Top Ten Most Read Posts of 2017

December 19, 2017
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Last year, I ended 2016 with a list of my top 10 most read posts of the year. I thought I should carry on the tradition, although this won’t be my last post of 2017. This year, I started a new series, Trader Joe’s Favorites, took our new VW Campervan Maeve the Westy on an almost 3 week long road trip, and traveled to a few other fun cities in the United States. I went from blogging three times a week to cutting back to twice a week (Tuesdays and Fridays). Love You More Too has been such a fun journey, and I can’t wait to see what 2018 will bring. Without further ado, here are the top 10 most read post from 2017.

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10. What I Learned From my First Year Blogging– Ever wonder what it’s like to run a blog? Here are some things I learned in my first year of blogging and tips on how to keep it up.

9. Love Juice Bar– DFW has several I Love Juice Bar locations. Check out photos of the Allen location and some of the popular menu items.

8. Why You Should Celebrate Your Birthday in Mexico– Reasons everyone should celebrate at least one birthday in Mexico. This post highlights the gorgeous Secrets the Vine Cancun and many of its amenities.

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7. Chocolate Oatmeal Cookie Overnight Oats– Easy, delicious overnight oats recipe for a healthy breakfast option. These make-ahead oats will save you time in the morning for sure.

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6. Best TED Talks for Educators– These five TED talks will motivate educators and students any time of year.

5. New Orleans Travel Guide– A weekend guide for what to do in New Orleans. Read to find out where to stay, eat, drink, and things to do.

4. L’auberge Hotel and Casino– L’aunerge is the best place to stay in Baton Rouge. Check out the hotel, its restaurants, and rooms.

3. Chair Cardio Part 2– Chair cardio for lower body injuries. Complete this full cardio routine even if you don’t have any injuries. It can be done any where a chair is available.

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2. Thoughts During Your First Time Skydiving and Other Tips– Thoughts that go through your head during your first skydive and tips on how to make it a great experience.

1. School Counseling Week: How counselors help schools– Twenty-five ways counselors help their schools and tips on how parents and students can show their appreciation.

Favorites of all time:

These two posts from last year are my two most viewed posts of all time.

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How to Prepare for Wisdom Teeth Surgery– Tips for preparing for wisdom teeth extraction surgery. This post includes a delicious potato soup recipe.

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Cardio for Lower Body Injuries- Most viewed post: Chair cardio for lower body injuries. Complete this full cardio routine even if you don’t have any injuries. It can be done anywhere a chair is available.


Thank you to all of you for making this year successful. I hope you had a great 2017 and that 2018 is even better.

What would you like to see in 2018? Leave me a comment below. 

  • Elizabeth O December 20, 2017 at 10:59 am

    I love Trader Joe’s so that caught my eye and all the others on your list look like great reads. I wish you a productive 2018. Like you, I cut back to 2 posts a week this year and love it.

    • Jessica December 21, 2017 at 10:48 am

      Thank you, Elizabeth. Cutting back was the best decision I could have made.

  • Mimi December 20, 2017 at 11:18 am

    Such a fun thing to look back! I need to check what my top ten is 😀

    • Jessica December 21, 2017 at 10:48 am

      I like revisiting and seeing what people like.

  • Stephanie December 20, 2017 at 11:55 am

    It’s so fun to look back and see what was most popular. I’m in the process of doing the same and some of the posts that I thought weren’t as great are the ones that topped my most-viewed list!

    • Jessica December 21, 2017 at 10:49 am

      Mine too! It’s so funny.

  • Nefeli Craftricks December 20, 2017 at 12:13 pm

    So good ideas. I should check these list thoroughly.

    • Jessica December 21, 2017 at 10:50 am

      Thank you. I hope you enjoyed.

  • Jessica Hughes December 20, 2017 at 1:34 pm

    One of my favorite things to do at the end of the year is to look back at the most popular posts of the year. I’m always surprised at what some of them are. Your top posts look great and I love the celebrating your birthday in Mexico post.

    • Jessica December 21, 2017 at 10:52 am

      I know. I am so surprised at many of them. Thank you. 🙂

  • Lois Alter Mark December 20, 2017 at 2:41 pm

    What a great recap for such a fabulous year- will definitely have to go back and read the posts that I missed! So glad 2017 treated you well. Here’s to many more adventures in 2018.

    • Jessica December 21, 2017 at 10:55 am

      Thank you, Lois. I hope you have a fantastic 2018.

  • Tonya December 20, 2017 at 5:10 pm

    I love this post! Your blog about getting your wisdom teeth removed makes me much less nervous if I ever have to get mine pulled! I’m terrified! And your video after surgery is so cute! Lol

    • Jessica December 21, 2017 at 10:57 am

      Awh, Tonya, Thank you. It’s not as bad as I expected it to be.

  • jill conyers December 21, 2017 at 1:41 am

    It’s fun to look back and see what what we’ve accomplished and with blogging seeing what the reader favorites were.

    • Jessica December 28, 2017 at 2:16 pm

      Right? I am always surprised by the favorites.

  • Kapila December 21, 2017 at 2:49 am

    What a fun post to read. Blogging has come a real long way

    • Jessica December 28, 2017 at 2:18 pm

      Thank you. It really has.

  • Emily December 21, 2017 at 9:39 am

    I love this post. It’s always fun to see which posts were popular as well as read posts that I have missed. I definitely have to read your post on skydiving. I loved your post about Maeve.

    • Jessica December 28, 2017 at 2:19 pm

      Thank you! Maeve has been such a fun addition this year. 🙂 Skydiving was incredible.

  • Courtney A. Casto December 21, 2017 at 9:46 am

    Great posts! I especially enjoyed reading what you learned in your first year of blogging. I am just wrapping up my first year and I feel like I’m just starting to find my voice. I’ve been trying to post consistently twice a week. You’re right it is a lot of work but it has been so worth it.

    Also, I will never go skydiving!!

    • Jessica December 28, 2017 at 2:21 pm

      Thanks so much It really does take a ton of work and time to find your groove. Way to go on your almost year. 🙂 That is such a huge accomplishment!

  • Beth December 21, 2017 at 9:52 am

    So fun to look back on all your posts! My favorite was your post on New Orleans as I’m still hoping to travel there soon!

    • Jessica December 28, 2017 at 2:22 pm

      Awh. Thank you! New Orleans is such a fun city with plenty to do for sure.

  • Julie I Aloha Lovely December 21, 2017 at 1:01 pm

    I love these kind of roundups! Your Trader Joe’s series has me missing that place (they’re not in Hawaii)

    • Jessica December 28, 2017 at 2:23 pm

      Haha. I imagine I would miss it too, but living in Hawaii would make it worth it!

  • Ananda December 21, 2017 at 10:02 pm

    oh i love new orleans and mexico, will have to check out those posts next! congrats on the first year of blogging!!

    • Jessica December 28, 2017 at 2:24 pm

      Thanks girl! Yeah, those are two very fun places for sure.

  • ShootingStarsMag December 21, 2017 at 11:08 pm

    I don’t know if I’ve seen your New Orleans guide yet, but I must check that out – I’d LOVE to visit NOLA someday. 🙂 How fun to see your top posts of the year!


    • Jessica December 28, 2017 at 2:25 pm

      It is such a great city! You will love it.

  • Eloise December 22, 2017 at 3:25 pm

    great topics for those 10 top posts, I can understand why they were most popular! I’ll have to check the last one out for sure, sounds like a good read!
    I look forward to many more…

    • Jessica December 28, 2017 at 2:25 pm

      Thanks girl!

  • Aitza B December 22, 2017 at 8:59 pm

    This is such a great recap idea. *runs to read your NOLA guide*

    • Jessica December 28, 2017 at 2:26 pm

      Haha. I hope you liked the NOLA guide!

  • Glenda December 22, 2017 at 9:00 pm

    Wow, all your posts you listed sounds amazing. I especially would like to read the New Orleans Travel Guide.

    • Jessica December 28, 2017 at 2:28 pm

      Thank you so much, Glenda! New Orleans is such a great city for sure.

  • Thu Nguyen December 23, 2017 at 8:24 am

    Now I realize that looking back your top ten list is such a great and interesting activity. Thanks for sharing your top ten.

    • Jessica December 28, 2017 at 2:33 pm

      Of course! Thanks for reading.

  • Leah December 23, 2017 at 12:48 pm

    Beautiful blog

    • Jessica December 28, 2017 at 2:38 pm

      Thank you, Leah.

  • Jazmin Williams December 23, 2017 at 4:44 pm

    These look like such interesting reads! Need to look at the Chair cardio to show my mother and I need to try the Chocolate Oatmeal Cookie recipe! Well done on creating great content this year.

    • Jessica December 28, 2017 at 2:40 pm

      Thank you so much, Jazmin.

  • Marjie Mare December 24, 2017 at 8:03 pm

    My daughter is a senior and wants me to go to Mexico for her spring break vacation, I was hesitant, now I know and I can tell her, I will join her. Thanks for sharing.

    • Jessica December 28, 2017 at 2:41 pm

      You absolutely should! It is such a fun and easy trip. I believe it is very safe, despite what some report. You two would have a fantastic time.

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    • Jessica December 28, 2017 at 2:44 pm

      Thank you!