ActiveRain Blog Posts: The Top 10 of 2011 - Just for Fun Edition
It's been a great series of Top 10s, full of amazing acceptance speeches and a little ruckus from some wild ex Guns n' Roses members but all in all a grand time. Be sure to check out the earlier Pro to Pro and Pro to Consumer editions if you haven't already, you don't want to be left out in the 'Rain....literally! Ha! Who writes this stuff?!?!
Ladies, I see we took a more casual look tonight, looking very lovely. Gentlemen, looking fly as always. Somebody please tell Snoop Dogg to chill, it's time to start the show.
Please allow me to introduce the Top 10 Just for Fun Pageviews of 2011!
#10) Sharing a Smile Marte Cliff of Priest River, ID
Sharing is caring isn't it? Marte was moved by this video and decided to share it with her ActiveRain family. I dare you to watch it and not smile. If I was ever to move to Priest River I know who I'd want to work with.
#9) The Biggest Private House in the World? Barbara Duncan of Searcy, AR
A captivating title like this bring in the clicks. Who isn't just a bit curious to see the biggest private house in the world?!? Almost 4 years old, Barbara is still getting major attention from this post. Over 400K square feet, each AR member could have about 2 square feet....family reunion anyone?
#8) St Patricks Day Clip Art for Blogs Nestor and Katerina Gasset of Wellington, FL
The Gassets have shown us their pot o' gold! We're always looking for sites to grab images free of any copyrights and they show us where to do it, how to do it and even include some cute leprechauns along the way. A great timely, helpful post me laddies!
#7) Need to convert your paint selections? Julia Maher of Fairfield, CT
Everyone knows there is a difference between Canyon Cloud and Eggshell and Julia shows us how to find the closest match between distributors. As a home stage and designer, she does a great job of sharing her insider secrets for all to benefit.
#6) Homemade Halloween Costume Ideas - Part 2 Sharon Tara of Portsmouth, NH
It's hard to keep it fresh but Sharon does a great job of keeping readers informed of costume ideas. Who wants to spend $70 on a Halloween costume to only wear once? Most don't and with this post we find a few homemade ideas that just might work.
#5) Top 25 Popular Sherwin Williams Paint Colors Kathy Riggle of Houston, TX
If you're like me and pick your paint by the coolest name, Manhattan Mist currently covers my bathroom walls, then you might not need this post. But most people do want to see the top colors for many reasons such as resale value, feng shui and positive aura producing vibes.
#4) Homemade Halloween Costume Ideas - Part 3 Sharon Tara of Portsmouth, NH
Whaaattt? Sharon in the top 10 again?? Somebody is in touch with her hyper local posts. Hope you have room on your mantle for another award Sharon. Keep these posts coming, obviously people are reading them!
#3) Homemade Halloween Costume Ideas Sharon Tara of Portsmouth, NH
Sharon...another one?!?! Talk about a sweep ladies and gents! Sharon, you are the master of everything Halloween costumes. The academy congratulates you on your 3rd nomination and win! I hope everyone is learning from Sharon!
#2) Attention Benjamin Moore Lovers Kathy Somers of Toronto, ON
Almost 5 years old and still getting the hits. Kathy shares with us her favorite paint colors and as a home stager she should know! She provides the link to Benjamin Moore's site and asks the community which colors are their personal favorites. Helpful and interactive is a great way to go!
And now....the reason we've all come tonight. I won't make you wait any longer. The #1 most pageviews in 2011 in our Just for Fun Edition is...
Mike Carlos of Tallahassee, FL with Text Messaging 101- Over 60 different smiley faces!!!!
Nice work Mike! Your post has been viewed by thousands in 2011 alone. You've delivered exactly what your title promises and done it on a platform that is sure to rank. I hope you're face is smiling in over 60 different ways now!
Thank you all for coming. It's been a grand time and we hope you enjoyed yourselves as much as we did. Get out there, review the winning posts, learn something and you just might be here next year! Goodnight 'Rainers!