Writer’s Workshop: 12 Blog Posts Of 2013

3.) Share your top 12 blog posts from 2013.

I always look forward to reading year end blog posts. It feels good to wrap 2013 up in a big bow and officially start off fresh in 2014. Here’s a quick look at the top 12 blog posts of 2013 that cover some of what we were up to!:

Fifths Disease. I had it and I shared all of the horrid symptoms (and photos) because you need to know this could happen to you too!


I learned that losing a few pounds was going to require a whole lot more from me than I was prepared.


I took my kids on an award winning trip to Idaho.


I drew my life on a whiteboard as part of a Vlogging Workshop. Simplifying your life into a three minute stick figure video was about as easy as it sounds.


We got a new puppy!


I talked about what’s causing me to “lose it”.


We went camping and I found out why I’m not a millionaire.


I found a very questionable note while cleaning my daughter’s bedroom.


I got a little fed up with some of the quotes I’ve seen pinned on Pinterest and told you why you don’t have to listen to them.


I learned to appreciate my daughter’s shyness. Again.


I celebrated 11 years married to the wrong man.


Looking back on 10 years worth of Santa pictures will always be my favorite way to celebrate December.


Now it’s your turn!

Mama's Losin' It

Choose a prompt, post it on your blog, and come back to add your name to the link list below. Be sure to sign up with the actual post URL and not just your basic blog URL (click on the title of your post for that URL). For good comment karma try to comment on the three blogs above your name!!

The Prompts:

1.) Share any blogging tips you picked up in 2013…what are your blogging goals for 2014?
2.) Choose a theme word to live by for 2014 and tell us why you chose it.
3.) Share your top 12 blog posts from 2013.
4.) Look back at the resolution you made last year at this time, how did you do?
5.) How did you bring in the New Year?


  1. says

    I didn’t read all of your blog posts this year, but read many of them. I didn’t do a recap because when I look back at my blogging year of 2013, it became too sponsored. UGH! But…my word of the year will hopefully help me change that! Happy New Year!

    • says

      There were a couple months in there where I was heavy on the sponsored posts too. It was good to take notice of because if back to back sponsored posts but ME to look back at…then it probably bugged people to read. I need to do a better job of spreading those out, but sometimes there’s just no way. We do our best right!?!

  2. says

    You had Fifth’s diseases?! You poor thing! I’m glad you’re feeling better!I was horrible at blogging anything other than sponsored posts this year, because I was just trying to stay a float with my own illness. But, it’s a whole new year, and I’m really going to focus on getting back to why I started blogging in the first place. Hope you have a fabulous year!

    • says

      I hate that stupid name! You know, because it’s not an actual DISEASE…it’s just “sickness”. Disease makes it sound so serious, but yes I had it and it was not fun! I can’t imagine how people live in pain like that. Happy New Year to you!!

  3. says

    Great wrap up! It’s like Mama Kat Clif Notes! Fifth diseas looks… interesting. (and why the heck is it named that??). I enjoyed the draw-my-life vid too as I’ve sorta kinda been tasked to do that. Maybe I should grow more arms like you.

  4. says

    I read Mimi’s comment and like her, I read a quite a few, but missed quite a few as well. I also didn’t do a recap, but for different reasons. It’s been a slow year for me in the blogosphere. Here’s hoping I get on the horse with a new blog and actually “come out!”

  5. says

    I read a lot of these. I love looking at other people’s best of posts. I think I am perhaps way too lazy to do one…or maybe I don’t want to find out that I didn’t have any good posts! Happy New Year to you! :)

  6. says

    I enjoyed reading through your early posts since I’ve only been following you for a few months now. How long did your Fifths Disease last?

    And I loved your life in three minutes video. You basically have the life I thought I’d have (minus the whole losing-multiple-dads-to-cancer thing). I thought I’d teach for a few years, then get married, raise kids, and focus on my writing. Unfortunately, after seventeen years of teaching English, I’m still teaching English and I’m still single. Oh well. As your brother-in-law might say, “Maybe Jesus just doesn’t want me to have a hubby and kids!”

  7. says

    I don’t know how I missed that post on Fifth’s Disease, but I’m glad I read it this time. I’ve never heard of that, but it seems my son catches every childhood disease there is. It’s good to be prepared. Happy New Year!

  8. says

    A blog is a great way to document our journey and tell our stories and you certainly do a wonderful job of it. I’m glad to be following your journey Kat. Happy New Year to you and your family.

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