I don't know if that's a lot of pageviews in blogland. In fact, I'm sure it's not. I'm sure big blogs get that many visits in a week, not in a lifetime. But I don't blog to keep up with the
Anywhooo, any way I slice it, 500,000 page views is a milestone for me. Although posts date back to early 2011, I feel like I've only "really" been blogging since the beginning of this year. In 2011, this blog was truly truly just my way of journalling my projects, and venting about my desire for white kitchen cabinets. I used it as a way to create memories, by posting photos of our first ever basement suite. I don't even know if I got a comment that year, and if I did it was totally random, and I was more like "Where on earth did you find my excuse for a blog and what are you doing here?".
Long story short, my feature on iHeart Organzing prompted me to blog a little better, mostly because I know that pantry post inspired a lot of people. And, a lot of commenters and pinners seem to think a pantry like mine is insane and unattainable, but if you've gotten to know me at all on this blog, you will know I do not undertake difficult projects. Almost everything I do is cheap and easy, and the pantry is no exception.
I wanted to inspire others to not be afraid to tackle their pantry monsters, and realize that organizing (and labels!) are your best friends forever! I also like to to talk a lot so talking to the internet helps keep me quiet during the day.
This is nothing compared to the awesome stats given by YHL, but for those of you whom are curious, let's break down some stats:
The Dollar Store Pantry wins by quite a landslide with 131,525 pageviews.
Runner Up: A surprising one. The Moustache Bash with 90,019 pageviews.
Winner: Dollar Store Mom - I actually had no idea they featured me until I saw it in my Google stats.
Runners Up: iHeart Organizing, followed by Circle of Moms, and of course many many Pinterest pins
Winner: "Moustache": This would explain how it is my second most popular post. It is my biggest Google hit by a landslide with 24,986 search queries.
Runner Up: "Pantry Organization"
Audience Winner: The United States Of America with 343,768 pageviews
Audience Runners Up: Canada (47,651), UK, Germany, Australia, Brazil, Mexico, Spain, Netherlands and Argentina.
And that's a wrap!
To celebrate, I've got a week of fun coming your way:
A MONSTER of a giveaway prize pack.
Some Thanksgiving FREEBIE labels (still yet to be designed, so tell me if you have a preference- gift tags, banners, printable art?).
A guest post.
My first ever link party.
And some other fun stuff! So stay tuned!
And truly, from the bottom of my heart, THANK YOU for reading! I know I'm not a consistent, daily poster, but I really have fun with this blog and appreciate that you take the time to read it and provide feedback. It is so much fun to have a creative outlet like this, and you all make it worth while!