Wednesday, January 3, 2018

My Favorite Posts of 2017 + 2017's Top Ten Blog Posts

The new year is alive and well, but I want to spend the next week or so recapping 2017. 2017 was truly a great year personally for me and the blog, but you can hear more of what made 2017 so amazing another time. In the meantime, I want to share the top blog posts of 2017. This year was truly an incredible year for Gold Clutter. I became confident in my blog, began to publicly share it with people, reached numerous milestones, had the most amazing readers, got to work with some amazing brands. Just that short little recap has me so ecstatic for all that 2018 has in store. My editorial calendar is full of ideas for this year, but I'd love to include any of your ideas so comment them down below, please. Really quickly, I wanted to add that Gold Clutter amassed over 500 comments on the blog this year. It's truly amazing to think about how many connections have been sparked by Gold Clutter.

January:
How to Have a Great Semester // This was the post that started it all. I managed to post quite consistently all of January after creating this post. I'm definitely going to look at these tips again when my semester starts in a few weeks time.

February:

Homecoming Week // This was such a great week in my life. I had an amazing time celebrating all of the homecoming festivities this year. I'm very excited for homecoming week in a few weeks.

I have to give a few honorable mentions this month. Valentine's Day: What to Wear proved to me that I can write about fashion. For some reason, I had doubts about writing about clothes, since I'm not the biggest fashionista. I'd love to bring more style content to the blog this year. I also want to shout out my trip to Dallas for BBYO IC. I had an absolutely amazing time, and I'm truly looking forward to reuniting with all my friends in Orlando soon.

March:

What I Got at BBYO IC: T-Shirts, Shuk, Spirit Wear // BBYO has given me so much in the short time I've been involved, so I always love writing about my BBYO experiences. I showed everything I got from the IC shuk.

This was also the month that I changed my URL from a .blogspot.com to a .com. I'm so proud to think of how far I've come in the world of blogging in such a short timespan.

April:
April Lust List
April Lust List // I absolutely love this post. I'd still love to receive so many of these products now. I think the hat with Kermit drinking tea is so funny and I'd love to prank my sister with the tiny hand soaps.

May:
Graduation Gifts for SeniorsGraduation Gifts for High School Seniors // This post was so fun to look back on. I plan on referring when I give Seniors gifts this year for graduation. I love how the visual turned out because it was my first time using stock photos.

I spent my spring break volunteering with Give Kids the World, and I had an absolute blast and a half interacting with the families. I wrote a recap of my time there that fills me with so many smiles to read.

June:
Step Into My Week: Boston and Rhode Island // This was my first post that I wrote truly relating to travel (it's kind of like a guide on what to do in Boston and Rhode Island), so I was a little taken aback by how well received it was. I'd love to incorporate more travel blogging this year.

This month Gold Clutter turned 1. The first year of Gold Clutter brought so much joy, and I have to say that so far year 2 has been even better. I'm excited for all that happens in the coming years.

July:
Step Into My Week: Camp & Honeysuckle Gelato // This month wasn't my greatest month content wise as I was at camp and working the whole month, but I managed to get a post up sharing an update of what I'd been up to.

August:
Step Into My Week: Kiawah Island, Charleston, & Family Visits // This update brought so much happiness to me. I adored getting to spend time with my family, friend, and campers that week. I'm so excited for this summer after reading my recap of the week.

September:
Step Into My Week: MIT Intake, Big/Lil Reveal, & Confirmation Retreat // This week was also another great week. It was an exciting week with several sleepovers that brought tons of fun.

October:
What I Got My BBYO Little
What I Got My BBYO Little // Sorority Big/Little // This post is a perfect example of what to get your BBYO little. I accidentally haven't printed my Big/Little picture, so I need to get on that right away.

November:
DIY Hamsa Necklace
Hamsa Necklace DIY // This post was my first DIY post. I was so surprised by how easy it was to make, so I'd love to try making other jewelry.

December:
Fitness Gift Guide Under $100 // I discovered that I love making gift guides. It's seriously so much fun to create graphics. I'd love to receive any of these products on this list, so I'll be keeping my eyes open for a good sale to shop.

Here are the top ten blog posts of the year:
10. Step Into My Week: Theater, Ponce City Market, & Upbeet
9. October Lust List
8. Fitness Gift Guide Under $100
7. Hamsa Necklace DIY
6. Step Into My Week: Boston and Rhode Island
5. My Holiday Wish List
4. September Lust List
3. Step Into My Week: Snow Day, Finals, & Theater
2. Teen Holiday Wish List Under $100
1. What I Got At BBYO IC: T-Shirts, Shuk, Spirit Wear

What were your favorite posts of 2017? I love that some of my favorites were reader favorites. Be sure to let me know in the comments what content I should create for this year.

22 comments:

  1. looks like you had an amazing week! love how you write babe!

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  2. Your biog has had a monumental year. Your DIY necklace is so pretty <3

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    1. Thank you! I'm excited to see all that 2018 has in store!

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  3. Love the hamsa necklace post! Saw so many of those on the streets of Israel but I didn't buy one- it would definitely be more fun to make one!
    -Emily
    https://norepeatsorhesitations.com/2018/01/03/a-fashion-bloggers-review-of-the-amazon-echo-look/

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    1. You'll have to try making the necklace. It's so easy to make.

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  4. I loved reading your fitness guide! Especially because we have the same taste in so many clothes! So cute!

    Alexa
    northeastpreppy.blogspot.com

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    1. I've been getting more into fitness lately. Expect to see more fitness related content on the blog in the coming months.

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  5. What a great year for your blog! All of these posts were so great!

    xo Deborah
    Coffee, Prose, and Pretty Clothes

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  6. All your posts are amazing, looks like you had a great 2017!

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    1. 2017 was a truly remarkable year. I can't wait to see all that 2018 has to offer!

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    1. It's so cute! I'd love to rock it in the spring.

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  8. A full and wonderful year it was for you! How fun to recap it all like this :)

    xxx,
    Mary

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  9. This is such a fun post! I got my brother a Kermit sipping tea hat for Christmas and it was pretty cheap on Amazon! I loved your DIY post and gift guide this year - happy new year!

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    1. Thank you so much! I'd love to rock the Kermit hat during the spring and summer.

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  10. So many fun posts! I love that little floral gym bag on your fitness gift guide!

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  11. Love this round up! Such great posts
    Xo Mindy amixofmin.com

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