2014 is almost over! As I told you in my first earnings/goals recap, (see the second one here, third one forthcoming in January) this was the year that I committed to putting real time and effort into blogging. I’ve succeeded in posting twice a week, “met” some awesome bloggers I consider friends, and actually made some money towards the end of the year.
It’s funny though, looking at all of my posts rounded up in one space I kept thinking ‘but didn’t I make more things?! Post more?!”. The time that goes into making things and then photographing, editing, writing, and promoting ends up being about even. So it feels like I’ve done more when I really haven’t! It’s tempting to think “Oh, I could sew and craft so much more if I wasn’t blogging about it all too” but I know the opposite is true. Documenting and sharing keeps me motivated; otherwise I spend more time on Pinterest and planning than actually creating.
Without further ado, both my favorite and readers’ favorite posts of 2014:
I like the projects that I felt were particularly clever or unique. They definitely do not correspond with traffic, but I’m okay with that. I picked the clothes that I always pulled out for myself or my son to wear most often! My top five favorites, in no particular order:
5. Julia Cardigan
Most Popular by Traffic
Least popular? A Crafting Interruption – 6 Books I Love. Clearly no one cares what I’m reading! Which I’m okay with. That was a desperation post in the midst of packing & morning sickness.
You can see all my projects here but I’d love to know what stands out to you from my blog, your own blog, or just blogs/Pinterest in 2014 in general. I’m excited to do more book reviews and share some other projects in 2015 and really hope I’m able to keep some momentum going even with the introduction of our second kid in early March.