In this post, I’ll be doing a mini review of the most popular posts on Kelle’s Space so far this year.
10 Things I Wish I Knew In My Early 20’s – As my 30th birthday approaches next year, I saw this post as an opportunity to reflect on the things I wish I had known when I was in my early 20’s. As I’ve gotten older, the realizations have started to creep in, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing, but I took it upon myself to share the lessons I’ve learned with you all. When I started this blog, I vowed to educate, inspire and empower every woman who ever read it. The harsh reality of your 20’s is that they can be tough and boy, societal pressures don’t help one bit! A lot of 20 somethings are made to feel like they should know what they are doing in life. Your 20’s should be used for finding yourself. If this is something you are struggling with, take the 16 Personalities test. I have discussed this test in more detail in a previous blog post.
Revlon’s Super Lustrous Lipstick Review – On the blog, I’ve been steering towards more lifestyle related content but I will find some time to share the odd ‘throwback’ review with my followers on Twitter. The Revlon review was the first one I ever did on the blog, so I’m surprised that it was (and still is) so popular.
10 Things You Can Do To Reinvent Yourself After A Break Up – Everyone has post breakup struggles, so I wrote this post (in collaboration with vlogger Wini Boansi) to let all my readers know that it is possible to reinvent yourself after leaving a relationship. Unfortunately, when a relationship ends 9 times out of 10, one party feels like they are less of who they were before the relationship began (if you know, you know). Using your time wisely post break up is essential. You will have moments when you may fall back but what you must do is recapture your identity. Focus on the things you love, your interests, your other relationships. Make life so meaningful that you won’t have the time or energy for anyone who wants to even try and take you for granted.
Why Do Women Fall For The Wrong Guys? – It is empowering to live in a time where relationship gems are being shared across so many channels. When I was a teenager and a young adult, the majority of articles in magazines were focused on getting a guy’s attention or keeping his interest. Thank God the narrative has changed. A lot of women haven’t grasped the concept of emotional investment: find out what you need to know BEFORE you decide to become emotionally invested in the person you are dating. There is a likelihood that a lot of women have adopted certain behaviours subconsciously. If you’re a fixer, healer or helper then you may have grown up in an environment where you were conditioned to believe that these traits were the norm.
Lessons I Learned From Failed Relationships – Reflecting on what went wrong in past relationships is hard but on a positive note, reflection (when done correctly) will lead to growth. A lot of people jump from one relationship to the next with baggage they have been holding on to for years. The truth about baggage is that we all have it and it needs to be addressed in order for us to have the relationships we truly desire. One point which was made in this post is ‘Investment doesn’t guarantee a return’. I went from relationship to relationship thinking it did and then ended up feeling depleted when I didn’t get the outcome I believed I expected. This is a very candid read and is perfect for those who are struggling to understand why their relationships have come to an end.
How To Travel On A Budget – Travelling is one of my favourite things to do. Over the past two years, I have travelled to a few cities. It is such a liberating experience. There is truly nothing like exploring different places, understanding their culture and just eating a whole lot of food. There is a series on the blog called Travel Tales , and it focuses on my experiences in cities such as Venice, France and Amsterdam. Everyone wants to know is how to travel on a budget, especially as the cost of living increasing every year. In this post, I drop a few gems about cookies, websites whose emails you need to subscribe to and how I am able to partially pay for holidays.
How To Survive In The Blogosphere – Blogging isn’t something I embarked on yesterday. I launched my first blog in 2011 and I blogged for about three years and then returned with Kelle’s Space in late 2017. Putting yourself back out in the blogosphere is though, and I do believe the rise of the influencer has something to do with this. Bloggers aren’t on the receiving end of as much opportunities as they were say three or four years ago. I decided to write a few posts about blogging because I know how challenging it can be, especially when you’ve experienced every single blog-related emotion under the sun. From having a thick skin to knowing your niche inside out to being consistent, it is a lot of hard work! All I can say is if you love what you do, stick with it! The rewards will come in their own special time.
Things Women Should Stop Doing In Relationships – I started this blog was because my goal was to educate, inspire and empower women all over the world. Unfortunately, I believe that a lot of millennial women have been misinformed. There’s so much out there that we just don’t know: whether it’s about relationships, career goals, finances etc. On a positive note, it is great to see a surge in the number of storytelling platforms out there that are aimed at modern day females. Women’s voices need to be heard now more than ever.
How To Improve Your Blog Writing Skills – In addition to views, the determining factor of a blogger’s impact is how well they write. Proof reading should be every blogger’s best friend. We aren’t all perfect (there are times where I have published a post and noticed a typo) but as a blogger/writer, you are responsible for overseeing all aspects of your content. Improving your blog writing skills will take time, hence why I’ve put heavy emphasis on the importance of reading in this blog post. Even if you read for 15-20 minutes a day, it’s better than nothing, it doesn’t matter whether it’s a book or your favourite broadsheet. People who read have a much better understanding of words than those who don’t.
Things Not To Say To Single People – There are so many things that a lot of single people just shouldn’t hear. Whether it’s ‘when will you marry?’ or ‘don’t you think you’re a bit too picky?’. This article explores each cliche that single people may find themselves subjected to at some point in their journey. In this day and age, single people are looked down upon, with many feelings isolated among peers who have settled down. I challenge all of these cliches in this post as well as provide a few strategies to help manage your feelings and emotions.
As of August 2019, these are the most popular posts on the blog. Do have a read and let me know which one is your favourite and why. Thanks for reading this post and don’t forget to like and subscribe so that you will be first to know whenever there is a new post on the blog xo.