It’s time for the list of the top 10 posts of the year!
This was a slower year for me, mostly due to pregnancy and all that comes with that, so I only wrote almost half of the amount of posts of the previous year. In 2015, I wrote 93, and this year I wrote an exact even 50. BUT, even with half the posts, I actually, just barely, got more views and visitors this year than last year, meaning that my posts are bringing in more readers than ever! Hooray for that!
This year, I had 11,687 visitors to my blog with 16,043 views and ended the year with 118 blog followers. *cheer* (To follow this blog, click FOLLOW on the right hand side of this page)
Without further ado, what were the most popular posts of this year? Well, not all of them were even actually published on this blog this year – some have remained super popular from previous years, and have lived on with lives of their own all over the Internet.
Sitting at #1, by far, with no competition, and with around 35 hits A DAY is:
Anime Characters by Myers-Briggs Type (with 7,164 individual views this year!!)
This post is also #1 on any Google search for “anime characters by Myers-Briggs type and continually brings in guests to my blog. Kind of exciting, even if it is very niche. So if you like anime AND personality typing, this is the post for you. Identified by name, show title, and picture, I have anime characters from various shows in neat little groups according to their types. 🙂
The Day I Met Job (with 996 individual views)
This makes me so happy that it’s #2. This is the deeply personal testimony of what God did in my heart and life last year after suffering with secondary infertility. It is also about my best friend and her daughter, an appreciation of my mother-in-law, a nod to a fellow author, and mostly a testimony about a hero of the faith I met last year. Please read the article. I hope my vulnerability and sharing of God’s greatness touches your heart!
An Open Letter to My Pregnant Sister (with 460 views)
Still going strong. This is a writeup I did for baby showers that I first composed for my sister 2 1/2 years ago, and have tweaked a few times since to share with other expectant moms. There must be a need for this, as people continually search for this online and find my site. 🙂
Tied with “My Pregnant Sister” is: Setting up the Romance Ship (with 460 views)
How fun that my breakdown of the smart secret to writing a winning romance story did so well! I thought this one was a bit obvious until I read (and watched) many people miss this key point to setting up their relationship story. Thinking I had nothing to lose, I threw my own theory out there, and it did very well!
Should Married Women Vote Against Their Spouse? (with 349 views)
This one was a hot button when I first posted it a few years ago, and it continues to be something people search for and find through my blog. Read at your own risk… 🙂
Could You Love This Genderless Person? (with 287 views)
Maybe it was just a catchy title, but this was a very niche article about genderbender dramas that I posted. A “genderbender” is when a guy dresses up and pretends to be a girl, or vice versa, and the opposite sex falls for them. I explore this trope and why it means so much to women, and maybe what’s spiritually at the heart of this “forbidden romance” story.
In Memory of Victoria Mercy Conte (with 262 views)
A year and a half after the sudden and tragic passing of my husband’s baby sister, this post, written by *him* not me, still makes the top 10 on my list. Please read my husband’s beautiful, tear-jerker tribute to a lovely life that sits very dear to our hearts.
NAME THE BABY! (with 221 views)
I’m legitimately shocked that this made the top 10! Last year I teamed up with lovely author Melanie D. Snitker to do a giveaway and promote each other’s books. Readers named the baby that her main couple was pregnant with, and we got some great responses. I need to do more on this blog with fellow authors next year! In the meantime, check out Melanie’s very successful books on Amazon.
Asian TV for the American Newbie Viewer (with 188 views)
This is a fun list that I kept on my sidebar. Always hearing me talk about anime and kdramas but have no idea what’s safe or good to watch or where to start? Not sure you’d even like Asian TV? I put together a “starter” list of Asian TV for people who don’t like Asian TV, so to speak. These are storylines and shows that I think any American could love without feeling too “eastern” in the storytelling style. Give any of these shows a chance, and let me know if they did not disappoint!
And last but not least: Sarcastically Realistic Movie Descriptions – Name That Movie!
This one also surprises me that it made the list. This was a funny little game I posted on my blog a while ago, and it’s done well recently. Someone must have reposted them. If you’re looking for a comedic way to describe popular movies, as a game for a party you’re hosting, this might be the post for you.
So which blog post of mine was YOUR favorite this year? Leave a comment!