It always amuses me to see how people discover my blog. My site stats often surprises me, but it’s great to see what people are looking for, what their concerns might be and how helpful my blog or the particular post might be to them.
Based on my site stats, here are the Top Ten posts of 2010 (as of today). If you haven’t read them already, please leave a comment or share your favorite Happy Healthy Hip blog post in the comments below.
The ABCs of Working Parents – This book review ended up on Freshly Pressed earlier this month but I have a feeling it’s because there are so many working parents (that means anyone who’s known as mom or dad) and all use humor to get through the days – and nights.
How social media & technology destroy relationships – Apparently, I’m not the only one who values face-to-face time with people IRL (in real life). While I haven’t sent a hand-written letter to anyone in a while, this post reminds me how important it is to make a phone call as opposed to sending a text message and setting aside more time for the people who really matter (the ones who’s phone numbers I have memorized from before the days of cell phones).
Too Sexy Halloween Costumes – I’m afraid people have come across this post looking for something other than the messages I meant to convey. Go figure.
Mother Beauty – I’m not sure how this post made it to the top from this year, but I do know that it was the most risky for me to share. The picture chosen was from last January. I can only hope that I feel that good about myself and my body this January (after the baby is born).
Hot Blogger Calendar – This posts began as a plea for a trip to New York that ended up bringing in a lot of traffic, but not enough votes to get me to the Big Apple. Oh well. I wasn’t up for traveling in August anyway (at 5 months pregnant).
Happy Healthy Hip Holiday Gift Guide – This year’s gift guide includes gifts for babies, kids, him and her. Lots of ideas for any gift-giving occasion.
Introducing Hip Baby! – I was glad to see that this one made it to the top ten list. Our baby (due in 12 days) surprised us with the greatest gift we could ever ask for. Now we’re just waiting patiently for him to arrive.
My mom can beat up your mom – Coming up with clever titles always amuses me. This post is about me getting in shape thanks to LA Boxing . Hopefully, I can get back into kickboxing once the baby is a little older. It was the greatest workout I’ve ever experienced.
Stupid things to say to a pregnant woman – I will probably end up saying one of these things to a pregnant woman in the future because, let’s face it, with every pregnancy I truly believe a woman loses some brain cells. It’s probably just me.You’ll Lose the Baby Weight (and other LIES about pregnancy and childbirth) – Another book review with humor and realistic ideas about what women go through in the 9 months leading up to her baby/babies being born. I have a few more weeks to go and, so far, my sense of humor is still in tact.
I’m excited to continue this journey in 2011 and share more great ideas, stories, book recommendations and recipes once our new baby is finally here and life takes on a whole new adventure. I hope you’re able to join me.