Best Of 2017 : Top Ten Favorite Posts On TATJ

Hello Journalists! (Should this be a name I call you now? 😅)

2017 is coming to a close in a few days and I’m feeling very reflective, which is usual with everyone else at this time of the year.

Looking back at my blogging journey from the start of 2017, I’ve come to realise how far I have come, from going self hosted and changing my domain name, to collaborating with brands, sponsorships and the like. I can only owe my success to you all, my readers.

To end my blogging year on a right note, I thought I could share some of my top posts of 2017, according to the statistics on the blog.

I’m a bit surprised at some, but you guys win. So without further ado, here are your faves from 2017!

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1. DIY – Great skin at home || Turmeric face mask

This post was about how to make a Turmeric face mask at home, using two key ingredients. I love how everyone benefited from this post. And this got me thinking, I should do more beauty DIY posts in 2018.

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Read all about the process and steps here : Turmeric Face Mask


2. Lifestyle || Updates On Ash #4

This became one of my most viewed segments on the blog, and I guess it’s probably because I always do these updates after I have been away for longer than usual, and I am always happy to give these updates too, because the stats show me that my journalists missed me. I always miss you too!

Read up on my updates, and general stuff about me here : Life With Ash


3. RECIPE || SIMPLE BANANA BREAD WITH A TWIST  

With this one, I am not so surprised, because who doesn’t love banana bread?? Especially one with a twist in which I became obsessed with (Spoiler alert : It has to do with a certain type of cereal).

This recipe was one of my favorites to recreate over and over and I am glad you all loved the post.

Get your banana bread obsession on with the recipe here : Banana Bread With A Twist


4. Health Tip : How To Effortlessly Drink More Water!

In all honesty, when I  was writing, and even after I published this post, I kept asking my self : “Do you really think people need to learn how to drink more water?”

The response to this post answered my very doubtful self. Yes, people need to know how important water is, and how to incorporate it more into their routine.

So I am happy I shared this useful tip, and if you haven’t yet found out more fun ways to make water your best friend, look it up here : Health Tip : How To Effortlessly Drink More Water!


5. POSITIVE VIBES ONLY || NEGATIVE VIBES NOT WELCOME!

With this post, I declared to myself, and my journalists, that I would stop being negative in life, and channel only positivism wherever I go. And I’m glad you all agreed with me!

Till this day, I still go back to this post for inspiration and I think you should too. Read here : POSITIVE VIBES ONLY


6. DESIGNING FOR THE FUTURE : INTERIOR DESIGN TRENDS WE NEED TO CONSIDER

This was one of the posts I wrote that required a lot of thought, research and structure. I wrote this post for a competition back in July, and I was surprised at the numbers.

This makes me want to branch out into more editorial style of writing, so let me know if you have some tips on that.

Read the post here : Interior decor for the future


7. DIY || Whipped Shea Butter! 

Another beauty DIY made it to this list, and I’m happy that it did. I am a massive shea butter user and when I discovered that I could whip it? I just had to share it!

I still use shea butter and it should be part of my winter essentials . 

Read how to get your own shea butter, whipped at home here : Whipped Shea Butter! 


8. STYLE POST + The “Don’ts” To Adopt In Your Life Right Now!

Ah, you guys! This post was one of my favorites to write, mostly because it was an ootd post and had some piece of advice embedded in it.

I loved this jacket for the summer, and I’m glad most of you did too. I probably should style it in other ways, do you have any suggestions?

Read about the 3 don’ts to adopt in your life right now : The “Don’ts” To Adopt In Your Life Right Now!


9. BEAUTY || MY EVERYDAY FACIAL SKIN CARE PRODUCTS

When I started getting a lot of requests to share my skin care products, I felt like I had finally “arrived” as a blogger. Lol.  I shared my everyday facial skin care products and was amazed at the outcome.

Though they’re not that high-end and expensive, these products have been my saving grace since my times of high school and I’ve been loving them.

Read all about it here : MY EVERYDAY FACIAL SKIN CARE PRODUCTS


10 . Motivation || How To Keep Going Even Without A Support System 

When I wrote this post, I was being transparent with the fact that sometimes, I do not get the amount of support I would like. But, that’s life, you know.

With hitting publish on this post, the response was so amazing and the feedback was just more support than I could ever imagine. And from there, we could only go higher!

Check out the post here: How To Keep Going Even Without A Support System 


Here are a few of my other favorite posts too:

My Travel Photo Diary : Moments From Blagaj,Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Trying out BOLD lip colors || NYX Liquid Suede – First Impressions!

BIRTHDAY GRATITUDE – 24 Years In The Making! 

BEAUTY TIP || HOW TO PREP YOUR LIPS FOR A MATTE LIPSTICK 


This was a big year for me, both creatively and personally. And I hope that in 2018, I can produce much better content that you would love and appreciate.

Thanks as always, for reading my blog posts and supporting me all round!

Happy New Year!

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