On The Blog | My Most Popular Posts of 2018

There’s something really satisfying about the beginning of a new year. Reflecting back on the biggest achievements of the last before making new goals is a common ritual, and amongst other things, it’s had me considering my blog. Looking back at my most popular posts helps me gain a better understanding of what type of content is going down well. So today I thought that I’d share it in the form of a roundup! Not only does this give a chance to catch up on what’s arguably my best content, but it might also give you a better insight on what people are eager to read than just your own stats will provide.

1. 10 Small Ways to Show Kindness

I love that this post is the most popular of 2018. Some of these are really out of the box ways to do your good deeds (if I do say so myself) and although others may illicit a duh response, we could all do with the reminder to actively be more kind.

August Favourites

2. 5 Free Essential Apps For Bloggers

It’s not surprising that this one is chasing the top spot. Any recommendations which help to simplify blog work are always appreciated. These are all great apps, but I now use UNUM instead of Planoly, which allows more image uploads.

3. Primark Luxury Beauty Dupes: Yay or Nay?

This one features a few Primark dupes and discusses them in comparison to the products they’re copied from. I still stand by the opinions so it’s worth checking out if you’re on the hunt for some great dupes (and an insight into which to avoid).

Primark's Luxury Beauty Dupes

4. A Year of Blogging: 12 Lessons Learned

Soph Hearts saw it’s first birthday this Summer, alongside a re-brand. I didn’t expect this post to do so well as I thought that it was a little personal. It seems to have really helped quite a few readers though, which is great! If you’re interested in what I learnt in my first year as a blogger, this one is for you.

5. 5 Tried & Tested Instagram-Trends: Are They Worth Their Hype?

I’ve done plenty of things and spent plenty of money, all in the name of Instagram. This post is a discussion about 2018’s Instagram hypes and whether you should buy into them yourself. As you can imagine, I quite enjoyed ‘conducting research’ for this post.

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31 Comments

  1. December 30, 2018 / 10:55 am

    A great way for me to check out any of the ones I have missed and maybe I should pay closer attention to these sorts of things with my own content! Thank you for sharing Sophie 🙂 Happy New Year x

    abbiejadewanders.co.uk

    • December 30, 2018 / 10:12 pm

      I’m glad you think so, I always find these posts so interesting and it was nice to see which of my own were well received! Happy new year lovely x

  2. Gemma
    December 30, 2018 / 11:16 am

    Aww I always love these type of posts! Definitely, need to do one soon on An Ocean Glimmer. I love the mixture of posts here, definitely shows what your audience enjoys! Also sums up that we enjoy helpful tips and your advice, thank-you for sharing.

    Gemma | https://anoceanglimmer.wordpress.com/

    • December 30, 2018 / 10:13 pm

      I’m so glad! Thank you, it’s always interesting to see isn’t it x

  3. December 30, 2018 / 11:51 am

    I love this post. It’s really good to look back and see what type of content went down well. My most popular posts this year have been my bullet journal posts which is actually really surprising to me!
    I’m looking forward to reading more of your content next year 🙂
    Charlotte – https://www.charlotteshares.co.uk/

    • December 30, 2018 / 10:16 pm

      Thank you! I totally agree, I know BuJoing has become really popular so I’m sure your posts have given plenty of inspiration! Thanks Charlotte! x

  4. December 30, 2018 / 5:21 pm

    It is always nice to see your blog growing and reflecting which content did well. I remembered a lot of these posts! You’re always doing a great job with laying out your content and it’s easy to digest them – which is something I really appreciate. You’re always looking good in your pics! Happy new year!

    Nancy ♥ exquisitely.me

    • December 30, 2018 / 10:29 pm

      It really is, aw thats nice to hear! Thank you, I’m so glad you think so, happy new year lovely! x

  5. December 30, 2018 / 6:29 pm

    These are a great selection of posts Soph and your photos are always so gorgeous! I’ve really loved reading your blog this year and always find your posts so interesting and enjoyable. Your 12 Lessons Learned post was one of my favourites and the Instagram Trends post is so refreshing to read, I always admire your open and honest approach to blogging. Thank you so much for your continued love and support and I hope 2019 is an awesome year for you! Keep up the great work girl <3 xx

    Bexa | http://www.hellobexa.com

    • December 30, 2018 / 10:34 pm

      Thank you! I’m so glad to hear that, you’ve made my day! You’re very welcome, I love your blog and really appreciate your support too! Happy new year, I can’t wait to continue following your content through 2019 xx

    • December 30, 2018 / 10:24 pm

      Aw thank you, I’m so glad you think so! x

  6. December 30, 2018 / 8:44 pm

    oh I never knew about the app planoly for instagram before, i’m going to download it now!

    • December 30, 2018 / 10:26 pm

      I’d definitely recommend UNUM instead if you post quite a lot- but both are good x

  7. December 30, 2018 / 8:44 pm

    I have to admit, I’m a new reader and all of these have caught my eye – I can’t wait to have a read! I hope 2019 is a successful year for you!

    Kayla x
    http://www.kaylajayne.co.uk

    • December 31, 2018 / 12:04 pm

      Oh that’s so nice to hear, thank you. Have a wonderful 2019 x

  8. December 30, 2018 / 8:49 pm

    I loved the post that got top spot! It was such a fun post to read and sooo relatable to many people who’ve done the exact same things for Instagram. Your 10 acts of kindness post was a lovely read too x

    Sophie
    http://www.glowsteady.co.uk

    • December 31, 2018 / 12:19 pm

      It was actually the 5th spot- probably should have numbered them, but I’m so glad you liked it! x

  9. Michelle Blackadar
    December 30, 2018 / 9:01 pm

    great post! i am going to have to have a read through some of these posts, i can’t wait to see the content you create in the new year. congratulations on all your success with your blog this year. xxx

    mich / simplymich.com

    • December 31, 2018 / 1:52 pm

      Thank you! I can’t wait to get into new year content either x

  10. December 31, 2018 / 1:21 am

    This is such a great post with the best of 2018 blog posts at the end of the year. It is fun to revisit old posts and go down memory lane.

    • December 31, 2018 / 2:04 pm

      Thank you Deb! I totally agree x

  11. December 31, 2018 / 11:40 am

    I’m definitely going to check them out, thank you for sharing! Hope you had an amazing Christmas x

    http://new-lune.com

    • December 31, 2018 / 2:06 pm

      I hope you like them! I did thank you, happy new year! x

  12. January 3, 2019 / 3:25 am

    I actually found out about planoly through your blog and continue to use it! It’s helped me so much with planning my feed!

    • January 3, 2019 / 8:45 pm

      Oh I’m so glad the post proved useful for you (check UNUM if you ever struggle with the upload limit of Planoly though)!

  13. January 3, 2019 / 7:48 pm

    Oh wow I thought you’d been blogging far longer than one year! Amazing. I used to use Planoly when I had a pink fluffy marble theme but I don’t tend to these days! It is a fab app though. x

    Samantha | https://thebeautyspyglass.com

    • January 3, 2019 / 8:37 pm

      Aw thank you! I find UNUM much more helpful now but both are really handy and have helped my aesthetic come along! x

  14. January 13, 2019 / 8:06 pm

    It’s no surprise that some of these were some of your most popular posts of 2018! I always love reading your blog, your posts are always fab but the one about ways to show kindness was definitely one of my favourites!

    Jess // foundationsandfairytales.wordpress.com
    xx

    • January 13, 2019 / 8:37 pm

      Aw thank you that means so much! x