The Grass Gets Greener’s most popular blog posts of 2014 revisited


So we've come to the end of another year. Admittedly, I'm not the type to make a big fuss out of one year ending and another year beginning, but it does provide for a good time to reflect as well as adding some type of structure to our days. I rather see every day as an opportunity for beginning something new, but I digress because that is not the point of this post.

In the spirit of making use of this time of year to reflect, I thought it would be good to look back on the posts I've written this year. Over time, blog posts can get lost in the mix, or maybe you haven't even seen one in the first place, depending on when you discovered this website. By revisiting these posts, my hope is that you will find something useful that others have deemed useful as well.

Before we take a stroll down memory lane, I just want to define what I mean by 'popular' and let you know how these posts were chosen. I considered various factors, but ultimately I decided to base my selections on total number of views. I looked at this from day one (April 7th) right up to the week of this post.

Based on this, I've selected the 5 most popular blog posts of the year to revisit, starting with the most "popular." Shall we?

1. 5 key differences between anger and bitterness

This post has benefited from ranking well in Google when people search for the differences between anger and bitterness. Did you know that there are differences between the two? It's okay if you didn't, because they can be very similar. As you can determine from the title of the post, I list 5 differences for you which, by the way, are all ways in which I've personally experienced them. Hopefully I've made the differences between the two clear and easy to understand. If you check it out, leave me a comment in the post letting me know how I did.

2. Characteristics of low self-esteem (infographic)

In this post, I decided to dabble in the use of an infographic to appeal to the visual learners out there. Infographics in and of themselves tend to be pretty popular and this post seems to have lived up that reputation.

3. What launching a podcast has taught me (so far)

I published this post less than two months ago but it was pretty popular in the podcasting community. It was a little scary for me to write this because I was very vulnerable in it, but it's also probably my favorite one I've written this year. There are plenty of posts written about how to start a podcast but I felt like there weren't many that looked at the actual experience of it and what you might feel along the way. I wasn't sure how this one was going to do but it seems to have been appreciated in the community.

4. What I’ve learned from living with depression

I wrote this post after I got back from a fitness class hosted by my friend Amy Clover of Strong Inside Out. Amy is all about helping others who are struggling with depression, so I was inspired to do a little reflecting on what I've learned over the years with my own on-again-off-again battles. I talk about five things that I've come to realize.

5. How being bitter only poisons you

I wrote this one back in May. I think it's benefited from traffic to the first post since it covers a related topic. The title of this one is something I had to learn in order to let go of all the anger I had bottled up. I think the quote in the image I used sums it up perfectly.

So there you have it. The blog posts deemed most popular this year by you, the readers. I am so grateful for each and every one of you who took the time to visit this site and check out what I have to offer.

I'm looking forward to 2015 being the first full year of this website and I plan to do my best to offer you even more next year. For starters, that means more blog posts as well as more podcast episodes. I look forward to seeing what will make this list next year. It's up to you!

Here's to making 2015 awesome!

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  1. I liked your anger/bitterness juxtaposition. Thanks for recapping the year, a nice intro for a newer reader such as myself. All the best in 2015

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