Today is a day of reflection.
The last day of the year.
I decided to use it to look back,
on this my very first year as a blogger.
Maybe that is a little narcissistic of me,
but it’s my blog, my writing,
and I didn’t actually boast aloud to anyone,
so it was more of a pat on the back than self applause.
I didn’t think the writing or posts were perfect,
but I did enjoy the variety.
In a way it was a real trip down memory lane.
So much water has passed under the bridge since I wrote some of them.
Some I’d completely forgotten I’d written.
Others, especially the sad ones,
I remembered all too well.
So today at the end of this 2013,
for anyone whose interested,
I’ll link the top 10 posts on my blog,
which received the highest views.
If you wish you too can revisit them.
I would love to see a similar post on blogs of those I follow,
if anyone would like to take the hint.
My next post will also be a top ten,
but it will be the posts I wrote which were my own favourites,
and which didn’t figure in those most viewed.
Hope you all have a great New Years night,
and a healthy and happy new year.
My top ten most viewed posts.
1.The Final Round.
The saddest post I hope I’ll ever write.
It shares the last two days we spent with my young warrior friend.
2. What dyslexia looks like.
A much viewed post which I wrote sharing the writing of my young daughter, who happens to have dyslexia.
3. One moment in time.
The true story of a little boy with autism who found his voice.
4. Every penny really makes a difference.
The efforts of a fantastic charity to raise money for Crumlin children’s hospital.
5. To the one who said he likes me.
A post I wrote when I first realised not everyone who presses the “like” button on my blog actually “likes” my writing.
6. Can I trust him with my child?
I shared this to encourage others who have been abused to know there are many of us struggling, but we must not let them win.
7. My husband is so lucky he married me.
A humorous post, (which I still stand over) which lets you and most importantly my husband know, how lucky he is. This is one of my favourites.
8. I have learned to mind my own blogging business.
Many of us who write share insecurities. This post acknowledges one of the first times I had a real wobble.
9. His name was Daniel.
I never share names of family or friends on my blog, however after the very sad passing of the young warrior I wanted you all to know, His name was Daniel.
10.Gone but never forgotten.
My father died over twenty years ago. This post is the story of how we managed to bring him to my brothers wedding this year , in our hearts and by way of a wonderful song.
Many of my fellow Irish Parenting Bloggers are also doing a roundup of their years posts.
If you fancy checking them out just click here.
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