Reflecting back on the past year, I am forever grateful for the growth that we saw here on Fashionably Frank in 12 short months. Looking at the year 2016, I now present to you our top 10 most popular blog posts:
A list of the top 8 hacks that substantially increase my work-life balance.
"Are you pulling out your hair attempting to find balance between work and life? I know the feeling. As a brand new entrepreneur, I struggle just like you to ensure that I get enough time to play in addition to the busyness of work life (especially when working from home)."
A list of 10 conversation topics that will ease chats for the socially awkward.
"There's nothing worse than that feeling of having no idea what to say while the awkward tension in the air grows thick enough to be cut with a knife. Trust me, I feel your pain! I consider myself a social person, but I still find myself in new social situations with my brain drawing a blank for what to say. There's definite techniques that can help."
A list of 10 steps to starting and keeping a successful blog, for beginners!
"Thinking of starting a blog but think you'll fail? You won't--trust me. I've compiled a list of the 10 steps you need to take in order to cultivate a successful blog. But first, let's review what 'a successful blog' means to you."
The ultimate travel bucket list of places to go and explore in 2017.
"I've always been a travel junkie! I'm always making various scattered lists for my must-go-to places and events. Get ready to dip your toes in the sand with a fruity drink in your hand! Here's the ultimate 2017 travel bucket list."
A list of 50 blog post topics for lifestyle bloggers - get to writin'!
"If you're a blogger, it's common that you'll experience some sort of unknowing when it comes to blog post ideas. Prompts are simply one of the ways in which bloggers discover new blog post ideas, and it's certainly one of my favorite ways to do so. As lifestyle bloggers, we're able to bend and try new topics or categories nearly anytime we want."
A guide to captivating your Instagram audience with micro-blogging via captions.
"If you’re an Instagrammer, you feel the struggle like I do when attempting to relate to people and truly captivate your audience! Captions are pretty much EVERYTHING on Instagram and they will make you or break you. Instagram (same as Twitter) is what some would consider a “microblogging” platform. You can share as little or as much about your life/day as you want in a shorter-than-the-typical-blog-post format."
Still relevant in 2017 (and perfect for your guy's birthday), these are the 14 most thoughtful gifts for him from Christmas 2016.
"Stumped on what to get your guy for Christmas 2016? I feel you! Aside from the few gift card requests I was given, I'm usually left without much guidance. Here's your guide to thoughtful gifts for him this year - I hope this gives you some inspiration!"
Teeth hurting? We got you! Here's some natural, at-home tooth pain remedies.
"You should always be aware of the general health of your body, take care of yourself and see doctor before the problems arrive. But, sometimes we drop the ball, get busy and forget to take care of ourselves as well as we should. Tooth pain is a real thing, and these tooth pain remedies I've made at home have helped me immensely."
A pep talk for those who just didn't get the latest job. There's always new opportunities!
"So, that job you applied for didn’t pan out? Don’t sweat it, sweetheart! What do you do when you don't get the job? I’ve been where you are—I think we all have. Jobs come and go, but there’s one thing I know to be true: if you work hard and do things that will enhance your resume/show increasing personal growth, you will wind up where you’re supposed to in due time."
A list of 8 things you should avoid placing on a website advertising yourself/your work.
"You're starting a personal website to better market and brand yourself to future employers? That's fantastic! We should all have a website that best represents our work and our passions. However, there's certainly a few things that SHOULDN'T be on that personal website, and I've compiled a list of the most important. I hope these help as you begin the design and concept of your site! You're about to kick some serious butt."
When I introduced Emma to the blog in February 2016, she brought her own lovely expertise in travel and DIY, excited to share her love of gluten-free eating and cheap wanderlust hacks - and I can't tell you how thrilled I have been to share this journey!
We're forever grateful to you for supporting us, reading our posts and sharing them on Pinterest and other social media platforms. THANK YOU & here's to a solid 2017! :)
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BLOGGER: KATHRYN COFFMAN
Kathryn is the lead contributor + founder at FashionablyFrank.com. Obsessed with leading a life of balance, she started the blog in 2013. Since graduating from The Evergreen State College (Washington) in 2016, she is now a digital marketing specialist through her business, Fashionably Frank Marketing. She believes a cup of coffee is the answer to all of life's problems + that all women should strive to embrace a #girlboss mantra.