Top 10 Posts of 2017

Hello everyone! I am back from a couple weeks technology/ work shut down. This holiday season I wrapped up everything here and officially unplugged. I’ll be honest, it was hard but it was just what I needed. I’m writing this post now with the hope that you still find yourself somewhere on the other side of the screen. So often I feel like I cannot slow down or take a break because I will lose all the work I’ve put in but if you’re still here, my fears are just silly.

2017 was my first FULL year blogging full time and I am happy to report that I made the most money I have ever made on the blog (#win)! It was such a joy to be able to put my time and energy into this space 100% without the pulls or responsibility of other jobs! Like years in the past, I wanted too look back on the year that has passed before looking toward the one that lies ahead (2016201520142013) This year I am switching things up a bit by sharing the top 10 most popular posts according to you (aka most viewed/ highest page views of 2017!) Here we go!

#10 – The Farmer’s Market

Nothing like the the arrival of summer and a trip to the Farmer’s Market! And all the color in these photos! Sitting here in the middle of winter everything is brown. I love a colorful Colorado!

#9 – Last year in my Twenties – Turing 29 

Loved this post! And still can’t believe I turned 29 last year. At this point I am more than halfway to 30! How quickly time flies. I don’t hate it though, I have a good feeling that my 30’s are going to be some of my best years yet!!

#8 – How to Keep Blogging in 2017 

Blogging is hard sometimes right?! And with all the changes, trends, and algorithms, I needed a reminder why I blog and what this space really is! It was so fun to hear and connect with SO many of you through this post! It is also my first Ask Elizabeth question I shared after adding that series! I’ve been LOVING it and looking forward to them each week! So glad I made that a thing!

#7 – How I Edit my photos for my Blog & Instagram

Another Ask Elizabeth post where I share my editing changes and encourage YOU as you learn to edit your photos!! This was my year of finding my look and constancy in my photography style!

#6 – DIY Stocking Stuffers

This fun tutorial and gift idea went a little crazy on Pinterest and I don’t mind at all! It is so fun making magnet photos!

#5 – Mini Instax Albums 

Another fun photo project! You know me, I love all the photos all the time! These super cute, cheap, and easy albums have been so fun to fill with all my Instax photos!!

#4 – Summer Adventure Rain or Shine

It rained memorial weekend this year and I cried ( I know, I’m dramatic!) but it all worked out in the end and we still had a blast! Plus rain makes everything look so pretty!

#3 – Top Camera Bags

This round up of camera bags and advice for picking the perfect camera bag for you has been a hit since the day I posted it! It is nearly a year later and it is still the top 5 popular posts this month! If you have been thinking about getting a camera bag, check it out!

#2 – Gifts for the Hostess with the Mostest

The holidays are all about the parties and I am all about the giving! Love these simple tips to make your hostest gifts personal this year (and next!)

#1 – Dinner for Two with Frontera 

Those super simple easy meals always do well on the blog!! I am apparently not the only one who likes the simple cooking!!! HAHA! Plus, this meal was actually so freaking tasty!

And there is that!! The top 10 according to the stats! Are some of your favorites up here? What are your favorite posts? As we look back on 2017, we also look forward to 2018 – excited to continue creating the content you love most and we love to make!

 

Author: Elizabeth Mayberry

  • Dean Ridings

    Still here . . . still cheering you on! Keep the inspiration going in 2018!

  • Amanda | Maple Alps

    These were all great! Can’t wait to see what comes out in 2018!

    • Thanks!!! YAY!!! Those posts are coming up soon!! I am getting back into the swing of things and it feels good! XOXO

  • Kim Ridings

    Thanks for the look back, now looking forward to your 2018 posts! 😊

  • Kim Jansen

    Your “How to Keep Blogging” post was how I first found you! Best wishes on your next year – I’m so happy that you get to do this full time!

    Also, my friends LOVED the sweet potato recipe you shared. I still have to pass it on to them, but it disappeared at Friendsgiving, and was SO easy.

    • That is SO fun to hear! Gah! Thanks so much for your support and encouragement! AND YAY! I always love hearing that! II’m all about the easy yet tasty foods!!

  • Wow!!! It’s so interesting to see which posts were the most viewed!!! <3 Welcome back!

    • Thanks so much! And yes, I know! My travel and personal ones don’t always hit the big time but I still do those for me!!

  • All of these posts were awesome! Following your blog is a treat for me. Loved the Farmer’s Market one 🙂
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