February of this year I started Domestic Imperfection on a whim. I had been reading lots of craft blogs and thought “I do all this stuff, I should start a blog.” And start a blog I did. I had no idea what I was doing, which was okay because I didn’t really figure people would read it. And they didn’t. In the month of May I got a whopping four pageviews. FOUR. Then in the month of June I figured out how to link up to parties and things started to take off. People commented and told me how awesome my stuff was and it felt great. I was hooked :) Soon after I started to notice that people made money blogging. I had no idea that was a thing. It makes sense though… doing projects, editing pictures, and writing posts takes a lot of time. I recently started working with some ad networks and making a bit of money myself. When I say a little, that’s an exaggeration. Last month I made about four cents a day. I’ve spent some time tweaking my ads and this month and am up to about three or four dollars a day. It’s not much, but I’m thrilled. Making money at something you love is the dream right? So I wanted to thank everyone for reading and supporting my little ‘ol blog. I’m thoroughly enjoying myself, and the fact that you guys want to read about what I do around my house (usually still in my pajama’s) is icing on the cake.
So here is a recap of the top projects of the year. I’m listing these in order of most views, not by what I think are my best projects. That list would be totally different.
This project wins by a long shot, it has twice the pageviews of the second place project at over 8,000. People pin the absolute crap out of it, and most all the traffic comes from Pinterest. I’m assuming that’s because it such an simple and functional idea, easy to replicate in your own home. I wish I would have known how popular this post was going to be, I would have done it during the daytime so the pictures were be decent. I also would have made sure the dowels were pushed all the way into the curtain rods for the pictures. Never noticed that before did ya? Drives me nuts, but not enough to go take another picture.
This was a pre blog project, so the post is pretty much just a before and after picture. I really missed out on a lot of material by not starting a blog sooner, I could have written about the stripes, the pillows, the furniture, the artwork….
This was the first project I did knowing that I was going to write about it. I’m actually pretty proud of this one because I feel it’s the most original (well, this and my blinds frame). Usually I get ideas and inspiration from the internet or magazines, but the rod solution for my funky, uneven, four bay windows came completely from my own head. I also did it on the cheap and it looks really nice. Go me.
This project was an update to the previous guest bedroom post. I enjoyed making these, there were no rules and I just went with it. I didn’t have a plan and liked how they turned out..plus they only cost about 10 bucks.