In an effort to convince myself that the year has actually passed, I decided to put together a little retrospective of my year in blogging. (Is anyone else absolutely shocked that we’re nearly in 2014?)

2013 was the year of “Jesus Feminist” and Damaged Goods, the year of having feelings about conferences and thank you notes to Kate Middleton, meditations on motherhood and marriage, and a lot of talk about reading and church, my continuing spiritual journey and some GIFs now and again.

Stat worth noting (for me anyway): Topped 1.3 million page views in just 2013 alone!

Top referrers for 2013 (thanks, guys!):

Most page viewsIn which I share 10 books for older tinies (that post is actually from 2012 but it’s still my number one post. It’s also my most-pinned post at over 114,000 pins.)

Most commentsIn which I have All The Feelings About Conferences (technically the one for the most comments was a poll about choosing a headshot but in terms of a “real” post, it was this one)

Most tweetedIn which this is also about the men (223 tweets)

Most Facebook sharesIn which I thank the Duchess of Cambridge (6.6K) then In which Advent is for the ones who know longing (1.4K) then In which I beg Barbie’s pardon at 1.1K

Best community (you guys made this spectacular):


At SheLoves MagazineIn which I wrote a book about us

At A Deeper Story (without a doubt, my most viral post of 2013): I am Damaged Goods

On my own journey:

Best personal metaphor for the yearIn which I climb a metaphor

On parenting:

On marriage: In which [love looks like] an empty parking lot

On Jesus FeministIn which I’m a feminist, sure, but first I’m a disciple of Jesus Christ

Unapologetically dorkiest Instagram:

On women: In which Jezebel gives way to Deborah

On blogging: In which I think I’m losing my blogging mojo

On writing: In which art is like manna

On learning to handle critics (post in reference to Damaged Goods): In which I will not be silenced

On faith: In which you’re a pioneer

On church: In which I am still hopeful because…

On fearlessIn which we’re not afraid of you

Most likely to be misunderstoodIn which God does not want to use you 

Favourite guest postIn which I think I feel the Holy Spirit but… by Brenna D’Ambrosio

Most likely to make my husband roll his eyes: In which I geek out over Doctor Who


And just for fun, my top tweets of the year:

Coming up later this week: my favourite television shows, books, movies, and more of 2013…

In which I praise the village
In which romance shows up in the interruptions
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