The Absolute Most Popular Blog Post For Each Year

Here we are in a bright, shiny new year.  I hope all of you had an awesome 2016 and are looking forward with eagerness to the possibilities that 2017 holds. RancherMan & I have many exciting things to look forward to in ’17!  I’m thinking about opening an Etsy shop for some of the homemade soaps we make and maybe some of the repurposed denim crafts I do.  Perhaps even a few crosses made from the 1880’s barbed wire that we still have in places on our property.

But since we’re on the cusp of a brand new year I thought it would be fun to share with you the single most popular post in each year since I’ve been writing this little ole blog of mine.

Sharing with you the single most popular post in each year since I've been writing this little ole blog of mine. #TexasHomesteader

First a little blog history: In 2013 I was diagnosed with breast cancer.  As RancherMan & I grappled with the diagnosis, he suggested I start writing a blog.  He thought it might exercise my mind while my body healed from surgeries – how much do I love him for this loving heart??  But I was surprised at his suggestion.  Why, I’ve never written a blog before.  What in the world will I write about?  Will folks even be interested in what I have to say? He suggested I just write about what we do here on the homestead.

Despite my reservations I jumped in with both feet and I’ve been writing (and absolutely loving it) ever since!  Heck I’ve got over 750 posts logged in so far!  Who the heck knew I had so much to say??  LOL

So today I’ll flip through the archives and share with you the most popular post for each year that I’ve been writing.

2013 – Honeysuckle Jelly

Even though it was my first year of blogging, 2013 still holds my most popular post ever on the blog!  Seems everyone’s interested in learning how to make honeysuckle jelly.


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2014 – Dehydrating Bell Peppers

I love my dehydrator and I find myself dehydrating quite a bit.  Apparently y’all are really into dehydrating too – dehydrating bell peppers is the most popular post for 2014.


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2015 – Homemade Fluffy Sandwich Bread

I tried (and FAILED) for years to make a light, fluffy sandwich bread.  But my bread always turned out flat & heavy.  But thanks to my KitchenAid mixer I’ve finally been successful in making a light, fluffy loaf!  You were all really interested in this recipe in 2015!


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2016 – Laundry Scent Booster

I line dry all our laundry and absolutely love the scent of sunshine on our clothes.  But sometimes you want a little extra somethin’…  I whipped up this laundry scent booster using precious few ingredients that I already had in the house.  Y’all LOVED this!


So there ya go!  Although this post lists only the single most popular post of each year, I recently shared the top 10 posts for each year.  So if you’re up for some good readin’, grab a cup of coffee and read the Top 10 Homesteading Posts of 2013 (my first year of blogging), 2014, and  2015 – and of course 2016 too!


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10 thoughts on “The Absolute Most Popular Blog Post For Each Year

  1. Katy SkipTheBag

    I’m curious about the bell pepper one! I’ll have to check it out. Thanks for sharing on the Waste Less Wednesday Blog Hop.

    1. Texas Homesteader Post author

      I use those dehydrated bell peppers for so many different dishes Katy – check it out! How exciting Katy – thank you! ~TxH~

  2. Nina

    This is really interesting and helpful to see which posts your readers liked the best. As bloggers, I think we all strive to share information that will inspire, encourage, or inform our readers, and it is good to know which posts they connected with. Thanks for sharing this post at the Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop ot Katherine’s Corner. I’m updating my blog this month, and will be adding lots of creative DIY projects that might be fun for you and your family. Hope you’ll stop by for a visit! Nina @ Vintage Mama’s Cottage

    1. Texas Homesteader Post author

      Sometimes those top posts are telling as to what our readers are most interested in. ~TxH~

  3. Melissa Ruddy

    It is an amazing story that you share with us. I had no idea that was what was behind the makings of this blog. You have so many unique posts I am really glad you have stuck with it this past 4 years and look forward to seeing what you create in the future.41

    1. Texas Homesteader Post author

      I find I really enjoy blogging about our lives here, Melissa. I think I’ll carry on for a while… LOL ~TxH~

  4. Michele Morin

    I admire your perseverance in blogging all these years, and your attention to detail in going back and finding these statistics! Thanks for sharing these great posts.

  5. Katrin

    Happy 2017 ! Your posts were all so great, it’s nice to look back at the years and reflect, isn’t it? Thank you for sharing your posts at our Sweet Inspiration Link Party this weekend!


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