One of the many reasons why I love this little blog is because it makes a great way to document my life. Instagram and Facebook can only show you so much, but I love how much more in depth I can document my year.
I constantly compare myself to other bloggers who have so many more followers than I do. Their follower count is higher, their posts have dozens of comments, their photos are better quality and the content is more creative. There are times I want to just hit the delete button on Blonde Rosie and do something else with all of the free time it would give me. In November, my website had to be renewed and I really debated if I wanted to blog for another year. I realized that no one would care or notice if I stopped blogging, but what made me even sadder was not having a place to be creative. I decided to continue blogging for the same reason that I started, Blonde Rosie is a social platform for me to share my outfits, favorite things and share my love for all things life and style.
Thank you to my readers who read my blog and like my photos on Instagram. In my head, I think no one reads my blog, and then when I see people it is often the first thing that they mention. I love to hear that people read my blog and like my posts as much as I love writing them. So cheers to 2018 and here is looking back at the top and my favorite posts of this past year!
This post was a big deal for me because it was a sponsored blog post by Maybelline. For years, I have been writing about my favorite products on my blog and Instagram and this time, I worked with Maybelline on this blog post. I will never not get excited when I receive blogger mail with complimentary products for me to try and share on the blog. When these blog posts get high engagement, it helps me get other sponsored content with other brands.
I put last years New Years Resolution into action and made some big decisions for myself. While these life changes were often scary at the time, looking back now I can say that they paid off!
This was a difficult blog post to write for a lot of reasons. In March, I lost my self confidence and lost myself. Everything fell apart in my life in just a few days, but I never gave up. I knew that there had to be a way to find myself again. Hopefully, it allowed other readers to not feel alone when dealing with something similar.
Instead of comparing myself to other people who have their lives together and feeling discouraged, it actually motivated me to make some positive changes in my life.
Shared my experience getting Botox for the first time on the blog. One of the best things I did all year for myself. If I had the budget, I would get it done again this spring.
Heartbreak sucks. There is no instant cure or band-aid that can help you heal faster. It takes time. I talked to Jake about my previous relationship and we know that I wouldn’t have moved to Philly, taken this job or said hello to him first if I didn’t have my heart broken. Jake is grateful that my previous relationship didn’t work out for a lot of reasons. I am grateful for the lessons that I learned in it and most importantly learned my self-worth.
These became my favorite blog posts to write this year and I hope to do more of them.
Shared some life lessons after being in Philly for a month…
It took some time, but Philly finally felt like home!
My first blogger event with Loft!
After years of pinning on Pinterest, I finally have an apartment that is perfect in every single way!
The passing of Kate Spade impacted me in more ways than one. I sat down to talk about my depression in a way I have never done before.
My favorite shoe purchase of the year and yes, I do have them in like every single color!
I still struggle to get everything done, but I learned this year that we need to be happy about the things we get accomplished instead of stressing about the things we don’t accomplish.
Best decision I ever made!
I was so excited to work on this campaign with Charlotte Tilbury! It was one of those blogger moments where I really felt like I made it in the blogger world.
Reflecting on 2018.
My word of the year for 2019.