My Top 10 Posts of 2016

In 2016 I wrote 282 blog posts. The days, weeks and months really have a way of adding up. Today I want to share my top 10 posts from 2016. These are the posts that ranked the most page views, not my personal favorites. A few are surprising to me, a few not so much.

#1 Mason Jar Soap Dispenser
#2 How to Organize a Homework Command Center
#3 Brownie Bottom Pumpkin Dream Bars
#4 Routine Maintenance Made Easy

#5 How to Host an Ice Cream Party on a Budget
#6 Resurrection Rolls
#7 Tex-Mex Sloppy Joes
#8 Thank You God for This Day
#9 Simple Ways to Encourage Kids to Write
#10 How to host a North Pole Breakfast

All but one of them are highly pinnable posts, intended for getting traffic to the blog. Seeing the odd-ball, #8, on the list left me with a huge smile. It was a post I wrote early this year when I felt defeated and possibly at my lowest point in 2016. Knowing that post resonated with others, and being on the other side of that dark time, brings me so much joy. It encourages me to look beyond just recipes and how-to’s and continue spreading a message of hope and truth in 2017.

Do you have a favorite blog post you wrote or read in 2016?

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  • Jessica

    Wahoo for the successful posts and pins! That’s so awesome. I liked all of those posts a lot. I really need to add the DIY mason jar soap to my list and I’ve wanted to since I read that post originally. πŸ™‚

    • Haha! I moved mine away when I got all the Christmas stuff out. I need to get it back out. Thanks for the reminder. Obviously the post making the list wasn’t enough πŸ˜›

  • Meghan Flinn

    You definitely had some amazing posts! I especially loved your ice cream party (cause I just love ice cream) and seeing your homework center (cause I love office supplies)!

    • Thank you so much! I think 2016 was a pretty amazing year for both of us. I am excited to see what 2017 brings!

  • Heather Bramlett

    Great post!! and so thankful I found your blog!!
    Love the homework center and North Pole breakfast post πŸ™‚

    • Thank you so much. I really need to make it over to your space more often Heather. I’ll put that on my to do list today!

  • Lizzie Simantz

    Yay for popular posts! I will have to go back and read a couple of these I missed!

    • It is fun to look back and see what went over the best, right?! Glad we found each other in 2017!

  • Lovely blog, so glad I found it! Happy 2017 and thanks for hosting!

  • You have such great things to say and share! I can’t wait to see what comes your way in 2017. I’m really proud of you, JW. πŸ™‚

    • You just saying that makes me beam from ear to ear. Thank you for being a friend…. are you now singing the Golden Girls song?

      P.S. I love you.

  • For sure these were all fantastic! I think 2016 was a great blogging year for you! Can’t wait to see what 2017 holds in store!

    • I am super nervous and super excited all at once :).

  • Family and the Lake House

    It’s my first time linking up over here! Thanks for hosting!

    • WHAT?! We are so very, very happy to have you. I hope you’ll keep linking up with us. We’d love to have you stick around.

  • tacy

    Wow! You wrote a lot of posts! πŸ˜‰

    • Oh goodness did I. Goals for 2017, write less posts.

  • I would love to be able to write more pinable posts! Great job.

    • Thank you so much Dara, you could totally do it!

  • I love how your posts are all so well put together. I should really try that for 2017

    • Ha! That’s my OCD in action. Its terrible and wonderful all at the same time.

  • Sarah Geringer

    Looks like a great list of posts! I like the Ice Cream Party idea most.

    • Thank you so much Sarah. I LOVE ice cream, so that was a lot of fun to write.

  • I say, yes please! I get so much from your faith-based posts, they are some of my favorites πŸ™‚

    • Thank you so much Whitney. I think they good because they are so me and always unforced… which is why they go months between happening.

  • I can’t wait to check out some of these recipes! How cool is it that number 8 made the list?! Happy New Year!

    • Thank you! I was SO happy to see number #8 on there

  • I love seeing all of the posts! I agree, #8 makes me smile too!!

  • Girl, your recipe game was STRONG in 2016! That’s one thing that I want to do more of in 2017. I always love doing recipes for the blog and yet, I don’t really do that many of them!

    • They are so hard to fins the time to do and a lot of work as well. Thank you so much friend. I definitely upped my game in 2016.

  • Amy Smith

    I love your recipes! I always want to come for dinner & dessert at the Newman house hold!

    • That would be the best thing ever ☺!

  • Whitney Jordan

    Great list!! I always love your recipes, holiday posts and school ideas. Oh and your big girls always give me ideas for down the road with my kids. I’m excited to see what the new year has in store for your blog.

    • Thank you so much Whitney! It is nice to hear what others like to see and read about when you don’t really have a defined niche, you know?!

  • chall1018

    I loved all of these posts! Your recipes always inspire me to be better in the kitchen. One day!!

    • That is the sweetest, best compliment you could give me. Thank you!