Another year has come to an end! I hope you all had a wonderful 2017 and an even more wonderful 2018. Thank you so much for following Have Clothes, Will Travel through this year – I appreciate each and every one of you taking time out of your days to read my posts.

And as I did last year, I put together this post to show which of my blog posts were hits and which were flops this year. This will be a list of the posts that had the most page views in 2017, and I’m also going to share my least popular ones. (3 least popular & 10 for the most popular.) I’m only going to be including the posts I personally wrote on this blog, and I’m not limiting to when it was published…some of these posts were some of my very first posts on this blog that just took off in the year 2017! It’s always fun to compare these numbers at the end of the year.

So, without further ado, here’s my popularity list of 2017, starting with the least viewed.

Least Popular Posts of 2017

3.) Experiencing Maori Culture in Rotorua, New Zealand

This was one of the last posts in my New Zealand series – but it is one of my favorite memories of New Zealand, despite the low amount of views! Our night at the Tamaki Maori Village was incredibly interesting. I especially loved that we were able to see “The Haka” (a traditional Maori war dance) performed. (That’s what the video is above.)

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2.) Peru: How to Get From Cusco to Puno (and Back)

Church of Andahuaylilas

Ok, this post was admittedly geared toward a very specific audience, and I’m not exactly surprised “Peru: How to Get From Cusco to Puno (and Back)” is on the least popular list. I hope this one will gain popularity in the future, though, and be useful to anyone planning a Peru adventure!

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1.) Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland: “New Zealand’s Most Colorful Volcanic Area”

And the least popular post of 2017 is Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland: “New Zealand’s Most Colorful Volcanic Area.” Weird looking volcanic activity is not quite as interesting as I thought it was going to be. Ah, well! You can’t win them all.

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Most Popular Posts of 2017

10.) My 1st Online Order Horror Story

Fortunately, this has been my 1st and only online order horror story! The coat pictured above had caused a ton of problems…but also, fortunately, this horror story did have a happy enough ending.

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9.) DON’T Waste Your Time Booking This Cairns Tour

I’m kind of glad this post was as popular as it was. Hopefully, there are at least a few people who were able to plan their Cairns, Australia trips a little better than I did! This tour was such a waste of a day in Cairns…

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8.) A Perfect Great Barrier Reef Experience

And how about that? My favorite day from our Cairns adventure is the next most popular post! I’m excited so many folks were interested in my Great Barrier Reef travel post.

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7.) 20 of the Quirkiest Handbags You Can Buy Online Right Now

Wahoo! I’m not the only one out there who loves quirky handbags! The LEGO handbag pictured above is what had inspired this blog post. I might have to do another edition of this post in the next few months!

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6.) 10 of the Cutest Printed Midi Skirts (Available Online)

gumball machine skirt

Also a very exciting revelation – I’m not the only who likes fun, printed midi skirts! Once again, very excited this post was one of my most popular this year. (Also that gumball skirt is now on clearance for a fraction of the price!)

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5.) We’re Moving Across the World…Again!

We're moving!

And our second internatoinal moving announcement made the top 10 list. I wonder if we’ll have one of these in 2018? 😉

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4.) My Lipstick Experiment – What’s the Longest Lasting Liquid Lipstick?

longest lasting lipstick

Now, this is an old post…I’m a bit shocked to see it on here, actually! But a lot of folks were apparently curious what the outcome of my liquid lipstick experiment was!

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3.) My Experience with Novalash Eyelash Extensions

Novalash eyelash extension

2 beauty posts in a row! Maybe I’ll have to write a few more beauty posts in 2018! This eyelash extension post also made my most popular list in 2016 – so, needless to say, this one has been quite the hit!

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2.) 10 Quirky Things To Do in New Orleans

Wow, and this is another one that’s been on my top 10 list for 2 years running! It’s crazy because when I initially published this post, I hardly had any page views on it. But it has certainly taken off since then!

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1.) 15 Online Stores Similar to ModCloth

And the most popular blog post on Have Clothes, Will Travel for the year 2017 is “15 Online Stores Similar to ModCloth.” This one makes me a teensy bit sad, as ModCloth had been the reason I intially started this blog. But all of the changes there have also helped broaden my style and shopping horizons!

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Were there any posts on this list that surprised you? (I was most shocked by most of the popular list, haha.) Let me know in the comments!


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22 thoughts on “My Most Popular & Least Popular Blog Posts of 2017

  1. SaraLily

    LOVE these kinds of posts – it’s a fun way to catch up on missed posts or relive favorites! There are def a couple here I somehow missed (prob during a travel week for me) and so now I get to enjoy them! =)


  2. Denise

    Dear Lindsey, happy new year! I like this post, but I feel that maybe some of the least popular posts are just not so popular because of some details, I explain – in my case, for ex, I’d love to read as much as I can, but I tend to visit your blog and other blogger friends once a week – if i visit more times, what I really would like to do, I won’t have any phd research anymore, since I need to read book and write. So, as much as i would love to visit you 3 times a week, I tend to do it on Mondays. Maybe that happens to other readers as well 🙂 Who knows! But now that I saw the posts here – and see, my pattern, it’s Tuesday 🙂 I loved them, especially the Haka, cause I always watch them before rugby, but not like that, so vivid! Happy 2018, hope you have a great year, full of trips and discoveries!


  3. dressedapp

    Happy New year Lindsey! It looks like you had an amazing year. I’m definitely excited to follow along more of your adventures this year, when I’ll be much less of a headless chicken. 🙂 I’m so excited you got to see a live Haka – there’s just nothing like being able to experience it in person. Some of your picks brought me right back to my time in NZ. Ahhhh I miss it! Hope you have an awesome 2018.


  4. Kali

    I love how you shared your most popular and least popular posts – I’ve never seen anyone do that before and found it to be very helpful as I plan my own 2018 content! Your travels looked amazing in 2017!


  5. Ting Ma

    Love to read this very candid post. Sometimes I wonder why some of my posts that I think is so average become so popular and the ones I like become less popular. Love to read your blog.


  6. Blair Villanueva

    Your least popular posts especially travel have evergreen life, so you can still recycle it and repost it to present. It might not be popular last year, but maybe this year it will be a hit.


  7. Lorna

    Wow, yeah I am shocked by it actually! I was sure sky diving would be there as that’s the one I remember most! But it doesn’t surprise me about the Modcloth style post and the beauty ones, they are pretty popular! PS – Checking out the horror story one now!

    Raindrops of Sapphire


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