Top Ten 2018 Fan Favorite Posts

Top Ten 2018 Fan Favorite Posts

After 14 months of blogging, it was a good exercise to look back at the most popular posts of 2018. But, how to determine a fan favorite list of the top ten? 

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First, I looked at the posts with the most pins to Pinterest. But, not all subscribers have a Pinterest account. Do you pin? So, I also looked at posts with the most visitor comments. After that, I considered which posts were featured by other bloggers on linkup parties.

Also taken into account, was the fact that some posts were published early in the year when Debbee’s Buzz was new and subscribers were far fewer. Versus the second half of the year, when followers grew by the hundreds! More subscribers net more visitors and interaction. Gosh, I sure love reading your comments and chatting with you!

Posts part of a Pinterest Challenge or Tablescape Hop yield more traffic from other participant bloggers. It also wasn’t until the spring, when I really started to take part in weekly linkup parties. That led to numerous posts being featured by other bloggers — a huge compliment!

Of the over 100 posts in 2018, the majority were related to Holidays. Here are your top ten, with a few honorable mentions and my own personal favorites. Let’s start right at the top of the list.

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Shop, Pack and Store Holiday Decorations, Tableware

Shop, Pack and Store Holiday Decorations, Tableware

Because of the short time between holidays, I’m busy putting Thanksgiving decor and tableware in place as fast as I can!

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Fortunately, some Halloween and Thanksgiving decorations overlap for the entire fall season.

Few people I know actually have Thanksgiving-specific decor as I do. Over many years, I’ve selectively collected turkey, pilgrim and Indian figures.

Right now it looks like Halloween exploded in the guest bedroom! Ugh. It’s fun decorating, but I hate packing up.

People frequently ask where I store it all. The short answer is everywhere!  I’ll do a little show and tell today, with ideas on how to organize and store holiday decorations.

Before I do that, there’s new fall and Thanksgiving decor and tableware that caught my eye.

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How to Create a Kid Keepsakes Gallery

How to Create a Kid Keepsakes Gallery

Mother’s Day kid keepsakes, like cards and pictures, evoke such happy, warm memories of when my sons were little.

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I think I’ve kept every card and crafted ‘art’ piece they’ve ever made or given meI Since they were both in nursery school, I’ve accumulated much of their creations.

Call me a pack rat, and a softie for anything of sentimental value.

Do you, or have you saved cards and artwork made by your children? Maybe stuffed in a drawer or box somewhere?

Most of their kid keepsakes are organized in accordion folders, by year. Along with the artwork, I’ve saved report cards, awards, certificates, and cards and postcards the boys received from family and friends.

With Mother’s Day around the corner, I thought you might find inspiration in this fun way to display and enjoy your children’s or grandkids’ masterpieces.

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