Every year in January, I take a look at my analytics to see which of my blog posts have enjoyed the most popularity in the preceding 12 months. I do this in an attempt to spot past trends and learn how better to serve my readers (that’s you!) in the future. So let’s see what we can learn from my top 10 blog posts of 2022.
The Top 10 Flanders Family Posts of 2022
Of all 144 posts I penned last year, the following ten drove the most traffic:
Kids never grow too old to be read to, so here’s a list of our family’s 50 favorites for reading aloud to kids of all ages.
This hand-drawn coloring page features the reassuring words of 1 John 1:9.
Set a timer and race your friends to see who’ll be first to decipher all these mixed-up spring-themed words.
Here you’ll find all our best resources for celebrating Easter: coloring pages, craft ideas, gift tags, gospel tracts, and much, much more.
If you love Christmas carols as much as I do, print out this bucket list and use it to make sure you sing all the classics before the Christmas season ends.
Here’s another beautiful Bible verse to color. This one features Matthew 11:28.
This educational printable is perfect for brushing up on US geography.
I created this fun little party game for a baby shower some friends threw my daughter-in-law.
Use this list of reading programs and other incentives to foster a deep love of reading in your children.
And — go figure — our most popular post for last year was a printable calendar for this one. Go figure!
What Does This Teach Us?
So what can we glean from this list? If you look closely, you’ll see that of my top 10 posts of 2022…
90% were free printables
40% were overtly Christian in nature
30% were educational resources
30% were games (including 2 word scrambles)
20% were coloring pages
20% were bucket lists
10% were calendars
And if you include my best-performing posts of all time, you’ll see a similar trend.
The Top 10 Flanders Family Posts of All Time
1. Christmas Word Scramble
2. Free Printable 2022 Calendars
3. Editable High School Transcript
4. Number Writing Printable
5. Name That Line Quiz
6. Armor of God Coloring Page
7. How Well Do You Know Your Christmas Carols?
8. One-Year Bible Reading Plan
9. Printing Practice Sheets
10. Who Said What Christmas Quiz
Can you see the similarities? More games and word scrambles, more homeschool helps, more Christian resources, more calendars, and lots and lots of printables. Those are the same kinds of posts I intend to provide in the new year, so I hope you’ll stick around.
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