2018 has been a wonderful year in my blogging journey. I did been creating content for half the year now and I am proud of what I was producing to be truthful.
If you follow me on Twitter (my username is @Kudakwaishe_), you know I love to be a positive cheerleader and make other content creators smile by giving positive compliments and comments. I didn’t know how wonderful it really is to support others until I started doing so myself, and 2018 really taught me that.
I discovered amazing blogs during the year, and read touching posts that made me change my perspective on a lot of topics. I have cherished these posts and from time to time re-read these posts. Here are 18 amazing posts from the year 2018:
I didn’t imagine that body positivity can have a really big impact on me, but with Social Media and Photoshoping (hack you Instagram), even guys are feeling drawn down when you have a not-so-toned body. Okay, let me give you the posts before I write another post about positivity:
1. Girl Talk: Body Confidence And Self Love – Leticia J Collins
Leticia talks about being positive and embracing your body. Even her – she has that model type of a body most girls dream of – she feels that critic that comes with having a pencil body. It’s tagged Girl Talk but trust me, anyone can enjoy this post too.
2. Body Positivity: Redefining Beauty On Our Own Terms – Just Natonya
This is actually a collaborative post between Natonya and the writer behind Grand Fash Life, Erica. It is amazing to read a post from two amazing women who are ready to stand up for themselves and put their voice ahead into the world. Natonya talks about labelling women according to their sizes, and highlights why she was disappointed by Victoria’s Secret marketing strategy. Erica really gives that uplift to spirit for those women who feel like their bodies aren’t worth enough and are ashamed of them. I think this is one of the best collaborative posts I came across in 2018 and definitely you should check it out. Natonya also created @sheiconic Instagram account and if you want to read positive feminism captions in the morning, follow the account in 2019.
Inspiration And Motivation
3. Chase Your Dreams: The Five Simple Rules To Get Anything You Want In Life – Daeyna Jackson
The truth is I could not find the exact post to choose from Daeyna because I can say I have read over 75% of all her posts in 2018. Daeyna is a motivational speaker and writer, and one of my role icons. If I may get the chance to have one 35-minute session with her, my life will be completely changed. Okay, so the post, as it tells from the title, teaches you how to get anything and everything you want. I am a firm believer of having the potential to build the life that you want. These rules are so simplified and well explained that you feel the confidence to chase your dreams right there and then.
4. How To Own Your Life And Potential – Daeyna Jackson
Daeyna teaches about having confidence and chasing your destiny. This post actually inspired me to start on my own personal growth journey and I will forever be grateful to Daeyna for that. If you have big visions for yourself, you should read this post because it goes in-depth in telling you every single step you need. You are worth more than you think, and with the right guide you will reach your true potential. For the new year, she has a post on how to start the year on the right path here and I am checking it out again.
5. Why 2019 Is The Year To Create The Life You Love – Ellie Blakeney
If you are looking for a post to tell you that you will achieve greatness in 2019, check out Ellie’s post on her blog. I loved how she maintained a clear flow of positivity throughout the post and for a moment I believed 2019 is my year – and I still do. I am still positive about the new year and definitely believe it is my year. Ellie recently re-launched her blog in November and I am loving the new type of content on her blog. Subscribe to her channel over on Youtube too, she has amazing videos.
Goals And Resolutions
6. How To Stick To Your New Year’s Resolutions – Alicia Wright
Something sweet about Alicia’s blog – it was created on my 17th Birthday. Okay, what a coincidence. Alicia started her blog on 09 November this year and I am proud to say I was one of the first readers on her blog. Most of us make resolutions for the new year, but three months down the line we throw up. If you want your 2019 to be different, make sure to check out Alicia’s post with a lot of positivity and a cup of coffee.
7. How To Set And Actually Accomplish Your Goals In 2019 – Ellduclos
Ellduclos is the founder #BossGirlBloggers, a community of creative ladies. She writes unique blogging tips, and definitely puts a lot of work behind her blog. I am one person who completely loses focus when I set myself some goals to achieve. Ell doesn’t hide the facets – you have to stay motivated and focused. If there is one thing I learnt from her blog post, it has to be definitely that. Be positive, impliment and stratergy and go conquer your destiny in 2019.
Travel And Events
8. WordCamp Harare 2018 – MaKupsy
If there is one event I should have attended this year, it is definitely the WordCamp Harare 2018. The event is an annual meetup of WordPress developers, bloggers, e-commerce owners in and around Harare. MaKupsy (aka Fitness Bae Int) was a speaker at the event and I would have enjoyed watching her share her experience. Funny enough, whilst the event was being organized since October/November 2018, I was busy with my examinations and didn’t even hear a word about it lol. Luckily, MaKupsy wrote a detailed post about the whole event, and a whole lot of other events that took place in 2018.
9. Makomborero Scholarship Interview – Myself
How can I slip the moment to grace this post with my own native post? I went for a scholarship opportunity in November soon after my exams and I wrote about my experience in my post above. It was a first experience and definitely I needed to write about it. Read my post above about the happenings at the event.
10. Brighton Aboard The British Airways i360 – Ashlee Moyo
Ashlee is a travel blogger based in the UK. She writes a lot about her solo travels but her recent trip to Brighton caught my attention to her 2018 documentaries. She shares her experience on the British Airways i360. According to her, and her Instagram, you get a nice view of Brighton from 450 ft above the ground. How is that! If you haven’t been aboard the flight, do so over on Ashlee’s blog.
11. Mutorashanga Green Pool – Naishe
It is not the first time I have read about the Mutorashanga Green Water Pool, and probably not the last. Actually, I should make sure to travel there one day too and write my own review her. Tariro runs the website naishe.co.zw and blogs about travel, lifestyle, faith etc. She wrote about her trip there, and already it is like I had been there before because I have read about this place a couple of times.
12. Cricket In Winter – Chronicles Of Tendai
Tendai is one of my favourite travel writers from Zimbabwe. He blogs about his adventures and events happening in and around the capital. Get it from me, I used to be a cricket player. Although I never played a match, lol, but I brag that I once was a player. Anyways, in June Zimbabwe hosted the Cricket World Cup Qualifiers, which unfortunately they did not qualify, and again I was not there. But yes, Tendai was, and he wrote a post about the event. Check his blog out next time you feel like going places, but whilst on your phone.
13. A Blogger’s Survival Guide – Hello Bexa
Bexa’s blog turned one year, and trust me she is one of the most creative bloggers out there. She shared some of the blogging tips she gathered over the past year of blogging and shared them in a blog post. Blogging can be really hard, and trust me you need that post if you want to survive.
14. You Know You Are A Blogger When … – Ruth In Revolt
How do you know you are a blogger? Oh yeah, Ruth does answer those questions and you will be shocked how well you will relate to most of the answers, that is if you are a blogger. Ruth also talks about mental health and you should check her posts out.
15. Confessions Of A Newbie Bloggers – Earth To Arshi
Much similarly to Ruth’s post, but Arshi does talks about things you would do if you are a newbie blogger, like always thinking about your blog. Very relatable too and I related to everything in her post. Check out Arshi’s blog too, it has amazing blog content.
16. How To Create A Standout About Me Page – Ashlee Stuart
I once read a quote – Almost Everyone And Their Mom Has A Blog These Days – True or not true I am not sure, but my mom doesn’t have one. What this person was trying to imply is that there are a lot of bloggers out there now. If you want to stand out, then you should focus on making your brand unique. It starts with your About Me Page. I actually updated mine recently and I made sure to use Ashlee’s tips because she is in Content Marketing so she knows a heck lot about these things. Her blog also has a lot of blogging tips and marketing guides for bloggers if you really need that.
17. Sixth Form Review – Love, Soph
Soph got into sixth form during the start of their academic year and she answered a lot of questions about sixth form. She wrote her GCSE’s and moved over to sixth form, and if you have any questions, definitely check her posts. I am going to fifth form next year and definitely need to re-visit her post again some time soon. Also, she has a lot of stud tips on her blog and you might find those very useful in the future.
18. Sixth Form Essentials – Life As Najida
Najida also moved to sixth form this year just like Soph! She shares a lot of stationery must haves and I am glad I know her blog because I definitely will need those too. Check out Najida’s blog too it has a lot of helpful content on it.
What were your highlights of 2018? This is my last post of the year, so meet you over in 2019. Please do support these amazing bloggers, there are loads more I will share with you in my coming posts “19 Content Creators To Follow In 2019”. And, I am looking for a guest post for a blog post titled “19 Bloggers To Follow On Instagram In 2019”. If you are interested, email me on email@example.com or DM on Twitter @Kudakwaishe_. Until next year,