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Sep 19, 2020

Behind the Blog

so a few months ago, my friend z did a fantastic "behind the blog" post where she talked about a few posts from her blog's archives and what she was thinking when she wrote them!  i love this idea, and figured what better time to take a trip down memory lane than after celebrating heavens to betsy's 5th birthday last month?!

this was a fun post to write...it allows you to celebrate posts that you loved doing and then reflect on ones that may have been hard to write.  for me, this is mostly just a really good round-up of what i'd say is some of the best (and worst) of htb!

so, here we go...

favorite post to write // i'd have to say that some of my favorite posts to write are the ones that i do to link-up with emily's grateful heart mondays.  emily is such a gem and her little link-up is the perfect way to start my week!  check these posts out here.

most frustrating photo shoot // ooooh...i don't know!  any one where i'm pictured...haha!  i once asked my brother to take photos of me....and then i've also tried the wonders of the self-timer and the self-timer app for my phone...but still, i feel awkward in front of the camera and awkward = frustrating sometimes!

post i'm most proud of // probably anything from my girl talk series.  especially this one about dreams and this one i wrote for overcome the lie.  oh, and also the ones that i write in my blogging series.  i love writing those!

popular post i didn't think would be a big deal // this recipe for baked oatmeal with fruit.  i should probably repost this one at some point, because its going on three years old and people still pin it!  its a really good recipe too!

post i was expecting to take off that didn't // this list of 20 date ideas!  i thought i was being fun and inventive and maybe i wasn't?  haha....it got a few comments and some pins, but for the most part, flopped.

the closest to pinterest-famous i've ever gotten // bridal shower games!  i designed these for my best friend's shower last fall and one of them has over 22,000 repins and another has over 16,000!  haha....i don't even understand how that's possible...it seriously blows my mind!

quickest post i've ever written // any instagram update.  those are a go-to!  they whip-up in a flash and are quick to read, since they're mostly photos!  i like them too, because they group all of my instagram pics into little snapshots of my week or month.  they're fun to look back at!

most successful link-up post // definitely the last time i co-hosted ashley's little friday link-up!  i don't really run link-ups, (mostly because of a coding issue that i can't figure out how to solve that makes the thumbnails go wonky), but this one is fun to co-host and is always successful!

weirdest search term to find my blog // "princes charming girls pics" i have no idea what that even means but i don't think i like it.  and i'm not sure how it lead someone here!  i've had another really weird one at one point that i can't remember, but now, most people who find me via a search engine get here by searching my name, the peony project, bridal shower games, or through product reviews that i've done, so that's kind of boring.

thanks, z, for letting me steal this idea!

what blog posts are you most proud of?  what are your favorites to write?


  1. I love this idea!! And a lot of these I haven't read so I've got some reading to do! :)

  2. I love this Q&A. Definitely something all of us bloggers can relate to.

  3. I love this kind of post idea! How fun! Definitely gives me a better insight into your blog! I may have to steal this idea :)

  4. This is such a great post idea! I love the bridal shower games!! I've seem them all over Pinterest! Its always funny when a post you don't expect to be a hit becomes popular and others that your so excited about flop. I have a chalkboard on my blog that has been pinned a ton for the last year, and then other chalkboards that I thought were amazing that no one pinned. You just never know!

  5. I love this post! I'd say it's pretty fun to go back and look at your favorites and not so favorites! :)

  6. What a great post idea! Love it! I agree...Emily's posts are great ones to write and Ashley's link ups are always successful!

  7. What a great idea! Loved getting to know you a little better :)

  8. This is a great post. I love the layout. I might use it during my blogs anny.

  9. such a fun idea! And a great way to reflect on all you've been through and accomplished. Happy 5 years!! :)

  10. YOU INSPIRED ME! This post was simply too fun not to do. Thanks for sharing, it has been fantastic watching you through this blogging journey. I linked up to your and Z's post on mine http://www.accordingtolaurajean.com/2014/09/behind-blog.html

  11. Oh, I LOVE this idea for a post. Love, love, love. I think I'm going to play along next week. Also, I think this is a very good list of 20 date ideas. And I also have a bridal shower games post that completely took off - and it's no where near what I blog about. Maybe that's just a thing? I may have just pinned all of your chalk board designs though...


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