2012 Wrap Up ~ My Most Pinned Post

Have you ever noticed that sometimes you pour your heart and soul into something and it goes virtually unnoticed?

And then…when you throw something together at the very last minute,

with little thought and no preparation,

it takes the world by storm? (Or at least the part of the world that uses Pinterest?)

That’s what happened with my How To Make a Perfect Bow post.

Here’s the scoop…I fell in love with a grain sack bow that was featured on the blog Dreamy Whites. So I made my own and used it on my front door wreath. I decided, just for the heck of it, to post a tutorial on how to make this 3 piece bow.

I pinned it to my How To board on Pinterest…and I might have (accidentally) pinned it to a few other boards too.

Just a few.

Then, Centsational Girl hosted a Christmas Craft Linky Party.  I managed to link up in the number 8 position. Unbelievable for me since I am notoriously late for most linky parties.

A few days later I checked the pin count on my Perfect Bow post and it was almost 4,000.

As of today the pin count is over 9,600. Can you even believe it?

One more thing…I mentioned the other day about my trials and tribulations when I installed Google Analytics. Everything was working fine by the time I published the Perfect Bow post. According to Google Analytics, that post has over 18,000 page views.

So…sometimes, when you least expect it, good things happen. After a year of ups and downs, my little blog can close the book on 2012 with it’s head held high.

We went viral on Pinterest. Can’t ask for much more than that.

Thoughts from my friends...

  1. Gina says

    That’s awesome, Ann. You are so right. I have a thrown together, “hey, look what I made” post that I thought nothing of. It, too, is my most viewed post! It’s funny how that happens.

  2. Shannon @ A Cozy Place Called Home says

    I’ve learned it’s the things you never expected to be popular are the exact things that take off. Seems I’m always wishing I’d taken better pictures of those things. Your bow and wreath are very pretty, so it’s easy to see why people are so interested. Congrats on the success of your blog! Happy New Year, Ann!

  3. Sandy says

    Hi Ann! Congratulations! I was just thinking about you today and thought I’d pop over. I can see why this one went viral since many of us are bow making challenged (at least I am). It’s wonderful when your post goes virtually viral! It’s a wonder anyone ever reads anything that I write or post, but I keep doing it for the fun and love of it. Now I’m heading on over to check out your pin.

  4. Diane says

    Love your grainsack bow as well . You make the loveliest things, so I’m not surprised you got so many responses. Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog and have a Happy New Year!

  5. Jane @ Cottage at the Crossroads says

    Ann, this is such exciting news! And what a way to end the year! I bet you are smiling from ear to ear! Happy New Year-I think more exciting things are in store for you!

  6. Shannon @Fox Hollow Cottage says

    You are so right Anne! There is no way to know what will go crazy. I can see why this did though :) You can hold your head high for certain. Even with out that mega pin ;) You create beautiful, beautiful things.

    Happy New Year!

  7. Pat says

    Good for you ~ although I’m not surprised! You are such a creator of beautiful things. I have no clue about analytics, etc. I do well just to get a post done. :)

    Happy New Year!
    xo
    Pat

  8. Donnamae says

    Impressive…you can add one more to that count. Although I don’t pin, yet…I did save that tutorial in my bookmarks, so I’d be on top of things for next year! Happy New Year…wishing you all the best! ;)

  9. Ricki Jill Treleaven says

    Wow, that’s a crazy awesome pin count!
    I wouldn’t have guessed that one…….I would have guessed your stairwell gallery wall! But what do I know……
    I loved that bow tutorial, too, and it’s definitely pin-worthy!

    Happy New Year!
    RJ

  10. Kelly says

    Well how about that?! That’s wonderful! You just never know. I have noticed that myself that sometimes what you find ordinary, others find extrordinary! Your bow tutorial came at just the right time for the holidays. I’m sure that helped it’s numbers too. I love how that bow looks and so glad that you shared that tutorial.

  11. Marianne says

    Wow ~ I am not surprised as that bow is just to die for. Love, Love, Love it and you can use it any time of the year. Love Pinterest. Congrats~! Great way to end the year or begin a new one
    Wishing you all the best in the forthcoming year Anne ~ (((Hugs)))

  12. Tracy says

    That happened to me last year with a paper star I made. I guess people really do want simple and easy! I loved your bow and shared it on my fb page after you posted it. :)