My Top 10 Posts most popular posts of 2018

Mummy Blogger Top 10 Posts 2018: I originally wrote a summary of my most popular posts back at the end of 2015 when I had been blogging for less than twelve months. I am not sure why I have not written one since. I am in the process of trying to work out a regular pattern of writing evergreen content. Although the blog is first and foremost an online journal for me and the kids, I also want to focus on writing content that works well from a search engine perspective. Especially since 2018 has been my best year yet for traffic and I want to continue that growth. For that reason I have not included any giveaways which I have run throughout the year.

One: Hatchimals CollEGGtibles

I am surprised that my most popular post is a review post. It was written in a way that explained what Hatchimals are and talked about us discovering them for the first time. Just like many of my review posts I talk about the things we partially love about them. The post was originally written back in May 2017. Hatchimals CollEGGtibles

Hatchimals CollEGGtibles

Two: 12 Things to do at 12 Weeks

This post was written when I was just pregnant with Kipper. It is literally the last of things to do at 12 weeks and the things I did when I found out. It has a strong referral stream from Pinterest. 12 Things to do at 12 Weeks.

Three: An Algarve Holiday with James Villas

I wrote this post in the Summer after we stayed Villa Olive with James Villas. We had an amazing time and really enjoyed our holiday. The review talks about the things we really enjoyed and there were lots of photos of the villa itself. An Algarve Holiday with James Villas

Four: What to put in a Christmas Eve Box

You only need to look at social media around Christmas Eve and you will see lots of pictures of kids Christmas Eve boxes. They seem to have become a real thing. This post I actually wrote back in December 2015 and it always attracts a lot of views over the Christmas period. I am thinking I may do an updated version for next year. What to put in a Christmas Eve Box

Five: Playtime with your 2 Month Old

This post takes me back to my maternity leave and when Kipper was tiny. The post is a simple list of nine things you can do with your two month old when it comes to play time. Kipper was never one for napping so I needed to come up with ideas to keep him entertained. The post was written back in July 2016. Playtime with your 2 month old

Six: First Birthday Time Capsule

I must admit I am a bit of a hoarder when it comes to memorabilia even before I had a little one. So it was only natural for me to have the urge to put something together to commemorate his special day. I remember researching the internet hoping for a ready made list of possible contents but failed miserably! So this post is essentially just that, a list of ideas you could use to create your own special first birthday time capsule. This post was one of the first posts I ever wrote in April 2015 – First Birthday Time Capsule.

Seven: Going on a Bear Hunt Birthday Party

This was another post which I wrote when I first started blogging, I had been writing for about three months when I posted this. It looks at the party I prepared for Monkey for his third Birthday. Looking back it does make me cringe a little and the photos are so small… I really should redo this one! Going on a Bear Hunt Birthday Party


Eight: 25 Advent Activities for Babies

Traditionally we fill wooden advent calendars with a mixture of activities, chocolate coins and little toys. This post was written for Kipper’s first Christmas. Being eight months in December 2016 he was far to young for chocolate but I thought that Monkey may want to help him with some of the activities listed in the post. There is a free printable on this post 25 Advent Activities for Babies.

baby-advent-activities

Nine: Stream Fishing in Surrey

This post was written back in July 2015, how young does Monkey look? (My old posts seem to be the best) and talks about a free trip to a local stream in Surrey. I use to write a lot about free days out something I don’t seem to have much time to do now and something which I need to go back to… Stream Fishing in Surrey

Ten: Trying out the school uniform 100 day guarantee with Tesco

Who knew kids uniform could be so popular? Over the Summer I worked with Tesco to promote their 100 day guarantee on school uniform. The post has since been updated with our findings and experience. Since pretty much all of my readers are parents I am not surprised this has been a hit – Trying out the school uniform 100 day guarantee with Tesco.

At least it gives me an idea of what my readers are interested in. There is no surprise that many people that found these posts came from Pinterest. One of my goals is to write more evergreen content. So let me know what your favourite post is. Or what you would like me to write about in 2019 in the comments below.

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15 Comments

  1. Margaret Gallagher
    January 8, 2019 / 10:09 am

    Loved them all fist baby Time capsule is my favourite

  2. January 9, 2019 / 1:29 am

    So delightful and the pictures are heartwarming! I loved the time capsule the best – what a great idea and will be able to give joy again and again!

  3. January 9, 2019 / 6:33 am

    My nieces are Hatchimal addicts thanks to my giving them a few as a surprise toy one year. I’ve created monsters! #BloggerClubUK

  4. January 9, 2019 / 9:41 am

    All of the above are great, I especially liked the ones with the boy playing outside much better than sat in front of a screen #bloggerclubuj@_karendennis

  5. January 9, 2019 / 7:08 pm

    A great way to look back and see what your readers are actually reading. It always surprises me to be honest! Fancy a review being first! And Hatchimals! #bloggerclubuk

  6. January 10, 2019 / 3:02 am

    It was great reading through your list of your top 10 posts. I loved the Hatchimals CollEGGtibles one and I have read it in the past. Hope you write some incredible posts in 2019 too 😀

  7. January 10, 2019 / 4:44 pm

    That is so cool that you have a review as a popular post, and with Hatchimals at that. Reviews are really good ways to attract traffic to your site and to help your audience find the best products!

  8. Ana
    January 10, 2019 / 10:47 pm

    What a beautiful round-up post to review the best of 2018! Looking forward to your more wonderful content this year too!

  9. January 11, 2019 / 12:00 am

    It’s lovely to look back and see what posts were popular, what is nice is there is a huge variety here too!

  10. January 11, 2019 / 6:21 am

    So many fun things to do!!! Love the first art project!!!

  11. January 11, 2019 / 8:46 am

    I love 12 things to do at 12 weeks, so excited with the happiness brings that special moment. Thank you for this wonderful sharing.

  12. January 11, 2019 / 10:56 am

    Heartwarming posts. I like to look back at mine from a year ago. I haven’t looked at what my most popular were. I should do this. Thank you

  13. January 13, 2019 / 11:26 pm

    Lovely selection of posts – always interesting to see what works for us and how closely they reflect our blogging and our aims. For years my best performing post was about smoked salmon which weirdly had no connection to my blogging reasons – strange journey this blogging affair sometimes. All the best for 2019

  14. Wendy
    January 16, 2019 / 2:12 pm

    Ohh I am definitely going to read the twelve things at twelve weeks post. These are all great posts and I’m not surprised many of them do so well on Pinterest/google xx

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