And so it begins: over the next few weeks I’ll be sharing a few year-end posts looking back on 2015: my favorite books, favorite blog posts, what worked for me last year, what didn’t. I love taking a look back before we move into the coming year.
Today I’m sharing the 10 most popular posts of 2015, as determined by pure numbers. These are the 10 posts that garnered the most pageviews during the calendar year beginning January 1, in order, most to least.
The internet is a funny place. It’s always interesting to see what ends up on this list, because “popular” doesn’t mean “best.” These aren’t necessarily my favorite posts, or yours. Many of them weren’t even published this year.
Some of these posts did well because you loved and shared them, but most did well because they ranked high in Google search, or they got pinned like crazy, or the Washington Post linked to them.
Without further adieu … the most popular posts of 2015, in order:
2. The life-changing magic of tidying up. Your cheat sheet to Marie Kondo’s blockbuster book.
3. Un-put-down-able. The page-turners that were so good I read them in 24 hours.
4. Books worth binge reading. We’re all familiar with the Netflix binge. These titles will make you want to binge on books instead.
5. 2015 Summer reading guide. The home page for the 2015 Summer Reading Guide.
6. The ten item wardrobe. Some people think this topic is superficial, but we all have to get dressed. If you put some thought and organization into this daily task, you can completely change your life.
7. A dissenting opinion on the Ikea Ektorp. The internet loves the IKEA Ektorp, but I’m not a fan of the required maintenance. Google put this one on the list.
8. My best Stitch Fix tips. (13 things I’ve learned in 30 months of Stitch Fix.) What to buy, what to watch out for, and how to tweak the service depending on your goals. I suspect this one did well because it wasn’t super-gushy about the service.
9. 3 time management rules I wish I’d learned 10 years ago. Non-obvious advice about how to spend your minutes—and your life.
10. My accidental capsule wardrobe. Style bloggers are all over capsule wardrobes these days, but their mix-and-match vibe isn’t for me. Nevertheless, my closet is far from full. I’m finding that the real magic of my capsule wardrobe isn’t from the “capsule” part.
I’ll share my favorite posts here soon. There is zero overlap between the two lists.