As the end of 2017 approaches, and we start looking forward to a new year of adventures and challenges I thought it would be nice to look back over my top performing posts of the year. So, discounting giveaways & reviews, the following are the top ten most viewed posts on We’re going on an adventure during 2017:
I must admit I was quite surprised to see this post featuring in my top ten most viewed posts but we love Canon Hall Farm and this post explains exactly why you should visit in the springtime.
9. Happy Days
I wrote this post during a particularly fraught part of the school holidays when I felt absolutely ready for a break but a throwaway comment from a gentleman in the supermarket car park made me see things differently.
This forms part of a series of posts I wrote about Instagram after a talk I gave at Blog on with Katie from Mummy Daddy Me and published at the end of 2016. Instagram has changed a lot of the course of this year and there has been a lot of talk about the way that hashtags work and might work in the future but I think this post still holds relevance if you want to learn more about what hashtags are and why you should use them!
This post is about empowering my children and raising girls who know they can be anything they want to be. At the moment Amy still insists she will be the farmer’s wife so she can be a mummy. I’ve got some work to do before she understands that she can do both if she chooses.
This post is several years old now, I wrote it when I was applying for Chloe’s primary school place and it became relevant for us again this year as I was applying for Amy’s place in Reception (I still can’t believe I’ve actually done that!)
After reading that one in five children don’t read with their primary school children, I had to write this post encouraging parents to take the time to read with their children.
This is the second post in the top ten from my Instagram series – this time I shared some of my favourite hashtags for instagram!
I’m thrilled to see this post featuring so highly in my top ten of the year – I wrote it after seeing my very good friend Molly, battling her way through HG and wrote it as a way of celebrating her survival and the birth of her beautiful baby girl. This post was widely shared in HG groups and also featured as Mumsnet Blog of the Day which was a first for me.
This post is now almost four years old and The Gruffalo Trail in Delamere Forest has been through several guises in that time however this posts consistently pulls in search traffic. (The next trail is going to be The Highway Rat which we’re really looking forward to!)
This post get search traffic every single day without fail and has been my most viewed post for at least the last two years! I honestly think it’s something every parent probably needs to know at some point – in fact I had to call on it again recently when Chloe appeared with a huge chunk of blu-tack stuck in her long hair.
So there you go – the top ten most viewed posts on my blog during 2017. I mix of old and new, helpful and personal – I love that my blog gives me a space to write about anything and everything I feel like. It’s a creative outlet – a place to record memories, to express myself and a source of income which allows me to work from home. Thanks for sticking with us for another year, I can’t tell you how much I appreciated your support. And, ff there’s anything you’d particularly like to see from us over the next year – leave me a comment!