Top Blog Posts of 2016

As we begin the new year, I thought I’d take a moment to reflect on the successes of 2016 before looking ahead. I can’t reflect upon an entire year of blogging–I only started this blog in June–but I am excited to present my best blogs of the past 7 months.

Here are the top 5 posts of 2016 from yours truly!

  1. Prologue
    My first-ever post and understandably my most-interacted-with post on this site, because it turns out that WordPress is an incredibly friendly and welcoming community. Here I introduce myself and my blog with all the fanfare I deserve (little to none).
  2. Sunday Photo Fiction: The River
    Sunday Photo Fiction is a weekly exercise I’ve grown to love, a challenge where writers create stories based on a photo prompt in 200 words or fewer.  This piece is about a pair of children playing in a dirty river.
  3. Salon Etiquette
    A creative essay about social anxiety and getting my hair dyed.
  4. A Young Girl and the Sea
    More creative nonfiction, in which I reflect briefly on my first memory of falling in love with a word for its musical quality.
  5. Sunday Photo Fiction: Thieving
    Another short-short, this time featuring a schoolboy on a daring mission.

 

I’d dreamt of creating a Top Ten list, since it just has a nicer alliterative ring to it that Top Five. Unfortunately, I’ve only posted 17 blogs and it felt a bit cheap to highlight more than half of them. I got a little too overwhelmed to post diligently after I started my (first ever!!) post-grad job in November, but I have big plans for 2017, so stay tuned!

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Midwest writer hailing from the Mitten State. Not nearly as clever as I pretend to be.

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