When I look back over 2013, I am surprised by the sheer quantity of posts. Seems like my husband is right. I do have a lot of words!
It’s always fun for me to look back through the posts I wrote, especially the ones about my family. That’s what I absolutely love about blogging – I’m recording memories, not only for me, but also for my family and I think that’s super-cool.
If it’s fun for me to look back over a year now, what will it be like ten or twenty years from now?
500 Miles with A Kid and A Kazoo – This just proves that your sins (or your parenting trickiness) will find you out.
Redneck Heat – I don’t like it, and if I could, I would take myself out of the equation and say, I am the only non-redneck one in the family, but alas my son, the budding photographer, caught images of me aiding and abetting the king Redneck himself.
Mommy Super-Powers – I’m a mother with a mommy super power, and I’m pretty sure I am not alone in all this super power goodness.
Comparison Hurts – There’s a verse in the Bible that tells us to weep with those who weep and rejoice with those who rejoice. Some of us do a lot of weeping, but when it comes to rejoicing, our good sense gets taken over by the green-eyed monster called jealousy.
Something happened this year that I never, ever anticipated. One of my posts exploded on the internet.
Now, I know for some big bloggers this is normal, but for little ole me, it’s so far from normal that I’m still kinda in shock.
In fact, it wasn’t a popular post (actually a very mini-series) with my regular readers. For a little while, I was pretty much convinced I never should have written this series. I feared it came across as me tell moms what they should be doing and I never, ever meant for that to happen.
Friends, I screw-up as a mom all the time, all the time. Just ask my kids! I wrote this to share a few simple things I did that worked for me. I hoped that maybe they would work for someone else too.
The post, How I Taught My Kids to Sit Still in Church has had over 270,000 views since I wrote it in April…just that ONE post! That’s crazy my friends. I had no clue there were so many squirmy kids in churches all over the country.
Today I got an email asking if this post could be translated into Spanish.
I’ve gotta laugh, because I didn’t even particularly like this series. I told myself I’d never write another one like it again. Obviously I’m reconsidering.
How I Taught My Kids to Sit Still in Church
5 Reasons I Put my Kids to Bed Early
These posts were mostly shared on Facebook, over and over again. I just wanted to thank every person who pinned, tweeted, and shared these posts on Facebook. It’s because of you that my stats went wild this year. Thank you.
That’s my fringe girl!
I am a faithful groupy! Hehe. Love your blog and you inspired me to blog more of our family moments.;)
Krista @ the happy housie says
Glad for this recap because I got to read these amazing posts! Thanks:)
Now it’s 271,000. Cause, yes. I just clicked on it to make sure I didn’t miss it the first time. – love the FringeFamily!