The Family Brick 2015 Year In Review

Happy New Year! At this moment, we are probably sleeping in from staying up way too late last night… or we’re getting ready to head out the LEGO store for what I affectionately term “Second Christmas” – the day the new LEGO sets come out for the new year. Either way, we hope you had a wonderful and safe LEGO New Year!

We spent ours working on the LEGO Friends Heartlake Food Market the girl got for Christmas. But I’ll talk more about that in another post. For now, I wanted to share about another topic.

I noticed many websites do this “Year In Review” type blog post. At one point, I thought I’d probably never do a post like this, but then I got our WordPress year in review email and found it all rather interesting. Thought you guys might find it a little interesting, too.

So, here we go!


In 2015

  • I wrote 164 posts. Phew. That’s a lot of LEGO writing! That averages out to at least 2 posts a week.
  • The site was viewed 59,000 times. That’s way up from the 650 views in 2014.
  • The busiest day on the blog was December 15th with 4,040 views. That is just so amazing to think about, as the busiest day on the blog in 2014 had only 24 views.
  • The most popular post that day was “Reminder January 2016 LEGO Monthly Mini Build Registration Opens In 2 Days“. With all the changes that happened this year with the LEGO Monthly Mini Build, I’ve had tons of people looking for up-to-date information on the blog for the builds.


Top Viewed Posts

Almost all of these seem to revolve around the LEGO Monthly Mini Builds. You don’t see a pattern here, do you?

  1. Registration for September 2015 Monthly Mini Build opens tomorrow! – 
  2. Reminder January 2016 LEGO Monthly Mini Build Registration Opens In 2 Days – 
  3. New LEGO Monthly Mini Build program registration for July 2015 starts today! – 
  4. Registration for December 2015 LEGO Monthly Mini Build Opens Tomorrow – 
  5. LEGO Pick-a-Models on Pick-a-Brick Wall July 2015 – 


Social Media

I’ve never been very big on social media, but this year I made an attempt to create a presence for The Family Brick.


I created a Twitter account. We’re ending the year with 65 followers. Woot!


I converted my personal Instagram account into The Family Brick Instagram account. Had plans on using it often for casual LEGO photography, but since I’m having issues with my phone and uploading to Instagram, the account is dormant. Before I stopped using the account, I was able to add 20 new followers.


We don’t have a Facebook account, but we’ve become very popular there. Maybe we should start one. Would you like to hear from us via Facebook?


I have a personal Pinterest account I considered converting into The Family Brick Pinterest account, but decided against it. I did start a new Pinterest account, but I find it tedious to update, since I can’t easily switch between accounts while pinning. I’ll need to think about my strategy for pinning more in detail before I jump in head first.


And that’s a wrap on our 2015 folks! We hope you’ve enjoyed visiting us as much as we’ve enjoyed having you here. The only thing that could make it better is if you stick with us in 2016.

Let us know what you’d like to see more of this coming year in the comments below!

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