I’ve rounded up my best blog posts of 2018 to wrap up the year.
Christmas is over, and you know what that means. It means that 2018 is coming to a close. Very quickly, too, I might add. It was a really great year for me in a lot of ways. I learned a lot about the direction I want to take on the blog, grew a lot personally, and have really found my voice.
A friend told me recently that I “take up more space” than I did a year ago, and I really feel like it’s true. (I also really hope that was a compliment. I’m taking it as one anyway!)
2018 brought about some real growth in my blog.
This year brought about my first steps towards turning this little corner of the internet into a real busness, and it’s been a humbling experience. I launched Inspired Style as well as My Essential Oil Planner, and countless free printables I made to share with you all. I taught you all about essential oils and natural living, and really branched out on my topics. Things like yoga, healthy recipes, and lots of DIYs found their way into the blog this year.
Next year, I’ll head into my fourth year of blogging, and that blows my mind. I still feel like a little newbie blogger just getting started. How has it already been almost 3 full years?!
But, I have yet to run out of things to say and ideas to share, and I can’t wait to move into next year, whatever that may hold.
While I do have a few exciting ideas I hope to accomplish in the next year, I can’t promise any of them to you. We’ll be surprised together. How does that sound? I do have plans for some new products and a free course to be launched in the first quarter, but beyond that, we’ll just have to see!
For now, let’s focus on this year. I want to offer a round up on some of my favorite posts, and the most poplar posts of the year!
My Proudest Moment on the Blog
When I started my blog, I did it to pursue a passion. I had goals to build a passive income stream through my writing, and went at it full force. Over the first two years of my blog, I did everything “right.” And, I was miserable.
This year, I realized I wasn’t doing what I wanted to do anymore, and I set about to change that. I took my blog back, and it’s been the best decision I’ve ever made in my business. Blogging became fun again, and I feel like it showed in my writing, and how I approached my content. I wrote about my mission to take back my blog and stop playing games, and felt a shift in my entire online presence after that.
Breaking the Blogging Mold
My Most Helpful Post
This year I set out to help people on their journey towards more natural living. I know it’s not for everyone, but the idea is gaining traction. Since I’ve been living this way for several years, now, I feel like it’s my duty to share what I’ve already learned. I wrote up a blog post about the products I no longer buy, and what I use instead. Out of every post I’ve ever written on the blog, this one got the most interaction in terms of emailed questions, comments, and discussions across various Facebook groups. I’m so glad it helped so many people, and I hope that I can continue that in the coming year!
Things I No Longer Buy to Live a Non-Toxic Lifestyle
My Most Popular Post of 2018
Okay, I’m going to share a couple of posts here. My highest traffic post of 2018 was actually my post on brain dumping, which still amazes me. That post was written two and a half years ago, and continues to be my best performing post over everything else. Ya’ll must have a lot going on in your heads! (I feel ya there).
Since that post wasn’t written this year, though, and the whole point is to highlight this year’s posts, I’m sharing one more. My most popular post written in 2018 is actually a post on time management. It’s clear we’re all struggling to balance everything and get it all done. 2019 is our year. I can feel it.
10 Tips for Better Time Management
My Personal Favorite Post of 2018
This post was written after conversations with several entrepreneur friends that showed a real problem. I wanted to try and bring awareness to it and share my point of view. As a small business owner, we thrive on the support of our friends. Unfortunately, in a lot of cases, our friends and family are the last ones on board. Maybe they’re broke. Or they’ve watched you fail before. Or they’re just taking you for granted and don’t realize they’re being unsupportive. Whatever the reason, the fact remains that we all need to be a little more supportive when we see a friend starting a new business. I wrote this post to share some ideas on how you can support them without spending a dime. If you haven’t read it, yet, it’s worth the read. We can all do better.
5 Ways to Support Your Friend’s New Business
2018 taught me a lot. My word of the year last year was “grow,” and I sure did. I grew in ways I didn’t realize I would. My word for 2019 is “flourish.” It’s time to really step out of my comfort zone and push some boundaries this year. I hope you stick around! What was your favorite post on my blog this past year? I’d love to hear from you! Want to keep up with the happenings in 2019? Be sure to sign up for my newsletter to stay in touch!