One of the things that’s fun to reflect on as the year comes to a close is which posts were the most popular on the blog. Yes, it’s a little bit of positivity for me to see that things were well received, but it serves more of a purpose than that. Seeing what people liked and clicked on the most helps me brainstorm new blog posts and provide more of that kind of content in the future. Reader surveys help too, but only the most dedicated, awesome readers actually fill those out. 😉 (If you haven’t done my 2017 survey, please check it out now and be entered to win a $25 Disney gift card!)
So counting down for 10 to #1, here were the top posts on Disney in your Day (according to Google Analytics’ pageviews) for the past year:
Who doesn’t want to be the rebel spy? While there is no guarantee, I’ve been the rebel spy at least 8 times, so I’ve shared some of my best tips that have worked for me in the past. This post goes back to 2014 but it’s still a popular one – I wonder if it will continue to get hits once Galaxy’s Edge opens.
Cruising is great, but there’s no denying that it’s expensive. How can you still experience Disney Cruise Line in an affordable way? I share my tips in this blog post, but as always I have to emphasize this – affordability means compromise. If you’re looking to cruise for under, say, $3000, you’re probably not doing on a 7 night cruise to Alaska with a balcony. Just saying.
Similar to the one above, it makes me happy to know that I can help people experience Disney even if they don’t have the biggest budget. It’s from 2015 so the $2500 budget is a little more difficult than it was two years ago, but it’s still possible!
I was inspired to write this post when I was in Disney World and saw a family use a clickable sharpie pen for character autographs. As I stood there getting blue sharpie all over my fingers because I was trying to balance my pen, cap, book, and backpack, I wondered why I didn’t think of that. So I came up with some more tips that I thought would be helpful to people.
Who doesn’t love breakfast? I’ve gotten to try a few more since I wrote this blog post and they are great! I may have to go back and edit this post to add Kona Cafe and Trattoria al Forno.
I jumped in feet first with Moana at the end of last year when the movie first came out. It was only out for about 2 weeks before I hosted a Moana event at the library and then blogged about it. I think being one of the first paid off, because there were fun activity ideas that I had to share and not a lot of other Moana parties that had happened yet.
There are tons of dole whip lovers out there, so it’s not surprising that they want to make it at home too. I’m glad my dole whip recipe can help people out!
At this point I’d say it’s possible half of my closet is Disney stuff, and I don’t think there’s anything wrong with that! I happen to like a lot of the stuff sold on Etsy better than what’s available in the parks sometimes, and with the popularity of this post it seems I’m not alone.
I’ve always loved subscription boxes of all kinds, but when I discovered Disney ones I was hooked. I like to this this post is kind of what put Disney in your Day “on the map,” if you will. It was super popular and brought in a ton of new traffic, which has opened many more opportunities for me. And I’m glad it continues to do well!
And the post that was most popular this year was what to do the week before you leave for Disney. If you get as stressed and crazy as I do right before a trip then you can understand why a blog post with reminders of what you should do could be important! I still look up this post myself before I go away to make sure I’ve done everything, even though I wrote it!
Top post written in 2017:
Interestingly enough, none of the top 10 posts that were viewed in 2017 were actually written in 2017. Most of them were from 2016, which is kind of cool in a way – hopefully it means that my old content is just as good as my new stuff, and not that what I wrote in 2017 was useless! Since I measured pageviews from January 1st to December 29th, it makes sense that older posts might be more popular, as they’ve had a full year to gain views, rather than something which was only written a few months ago. So I kept scrolling past the top 10 until I hit a post actually written in 2017. So at least according to Google Analytics, the most popular most I wrote in 2017 was…
As the parks get more crowded and Disney builds more stuff, the reality is that you can’t even come close to doing it all. So knowing what your priorities are and what might not be worth your time is probably pretty important. While it varies for everyone, this for me is what I choose to skip at Epcot.
What was your favorite post on Disney in your Day this year?