I’m either way ahead of them (i.e. I’ve been sporting hipster Converse sneakers since 4th grade, thankyouverymuch) or way wayyyyy behind them (i.e. I just made Mama Pea’s genius recipe for Mmmm Sauce this past Thursday). If I was wearing Converse sneakers while making Mmmm Sauce, does that count for any on-trend points?
Don’t answer that, because today, I am inexcusably behind the trends.
There has been this ‘My 7 Links’ series floating around other blogs I read and several fellow bloggers tagged me to do the post myself…several months ago. Since I’ve picked up a slew of new readers from my two week absence and linkbacks from fill-in guest posts (hi new readers!), I figured now would be a good time to highlight some of the standout posts from my blog baby, The Healthy Everythingtarian.
Most Beautiful Post
Do I deserve happiness? Absolutely. Do you deserve happiness? Absolutely. This is a post I should read (and many of us should read!) every single morning alongside our oatmeal bowls + cups of coffee until we finally know AND act upon this universal principle. And when we forget, we’ll just keep on reminding ourselves of this as much as necessary.
Most Popular Post(s)
People love breakfast, and I love people for loving breakfast. After scouring the list of search terms people use to find my blog, these two recipes were consistently at the top of the popularity list. That is if you omit ‘healthy drunk food,’ which accounts for at least 1/5 of the searches to my blog and in case you were curious, will lead you to this post right here.
Most Controversial Post
Honestly, I don’t think I’ve ever had any post I would consider controversial. However, in this post, I attended a breakfast in honor of Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin’s 75th anniversary and talked about something incredibly important to me: women’s health. This topic undoubtedly is quite a political one, but because I have the best readers in the world, everyone contributed their two cents without being mean, accusatory or vicious. To this day, it is one of my favorite posts.
Most Helpful Post
Most helpful? This is a tricky one. I feel like people learn not to mistakenly use cumin instead of cinnamon in oatmeal or forget to pack a sports bra for a 1/2 marathon or indulge in white girl crises from my blog on a daily basis. I make mistakes, others get to learn from them. But I did start the Reader’s Request series to answer questions from blog readers and have found all these posts to have extremely helpful results:
Surprise Success Post
Apparently, everyone really likes making lists like I do. And I appreciate that in my readers.
Post That Did Not Get Enough Attention
In honor of celebrating my two years of blogging, I made these cupcakes on an afternoon whim in April. The result was a light, airy + perfectly chocolatey cupcake topped with a rich peanut butter buttercream frosting. Topped with mini chocolate chips, I couldn’t figure out for the life of me why this recipe never quite caught on. Go make these…like now.
Most Proud Post
While I talk about a lot of personal things (i.e. my struggles, my family, my borderline stalker love for Jake Gyllenhaal), I think this is the most personal post I’ve written and the one I was actually sweating droplets of fear to hit ‘Publish’ on. But I am so proud I did, because it is also one of the most honest posts I’ve written. Travel can change a person and so can meeting the right person at the right time in your life.
Do YOU have a favorite Everythingtarian post? Don’t ever forget – sharing is caring!