I’m not usually one for nostalgic throw-back posts, but it felt like this year deserved a little shout-out. I’ve been in and out of the blog game for the past 5 years, but something shifted this year. You may remember me talking about it in this post, but I finally decided to stop being afraid of what this blog could be. I basically hit the blogger jackpot back in August when Bettina invited me to a blogging event, and it was like a switch flipped. Instead of thinking of all the reasons why I couldn’t have a successful blog, I started realizing there were actual tools and support systems available. I’ll be honest that there were 10 million more things I had wanted to accomplish before we welcomed the end of 2018, but I know I’ll get there.
I’m also making a concerted effort to focus on what I have accomplished instead of what I haven’t. I know these recap posts can be a little self-serving, but I really wanted to reflect on some of the topics and posts that resonated with you guys this year! This whole blogging venture would be completely worthless without an audience to share it with so I’m eternally grateful for the clicks, comments, and messages. Thank you for making this an unexpected but exciting aspect of my life!
Here are the 5 posts that got the most traffic this year-
J. Crew Coat Review- Finding Your Best Style
A Holiday Plea– Please don’t apologize for eating during the holidays!
The Best Winter Accessories– Bundle up! It’s only going to get worse.
How to Make a Winter Bouquet– I outsourced to my mom on this one, and she delivered!
The Best Unique Chicago Holiday Activities– The less outdoor time the better.
I also wanted to share some of my personal favorite posts. Many of them were written in the spring when I had a much smaller audience, but I enjoyed writing them. I obviously love clothes and fashion, but I feel I’m the most “me” when I’m sharing personal anecdotes. That’s how I connect with people, and I’m excited to continue sharing in 2019.
Exquisitely Average– My blog re-launch after attending the blogger meetup!
Living in the Moment– See Where I’ve been and how I got here.
Why I’m Scared to Become a Mom– Real talk about motherhood
Body Talk– Body image, insecurities, and weight fluctuations
The One Item I Hate Shopping For– Dresses and I do not get along.
What I Would Do with a Free Day in Chicago– All my favorite spots and stops!
How to Make a Non-Traditional Marriage Work– No, not like that.
Extroverted Introvert– Anyone else?
The Best Leather Jacket for Large Chests– It took me 30 years to find it!
Thank you again for following along and exploring my little corner of the internet! Cheers to more to come in 2019!