In Case You Missed It: Top 10 Posts and Highlights of 2015
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Happy New Year Friends! Whew, I’m going to step off of the whirlwind that has been this wonderful, busy holiday season and take a minute to thank all of my readers and subscribers. Truth time: When Terry and I started this little blog 10 months ago, we truly did not have a clue of what was actually involved in this ‘blogging thing’. Holy cow, we have learned so much these past months and have met some wonderful people along the way. We’re excited about what 2016 holds; we know we’ll learn even more and we’ll meet many more wonderful, helpful, clever and creative people from all parts of the globe.
In thinking ahead, it’s always helpful to look back at what we did, what worked and what didn’t.
- First off, we started this blog on February 3, 2015. When I say ‘we started’, I mean our first post was published. But its fair to say that we were completely walking in the dark for many months. In the past 11 months, we’ve learned the basics of our blog platform, coding, PhotoShop, photography and gained insight into all the different modes of social media. If nothing else, it’s been really good for our brains!
- Just in the past couple of months, we really feel we’ve found a blogging community that includes talented bloggers from as far away as Greece, Spain and Australia and as close as our home state of North Carolina. Bloggers (can’t anyone think of a better name? Some words roll off of the tongue, but “Blogger” just kind of plops off of the tongue. Ugh.) are, as a whole, an encouraging group of creatives who really do welcome the opportunity to help each other.
Top 10 Posts of 2015:
Here’s a bit of a retrospective (David Letterman style) of our most popular posts.
8. Up-cycled Candlewick Bedspread I love finding ways to re-purpose items that are otherwise languishing in my attic. These hand towels were the result of up-cycle brain storm.
5. Not only was this the 5th most popular post of 2015. but it is also one of my favorites. This blog has given me a vehicle to journal and document some of my childhood memories. The post about making Linen Cocktail Napkins introduced my readers to Grandma, who played a important role in my life. 4, 3, 2 and 1. Knitted Washcloths. I was lucky enough to have several of my knit cotton washcloth patterns picked up and promoted by FaveCrafts.com, which resulted in these 4 patterns being the most popular posts of the year.
Thanks for joining me on this trip down memory lane and more importantly, for the journey of the past year. I truly appreciate that you have taken a few minutes of your busy day to spend it, virtually, with me. Your comments, suggestions and tips mean so much to me, so please keep them coming. If you have some specific ideas for projects that you’d like to see in 2016, I’d love for you to send them my way.
I wish you and yours a very Happy and Healthy New Year.
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