I’ve been blogging now for 8 full years! WOW. I’ve done a total of 1,173 posts, with 383,000 total views* and 1,298 comments. It’s cray-cray.

*This is the amount currently showing but several years ago, when I changed this site from wordpress.com to just .com, I lost over 1 million views. I was heartbroken but apparently there’s no way to restore that number. But I’m very proud of the fact that this site has almost 1.4 million views :)

At the end of each December, WordPress (my blog platform) sends a report of my stats for the year and they’re fun to look at. I thought I’d start the new year by sharing some fun facts:

– Scrapbook Obsession Blog had 100,000 visitors in 2014.

– The busiest day of the year was June 25th with 1,184 views. The most popular post that day was Wow. Just Wow. Trouble at Two Peas in a Bucket!.

– In 2014, I wrote 115 new posts. My best day for posting is Monday with 31 posts or 27%.

Here are the posts that got the most views in 2014, with links to the posts in case you missed them ;)

#1: Project Life: My New Storage System for PL, Snap, MAMBI, and Other Scrapbooking Cards
from August 2013

#2: Wow. Just Wow. Trouble at Two Peas in a Bucket!
from March 2013

#3: Project Life: Review of NEW 6×8 Project Life Albums, Kits, and Pages at Michaels
from January 2014

#4: Scrapbook Store Review: “Scrapbooks Etc.” in Mesa, AZ
from March 2014

#5: “Two Peas in a Bucket” Online Scrapbook Store Closes After 15 Years Amid Much Contro
from June 2014

I owe that #1 post to Pinterest because photos of my Project Life card storage were Pinned a lot.

And I wasn’t surprised to see 2 of the top 5 posts had to do with the closure of long-time scrapbooking institution, Two Peas in a Bucket.

I *was* surprised that a review of a scrapbook store in Arizona was #4! It has me thinking I should post more LSS reviews; what do you think? I don’t have any scrapbook stores locally anymore but do visit them when I travel and always take photos.

Speaking of Pinterest, I also got this in an email from them: “More than 46,773 people saw Pins from Scrapbook Obsession on Pinterest in 2014.” Pretty kewl, huh? Especially considering I just started using Pinterest fairly recently in the scheme of things, in October 2013. I absolutely love playing around on Pinterest and the fact that it brings some more people to my blog {it was the #2 referrer of traffic} is just icing on the cake.

Is this post boring the heck out of you or do you enjoy hearing about blogging, the ‘behind the scenes’ stuff about having a blog, How To’s for blogging, etc.? It’s a topic I’m thinking of incorporating into Scrapbook Obsession Blog in 2015 so let me know what you think.

I need to close with a very important part of my WordPress report / year in review: The Top Commenters!

#1: Debra 20 comments

#2: slyn11 14 comments

#3: Maribeth 9 comments

#4/#5: Teri Pannesi and Nadine 8 comments

Thank you, ladies, from the bottom of my ever-lovin’ scrapbooking heart <3 I really, truly appreciate ALL who comment which is why I installed CommentLuv (which gives a link to a commenters' most recent blog post, if they like) and Top Commenters in the right sidebar, to recognize the top 5 commenters each month. I wish there was more that I could do to show my appreciation. When you spend so many hours writing a blog, you sometimes wonder: "Does anybody really care?" And by taking the time to comment, you make me feel better, like I'm not just talking to myself, hee hee! It's like getting Christmas presents all throughout the year. So thank you :) Okay, kids! That's a wrap on 2014. I know 2015 is going to be awesome with lots of scrappy fun to be had. I'll keep enabling, you'll keep shopping. I'll keep saying stoopid things, you'll try not to nose-spit Diet Coke on your screen. I'll share some new things I've got up my sleeve, and you'll hopefully join in and love it all! HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

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    I love your posts! You have turned me on to some great deals! Talk about enabling!!! I have found some really fabulous supplies though! Thank you!

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      Scrapbook Obsession says:

      Happy New Year, Kim! And thank you so much – I’m glad to hear you enjoy my posts and that I’ve managed to enable you a bit ;) You’re so sweet to commment – thank you again!

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    Eva H. says:

    I enjoy reading your posts (ramblings

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      Scrapbook Obsession says:

      Hi Eva – Thanks so much!

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        Eva H. says:

        Erika! Not sure what happened to the rest of my comment! I’m sure it looks a little confusing! What I can remember of the rest was that although I’m not a “project lifer” I like your product reviews. And I would love to read about behind the blog things. One of these days I might start my own.

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          Scrapbook Obsession says:

          Eva, I’m so glad you came back, LOL. I thought maybe you got cut off – sorry ’bout that! Thanks for your comment. I’m happy to hear you enjoy the product reviews and bloggy stuff. More to come!

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    Jean says:

    I enjoyed the back ground post-I resolve to comment more on the blogs that I like to read. I always enjoy your blog. Thanks

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      Scrapbook Obsession says:

      Hello Jean! I’m glad to hear you enjoyed the bloggy background post. I’d like to do more of them so that’s great news. Thank you for leaving a comment – so appreciated! Have a wonderful new year :)

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    Teri Pannesi says:

    I’m looking forward to the new year of enabling! (We secretly love it!) But I hint ever so slightly and gently at seeing your pocket pages….. And I’m willing to share mine as well in the interest of fairness and pocket page disclosure of course!

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      Scrapbook Obsession says:

      Okay, Teri, I’ll make sure to keep the enabling coming ;) I will also try to share some of my own pocket pages. I don’t post pics of my family online and since they’re in about 95% of my scrapping, . . . But I’ll try to share layouts about scrapping, travels, or something. And I would *love* to see some of your pages!

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    Julie says:

    Thanks for all the great comments, ramblings, enabling etc… that you have done. Guess I’m a busy person still working that 40hr/wk. and don’t always take the time to make a comment. I’ll try to be better in 2015 especially when you tickle my funny bone on some issue. Keep up the great work and a very Happy New Year!

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      Scrapbook Obsession says:

      Aw, Julie, thanks! Sorry if I gave a guilt trip – didn’t mean to! I just appreciate you reading and totally understand about working and being too busy. I think a lot of people read on their phones, etc. too where it’s harder to comment. No worries! A very Happy New Year to you, too!

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    Juliana Adams says:

    I also enjoy all your posts and look forward to reading the different things. I love both traditional and pocket scrapping and of course organizing. I really like looking at other’s pages I like getting new ideas.

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      Scrapbook Obsession says:

      Hi Juliana – Thank you for the kind words, sweets! And I appreciate the input very much. Have a great day!

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