Best of Thirteen Thoughts- 50 most popular blogposts

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Every now and then, I like going through some of my older blog posts, looking at how my blogging style has changed over the years.

When I started Thirteen Thoughts nearly four years a go, I only blogged few times a month. Over the last year and a half, I definitely changed my blogging habits quite a bit and started writing more often, on a regular basis. Now that I have written nearly six hundred posts, I thought it would be cool to share some of my popular and most read blog posts.

Originally, Thirteen Thoughts was a beauty blog, but as the years passed, I started developing different interests like my passion for personal development, photography and healthy habits. Turns out, introducing more lifestyle-themed posts to this blog was a great decision and a lot of you really seem to enjoy them.

Here’s a little roundup of my 50 most popular blog posts.

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PHOTOGRAPHY

Introducing Photography section to this blog was a great decision. Even though I’ve never considered myself to be an expert in this area, I really enjoy sharing what I’ve learned over the years, and you guys seem to enjoy reading Photography posts, just as much as I enjoy writing them. One of the biggest compliments I get, is knowing that someone found one of my blogposts useful and helpful.

Photography Tips for Bloggers
How to Take Bright Photos for Your Blog
Background Ideas for Product Photography
10 Photography Tips for [not only] Bloggers
DIY White Marble Photography Background
7 Tips for Better Instagram Photos
How to Edit Photos with PicMonkey
Product Photography for Bloggers
How to Take Bright Photos on a Gloomy Day
My Photography Equipment
How to Improve Your Food Photography

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BEAUTY

Testing, reviewing, photographing and writing about beauty products is one of my favorite things ever. It was my passion for makeup and skincare that pushed me to start this blog. Here are some of the most-loved beauty blog posts:

MAC Brave Lipstick
Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara
NYX Matte Lipsticks
MAC Whirl Lip Liner
Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless Foundation
CeraVe Renewing SA Cleanser
7 Awesome Nude Lip Glosses
Maybelline Color Blur Cream Matte Lip Pencils
Milani Rose Powder Blushes
Splurge-worthy Beauty
NYX Cosmetics Wonder Pencil & Lip Primer 
The Everyday Lip Color

 

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LIFESTYLE

Lifestyle category includes a lot of personal-development and growth posts. Whenever I write these types of posts, I always write from my own experience, share the lessons I’ve learned and things I’ve overcome.

How to Keep Your Life Organized
How to Stop Procrastinating, Right Now
5 Ways to Make 2016 Your Best Year Yet
7 Morning Habits that Will Change Your Life
50 Things that Make Me Happy
How to Become a Morning Person in 10 Easy Steps
7 Life-Changing Morning Rituals
How to Make Good Habits Stick
7 Small Changes that Will Make a Big Difference in Your Life
11 Tips for Boosting Your Productivity

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BLOGGING

Blogging category is one that I’ve introduced after many messages I’ve received on regular basis from fellow bloggers asking for advice. This seems to be one of your favorite categories as well.

113 Blog Post Ideas
Taking Your Blog to the Next Level: Over 50 Resources for Bloggers
6 Simple Ways to Drive Traffic to Your Blog
113 [more] Blog Post Ideas
How to Write a Kick-Ass Blog Post
7 Apps for Easier Blogging
How to Use Pinterest to Grow Your Blog
What to Blog About When You’re Out of Ideas
8 Things to do Before Publishing a Blog Post

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HEALTHY RECIPES

Whenever you see a recipe featured here on Thirteen Thoughts, it’s almost always a healthy and plant-based one. I love easy, simple and healthy recipes and these are the only ones that I share here on the blog.

Overnight Banana & Chocolate Oats (vegan & gluten-free)
Healthy Snacking: What I Eat on a Plant-Based Diet
5 Must-See Food Documentaries and What Healthy-Eating Did for My Skin
Clean Eats: Green Walnut Tacos
Mint, Cucumber & Lime infused Water
Green Smoothie for Healthy, Glowing Skin
Post-workout Recovery Smoothie
Out-of-this-world Coconut-Mango Smoothie
Clean Eats: Banana & Oat Breakfast Bars

Hope you all liked this little roundup! I’d also like to thank all of you for kind and loving comments you always leave. If it wasn’t for you all, writing this blog wouldn’t be nearly as much fun and fulfilling!