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Best of Thirteen Thoughts- 50 most popular blogposts



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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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



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




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



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



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!


  • Reply
    Paula Loreti
    January 15, 2016 at 6:01 pm

    I love your roundups! And all of those posts were amazing. Thanks for doing them ♥

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    January 16, 2016 at 12:39 am

    Thank you for the inspiration! I love your posts!

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    The Sunday Mode
    January 16, 2016 at 3:46 am

    I always find your blog so inspiring Paula, it’s nice to have a round up of something like this where I can spend some time reading your older posts. I think your photography posts in particular are some of my favourite, they’re always written in a way that makes me excited to get out there and use my camera more.

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    January 16, 2016 at 4:21 am

    So many great posts here, I can’t wait to read some more!
    Charlotte //

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    El Z
    January 16, 2016 at 9:45 am

    Love your photography. Great roundups. :)

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    Alexandra Bastock
    January 16, 2016 at 10:03 am

    I’m obsessed with your blog and was happy to know I’ve already read most of these! Thanks for your 4 years, you’re definitely one of the reasons I’ve started blogging!!

    Alexandra |

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    January 16, 2016 at 11:36 am

    I find your blog so inspiring Paula, and whenever I feel stuck with my own blog, I always go to yours for inspiration! Your photography is so gorgeous as well (I feel like I say this with every comment… ;))! I can’t wait to read more of these posts!

    Savannah xx

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    Kiki Rampone
    January 16, 2016 at 1:11 pm

    Your photos are so gorgeous! Love this roundup, these posts give me so much inspiration for ideas to write about. Thanks for sharing! :)

    xo Kiki

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    January 16, 2016 at 1:49 pm

    I love your blog so much! It inspires me a lot and I love the photography too :)

    Yousra | Mystic Tales

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    Ela BellaWorld
    January 16, 2016 at 4:46 pm

    Your posts and photography are always good! I really enjoy reading them, and they are definitely really useful for improving myself and coming up with ideas!

    Ela BellaWorld

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    Nereyda Gonzalez
    January 16, 2016 at 9:19 pm

    Wow, you’ve been blogging for four years? Go you! I recently passed the 4 year mark on my book blog and I forgot how much work it is to start new. Thanks for sharing these though I have most of them bookmarked :)

    Nereyda│ This Girl Is Obsessed

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      Paula @
      January 26, 2016 at 9:21 am

      Nearly! I really didn’t blog too often at the beginning, something I definitely regret. That’s awesome and yes, it definitely is a lot of work!

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    Laura Mareno
    January 17, 2016 at 5:58 am

    Hi!! I’ve just discovered your blog and i love it so much that I think I might be spending my sunday reading all these posts! kisses:D

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    January 17, 2016 at 12:36 pm

    I’ve only recently found your blog and boy I’m just storming through your posts right now! I especially loved your “what to blog about when you’re out of ideas”… I’ve been really slacking lately so it was really helpful!

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    Chaste and Beautiful
    January 18, 2016 at 1:47 am

    I always find your posts very inspiring and motivating. Apart from Fromroses and some other bloggers, you have become my fav one too. Keep up the brilliant work!

    Chaste &

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    Rachel Shnayder
    January 18, 2016 at 7:37 pm

    Since I’m new to blogging I can’t wait to go through all of these! Especially the photography ones as that’s something I’m really trying to learn and work on!

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    Alina Alekseyeva
    January 18, 2016 at 9:15 pm

    Wow, so many educational and informative posts you have written over the years Paula. I’ve been following your blog for over 6 months now and it’s definitely by far the most interesting blog I read daily. Congratulations on your success and I can’t wait to catch up with some of your older posts and of course looking forward to any new ones to come ♡

    Alina |

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    Medayu Bestari Praja
    January 31, 2016 at 3:06 pm

    Round up is such a good idea!

    Dayu, Fairytale Odyssey

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    Tabi Bee
    October 24, 2016 at 5:11 am

    I find your blog such an inspiration! Your photos are amazing and i love the way your writing shows your personality in such a lovely way! I look forward to looads of more posts :) :)

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