This was a great year for P.S. I Love You Scrapbooking. I learned so much about blogging, websites, graphics, and social media this year. Some days my head spun with all of the information I read, but I really want to know how to do this “blog thing” so I can share my crafty projects. It’s one thing to post about your creations, but it’s something completely different to get people to actually come look at what you’re posting. Here is the low down on My Top Blog Posts for 2014. As I was reviewing my stats for 2014 I thought I would share my top blog posts for the year. I was somewhat surprised with what was popular. You will see that my most visited post isn’t a paper craft….not even close!
Overall Top Project for 2014
Drum roll please…..dadadadadaaaa! P.S. I Love You’s most visited post for 2014 was Redneck Crafts Using Shotgun Shells! This was a fun post that I did after doing some craft projects for a rehearsal dinner. Most of my posts are Cricut projects and cards, so I was a little surprised when I saw that this was in the #1 spot. I posted Redneck Crafts Using Shotgun Shells on October 7, 2012, so it is over two years old. It has been pinned over 3500 times! I’m sure that is part of the reason that it gets so many visits. I have more ideas for crafts using shotgun shells. I need to contact my friends, and get them to save me some shells while they are hunting.
Post that I Made in 2014 that Got the Most Visits
My Redneck Crafts post was the over top post, but since it is over 2 years old, it is “well seasoned” in Google’s eyes, and gets a lot of search traffic. It’s not really fair to compare posts that are new to others that are a few years old, so I’m also sharing the post that I wrote this year that got the most traffic.
Sunset Backgrounds Using Copic Markers was one of the most fun projects, and it also proved to be one of my reader’s favorites. I love sitting here with my Copics and doodling….that’s pretty much what you do when you’re making sunsets. In this post I show 7 cards using different color combinations and some different stamps that work well with this technique.
I was also really proud of this post because it was featured on the Craft Gossip website.
I used the Copics a lot a the beginning of the year, but not as much during the summer, fall, and holidays. There’s no particular reason why I haven’t used them. I’m a fickle crafter, and I create whatever my heart is feeling at the moment. Sometimes I will do nothing by stamped cards for awhile. Then I’ll get in the mood to use the Cricut for a few months. It all works out, and I will be back to coloring soon.
Most Visited Page for 2014
Many of you may be confused between the difference in a page and a post. My pages are the headers at the top of my webpage.
After my Home Page, my Events Page was the most visited page on my website. They receive more visits that any of my blog posts. On my Events Page, I post upcoming crops in my area.
Some of you may know that I used to own a scrapbook store. Ten years ago, there were tons of groups holding scrapbooking events or crops in this area. You could attend one just about every weekend, especially in the fall and winter. After alot of the independent scrapbook stores closed it became difficult to find a events. I made so many scrappy friends when I had the store, and we love to get together to craft. I host weekend crops at a local hotel, and I have 6 scheduled for 2015. There are also a few other ladies in my area, who host events so post those as well.
Great job. What a fabulous summary of your year.
Wow, Shot Gun Shells, number 1! Way to go Pam. Congratulations on your Blog’s success!
Thanks for your support Steph!
Lou Lou Girls
Love it! Pinned and tweeted. We appreciate you taking the time to stop by our party. We love partying with you! I hope to see you on Monday at 7 pm. Happy Sunday! Lou Lou Girls
Thanks so much for the pin and tweet!
Wonderful roundup of your top posts. This is such a great way to share in case someone missed one. Thanks for linking up with Creative Spark Link Party. I hope you can join us again this week. The party went live today!
Glenna @ My Paper Craze