There are some stories I covered on my blog that really got your tongues wagging and your fingers commenting last year. You loved some of them (like one celeb’s decision to downsize), but others made you hopping mad (I got hate mail for “ruining America’s favorite show“). So as we start a new year, let’s revisit the 10 Hottest Topics on my blog in 2012…
Readers are still upset by the departures of some of their favorite on-air personalities last year. Every time a new episode of “Yard Crashers” or “Property Virgins” comes on, I get a rush of visitors searching my blog to find out where Ahmed and Sandra have gone. And some people are still mourning the loss of Nate’s talk show, too.
The biggest post of the year was my interview with a reader who was on “House Hunters” and shared what it was like behind the scenes. All I can say is, when you wake up in the morning and see your blog being talked about on “The Today Show,” you know you’ve struck a nerve.
Another story that went viral was my post about people popping up in real estate listings–and why it’s probably best if they don’t. The last photo of the shirtless real estate agent in the mirror was an especially compelling reason to leave them out.
Because of you, Hooked on Houses had its busiest year ever, with over 18 million views (wow). Many thanks to all of you who stopped by every week to read my blog and join in our discussions. It’s great to have so many like-minded friends out there who love looking at houses and talking about this kind of stuff as much as I do.