My top 5 posts of 2014… did you miss any of these?
Today I’m another year older. Another year wiser? I hope so!
On Sunday we had a lovely family party with a delicious roast cooked by my wonderful husband, party dresses, presents, games, a fabulous red velvet cake baked by one of my sisters and lots of champagne – well why not? It’s not everyday you turn 42!
While we’re talking about celebrating, two weeks ago was my 4th blogoversary here at Bod for tea. Four years blogging! Somehow it means more than my birthday today – crazy eh?
Perhaps that’s because this blog has come to mean so much more to me than just a website. It’s now my profession, a record of my passions, my gorgeous children, my frankly ludicrous life sometimes and of my journey to JOY this year. It also reminds me everyday of all the wonderful people that I’ve met and welcomed into my life through it – amazing bloggers like Vicki, Sophie, Tinuke, Katie, Hannah, Mirka, Susanne, Louise and so many others.
Blogging is such an amazing thing – it has opened up doors for me that I never expected to knock on, let alone walk through. I’ve worked with fabulous brands that I LOVE and shared personal stories that it scared me to write – thank you for your kind comments letting me know they touched you!
At the end of the day blogging is about reaching out… and hopefully finding someone else reaching back.
So while I’m feeling reflective, I wanted to share some love for my top 5 posts of my 41st year, a year gone by, a year celebrated and now past. Did any of these make you smile or nod? I truly hope so.
1. The reader’s choice award goes to…
How we lost 60lb using our phones and Noom – this one had so many readers! Clearly feeling better about ourselves is something that we all want to achieve. I loved being an Ambassador for the healthy habits app Noom last year with press events, local press coverage and my first radio interview and I’m delighted to say I’ll be working with them again in 2015!
2. The post that I wrote after getting really cross was…
Kirstie Allsopp and feminism – have we missed the point? Another important subject that doesn’t get enough attention in my opinion. I still get a bit miffed reading it now!
3. A post that resonated with so many people…
Last night I slowed down – this one was the real start of my Journey to Joy and led me to buy one of the books that has galvanised me into action this year. I’ll be writing more about this soon!
4. The post I’m proud to have finally written was…
Post natal depression: our first birth story – the aftermath – I may have written it through tears but I’m so pleased that this post has helped others. I firmly believe that we need to be ‘out of the closet’ about mental health issues and support each other by talking more about post natal depression.
5. The post that was shared most on social media was…
5 things to do when you find a bat in your kitchen – yep, really!
And finally, as I’m focusing on JOY this year, the post that makes me laugh out loud when I read it now… even if it didn’t at the time! Sabotaged by poop
So there you have it, my top posts of 2014. Did I miss any out that you particularly liked? As always I love to read your comments.
P.S. Have you written a post that made you happy? I’d love you to join in my *new* linky and Share the Joy!