This is the 3rd year that Girlxoxo has been a team of 2 – Kim and Tanya. Co-blogging is awesome but this year there was a lot going on for both of us, which meant a lot of extended breaks from blogging. We’re trying to remedy that next year … but until then, there are the 10 most popular blog posts on GXO – from December 1, 2017 – December 1, 2018.
The 10 Most Popular Blog Posts on GXO in 2018
✤ TANYA ✤ This post gets so much love every year … looks like people love doing reading challenges.
✤ TANYA ✤ So surprised that this got as much love as it did. It’s definitely coming back next year.
✩ KIM ✩ The Monthly Motif Reading Challenge is so fun to put together and host every year. This year I’m going to try out some new ideas for fostering better interaction between us and those who participate. Sign ups are still open if you’re interested!
✤ TANYA ✤ This post has been around a long time and will be updated for 2019.
✤ TANYA ✤ This was on the list last year too.
✤ TANYA ✤ I really need to promote this more, but it’s coming back next year!
✩ KIM ✩ I still love the 1 Second Everyday App but I fell off the wagon when it came to creating my videos about half way through the year. Luckily, the app pulls all the videos and photos I took all year from Google photos for me. I’ve already started to go back in and edit them and I’m remembering how much fun it is.
Blogging in 2019
✤ TANYA ✤ We’ll be back of course, but these features won’t be.
+ Amazon Best Books of the Month (see them at Best Books). Thanks to this series, I was able to keep up with new releases, something that I normally wouldn’t do. I discovered a lot of books from putting this together every month, and from my selections of books to read, I got to 9 of the 12 I selected. There was 1 that I couldn’t finish – Book of M, Peng Shepard, but other than that, I enjoyed all the books I read and probably wouldn’t have otherwise.
While it was an interesting experiment, it pushed my focus more towards contemporary novels and I got caught in the hype of reading “new” books. Since I don’t read a ton of books, I’d like my focus to go back to reading more from backlists, and more from authors I’ve read before.
Monthly Bookish Events – This series has been ongoing monthly for a number of years, but I think it has run it’s course … although I’m still on the fence and may bring it back. There are a LOT less reading challenges on blogs these days, and it’s great to have them all highlighted in one place, but I’m just not sure if it’s worth doing it.
New features coming …
✤ TANYA ✤ So far, the only one I’m going to experiment with is a #PlanWithMe series. These are very popular on Youtube – but they only usually show a planner layout. I plan on showing how I actually plan out work, blog and life stuff for the month, season and year.
✩ KIM ✩ #MakeNine2019 is all about choosing 9 items that you want to make out of fabric or yarn in the coming year and then focusing on doing those really well. I’m interested in sewing some clothing for myself and I’m hoping to share a little bit about my projects with you as I go along! (It wasn’t until I started following my bookish friends on IG that I realized how many of you are sewers, stitchers, knitters, and so on.)
What was the most popular post on your blog? Were there any surprises in your Top 10?