Happy New Year! It’s been a wonderfully refreshing time of resting, reconnecting, and yummy food for the past week. I hope you had a chance to step out of the normal routine and celebrate in a meaningful way with your loved ones.
I love looking back at the previous year on New Years Eve. Last year I summarized my top five posts in 2015 and it was really fun to see what people enjoyed reading. Here are the top five posts in 2016 according to Google Analytics!
Top 5 Posts in 2016
Blogging in 2016 felt easier in a lot of ways. Enrolling in Elite Blog Academy guided me in important ways behind the scenes throughout the year. It served as a road map which I really appreciated.
I am also SO thankful for the connections with readers and other bloggers that I’ve made in the past year. I truly appreciate every reader and every comment. Thank you for being here.
So, at #5, we have Editing our Clothes with the KonMari Method, Part 1. This was actually the #2 post in 2015 and it continues to interest people. I recently started watching Marie Kondo coaching people in the United States use her method to declutter on YouTube. It reminded me of how powerful decluttering from a joy perspective can be. It was also the inspiration for my word for 2017.
You can find Part 2 here – where we actually go through the process with our own clothes!
Coming in at #4 is Meal Planning for Beginners – Step 1. I remember writing this post after reading several meal plans from other bloggers. Instead of staying in my frustrated state, I finally decided to write about it and take action. I knew I probably wasn’t the only one who had tried meal planning before and “failed.” There are some free printables at the bottom of the post to help you get started too!
Coming in at #3 is How to go from Poor to Rich in One Day. This is one of my favorite posts. I’m preaching to myself in this post. Our hearts are easily dissatisfied when we fall into comparison and envy. The practice of gratitude and the perspective discussed in this post are the cure.
Coming in at #2 is another meal planning post – Stress Free Meal Planning for Beginners. This simple way of meal planning has helped us stay on budget, and really does provide a more peaceful household at 5pm. Starting where you are and what your family already enjoys is the key to meal planning for beginners. I’m happy to say we’ve been using this system ever since and it’s become part of our weekly routine.
And finally, the top post of 2016 was….10 Lessons Learned After a Year of Decluttering. I loved writing this post after reading through all of my decluttering posts in January of 2015. The lessons within this post are points that I need to remind myself of all year long. For a FREE printable of the post, sign up for our VIP Resource Library!
My Favorite Blog Posts in 2016
Here are five of my favorites that didn’t make it into the list:
Lessons Learned While Riding a Tandem Bike : Reflections from our anniversary trip
Thanks for taking a walk down memory lane with me! Happy New Year friends!
What has been something in your “Top 5” from 2016? I’d love to know!
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