Bloggity highlights of 2013

It’s been such a fun year here on MMD. Out of 298 posts (and 9217 comments!) these are your favorites–and mine.

Most comments: The book isn’t better than the movie with 153.

Most pageviews goes to Laundry 101: clean towels. I’m not especially fond of this old post (as I told you in the newsletter), but that’s what happens when Buzzfeed links to it.

Most popular with the search engines: a dissenting opinion on the Ikea Ektorp sofa, which also–thanks to Google–has the most pageviews for a post actually written in 2013.

Best conversation starter: What keeps women from showing up?

Most pinned: Ultimate Beach Reading: a Summer Reading Guide from Modern Mrs Darcy.

Post that took the longest to move from my head to the page: When the planes hit the towers on 9/11, I was over the Atlantic Ocean, in a plane bound for New York City. I sat on this for twelve years and actively tried to write it for 3 before actually hitting publish this September.

The post I want every mother to read: What neon lycra and chapped nipples taught me about denying it gets hard sometimes.

The post I was most anxious to publish: Church and the mean girl.

The post I think about every single day: On letting my face speak what’s in my heart.

Most likely to make sensitive souls go “Aha!“: It’s more than a kid hangover.

The post that brings men to the blog in droves: Stitch Fix for men: a Trunk Club review.

Geekiest: Burst of insight.

Most ambivalent: My Whole 30 is over. I feel amazing. It’s complicated.

Most encouraging: You could survive, but it’s not the same as thriving.

Longest post title: 39 stocking stuffers that will actually be appreciated, don’t feel like a waste of money, and won’t be broken/forgotten/destroyed by New Years.

Best throwback: It all depends on what season you are.

Best for Jane Austen fans: Classic cult: 5 favorite Jane Austen-inspired romantic comedies.

Best group effort: the What’s on YOUR Bookshelf link-up. Many of you told me you read every single post shared here–and there were 87 of them!

Most likely to explode your 2014 reading list: the Favorite Books of 2013 link-up, which went live yesterday and already has 85 entries.

Most popular guest posts:

My favorite guest posts that appeared elsewhere:

Thanks so much for reading in 2013!

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  1. DebRN says:

    My dearest Anne, yours is the #1 blog I open up every morning. And I am a grandma but we share so much in common. Well done and a wonderful 2014 to your whole family!

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