2012's Top 12's

Happy Friday everyone! And welcome to post #999! Oh yes, that's right, the big one is just around the corner! But you'll have to wait until Tuesday for that one and the all the bigness of it!

I've been running around the blogosphere the last few days and I've read a few of these posts now, where people post a list of their favourite or most popular posts for 2012 (could I have said the word post in that sentence any more? Maybe!).

I decided to jump on that bandwagon, because, let's face it, I love a good wagon-banding and will now present my list of Top 12's for your pleasure!

My Top 12 most popular posts of 2012 (as indicated by Google Analytics anyway!)...

1. I Must Confess: My Top 10 Fave TV Shows - this was always gonne be the most popular due to the shows mentioned. I have good taste!

2. I Heart My Body - this was a massive campaign run by the girls at We Heart Life and it went a long way to making me feel pretty warm and fuzzy

3. 2012, The Year that Was - if you want to know what happened to me throughout 2012 in a nutshell, this is the palce to go

4. The Longest Most Amazing Day of My Life - the story of Punky's birth, updated a year later to include new thoughts and reflections

5. Confessions of a New Mum: Losing my Confidence - I poured my heart out in this post about feelings I was having and discovered I'm not the only one who's felt like this

6. What, you thought this post would have a point? - it's safe to say that a lot of my posts don't have much point they're just wandering ramblings and this was no different. Includes a rant about the fuckwit who sued his wife over their ugly baby. Again, fukwit!

7. Can I Quote You on That? - Oh yeah, I invented a word. Quiptures. Read this post if you haven't heard of it yet. I predict an entry in the dictionary sometime soon

8. Don't Fucking Swear! - Apparently I'm not alone in my love of swearing and the fact that I am having trouble curbing my swearing ways in front of my daughter!

9. Word Abuse - It's a serious problem. Consider this post a public service announcement. And a warning!

10. We Need to Talk About Shopping - Did I mention I hate shopping? Yes? Well allow me to tell you just how much I really hate shopping!

11. You Shit Me to Tears! - The one where I talked shit. Literally. Why is toilet etiquette so hard to get right? Why?!?!

12. That Oh Shit! Moment - This one wasn't actually about shit, but that moment when you're formerly peacefully sleeping daughter wakes up

And my favourite 12 posts for 2012 are almost the same but slightly different...

The Countless Counting - Probably my most favourite post that I have written in 2012, or any year for that matter

Me & the gorgeous Kelly on her birthday
Confessions of a New Mum: Guest Post by Kelly from Handmade Tears and Triumphs - My very first guest post for the Confessions of a New Mum series, by one of my good friends Kelly HTandT, was a moving story and one you should definitely check out

The Six-Week Shake-Up - I'd been warned that the 6 week mark with a newborn could bring some challenges and the warnings were right

My Top 10 Fave Books of All Time - Long-time readers will know I am a bookworm of the highest order and so I updated my Top 10 list that I originally wrote back in 2009. If you're looking for some good reads start here

Happy Birthday Noni! - Probably one of my fave pics of Punky, it was just one of those 'couldn't have planned it better if I tried' moments

Stroller Shenanigans - A stupid story about losing the stroller and what happened next

So, so fast - I read a post about how fast childhood goes and it resonated with me so much I just had to share and add my own thoughts

Confessions of a New Mum Part One - Learning Curves and 'Un'Enjoyment - This was my first post in the Confessions of a New Mum series and the one where I confessed that I didn't totally enjoy the first few months of Punky's life

My Daughter Used to Love Me for My Boobs - The one where I talk about how much my daughter used to love me for my boobs but now I don't know what she loves me for

Fun in the Sun at Grandma's House - I'm pretty sure its this post that garnered the search engine result for "Sun funk grandma"

The Gap - Where I asked you to tell me what your ideal age gap between kids is

You Shit Me to Tears - See above

Don't Fucking Swear - See above.

And now finally, some of the amazing bloggers I discovered in 2012. Some were new bloggers and others were just new-to-me but nevertheless I'm so glad I found them. In no particular order...

Handmade Tears and Triumphs
Housewife in Heels
The Illiterate Infant
Essentially Jess
Melbourne Mum
With Some Grace
Little Bento Blog
Yellow Dandy Dreams
Mountains and Musings
Redemption in Progress
The Babbling Bandit

Ok, so that's it from me for now. As I mentioned at the top, this is my 999th post and Tuesday will be the BIG ONE! I can't stress to you enough just how BIG it will be so make sure you come back here so that you can experience the glory of the BIGNESS for yourselves!

And because it's Friday, and I just love to get my blog-flog on, I'm linking up with Grace for the very first Flog Yo Blog Friday of 2013!


Kelly HTandT said…
Oooooh 999 - EXCITEMENT!
Thea said…
What an awesome bloogy year you had! 999...WOW! Looking forward to 1000.
EssentiallyJess said…
999! How long have you been blogging?
Love the recap and remember quite a few of these :)
Kylie Purtell said…
I know! So excited!
Kylie Purtell said…
It did end up being pretty good, I found my blogging mojo in the middle of the year and its been all systems go since then
Kylie Purtell said…
Coming up to 4 years in May, can't believe its been that long! Half of those posts I did in 2010 alone! 515 of them in 2010 to be precise! I embraced this blogging thing full ball when I first started that's for sure!
B said…
999 posts! Holy COW! That is a LOT of posts! Congrats - and I look forward to seeing what you do for your 1000 - I wonder how many I have written.... Might go and check...
Rhianna said…
How super exciting to be on the verge of 1000 posts! You super blogger you! Look forward to Tuesday
Kirsty Russell said…
999 - what a cool number! And I have to say, I love that your I Must Confess post was a popular one for the year - glad that I could contribute in some small way to the success of your blog for the year ;) Congratulations for the BIG milestone coming up, I'll be reading with interest on Tuesday!
Shelly said…
Holy moly 999 posts! I've only done less than half that and have been blogging since 2009 also. But you have 9 months on me. That's my excuse and I'm sticking to it; it has nothing to do with my inconsistent blogging habits. ;-) Anyway, well done you! Love this list of faves. Isn't it funny how our popular posts are not always our personal favourites and vice versa? I have favourite posts that had tumbleweeds blowing past, but I still like them more than some of the ones that are still getting hits on Google.
999! OMG! I've been blogging since August 2010 and I've only done 148. I gotta lift my game. Thanks for the mention. I've loved following your blog and instagram feed. I wish I could stop swearing too! Ned is obsessed with saying 'the f-word' he doesn't even know what it means. Today he told me 'poo is the f-word'. He didn't like it when I told him poo is a p word. Crikey.

Love ya stuff!
Can't wait to read your 1000th post!! that is so exciting!
Grace Titioka said…
I loved your "What, you thought this post would have a point?" post! And 1,000 on Tuesday! Woot!!!
You're one of the diamonds I found in 2012 too. Love ya work, Kylie! xxx
Emily said…
You are a blogging machine, and totally awesome at it - I love all your blogs, your sense of humour and I can't wait to follow you in 2013. I love all of your top favourite posts, especially the swearing one and the stroller oh and the shit me to tears. Can't wait for 1000 (talk about pressure hey, I bet you're pumped) Emily :)
Kylie said…
Awesome round up, a great snap shot of your fabulous self x
Amanda said…
WOW you are a blogger machine! Congrats and keep up the great work.

Please check out my blog and enter my competition.

Amanda xo
Kevin said…
999 - that's insane - your a machine! Great posts. Love anything about swearing, boobs or losing strollers. Thanks for the mention and thanks for giving me an interesting read, several times a week.

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