Thursday, December 29, 2016

The Year's Top Five

My blogging was sporadic in 2016, but it was a good year by some standards. Five of my blog posts cracked my all-time top ten for page views, and that hasn't happened in a while. What were the five most popular Wonkyworld posts of the year?

#5-- October 28, "how did you do it?"-- People like weight loss success stories. I've known it for a while, and I think it has something to do with the difficulties many people face when trying to lose weight. This year I shared my own story as I dropped 60 pounds and celebrated a completely new wardrobe. To read more, click here.

#4-- December 5, Special Announcement -- Good news is always popular, and earlier this month I shared some. If you haven't seen the news I won't spoil the fun. To read more, click here.

#3-- August 4, quiltmakers, originality, inspiration and tradition -- Every now and then, I like to talk about quilts and context. My favorite context is, of course, quilt history, and I'm always happy to share the things I've learned. I love the connections between past, present and future. To read more, click here.

#2-- December 4, America's Earliest Quilts: Necessity Not the Mother of Invention -- Mythbusters are pretty much the best. Not only are they eye-opening, they are prerequisite to the discussion about quilt history. Not long ago, I read some not-so-good information about quilt history, and it made me want everyone to have the correct information. I thought, "Why not start at the beginning?" To read more, click here.

#1-- June 5, treating stains in an old quilt -- The number one post of the year was practical information, a problem solver, and it was about treating stains in an old quilt. I have my own ways, but freely admit to always following Mom's advice. She really does know best. To read more, click here.

So, there you have it, the top five Wonkyworld posts of the year: one success story, some good news, a little context, one mythbuster and a problem solver. With a nod and a wink, it looks like I may have unwittingly discovered a killer editorial balance. So, thank you readers: regulars and occasional visitors alike. Looking forward to another year of great blogs in 2017.



  1. And Thank You Bill, for a delightful blog. I look forward to whatever 2017 brings. Happy New Year!

  2. You have awesome blog posts! Happy 2017, Bill. Can't wait to see what you come up with next year.