Wow! I am going to say it just one more time…This year has gone by SO fast! Like seriously, friends – I need to know where this year went. It feels like just yesterday I was setting goals for the new year. And now here I am again, reviewing the end of the year and gearing up for a new one!
Last year, I decided that at the end of every year I would do a round-up of some of my best posts from that year. Instead of doing a round-up of just my most viewed posts, I decided that I’d do a mix of most viewed and most commented on. Why not just do my most viewed? Well, a few of my most viewed posts are ones that went viral from a pin or simply by random, but they aren’t some of *my* overall favorites. Instead of rounding up a post for each month, I decided to round up 5 posts for each main category here on Coffee With Summer. Enjoy!
THE BEST OF COFFEE WITH SUMMER – 2016:
BLOGGING & SOCIAL MEDIA
Why The “Follow For Follow” Is Useless – I have always been passionately against the whole “follow for follow” movement in social media. I don’t follow others just to get a follow back. If I follow you, it’s because I’m genuinely interested in your content. I’d hope that’s why you’re following me. I’ll have a follow-up to this post in 2017.
How To Grow Authenticity Community On Social Media – If you’ve been a reader of mine for awhile, you already know I’m passionate about authenticity in all areas of life. Here are 9 ways to always be cultivating an authentic and engaged community through social media.
Blogger To Blogger Etiquette (The Dos & Don’ts Of The Blogging Community) – While the blogging community might not have any set “rules” to it, there definitely are a few etiquettes that should just go without saying…but sadly, that’s not always the case. In this post I’m shedding some light on a few of the dos and don’ts of the blogging community.
To Those Who Get Annoyed When Bloggers Have Sponsored Content – It’s crazy that people complain when bloggers get sponsored content…aka…getting paid for their work! You get paid for yours and we deserve to get paid for ours!
Dear Brands, Bloggers Don’t Work For Free – Bloggers don’t work for free and they shouldn’t! I know that I’m not the only blogger who’s fed up with brands trying to take advantage of us, so I wrote this post to help echo our united voice even more. It’s time for something to change.
Making Self-Care A Priority (Why You Should & Tips On How To) – Self-care is something that everyone should make a priority of in their life. Self-care is something you should never forget about or neglect.
How To Create An Emergency Self-Care Kit – Ever have one of those days where you just need to get away from everything and retreat? Yes? That’s why you need to make a self-care kit!
The Importance Of Celebrating Yourself Regularly – You’re worth celebrating. Your victories both small and large are worth celebrating!
6 Signs You Should Consider A Social Media Break – Our world basically runs on social media, but we do need to take breaks from it to refresh! Here are some signs that you may really want to take a good break from social media.
Self-Care Tips For Bloggers & Creatives – Self-care is important for everyone, but especially those who run off creativity for their blogs or businesses!
Light Olive Tank Top & Aztec Print Booties – Sharing about a fun summertime to autumn outfit! Simply classic and casual!
Gray Cowl Neck Sweater – Classy & cozy will always go hand-in-hand, which is why I love this sweater!
Striped Off-The-Shoulder Top – Off-the-shoulder tops have been all the rave this year, and I’m so glad! This one is darling!
Top Knots & Blanket Scarves – Sharing all about my love for top knots and blanket scarves, as well as reasons why you should have a blanket scarf in your wardrobe!
How To Wear A Romper When You’re Short – I am super short, like 4’11” short. Here are tips on how to find a romper if you’re short and petite!
My Quarter-Life Crisis: Raw & Real – This year hasn’t been the easiest for me, but it’s always freeing to open up about it. Here’s all about my quarter-life crisis, even though I’m only 23!
My Story Is Not Over – *Trigger Warning* I have dealt with mental illness (depression and anxiety) for years and years now, but I have also struggled with self harm in the past. Read more about my story and how it’s not over in this post.
Why I No Longer Have My Email Synched To My Phone – Ever since I decided to not have my email synced to my phone, I have experienced less stress during the day. Maybe some of the reasons why I did this could be reasons why you should, too!
My 2 Year Blogiversary – This July I celebrated my two year Blogiversary! In this post I shared some bits and pieces that I have learned over the past two year.
10 Things I Have Learned As A Nanny – I have been a nanny for just under 4 years now! I love nannying. Here are 10 main things I have learned over the past few years.
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Well, that’s a wrap on some of 2016’s best posts! I really feel like this was a great year for my blog. I’m proud of what I have accomplished! What were your favorites? I’d love to know!
And as always, I am extremely grateful and appreciative of YOU!