Around this time last year, I recapped my year of blogging. Sharing my favorite posts, most popular posts, and my social media stats for the year. I debated on whether to write the same type of post this year, but I decided to do it because it’s always nice to have these sorts of things to look back on. I also hope that by sharing my numbers with all of you, it’ll inspire you to keep track of your own growth! I don’t think it’s a good idea to obsess about numbers (I’ve stopped keeping track of my day-to-day numbers entirely), but I do think it’s important for you to see your own progress in a quantified way!
But before I get into numbers, let’s talk about the most popular posts in 2016!
Most popular posts.
I wrote this post around the time I started this blog (almost 3 years ago!) but it only just started getting action this year after I cleaned up the post and created a pinnable photo. I’ll never stop telling people how important the pinnable photo is. I’ve seen posts go from getting 2 pins to 12,000 pins just by changing the photo, not the content. It makes a huge difference!
I was honestly really surprised this post took off but I was insanely happy about it! My book posts usually don’t get much traction but this one went wild on Pinterest and brought me a ton of traffic this year.
This was the post that started it all for me! I wrote this two summers ago and am pleased to see that it’s still getting lots of views!
Round 2 of this post was a lot of fun to write and it was exciting getting to partner with so many brands and see so many beautiful planners in person!
Here’s another oldie but goodie that is still racking up page views for me! I’m hoping to write a new version of this post once I begin grad school.
Favorite posts to write.
I absolutely loved working with Phonetic Eyewear for this post and I had a blast talking about how I prepared for the GRE. The GRE itself wasn’t pleasant, but writing this post was fun!
I loved writing this post because it stemmed from a conversation I had with some fellow bloggers. I felt it was a topic that more than a few people could relate to and needed advice about!
I love talking about my major to anyone who will listen so I enjoyed writing this post probably too much! I’m hoping that there will be a lot more SLP talk on the blog soon once I hear back from grad schools.
The struggle was SO real when I wrote this post and it was a nice break from studying for neuro!
I poured my blood, sweat, and tears into this post and I feel like it shows! It was one of the most arduous posts I’ve ever had to write but I absolutely loved every moment of it. I was definitely in my element, gushing about planners and covers and layouts!
And now, for the moment you’ve all been waiting for… my 2016 stats.
2016 Blog and Social Media Stats
Posts published in 2016: 78 (+19 from 2015)
Number of Sponsored Blog Posts: 17 (+9 from 2015)
Number of Page Views: 515,653 (+434,778 from 2015)
Number of Unique Visitors: 308,845 (+241,383 from 2015)
Twitter followers: 1,575 (+695 from 2015)
Facebook likes: 668 (+326 from 2015)
Instagram followers: 2,737 (+1,651 from 2015)
Pinterest followers: 3,699 (+3,140 from 2015)
Bloglovin’ followers: 582 (+345 from 2015)
YouTube subscribers: 186 (+186 from 2015)
Feeling #blessed after seeing these numbers but also feeling very motivated to make 2017 an even better year! Thank you all so much for reading and listening and commenting. I hope that your year is everything you’re hoping it will be.
This week and next week Ryan and I will be traveling/road-tripping so be sure to keep up with me on social media (especially Snapchat) where I’ll be documenting our adventures!