Tuesday, January 19, 2010

blogging flashback - favorite posts

Monday will be the one year blogiversary of Little Red Roost! When I read through my archived posts, I have two reactions:

1. I cringe in painful embarrassment at how awful my early pictures were – nobody told me to turn the flash off!

2. I can’t really believe how many projects I actually accomplished in one year. Let me tell you, trying to think of things to blog about is a great motivator for getting stuff done! So thank you for getting my butt off the couch!

Today, I thought it would be fun (at least for me!) to take a look back at a few of my favorite posts.

1. Favorite post so far: On Being a Homemaker
This has nothing to do with making/sewing/painting/DIYing anything – but it’s very true to me. I think I need to re-read this every month just to keep my priorities straight!

2. Favorite project: Bench Pressed Resolved
I love that my Dad and Brad redid the bathroom. I love that we painted all our thrifted and hand-me-down kitchen furniture a lovely heirloom white. But this little bench just warms my silly DIY heart. It was so out of my “I will paint every last stick of furniture white until you pry this paint brush from my tiny fingers” comfort zone. It’s kind of whimsical and dare I say, trendy, with the fun mod podged numbers.

2. Favorite posts that no one read – ok, like 15 people read. Junk Philosophy 1, 2, and 3.
According to my Google Analytic stats, these posts are waaaaay down on the list of most viewed posts. I had so much fun putting my decorating mojo into words, and it was worth it to me to spend some time defining my personal style. Still, I think these posts, especially #3 are pretty darn funny (or psychotic, depending on how you look at it) so maybe they’ll get rediscovered.

Tomorrow I’ll post a little run down of my most popular posts, at least according to your comments and my analytics stats. Have a favorite? Do tell!

And thanks to all of you who read my crazy rambling and put up with my less than superior photography skills- it pretty much blows my mind that I have actual readers!



Julia said...

I will reread your homemaker post. Also, I feel like you have completely come into your own writing style! I love it. Keep up the good work!

Tomesia said...

i loved your homemaking post! i think of it often when i'm folding clothes and doing dishes. i'm glad i stumbled upon your blog, you're a blessing!