I did this top 10 most liked blog posts last year to commemorate the first year of my blog. I did it out of curiosity to learn what my new readers and followers liked so I could more of that in 2019. It surprised me what people liked the most. Some posts I thought for sure were going to be smash hits and didn’t even hit the top 20. Others I could easily see why people feel in love with them and shared them with friends and across social media. I considered 2018 a huge success for the launch of my blog with over 1000+ readers and almost 700 subscribers of my posts throughout that year.
As of September 2019 I had matched my year end 2018 total for readers and views of posts with no sign of slowing down! Word is literally getting out about this little blog.
The blog will turn 2 in January 2020. That means for the past 2 years I have written a lot of words, created and found a lot of graphics and formed a lot of posts. Almost 900 posts in fact since the birth of this blog in January 2018. On average about 20 post per month get published by me. That volume has not always been easy given the research, drafting, creation and editing process I go through. It also means I get up between 5 and 5:30 AM Monday through Friday to write for this blog before starting my normal work day. Some days these words flow out of me as I watch the sunrise and others I sit at this keyboard and think, dream and sometimes even doze off.
As I watch this blog turn 2 and look back over 2019 I am once again intrigued by what you dear reader have found interesting, beloved and memorable. Here is the top 10 Dragonspit Apothecary posts most liked and commented on for 2019
10. A Mind, Body & Spirit Cleanse to Support Your Goals
This post speaks to how to detox as you set to embark on setting new goals for the year. This post was wildly read in January 2019 and seemed to help many of you start your new year off right. Seems a perfect time to revisit as we prepare to enter into 2020.
Re-read this post here: January Cleanse
9. If My Head Hurts Why Do I Need Oils on My Feet?
This post actually published in November 2018 and continues to be a top read in 2019!
In this post we look at how natural solutions work to heal pain in our body. If you think about it you don’t get a headache because you are deficient in Tyleneol substances in your body. You actually get a headache because you are exposed to something that triggers a headache response or you are in fact deficient in something that your body is sending you rather loud messages that need attention.
Re-read this post here: Headaches
This post also appeared in 2018 and was updated in July 2019. It has received a lot of interest as people looked for natural solutions to protect themselves and their children against mosquitoes.
Re-read this post here: Bugs
7. Why Natural Solutions Don’t Work
This was an interesting post to see make the list. If you’ve read my blog for any length of time you know I do believe natural options work quite well. However, there are times when they don’t and in this post I explain why. What surprised me about this being on this list is that there are a lot of people who are seeking natural solutions and a lot of people have tried various things and realized not all of them do actually work. The reasons they don’t work in large part are because of what they are using. In researching this post I learned over 80% of natural products sold on the market today are fakes or contaminated. CBD oil is over 70% altered limiting it’s benefits. So when new people are curious about natural solutions and they see these types of results of course they think nature doesn’t heal anything!
Re-read this post here: Nature
6.Finding Unicorn Customers
I love this post. This post speaks to getting clear on who your ideal audience and customer really are when you are in direct sales. All those hurtful memes out there saying we’re calling up old high school people asking them to buy from us is so not true!
Re-read this post here: Customers
5. What a Win Taste Like
Do you know what it feels like to win? That sweet taste of victory and how after all the hard work to make it happen it pays off? If you’re in direct sales then you know those sales and new customers are often hard earned.
Re-read it here: Wins
4. The Vitamin Scam
There is a big market for vitamins and supplements and more and more of us are looking for natural options to support our health. What we are learning is most of the sold do nothing but pass through our body with no benefit yet we spend a lot of money each month thinking we are doing something valuable to our health.
Re-read it health: Vitamins
3. Messages to My Son
This is was a mom moment for me to express love for my son and my wishes for him in life. I think all moms have these moments where we see these growing babies of ours change and start to be more independent.
Re-read it here: My Son
2. Crossing the Line in Direct Sales
Written in respect to how to collaborate with what is typically seen as your competition when you are in direct sales this post really took on a larger purpose. It became a big discussion with our female friendships in general and how we limit our own ability to have deep relationships with one another because of our own fear of competition.
Re-read the post here: Collaboration
1 – Today I will Not Let the Dragons Win
This was a great post I was really proud of putting together. It spoke to how we deal with drama, chaos and conflict in our life from the little stuff to something major.
Re-read it here: Dragons
2020’s Top 10
It is my hope going into 2020 that you continue to find this blog a place of guidance, support, encouragement and occasional laughter. I hope my words fill you with a sense of peace and grace as you make it through your life journey a little more naturally and on your own terms.
I always welcome your feedback and suggestions for new topics. Please feel free to contact me through the website at dragonspitapothecary.com/contact
Happy 2nd Birthday to the Dragonspit Apothecary blog!