Yesterday, I counted down the top five most popular posts of the year, and today I wanted to recognize a few people that really helped our little blog be seen/read this year. While we do get a fair amount of traffic from our own sources (Subscribers, Facebook, Networked blogs, heck–we were even Googled nearly 5000 times this year), a lot of our readership comes from referrals–specifically these top 5 sites and people:
5. Lindsey from Better After. This girl posts incredible before and afters multiple times a day. She has featured two of our projects this year which was a huge honor. You should definitely check out this blog. I am astounded and inspired at the things people can do with junk.
4. Meagan from Meagan Tells All. Meagan is one of my very best friends and is my blogging cheerleader–which, btw, every blogger needs one of those. Her husband is in Law School, they have the cutest little girl, she is at the tail end of a molar pregnancy and she can do amazing things with some fabric and her sewing machine. Fortunately for us, she is also a blogger.
3. Beckie at Knock Off Decor. The entire blog is dedicated to showcasing the amazing work of some seriously talented designers while giving those with less of a budget a chance to mimic them. Definitely something to check out before forking out loads of cash at the stores for something you can DIY. We successfully landed a few spots among those featured on her blog.
1. John and Sherry from Young House Love. Definitely my favorite blog ever and a huge inspiration to Chris and I as we tackle our own home renovations. I pretty much consider them celebrities, so the fact that they referred around 10,000 readers to our blog this year, makes me blush. Read their blog and be hooked. You won’t regret it.