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 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?
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.
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:
- The day I threw my coupons away, and other adventures in frugality by Carrie Willard.
- For the Janeite who ran out of Austen novels by Haley of Carrots for Michaelmas.
My favorite guest posts that appeared elsewhere:
- When there’s no such thing as moderation at Wellness Mama.
- A saver learns to spend for Laura Vanderkam.
- In which we can only testify by our absence from church for Sarah Bessey.
Thanks so much for reading in 2013!