Can you believe 2014 is already coming to a close? This has been a year filled to the brim for me. It was my first full year of blogging (I started mid-year 2013). I got pregnant with our 3rd child, and had our third child. My kids started preschool, we went on vacation, did updates on the house, I went to my first blogging conference, and really made investments to establish my blog as a business.
I have been humbled by the support I have gotten from friends, family, and even kind strangers who find my blog and like it enough to reach out and let me know. This has been a year of explosive growth for The Pinning Mama! From the beginning of January to the end of December we have grown by roughly 700% and are viewed over 700,000 times each month! This year I have made goals I thought were crazy and somehow managed to break them. I don’t know how or why, but blessings abound. The Pinning Mama reached over 10,000 fans on Facebook, and over 25,000 followers on Pinterest and continues to grow! I started my first contributor team and am floored with the community I have with them and the talent they are able to share with my readers. I have both made life long friends and learned hard life lessons through my journey with this blog. This year has been one I will never forget and I more than anything appreciate you coming along for the ride!
Below I have brought together my top 10 viewed posts for the year. Many of these posts are viewed many thousands of times every month. They represent over 1.2 million times pinned and tens of thousands of Facebook shares! I love putting these together because the crazy thing about being a blogger is that you just can’t predict it. There have been posts I think will be the next viral post and they get viewed 30 times and then there is something I put up without a second thought and Pinterest loves it more than it’s own mother and it just goes crazy! So some of these are definitely favorites of mine and some were a surprise, but these are the posts that were loved by the world this year! Is your favorite post here? What do you want to see more of next year at TPM?
9. $5 – 30 minute Wooden Growth Chart
8. Easy Crock Pot Creamy Taco Chicken
7. The Ultimate Gift List for a 1 Year Old Girl!
5. Crock Pot Garlic Parmesan Mashed Potatoes
3. Copycat Panera Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies
2. DIY No Sew Tutu for Little Girls
Well… what did you think? Any that you love? Any surprises? There were some new posts and some that were oldies but goodies. It is always fun to look back and see what was well loved. In the end that is what it is all about, what you love! I couldn’t do it without you- so my hope for 2015 is that I can bring you more of what you love. New recipes, cute things to make for your home, and fun things to do with your family! I know it is cliche but I can’t express enough how grateful and beyond blessed to have you as readers and all the support you have given, so to wrap up 2014 I want to say simply and heartfelt–
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