I’m sure I’m not alone in writing posts that I promote for a while and then forget all about. This is something I hope to change as 2016 was such a good year for my blog so it seems a shame to forget all the posts I’ve written. I wanted to share my 10 best posts from 2016. These aren’t just the best performing, but posts I enjoyed writing and am proud of.
5 Must-Have Pages For Your Bullet Journal
5 Must-Have Pages For Your Bullet Journal a.k.a my best performing post of all time, has to be first on this list. I may not agree with all the points on this list anymore (does anyone have time for a habit tracker or use a key?) but I’m still proud of the post. This was my first real glimpse into the power of Pinterest as a social network and I hope to rework it in the new year so it’s still relevant.
Thoughts on the Blogging Community
My post Thoughts on the Blogging Community was a tricky one to write. I didn’t want to appear too negative, but really wanted to share my thoughts. I have a lot of love for the blogging community, however there are definitely issues and I wanted to shed some light on them from my experiences. These are always my favourite kinds of posts to write and I would love to do more of them in 2017.
A Look Inside My Bullet Journal
This whole post could be filled with bullet journal posts if I’m honest, but I’ll restrain myself. A Look Inside My Bullet Journal was a post I really enjoyed photographing. It was also a nice way of bringing some of my bullet journal posts together as I’d shared a lot of advice but hadn’t actually properly shown what mine looked like.
My Blogging Routine
I really enjoyed writing up My Blogging Routine. I wasn’t sure if it would go down well or not, but I think everyone is just nosy into how others organise their blogs. My routine has changed a little since I wrote it though. I am currently trying to post every four days rather than every other day and so far so good.
5 Ways to Spice up Old Blog Posts
I really need to take my own advice with this post! Going through my old posts for this one has made me realise how much of the photography I actually dislike but used at the time because I was too lazy to take anything better. 5 Ways to Spice Up Old Blog Posts is something I’m still quite proud of though, and I thoroughly recommend revisiting your old posts and improving them.
How To Actually Grow Your Following
How To Actually Grow Your Following is a post I worked on for a while. Whilst many of my posts in 2016 were advice-y type posts, I wasn’t really sure I’d built up enough of a following to justify writing this but I’m glad I did.
Photo Diary | God’s Own Junkyard
I don’t do enough photo diaries on the blog but they’re posts I really enjoy! My trip to God’s Own Junkyard provided plenty of stunning photography opportunities that I just had to share. If you haven’t had a chance to visit yet I can’t recommend it enough!
How to get retweeted by RT accounts
Having briefly done a stint helping out on the BloggingGals accounts, I decided to write a little guide on How To Get Retweeted by RT Accounts. These aren’t all their rules but were certainly things I gravitated towards when retweeting things for them. I still see loads of bloggers over-promoting, spamming RT accounts that aren’t even relevant to the content they’re promoting and thought there was a space for this kind of advice in the Blogosphere!
5 Reasons Nobody is Following you Back
5 Reasons Nobody is Following You Back came about after I saw an abundance of tweets from people moaning about not growing their following and wondering why people weren’t following them back. There are so many reasons for this so I thought I’d share a few of them – you aren’t alone!
Camera lenses all bloggers need
This is a more recent post than some on this list. Camera Lenses All Bloggers Need celebrated the 50mm lens especially, but also details other fun lenses you could use to spice up your photography.
Let me know which post was your favourite, and make sure to leave a link to your favourite post you wrote last year. I’d love to read them!