Happy New Year, Friends!
This week I’ve been spending a lot of time reflecting over the past 12 months, reviewing what worked and what didn’t. I checked my stats and this is what I learned: Hooked on Houses got nearly 15 million page views in 2016. I was surprised there were that many, especially since I wasn’t blogging as much as usual.
I’m always curious about which posts got the most attention because it tells me what you’re interested in and the kinds of stories I should probably be sharing more of. It’s also fun for me to revisit the posts I’ve written to see which ones I personally enjoyed the most. Take a look!
The Most Popular Posts of 2016
A lot of them not only answered questions about shows on HGTV but were written before 2016. If I look at the articles I wrote last year alone, the Top 10 looks a little different…
The Most Popular Posts Published in 2016:
My personal favorites rarely crack the top 10, so I thought I’d list the ones I enjoyed researching and writing the most in a blatant attempt to send more traffic their way (ha).
Julia’s Personal Faves of the Year:
(Note: There are Amazon affiliate links in this post that may earn me commission.)
Hope you enjoyed the holidays. I was given lots of new books to read (my family knows me well). I just finished Lauren’s book, am rereading one of my favorite novels, and am starting on this bestseller. (Amazon affiliate links.)
I wish I had more time to just sit and read, but I’m working on getting the tree and Christmas decorations put away. I’ve been cursing myself for having decorated so much (it’s never as much fun to clean it all up, is it?).
This month marks my 9th anniversary of blogging. When I started this site in January of 2008 it was because I couldn’t find any information about the TV and Movie Houses I loved or the Celebrity Houses I wanted to see. There was very little online about houses at the time, so I decided to write about them myself. I never dreamed where my weekend hobby would take me!
Many thanks to all of you who have spent time with me here in this space since then. I appreciate every single one of you but am especially grateful to those who sent me insider info, links, and hot tips that helped me write many of these posts. You’re the best! 🙂