I've been meaning to peek at my blog analytics for awhile now (it's written on a pink sticky note that sits by my laptop). Not that it's super important to me, at least not in the way pro bloggers say you should look at your stats and adjust your writing accordingly. I think it's good advice, but The Sacred Middle is something fun for me and getting bogged down with stats isn't something I want.
Nevertheless, it is interesting to see which posts fare better, what you gals and guys are digging.
Then I read this post from Carol Tice who runs a blog for freelance writers and thought, I could do something similar for TSM. And so here it is and here we are.
This list includes the top 5 posts in 2017 for creating and living a magical life, plus the top 5 posts of all time. Some of the most popular posts in 2017 were also on the list of popular all time posts, so I mixed in some different posts to give you an all around guide for living magically. Weeeeee!!
Best posts for magic makers, divine beings, unicorn gals, & witchy women 2017
1. A Simple, but Powerful Manifestation Spell
This is my go to manifestation spell because it's quick, easy, and powerful. I get overwhelmed by some spells that require all kinds of herbs and candles and oils and whatnot, but this one only needs your thoughts and words. Perfect for me, and I think it will be for you too. :)
2. How to Stay in Your Magic
Have you seen that meme that says, "Life is tricky baby, stay in your magic"? It makes my heart sing, so I wrote about how to do just that.
3. 7 Ways to Leave Your Sparkle Wherever You Go
This post was also inspired by a meme that said, "She makes the day brighter. She leaves a little sparkle wherever she goes." How does one do that? Read to find out!
4. How to Build a Spring Altar
As we await the arrival of sun-filled days, read this post on how you can celebrate spring with an altar. Once Ostara comes around, you'll be ready to decorate your sacred space with spring magic.
5. How to Make a Wish Bottle
Again, I love simple, but powerful rituals and spells, and especially those that look pretty too! This is one of those fun, crafty, and easy spells that you can display on your altar.
best posts of all time
1. What Weetzie Bat Taught Me About Life
Francesca Lia Block is one of my favorite writers, and like many FLB fans, her Weetzie Bat books brought me through the tough teen years. Here are some things Weetzie taught me about life. This article was also featured in Bella Grace magazine!
2. The Big, Beautiful List of Self-love Articles and Resources
Self-love is such a huge topic and there's so much out there to help us learn and grow and love ourselves more.
3. How to Live Life Like a Romantic
I originally wrote this for Artella Land's long-ago newsletter. The inspiration came from my Romantic poets class in college.
4. How I Became a Freelance Writer
The basics on how I went from Human Resources office worker to full-time freelance writer.
5. How to Create an Inspiration Book for Creativity and Happiness
Because we all have those times when we need a creative and/or happiness boost.
More than ever, people are seeking magic, sacred moments, and self-love.
Especially when we have years like 2017. It's been challenging, right?
I've always sought to bring magic to my every day life, to find beauty in the mundane, to find peace in the chaos. My mission for 2018 is to live even more magically and raise my vibes so that I can create the kind of life I want to live, no matter what's going on around me.
I know that when I better myself, I bring happiness to those around me. I know that when I go deeper into spiritual/magical practice, I raise my vibes, and therefore, raise others' vibes in the process.
I decided to take my practice up a level by joining the Holistic Healer program through Sage Goddess. In 2018 we'll explore a "world of magic" by learning about the gems, oils, and rituals the ancients and our ancestors used to bring magic to their lives.
Through these monthly classes we'll discover and work with gems and minerals, oils and herbs, and practice magical sabbatical. I can't wait!
If you're interested, just click the map graphic above and you'll be taken to the Holistic Healer info page. I'd love to see you there!