Last month was Cookie Connection's fifth birthday, believe it or not! (My, how time flies!) We've grown by leaps and bounds since our inception, thanks, in no small part, to all of you and your wonderful contributions. What's more, there's no sign that we're slowing down! Our membership now tops 12,760, up from just 981 back in June 2013. And our monthly page views exceeded 3 million in June 2018, a record 38% increase over the preceding month. Again, none of this fabulous energy and activity would be possible without your contributions, views, comments, and likes, so I thank you all for making this five-year milestone an especially memorable one for me (and, hopefully, you too!).
Speaking of views, comments, and likes . . . they determine who makes our hot list* each week, and, speaking of our hot list . . . let's put aside our birthday celebration for a sec and see who's on it, shall we? It's hard to detect a theme among the honored cookies this week, other than that each and every set is impressive! And, collectively, they make the most awesome Cookie Connection birthday gift!
#1: Sweet Dreams by Dolce Flo
#2: Rainbow Mandala by Aproned Artist
#3: Vintage Travel-Themed Cookies by Doshia Freeman
#5: Woodland Cookies by Cookieland
#6: Bug Life Mini Cookies by Annelise (Le bois meslé)
#7: Fragment of Folk Scarf by E. Kiszowara MOJE PIERNIKI
#8: Bridal Shower by Cookieland
#9: Boho Style by Teri Pringle Wood
#10: Ba-By Q Cookies! by The Partiologist - Kim H.
Congrats again to this week's honorees! Now, let's all raise a virtual toast to another great year ahead on Cookie Connection! (I'm sipping some real bubbly as we speak, so it may be a few hours before I get to distributing the usual "I was featured" badges. Hang tight, honorees!)
So that no one has an unfair advantage in making it onto a hot list, the algorithm is secret even to site administrators. Only our platform developers know the code, which has been exhaustively tested by those developers and Cookie Connection staff.
All photos shown here are the courtesy (and copyright) of the designers listed.
To check out our other hot lists, at any time of day, visit our Hot Spot, also found in the site's main navigation line.