Best of Exponent 2013

Exponent II Magazine_Summer 2013 Edition_Cover Poster

We are looking forward to a great 2014, when the Exponent II magazine turns 40 years old! You can always read past issues of the Exponent here, but for ease, I’ll link to this year’s issues below. I know there were lots of buzz around the temple issue in the Mormon women’s circles I frequent.

Spring 2013 Issue

Summer 2013 Temple Issue

Fall 2013 Midwest Pilgrims Issue

MelodyHere on the blog, we’ve had lots of fun, too. This year we welcomed a new blogger, Melody!

Melody’s inaugural post was Lord, Let Me Be a Wind Tunnel.

And her most-commented-on post was Claiming Our Name.


We’ve also started a new series of YW lesson posts, which will continue in the new year. You can find all of them under the “Young Women Lessons” category.

And now time for the Superlatives!


Top Five Posts with Most Page Views in 2013:

5. Relief Society Lesson 5: The Grand Destiny of the Faithful by Aimee Hickman

4.  What I First Learned About Heavenly Mother by Rachel

3. The Best Hymns to Sing on Mother’s Day by Caroline

2. The Best Mother’s Day Primary Songs by April

And the most… 1.  Un-Sexy Modest: Or, What A Pope Can Teach Us About Modesty by Deborah


Top Five Posts with Most Comments in 2013:

5. Guest Post: Ask, Seek, And Knock — Standing In Support Of The Ordain Women Movement by Donna Kelly

4. What I First Learned About Heavenly Mother by Rachel

3. Mormon Women Bare by Jessawhy

2. Un-Sexy Modest: Or, What A Pope Can Teach Us About Modesty by Deborah

And the most… 1. Guest Post: Why A Self-Proclaimed Feminist Is Uncomfortable With The Recent Push For The Ordination Of Women by Catherine Worthington


Top Ten Search Terms that found The Exponent in 2013

  1. the exponent
  2. relief society lessons
  3. mother’s day hymns
  4. exponent ii blog
  5. relief society helps
  6. hymns for mother’s day
  7. relief society lesson ideas
  8. airplane
  9. exponent ii
  10. visiting teaching message january 2013

We are honored to be considered a top find for “airplane” searches. One step closer to becoming the next Elder Uchtdorf!


Top Three Most Re-tweeted Tweets      Follow us on Twitter!




Most Pinned 2013 Posts     Follow us on Pinterest!

6. Relief Society Lesson 17: Priesthood- “For The Salvation Of The Human Family” by Spunky

5. Young Women’s Lesson: How Can I Develop Christlike Love? by TopHat

4. Young Women’s Program Survey by Defy Gravity

3. Young Women Lesson: How Does Heavenly Father Want Me To Use My Spiritual Gifts? by April

2. Relief Society Lesson #23: The Prophet Joseph Smith by TopHat

And most pinned… 1. August  Young Women Lesson: Why is Chastity Important? by Rachel



It was a fabulous and exciting year! Here’s to a great 2014!


TopHat is putting her roots down in the Bay Area with her husband and three children. She loves the earth, yarn, and bicycling.

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2 Responses

  1. April says:

    Wow! We are the go-to people for “airplane” blogfulness. So cool.

    Also, if you haven’t read Deborah’s post on modesty and the Pope, you should get on it! Everybody is doing it! That awesome post went viral and generated so much traffic it temporarily broke our blog.

  2. EmilyCC says:

    I love this year in review, TopHat! Thanks for putting it together!

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