Top 10 Posts of 2013

top 10 posts 2013

Tomorrow I will be taking a trip down memory lane with my traditional 2013 in Pictures post with a linky so if you want to play along, get your 2013 recap posts ready!!! Here is my 2012 in Pictures post if you want to see how I do mine. Of course, you can do your 2013 recap post any way you want.

Today I thought I’d post my top 10 posts of 2013. My recap post gets looooong and it’s more about highlights of my year than the most popular posts. This is a quick down-and-dirty list of the best of the best from 2013! I hope you’ll read and share!

I realized about halfway into this list that none of my most popular posts were actually written in 2013. Turns out I was listing my most highly trafficked posts of the year, but not the most popular posts that I wrote this year. I’m not about to waste the work I’ve done so far, so I decided to share both lists. You’re welcome!

Top 10 Posts of 2013 on Musings of a Housewife

  1. Best Sangria Recipe. I worked hard on this post, both on getting the recipe just right and on the photography. I guess it paid off! It was my most popular post of 2013.
  2. Gluten-Free Thanksgiving Recipe Roundup. A close second was this gluten-free Thanksgiving recipe roundup, thanks to Udi’s pinning it to one of their Pinterest boards.
  3. How to Style a Maxi-Skirt. This is a great look for summer. I guess I need to figure out how to style it for winter now!
  4. Asian Chicken Stir-Fry. One of our favorite family meals. My mom bought me a new All Clad stir-fry pan for Christmas so I will probably be making this this week!
  5. Jalapeño Popper Dip. We served this yesterday at our family Christmas party. SO YUM.
  6. 10 Healthy {& Gluten Free} Dinner Recipes. I need to take another look at this post. I’ve gotten really lax about my eating habits and I plan to get a fresh start for 2014.
  7. Banana Blueberry Egg Mini Muffins. A nice, light, paleo-friendly recipe for breakfast or healthy snacking!
  8. 20 Gluten-Free Game Day Recipes. Don’t let the “gluten-free” in the title scare you away. These are delicious recipes for anyone!
  9. 16-Week Beginner’s Half Marathon Training Plan with Printable. This post is actually gaining popularity right now. I guess a lot of people are gearing up for spring races!
  10. How to Organize Your Pinterest Boards. This post took off when I spoke at the Type A Advanced Conference on Leveraging Pinterest to Drive Traffic to Your Blog.

10 Most Highly Trafficked Posts in 2013

  1. Mojitos. Year after year, my mojito recipe is consistently my most highly trafficked post. It’s no wonder. These mojitos are DIVINE!
  2. Buffalo Chicken Dip. Running a close second, my yummy buffalo chicken dip. Whereas my mojito post gets most of it’s traffic from Google, this buffalo chicken dip went vial on Pinterest. It has almost 40,000 pins!!!
  3. Gluten Free Banana Bread. I still get comments almost weekly thanking me for this post, and it was even featured in Southern Living Magazine!
  4. How I Got Off Nexium For Good. Another post that consistently gets new comments, even three-and-a-half years after I wrote it. I wrote an Epilogue not long ago with an update on how I’m doing. I still battle some reflux at times, but I am still medicine free!!
  5. Ankle-Length Pants | To Wear or Not To Wear. I guess a lot of people are wondering the same thing since this post still gets a lot of traffic almost two years later!
  6. Fashion Over 50. My friend Grace wrote this awesome post for me as a guest post a couple of years ago, and it gets a ton of Google traffic.
  7. How to Wear Skinny Jeans. Another perennially popular post.
  8. Homemade Whole Wheat Sandwich Bread. I really need to start making this again. My family misses it.
  9. Healthy Breakfast Ideas. Evidently a lot of people struggle with coming up with healthy breakfast ideas. These aren’t all gluten-free, as I wasn’t eating that way back then, but I have added some more GF options since I wrote that post.
  10. How to Wear Jeans and a T-Shirt. Sometimes it’s basic ideas like this that get the most traction in a blog post.

So that’s that! Did you do a Top 10 post for your blog? If so, I hope you’ll stop by tomorrow and link up with my 2013 Blog Recap linky party!

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