9 Months of Blogging – My Top Posts and 2000 Followers!

I’d look at the most popular posts on my blog. I go by likes rather than views, as taking the time to hit like is really nice, and I assume it means you liked the post rather than just skimming it and moving on. So since, this is my 9 month blogiversary, I thought I would look at the top 9 liked posts!

However, since going self hosted, all my old posts reset their likes to zero. So, this is from July on when I moved to my new site. Here we go.

#9 – Hair and Skin Care Collection

This post was published on August 10. I always like knowing what products people use for hair and skin care, and I guess it goes both ways. Since publishing this, I’ve collected more products, so I might need to do an updated version of it soon! This is also the 300th post I wrote, after only 5 months. I’m close to 500 posts now which is even crazier.

148 views, 80 likes.

#8 – 30 Day Photography Challenge – Days 1-5

This post was published on October 6. In October I did a month long photography challenge as I had just bought my DSLR camera. I had so much fun doing all 30 prompts, and you guys were so supportive in each post where I shared my pictures! I really feel that it helped me develop my photography skills.

161 views, 80 likes

#7 – Angela’s Bucket List

This post was originally published on May 17, then again on July 29. I am still really proud of this post, so I wanted to share it again on my self-hosted site. I’m happy that it made it on this list! This is self-explanatory. I share 100 things on my bucket list. It took a long time to create this list, and I would love to be able to cross more things off this list!

148 views, 83 likes.

#6 – My Essential Blogging Tools

This post was published on October 6. I wrote it in celebration of blogging for seven months! You guys may know that I like milestone posts. Anyway, in this post I shared my favourite apps and programmes I use to help me run my blog. This includes photo editing software, stock photos, plugins, planners and tools! I’m glad that so many people seem to be finding this post useful too, as that was the point!

181 views, 83 likes.

#5 – A Relaxed Day in the Life 

This post was published on November 11. I’m super happy that one of my videos has made it on the list! Even more so, that it was my favourite one I’ve ever made. Basically, I did a short vlog with mostly music, with snippets of what we got up to in a relaxed day. Which was basically nothing, but it was still so much fun!

160views, 85 likes

#4 – My Husband Explains Makeup

This post was published on October 14. This is one of my personal favourite posts, because it was so much fun to make and write! Rory and I were just hanging out one morning, and I decided to test his knowledge on my collection of makeup. I love reading these “My Husband/Boyfriend” posts, and this was my first chance to do something similar, and I’m so glad you guys loved it too!

230 views, 109 likes.

#3 – Beauty Haul and Mini Review

This post was published on September 5. I’d just bought a bunch of makeup and wanted to do a haul post. I decided to include a mini review as I had time to try each product and figure out my thoughts on them. I didn’t expect this post to get as much attention as it did, but it still occasionally gets likes and comments which is pretty cool. It made me decide to do another version of this post recently – Another Beauty Haul & Mini Review.

163 views, 111 likes.

#2 – Travel Tag #2

This post was published on July 24. This was my first regular post after moving to my self-hosted site. Funnily enough, before switching, my original Travel Tag was my most popular post. There’s something about this tag. That being said, travel tags are always fun to read, at least for me. They ask lots of questions about travel habits, favourite places to visit, and you see lots of cool pictures. So I can see why it’s still a popular post on my blog!

192 views, 132 likes.

#1 – DIY Travel Wall

This post was published on October 12. I had no idea this post would be the most popular one I have ever done. By a lot! It still consistently gets views, likes and comments. I was struck by a desire to scrapbook my travels, but not in a book. Rather, I wanted to decorate wall space in our office. So I came up with this idea. To print off maps and photos, collect souvenirs, and stick them on the wall. Since then, I’ve added a scratch map, and I’m still thinking of ways to extend on it! I love that it’s inspired so many other people as well!

447 views, 212 likes.

It was really interesting to see what the most popular posts are on my site. Some still get likes now, even though I wrote them a while back. Travel, makeup and blogging itself seem to be the most popular topics. I love that I cover such a wide variety, and I’m enjoying writing about anything and everything!

After 9 months I’ve written almost 500 posts, met so many other amazing bloggers, gone self-hosted, and now I’ve got 2000 followers! Crazy! I haven’t even got anything planned for hitting this milestone. This month is pretty busy for me, so I haven’t been able to think of what to do and it snuck up on me! Thank you to everyone who has ever stopped by my blog!! You guys are all incredible <3

What kind of posts do you enjoy writing about the most?


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  1. Huge congrats on nine months beauty! And such great posts! <3

    1. Thank you so much Kate 😀 <3

      1. You are so welcome! <3

  2. Congratulations Angela! You have done so much, in such a short time. You worked hard, kept it honest, and your hard work has paid off. This is just the beginning!! God Bless you and your continued success with your blog :):):) On to 4,000!!

    1. Thank you so much Margaret! I’m so happy I started blogging and met so many wonderful people like you ?❤

  3. Wow congratulations Angela! 2000 followers, wow!! My personal favourite was definitive “My Husband Explains Makeup” 😀

    1. Thank you so much Nina! Haha, I’m glad you liked that one! It was so much fun for us to do ?

  4. I think it’s really cool that you keep track of your blog like this! Happy 9 months! 🙂

    1. Thanks Mel! Haha, I do keep track of my blog a lot. I’m still so happy and thankful that it continued to grow ?

  5. Yayayayay- congrats on 2000 followers Angela! ?. That time has gone fast, my blog will be 1 in January ?

    1. Thank you so much Em! My blog turns 1 in March! It’s crazy how many of us started our blog early this year!

  6. It really depends. Some posts are more fun than others

  7. Congratulations Angela! I have no doubt that you would achieve even bigger milestones. 🙂

    1. Thank you so much Cherylene ?

      1. My pleasure Angela! ?

  8. 9 months and 2000!! Amazing! But most definitely deserved 🙂

    1. Thank you Sarah! ??

  9. Oh yay 2000! Enjoy the feeling, girl 🙂

    1. Thanks ArundhatI ?

  10. Wow, 2000 in 9 months girl!! That’s incredible and so happy for you! Keep rocking girl <3

    1. It’s crazy haha! Thank you so much Maha ?❤

  11. Congrats on 9 months and 2000 followers!

    1. Thank you so much! ?

  12. Huge congratulations Angela!

    1. Thanks Chanelle! ?

  13. Congratulations girl 2k followers is so amazing! You do deserve them all and so much more ? xx

    1. Aww, thank you so much Jasmin!! 😀 <3

  14. Congrats Angela!! You deserve each and every one of those 2000 follows. You’re one of my favourite blogs to read, I love how positive, real and inspiring your blog is!

    1. Thank you so much Cleia!! That’s so sweet to hear, I really love your blog too 😀 <3

  15. Congrats on 2000!! That’s so insane you completely deserve it ? xx

    1. It is totally crazy!! Haha, thank you Amelia!! ?❤

      1. It’s okay ? xx

  16. Yay, your blog is growing so much! I really enjoyed the ‘husband explains my makeup’ and ‘diy travel wall’ blogposts. They were definitely the top for me! It’s amazing how many followers you already have and how cool it is that you already wrote so many blogposts! I’m blogging for over a year and I’ve ‘only’ written 150 blogposts. I have to say, you are one of my favorite bloggers and I hope there are much more blogposts to come! One questions, you said you are self hosted but what does that mean? I’m still on wordpress and it’s super annoying and I also want to go self hosted but I don’t know how to do it! Anyways, congratulations on these milestones! xo

    1. I’m glad you liked those posts! They were both so much fun to write, and I love that they got so big! I’m so lucky that my blog has continued to grow considering I’ve only been doing it since early this year! Thank you so much Anne, you’re so kind! Self-hosted means that my blog is hosted by another provider not wordpress. I recommend doing lots of research on it before making the change! It was fairly confusing for me ?

      1. Thank you for the tip! I really want to go self-hosted because WordPress is being super annoying at the moment. I’ve been doing research but it’s so hard to understand for me lol. Anyways, thank you for your lovely reply! xo

  17. This was awesome and very helpful for a beginner blogger like me!!! Love your content and thank you for the great tips on blogging essentials! Congrats on your 9 months journey!

    1. I’m glad you like my content! Thank you so much for stopping by! 😀

  18. 2000 followers??? Wow, Angela, this is absolutely incredible and I’m super happy for you! You definitely deserve it! Here’s to many more ?

    1. Thank you so much Jackie!! ?❤

  19. Congrats Angela!!! I’m so proud of you!!!

    1. Thank you Pamela!! 😀

  20. Congrats on 2k, Angela!!!! That is seriously SO amazing!! <3 All of those posts are absolutely wonderful. It always ends up being the posts one wouldn't expect to get a huge response that do, haha! It's definitely a nice surprise!

    1. Thank you so much Maggie! It’s definitely amazing to see my blog continue to grow 😀
      Haha, it is funny how that works out sometimes!!

      1. You’re welcome! <3 and yes, haha xx

  21. i just started my own blogging site! you are one of the first people that have inspired me & your blog has helped me alot! Thank you so much! <3

    1. That’s awesome Veronica! Blogging is so much fun, I’m glad you’ve started too! It’s so nice to hear that I’ve inspired you! That’s really kind <3
      Good luck on your own blogging journey!

  22. Wow, Angela! You deserve it!! Congrats! ?

    1. Thank you so much Amielle ?❤

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