As 2015 comes to an end, it is a delight to review my accomplishments of the year. I take a look back each year, both with my blog and with my personal journal. And each year, I’m always amazed at how much I accomplished during the preceding year.
Looking back over my blog posts, I found that my most viewed blog post for 2015 was DIY – Paper Dahlia Wreath.
Although I can look at the numbers and know which post got the most views, it’s impossible to decide which is my most successful blog post of the year. Some posts are viewed a lot. Others have lots of comments. Some are shared a lot, or have lots of Facebook likes or are pinned on Pinterest. Some blog posts have been up for most of the year and some only a few months or weeks.
What is obvious, however is that DIY blog posts are popular. So, I will continue to offer instructions and templates this next year.
Quite a few of my older blog posts are still getting a lot of views too. 50 Triangle Boxes for A 50th Wedding Anniversary gets thousands of views from a photo on Pinterest. The DIY – Triangle Boxes, which includes a link to the template for making these triangle boxes, gets lots of views too.
This information is helpful for me as I make plans as to what to share for 2016. Obviously there will be lots of DIY blog posts. I will be sharing links to instructions from others as well as my own instructions and templates.
I will continue to post twice a week. My Monday, Studio Snapshot, will show what’s been going on in my studio for the previous week. My Thursday blog posts will be more informative and include online pharmacies things like DIY posts, more detailed information on my art and the process, book reviews, shows and what other paper artists are doing, tools and techniques and more.
I was quite pleased to find out that my blog readership has continued to grow, more than doubling in the past year. I’ve been blogging now for 5 years and loving it. Apparently others are enjoying it as well.
Happy New Year! I look forward to a new and wonderfully creative 2016.