Every reader is different and every blogger is different. There’s something for everyone in the blogosphere.
2017 has been another great year for us bloggers and readers alike, and I couldn’t be more excited to see what new posts and ideas next year brings. Throughout 2017 there’s been a couple of blog posts that I just can’t seem to forget. I keep referring to them, either to pick up some quick tips or for an engaging read. I always feel really inspired after reading each post, and I hope that you can gain as much motivation from them as I do! Here are the 6 best blog posts I’ve read in 2017.
As a vegan it can be so disappointing when you become interested in a brand, only to discover that their products aren’t cruelty free and vegan. A couple of months ago I wrote about how upset I was that NARS announced that they were going to sell in China – there’s a classic bit of disappointment right there!
Tashina from Logical Harmony publishes a range of well-researched vegan product lists, so when I started obsessing over Charlotte Tilbury her blog was the first place I went to when I was doing my research and I’ve stuck to that list ever since.
It reminded me that I don’t have to fit in someone else’s box, I can fit in my own box.
I’m so obsessed with Paula’s blog and Instagram at the moment. You might catch me double-tapping her posts now and again. Her images are an array of beautiful monochrome flatlays – the bloggers dream! I absolutely love her photography. She has her own unique style and her passion for it really shows through, something that’s essential to every bloggers brand! Paula is kind enough to talk about how she takes her pictures, and she’s published a range of different photography guides which have really helped me to get used to my new camera and improve my blog images. I just need to let my perfectionism go now!
Lydia’s take on social media followers is super interesting. In her post she talks about how to spot the fakes on social media, and how you can make social media work for you. Lydia opened my eyes up to how far people actually go to get a “real” following, but bots are never going to click the link in your bio, give you advice or spread some love when you need it the most. Most importantly, Lydia’s post reminded me that it’s pointless trying to gain followers that aren’t interested in your content. They’re not going to contribute or engage with you, which is what social media is all about. It defeats the object.
It’s important to take a step back and enjoy what you’re doing. Create your content without concentrating too much on how many followers you have, people who are interested will come to you and share their passions with you!
Lily posted a YouTube video and blog post about her bullet journal. She gave out some useful tips,
Next year, I want to develop a system that works for me, and that is exactly what bullet journaling is about.
It’s no secret (is it really that obvious?) that I’ve been in a blogging rut for the past year or so. I’ve followed Kate for years now and she actually inspired me to create a blog of my own back in 2014. I can’t believe it was that long ago!
Throughout the past year I’ve rebranded my blog a few times, started over and completely changed my theme. But something was missing. I felt like I didn’t know what I wanted to write about, I just knew that I wanted to write. Kate’s blog post inspiration presents some unique ways to form ideas, my favourite being “write posts you yourself want to read.” Try it! You can’t go wrong.
Reading Kate’s post gave me the real push that I needed. She gave me that key bit of inspiration, just like she did 4 years ago.
What posts make your 2017 favourites list?