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Work from Home Wisdom top pages of 2012

The most viewed work from home information

Work from Home Wisdom home offices - Matthew Turner, architectLast week we looked at the top five posts on Work from Home Wisdom for 2012, and discovered three of them had been inspired by readers.

(Those of you who run your own blog will know that posts are the entries that are updated regularly, and therefore become ‘old news’, unless you search the archives, while pages hold the information that’s always available to your visitors.

The top two pages of 2012 were Home Office Gallery 1 and Home Office Gallery 4, not surprisingly since the results of the work from home survey I ran last winter (time for another one!) showed that the main reasons readers gave for visiting the site were that

1. They are curious about how other people work from home.

2. They enjoy looking at home office photos.

3. To relate to other home workers.

So it’s definitely worth the effort to take a photo of your home office or workspace and write about 100 words about it! You will be putting yourself, and a link to your site, in front of thousands of home workers who may be looking for your services. (The photo here is of the home office of architect Matthew Turner and is in Home Office Gallery 4).

We’ve since changed the home office pages to show the ingenious solutions in creating a workspace in the home.

Not to mention journalists who come to the site to research articles, as Huma Qureshi did for her article about home offices in The Independent. She included two contributors – Rosie Bray and Heather Bestel – in her article as case studies, with photos and interviews.

Or you could follow the example of a French-American artist who has made a short video about her home studio, which I’m going to post soon on the Spare Room Home Office Gallery.

The three other top pages of last year were all about Jelly – the How to Start Your Own Jelly Guide getting most visits, followed by Jelly for home workers, which explains the concept of Jelly.

And finally, to my surprise, the page about Jellyquette, or how to behave at Jelly! It’s a page I put up several years ago and haven’t updated, so I think the attention has come from the tweets put out by new Jelly group organisers educating their new attendees!

So the lesson for me is that although I may think I know what readers are looking at on a day-to-day basis, it’s worthwhile checking over the longer term as well. As I’ve said before, I find that where the internet is concerned, what seems intuitively right seldom is!

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