As this year comes to a close, it’s time for me to get a little sentimental about some of the pieces I wrote this past year. 2015 marked the end of my cloth diaper use, as my son transitioned away from diapers in the spring. Surprisingly, my most popular post of the year, by a landslide (as in 6,000 people have read this post) was my final cloth diapering post.
Early in the year, I began acquiring more freelance clients (most notably Care.com), and my blogging took a back seat. What pieces I did find time to write, you know, the “meaty” stuff, I sold to other outlets, such as Scary Mommy, The Mid and Bonbon Break (a girl’s gotta make a living, right?).
Unsurprisingly, my top 5 posts of 2015 had to do with cloth diapering or sustainable/reusable living. Without further adieu, here they are:
I put together a list of the most unique items I came across in 2014 and published that list right before Christmas 2014. Throughout the year, people consulted the list, making it one of my top posts of 2015.
I had the pleasure of being both a MommyCon Sisterhood Journalist last year (and again this year), as well as a Smart Bottoms Diaper Ambassador. When Smart Bottoms announced the release of a limited edition diaper, Jax and Jill, sold only at MommyCon, I knew people would be clamoring for the adorably retro print. Little did I know how popular that print would be, or that MommyCon DC (the event I attended) would mark the highest attendance of all the events across the country. The remaining MommyCon events sold out for the year, and I expect them to do the same this year (buy your tickets NOW and use my promo code LOWREN16 to save $6 off each ticket).
Considering the fact that I just published this last month, my fourth highest viewed post of 2015 is a bit of a shock. I was intrigued by articles I was reading about THINX period panties; not only was the idea of a reusable menstrual product appealing, but the fact that THINX is an incredibly charitable company. I tried THINX period panties, loved them, shared my embarrassing menstrual mishaps, shared how THINX panties enabled you to feel sexy (even during your time of month) and shared my referral code. What I didn’t expect was being inundated with gift codes from people using my referral link…over and over. After sending a few of my girlfriends panties, I contacted my local women’s shelter, Laurel House, who were happy to receive any panties I would send them. To date, I’ve been able to send over $1,600 in period panties to women who need to feel comfortable and secure all month long. If you’re interested in trying THINX period panties, you can click the link above to go to my original blog post or simply click HERE for my referral link to save $10 off of your order.
Cloth diapering posts continually drive traffic to my site (thank you!), so it’s no surprise that the top three posts from this past year were about adorable cloth diapers. Coming in at number three is my posts with accessories you can’t have enough of when cloth diapering.
With the cloth diapering community inundated with cloth diaper bloggers, I prided myself on trying to come up with unique angles for interesting and helpful blog posts. 2014 saw my Natural Fibers and Cloth Diapering post skyrocket, and my needless accessory post performed similarly this year.
My top post for 2015 was a post that was inspired by my Smart Bottoms Diaper ambassadorship because I truly do feel that Smart Bottoms are the best cloth diapers for heavy wetters and boys. A cursory glance on the internet showed me that this was a topic that hadn’t been written about previously (at least that I could find), so I was excited to jump right in and share my experience with cloth diapering my son. With 6,000 views, 1,078 of those in a SINGLE DAY, my cloth diapers for boys post is, by far, my most popular post of 2015!
Thank you for making 2015 an amazing year — I hope you stick with me in 2016 — I can’t wait to see what surprises the new year has in store (but I can tell you that I have at least one book coming out)!