By best of C.R.A.F.T., I just mean the most page views per post. I debated adding the actual number of page views in this post because I don’t want you to think I’m bragging. At the end of the day, I know I would love to see this informations on other folks blogs, so I decided y’all might find it interesting too. I like sharing all of the deets… I’m a talker, and I’ll tell anyone– anything. Especially if you were talking DIY, blog, or crafts!
You can learn a lot from looking at good ol google analytics. Which I did not start doing until Dec. 6, 2010. If you have a blog, please, please… sign up now… even if you have no idea what it is or how to use it!
1: 20 unique pumpkin ideas (461,664 page views, 21 comments)
Lesson learned: Sign up for Stumble Upon and use it! (Follow me if you’d like.) Stumble others posts you really like and even stumble your own every now and then! Thank you to whomever stumbled this post! You rock! I also learned (from a rude comment) that you can NOT just copy and paste pictures from other sites, you have to save them to your computer and then upload them to your blog! Thank you, Lorie and everyone on C.R.A.F.T. facebook, for nicely explaining it to me.
3: C.R.A.F.T. #21: Mini Scrapbook (45,090 page views, 13 comments)
Lesson Learned: Thank you again, Stumble Upon! The funny thing about this post is when it originally went live in March of 2010 (just one month into my blogging obsession), I had awful cell phone pics in the post. When I realized the post was getting a lot of action, (I was embarrassed of my pathetic pics) I took better ones and changed them out! I could not fathom the idea of people coming to my space and seeing awful pictures! I have done that quite a few times now with older posts!
4: C.R.A.F.T. #82: How to tie dye Nails (22,868 page views, 25 comments)
Lesson Learned: Submit your posts to the big blogs, link up to parties, and pin your own stuff! AND once again, make your pictures pretty, even if it is after the fact! I just changed this one now! I have lots of people to thank for this post… Annie (these are her nails and her tutorial!)
5: I’m sew very happy freebie (22,559 page views, 9 comments)
Lesson Learned: I re-did this printable. It used to look like this. My theory is if I don’t like it or am tired of… you probably are too… I had the old version hanging in my house and decided it needed an update. I made a new one and y’all liked it better too! This post went viral thanks to Everything Etsy! I was #2 on the 101 Pretty Printables list!!!
6: C.R.A.F.T. #72: DIY Basal wood drawer organizer (11,835 page views, 21 comments)
Lessons Learned: This is still one of my all time favorite projects! I LOVE this drawer, like really, really love it. I submitted this to Curbly and they posted about it, thank you!! Submit, submit, submit. Be squeaky 🙂 Curbly recently re- posted about it in their top 10 DIY organization ideas… whahooo! (I’ve got the magnetic board with contact paper high on my to-do list!)
7: Valentine C.R.A.F.T. #1: ABC Freebie (8,916 page views, 30 comments)
Lessons Learned: If you are posting about holiday related things, try your best to post it a minimum of a month before. This original post was on January 10, 2011. I feel like it was perfect timing for people to notice it and post about it! I was so so so excited when Ashely @ Ashely Ann Photography gave C.R.A.F.T. some link love for this little printable.
8: 20 Halloween wreaths (6,767page views, 4 comments)
Lessons Learned: I like round ups, and so do other people! I love having all the images and ideas I like on one post! For C.R.A.F.T., holiday round ups seem to be a big hit!
C.R.A.F.T.’s top 10 referrals in 2011 were
- Stumble Upon
- Everything Etsy
- One Pretty Thing
- Someday Crafts
- Be Different Act Normal
- Sugar Doodle