12/31/2008

2008 Year In Review


2008 was a big year for us here at the NtJS ranch. We saw the birth of our second daughter as well as the birth of this blog - both had their ups and downs. We experienced adversity and extravagance. Most of all, we shared a bit of our lives with, well... more of you than we expected - which is pretty cool. Some posts did well, and some really well. Some were barely noticed. Below, you'll find a bit of each - our posts with the most hits, our posts that got lost in the ether, and our overall favorites.

Cheers to all, and we'll see you on the flip-side.


Top Traffic Earners for 2008
  1. Re-Use It! T-Shirt Bags [Very popular with the Stumble crowd, more hits than the main page]
  2. Re-Use It! Rice Packs [Damn that Mrs. and her Re-Use It! posts, she got the top two spots!]
  3. Dumpster Diving Etiquette [MSN Moneyblog and Stumble love]
  4. How To: Build a Low-Cost Rain Barrel [Instructions that don't suck, for building a barrel that doesn't suck]
  5. Lunch Out VS. The Brown Bag [Not hatin' on eating out, just sayin' ...]
  6. How To: Water Your Garden For Free [Who wouldn't?!]
  7. Review: FreshAire Choice No-VOC Paint [Totally unbiased, see how it faired]
  8. Rainwater Collection Roundup [Can't go wrong with rainwater]
  9. A Dirty, Frugal Job: Cloth Diapering [Everything you ever wanted to know, and some that you didn't]
  10. Our Cash Envelope System [Not nearly as difficult as some make it out to be]
Top Traffic Evaders for 2008
  1. The HDTV Challenge [You'd never heard of this blog when this one posted]
  2. So What's It Really Worth [A noble idea, short on material and readers]
  3. Buying the Presidency [Seems that many were not quite as intrigued by presidential politics as I]
  4. What Do You Think? [We asked about advertising, few of you responded, most don't care]
  5. Show Your Colors [What is it that you don't like about our logo coffee mug?!]
  6. Thrifty Christmas Part 11 [Yes, we did get to part 11, you didn't notice?]
  7. The Price of Money is Up - WAY Up [You see, it costs money to make money and the materials and processes to do so is now out weighing the value of.... oh forget it]
  8. A World Without Toys and Cloth Diapers [How did you miss this? Seriously, this is important]
  9. The Outlaw Henry Paulson?! [Ahhhh, see I told you this guy was shifty, but you didn't read the article, so....]
  10. The CR Money Paradox [Maybe I should have spelled out Consumer Reports in the title...]
Our Favorite Posts for 2008 (intentionally unordered)

Top Referral Blogs for 2008 (Much love)
Ok, enough lists. Cheers to all. Here's to me and mine wishing you and yours a blessed and prosperous new year.

2 comments:

Tosha said...

Thanks for the mention. I really liked the list of your blog post as I didn't find you guys until late in the year and missed quite a few good post.

Mr. (not) the Jet Set said...

No problem! Thanks for the traffic.

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