Top 10 Recipes of 2018
Updated Mar 19, 2021
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The top 10 recipes on Downshiftology this year were smash hits. 2018 was the year of video (my YouTube channel growth was mind-blowing) and egg tutorials were the clear recipe winner.
Top 10 Recipes of 2018
2018 was a year of enormous growth for Downshiftology. I far exceeded the “stretch goal” that I had originally set for myself back in January, which really blew me away. It was also the year of video – because video was 100% instrumental in supercharging that growth.
The content on Downshiftology was viewed 10 million times in 2018 (up from 3 million in 2017) – which translates to more than 3x growth! But my YouTube channel is what seriously blew my socks off. I started the year with 26,000 YouTube subscribers and finished with 375,000 subscribers. And my most popular video was viewed 3.3 million times this year!
I still remember when 100,000 YouTube subscribers seemed like such a far off goal and yet somehow we blew right past that. I’m still stunned. And while I’m a data-driven person naturally, I’m most thrilled with the engaged, kind and supportive community that’s developed. All of YOU.
At the end of the day, it’s your comments that light me up and motivate me to continue creating content for Downshiftology. It’s hearing your personal stories, hearing your recipe successes and quite simply, just relating with wonderful, like-minded folks. So thank you for making my recipes, taking the time to comment and just being all around awesome.
Alright, so what was popular this year? Well, eggs won hands down with my posts on Hard and Soft Boiled Eggs, Poached Eggs and Deviled Eggs taking top spots. Then there were several healthy basics like my Balsamic Reduction, Lemon Vinaigrette and Guacamole along with easy, healthy meals like my Dijon Salmon and Carne Asada.
You can see from my Top 9 on Instagram that my meal prep posts took center stage and they were the clear winner on YouTube as well. You really love my meal preps. And good news – I’ll have a new one in January. But for now, let’s dive into the most popular recipes this year.
Here are the top 10 most viewed new recipes in 2018:
6. Deviled Eggs
7. Carne Asada
Those were the top 10 most popular recipes posted in 2018. But if you’re interested to know what the *all-time* most popular recipes and posts are (since Downshiftology started at the end of 2014), here you go:
- All-Time Most Popular Recipe: Perfect Soft Boiled and Hard Boiled Eggs
- All-Time Most Popular Post: How to Make and Cook Zucchini Noodles (The Most Popular Methods)
- All-Time Most Popular Video: Meal Prep: 9 Ingredients for Flexible, Healthy Recipes
It’ll be interesting to see how the all-time rankings change as this blog and wonderful Downshiftology community grows. Best wishes to all of you for a Happy New Year!