Since I can hear 2016 knocking on the door, I thought it would be fun to look back on 2015, my year in review! I dug up some fun facts about my blog as well as memorable occasions from the year. Let’s get started!
Top 3 Blog Posts
The top three most popular blog posts kind of surprised me actually! Would you have guessed these three to be the most popular?
- Spoil Your Dog – Bailie at the PetSmart Grooming Salon was a surprise for me!
- Holiday Cash Giveaway – this one was not a surprise, everyone likes cash.
- Dog Dental Care With Emmi-Pet – I truly love my Emmi-Pet, but never imagined the post was that popular!
Top 3 YouTube Videos
I’ll be the first to tell you, video is not our big thing, but sometimes they are really a good tool. I wanted to see what the most popular videos I created in 2015 were.
- Emma demonstrating the Emmi-Pet – another total surprise!
- Caught on Camera Part 1 – no real surprise.
- Caught on Camera Part 2 – also pretty much expected this one.
Top 3 Fan Countries
I know I have a lot of people following me on my blog and social media who are not in the USA, but where are they coming from? I was surprised the UK was ahead of Canada, but then again, I am from the UK.
Top Blog Accomplishment
Mom and I both agree on this one when we look back at our blog year in review. Being nominated for a Nose to Nose Award as Best Dog Blog, and then actually being a finalist was amazing! No, My GBGV Life did not win, but out of all the blogs out there, to be a finalist is to be a winner! This accomplishment was only possible because of you, yes you, the ones reading my posts, following me on social media, interacting with me, and always showing me your love. Big GBGV hugs to all of you for loving me and what I do! I hope I bring a smile to your face, offer a laugh now and then, and also give you some good information!
Emma’s 2015 Most Proud Moment
My most proud moment of the year was earning my NW2 (Nose Work 2) title. I had planned to earn my NW1 title, but the NW2 was something that happened out of the blue, and I’m so proud of it. I’m thrilled to have my other three titles, but my NW2 title is the most special. Now I’m working on trying for my NW3, maybe in 2016.
Bailie’s 2015 Most Proud Moment
My crazy little sister Bailie says her most proud moment as she looks back at the year in review was escaping from doggy daycare at BlogPaws in Nashville in 2015. She also managed to get loose in Las Vegas in 2014, and finds it amusing she has started a trend! Mom was not amused when she had to go and pick her up and hear about the great escape, but Bailie loves it! The photo was taken pre-breakout!
Katie’s 2015 Most Proud Moment
Katie doesn’t really have one moment that stands out. She is thankful for her health, for finding the supplement Rejenease which has enabled her to enjoy walking again without a limp, her chiropractor who helps her feel better in general, and her toe grips which help her on the wood floors. One year ago, she didn’t even want to walk around the block she felt so bad. Now she is glad to be happy and enjoys going out for her walks, even if it is a very slow pace. Mom took this photo on a walk back in early fall with just her and Katie.
Mom’s 2015 Most Proud Moment
Mom is proud of so many things we all accomplished this year, but one event stands out, and that is the minute Bailie found the glove, meaning she passed her tracking test and earned her TD title. We had no idea how much this whole thing had stressed Mom out over the year, but once Bailie had her near perfect run and title, a huge weight was lifted and Mom is still so very proud of Bailie! The photo is Mom and Bailie with the tracklayer and two judges.
That is my 2015 year in review! I hope you enjoyed looking back a bit and getting a few statistics. My GBGV Life is looking forward to a fantastic 2016, and we hope you all will be coming along with us!