As I did last year, I’m going to do a little recap here, showcasing the five posts YOU, the readers, liked the most this year (according to my WordPress stats), as well as the five posts I, the writer, liked the most. Please feel free to check out any posts you missed and share this with anyone you think might enjoy my blog.
Too Much Stuff: An All-American Problem
This post was kind of a phenomenon for me. It was shared hundreds of times on Facebook, which is as close to viral as I’ve ever gotten, and was also featured on BlogHer. Yet it was a simple, short post that owed much of what was interesting about it to another blogger whose post I was reacting to.
What Not to Say to the Parents of a Picky Eater
This will probably be the only “things not to say” post ever, because in general I don’t like that kind of thing, but this is a topic that is very personal to me.
All Dogs Go to Heaven, and That Other Thing Pope Francis Never Said
Most of the views on this post came from Reddit. I probably would have picked this as one of my favorites from the year myself, since people failing to investigate the various claims on the internet before resharing is a major pet peeve of mine.
I’m disappointed I didn’t get to visit more cemeteries in 2015. My visit to this lovely, well-kept graveyard was delightful.
I wrote this post years ago and am thrilled that it’s still so popular and that mothers find it helpful and affirming.
This post is dear to my heart because it’s about my husband and he richly deserves every word.
Giving the Gift of a Good Death to a Good Friend
I still can’t read this account of our dog’s last day without crying. Maybe I will never be able to.
This is a sobering reflection on the troubling times in which we live and how we allow them to affect our relationships with each other.
This post is special to me because it was my first to be featured on BlogHer (or anywhere for that matter!). It was widely read and remained one of the most popular posts there for several days, and engendered lots of good discussion.
This post is just eye candy–a collection of pictures with quotations that I made to celebrate Spring.
I’ve linked this up with the ladies at Like Mother, Like Daughter. There are more great posts to read there! As always, thank you for reading and Happy New Year!
“Too Much Stuff” was one of my favorite posts all year! It definitely reminded me of our need to clean house… and reading it again makes me want to do it again!
That’s the one thing I love best about writing – it’s like opening a time capsule. You’ve had quite a year!,
I hadn’t read any of these, but “Too Much Stuff” really speaks to me. I am working hard to declutter and get rid of things we just don’t need. I’m glad to say we only have one TV and we don’t watch it all that often. I’ve been working on paring down the number of toys and other items in our house.
Leslie I have enjoyed reading your posts this year and learning more you and your family. It’s seems you had a busy and wonderful year! Your writing is lovely.
I love that your readers are so diversified! They liked a lot of different things!
I can definitely see how “too much stuff” went viral for you. It’s definitely a topic that we can all relate to! Enjoy your weekend.
Hi Leslie, I didn’t do a year end review post, but I like yours and I think it is a fun way to recap your year. You must feel a lot of success as you look at all of your past year’s accomplishments!