on a whim. It was meant to be a bit of a filler post because I had nothing else to say. What I thought was just filler has turned out to the bread and butter of my blog posts. It’s been pinned thousands of times, I’ve seen the post all over the internet and translated into several languages. So if you have any draft posts growing mold somewhere, maybe you should clean them up and hit publish because you just never know.
DIY Wall Art: Dreamy Letters
After the success of my Bubbles Art post, I decided to try my hand at DIY art again. I had a lot of fun dreaming this one up and believe it or not, took weeks to get it right. This post ended up being published on the Ruche blog and I became a proud member of the Ruche Blogger Family.
How Not to Paint Ikea Furniture
To this day, this post is by far my most commented on. People love to point out my obvious mistakes and laugh at me. I didn’t really want to publish this one at first because it’s so dorky, but I’m glad I did. I was planning on just destroying the evidence and never speaking of it again, but I decided to share the story hoping nobody else would make my mistakes. Maybe you’ll even have a little chuckle at my expense.
This post was the first in what I hope to be a continuing trend on my blog- giving away free digital bits. I figured an iPhone background is something a lot of people could use, and I’ve since expanded these posts to include a desktop background too. I’m really glad these freebie posts turned out to be so popular because I really enjoy making them! Don’t worry, the January background is coming very soon!!