What a year it’s been!
A year in which I turned 36 and my kids turned four and eight. A year in which my world both expanded (with my book being out there, etc) and contracted (by my choice to focus more on family life and personal sanity and less on “scaling,” as the experts put it).
A year in which my book was published, started off with an awesome blog tour, and then went on to receive a bit of acclaim with the Amazon Best of the Year list and the Family Choice Award.
A year in which I had the opportunity to learn that while some people love publicity, I don’t. Not really. In fact, it seemed to send me in a tailspin and I had to press the restart button to get back on my feet.
However, when the focus is on kids’ art and creativity, rather than on me, I’m just fine with it. I loved being part of this FamilyFun magazine article on Creating Creative Kids!
A year in which I finished my Artful Year eBook series, a whopper of a project, and realized how much fun I have working on the design side of things (even though I wouldn’t even begin to call myself a designer).
So, anyway, as this is the last post of 2013 and we’re all in reflection mode, I am going to include a few “Best Of” lists.
10 Most Popular Posts of 2013 from 2013
(according to Google Analytics)
10 Most Popular Posts, Period
Most popular in 2013, but from all years (again according to Google Analytics). Most aren’t even from 2013—I suppose I should be worried…
Actually The Kids’ Arts and Crafts Directory and its various sub-pages took all but five of the top 20 spots. But if we ignore that for now, these are the most popular posts…
1. Making Melted Bead Suncatchers (2012)
5. 35 Homemade Art Materials Kids Can Make (2012)
6. 39 Ways to Play and Learn with Playdough (2012)
7. Model Magic :: Crayola vs Homemade (2011)
10. Bend and Shape Candy Canes (2013)
My 10 Favorite Posts of the Year
In no particular order… And because my faves are rarely the round-ups that seem to be so popular on the web.
Faves (in order) from the Kids’ Arts and Crafts Directory
(Or, what you all seem to be searching for… Again, these appeared in the top 20 most popular posts, so I figured I should include them.)