Good morning! I hope you’re enjoying the last few days of the year. This is when I like to reassess my closet, do a good purge, and get organized for a new year. I’m also hoping to clean out some drawers and cupboards in my kitchen, and we’ll probably be taking down our live tree today, but I’ll leave up the artificial tree in the living room for a while longer. How about you? Do you use this time to purge and organize?
Last Thursday, I rounded up the top ten products from my blog and social media channels this year, and today I’m sharing my top ten posts. According to my Google Analytics, these are the ten most highly trafficked posts that I published this year.
A lot of these are posts that I do every year, but there are some new ones in here as well. I’m listing them in typical Top Ten order, with the most popular post at the end. Let’s dive right in!
#10. Understanding Rule of Thirds // This is a post I wrote a few years ago, and I updated and republished this fall. This concept is key to creating flattering outfits.
#9. What Boots Are In Style for 2021? // I did a bunch of these types of post this year, and they all did really well on Pinterest — especially the ones from the spring. I think Pinterest changed their algorithm soon after that, and it really affected my blog traffic… and not in a good way. Even so, this fall boot post did well enough to come in 9th place.
#8. Swimsuit Guide for Women Over 40 // This is a post I update and republish year after year, and it always does well, but I have to say, it’s not my personal favorite. I think that’s because don’t feel passionate about swimsuits, and I don’t try on many of these styles because I have a very specific set of requirements for my own suits. But I try very hard to make this a useful resource, so I’m glad you all like it.
#7. Two Ways to Wear Knee Boots This Winter // This post went gangbusters for a few days earlier in the month. It looks like most of my traffic came from Google. I love these boots, so I’m glad to see the post was well-received. I wish I knew what search terms brought in the traffic.
#5. Top Handbags for Spring 2021 // As you can see, I really kept on going with the trends for spring posts! I figured I might as well ride that train as long as it was working for me.
#4. Dos and Don’ts for Wearing Shorts // This is another post that I do annually, and it always ranks in the top 10. My usual follow-up post, Alternatives to Shorts, did not rank this year, but that’s a good one to look at if you don’t care for shorts.
#3. Shoe & Sandal Trends for Spring 2021 // As I said, all the spring trend posts were huge this year! I think I will divide this up next year, and do shoes and sandals separately.
#2. What Jeans Are In Style for Fall 2021? // This post was first published in February, and the title was simply What Jeans Are In Style for 2021? It was so popular that I decided to give it an update for fall and republish it in August. By then, I had a lot more personal examples of the styles I was referring to, and I thought it would be more helpful with current products and newer pictures.
And the post that came in First Place this year is…
#1. Spring Fashion Trends: What’s In and Out for 2021 // I guess it’s appropriate that the post about ALL the spring trends was #1, although this post almost tied the one in the #2 spot, but at the end of it all, this one won out. I guess I’ll have to update all of these for 2022.
That’s it for my top ten in 2021 posts, but I’ll be back tomorrow with my Year In Review, and I’ll post my best and worst purchases sometime next month. I usually like to let a little time pass before diving into those.
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