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Happy New Year! Our 7 Most Read Blog Posts of 2018


It’s almost 2019, and we hope you have plans to put your feet up and take time to yourself! But before you do so, grab a cup of tea, glass of wine, or another beverage of your choosing and join in on this look back at 2018 blog posts reads. After all, if you want to improve yourself in the New Year, whatever the goal, you’ll have to look at what needs improving and continue on successful paths. Here’s a rundown of the 7 When Women Inspire’s blog posts that got the most views this past year.

7. Healthy Lifestyle Tips for Women

It’s a coincidence that the 7th most read When Women Inspire’s blog posts of 2018 featured 7 ways to help women achieve a healthier lifestyle. And 7 is my lucky number!

Among the tips featured here were going for walks, organizing yourself, and digital detox. Many readers responded positively in the comments section below the post to the post’s advice to go offline more. Perhaps something that many of us will enjoy in 2019 is having a better balance between social media and putting down the mobile devices to enjoy time with family and friends. I know that’s something that’s high on my list.

6.  Dating for Older Couples: Can Long Distance Relationships Last?

Sometimes you can’t choose where you will meet your romantic interest. If it’s online, for example, then you could be in a different city or even another country. And meeting online is something that more and more people are doing these days, including people over 40. And if you’re living in different parts of the world, the question is, can long distance dating lead to a stable relationship?

Getting answers to that question was the focus of this post, which began by looking at the research on long-distance relationships. Also in the post are ways for older couples (40+) to make long distance relationships last, including making use of communication technologies and maintaining trust.

5. Surprising Facts about Singer Gwen Stefani

This celebrity post written in 2014 is consistently one of my most-read blog posts, year after year. Gwen Stefani has an impressive musical career, from being the lead singer of No Doubt to co-judge on TV’s The Voice. And the popularity of this post is proof that people want to know even more about her.

Among the surprising facts about Gwen Stefani is how she is related to Madonna, as well as the records set by the song ‘Hollaback Girl.’ Did you know that her wedding dress is on display too? Wondering where? If so, you might be shocked by the answer.

4. What is the Link between Physical Fitness and Brain Health?

The 4th most popular of When Women Inspire’s blog posts of 2018 from When Women Inspire is a guest post from Anabel Cooper. It published about 6 months ago and since then has amassed over 1,800 views and 96 comments!

Anabel breaks down the connection between brain health and body fitness well by starting with the research in this area. Surprisingly, data is, for the most part, inconclusive when it comes to the link between them. After that, Anabel takes a great look at how exercise is difficult for growing urban populations, including the elderly. It’s a thorough read, and your comments add even more value to the topic.

3. Digital Marketing for Beginners: Tips and Tricks to Get You Started!

Another of the blog posts of 2018 that still gets regular reads is written by Parker Townsend, who offers up several ways to improve your presence online as a business or entrepreneur with a shoestring budget. Examples are SEO optimizing your blog or website and learning about effective blogger outreach strategies.

Given the popularity of this post, I hope to offer more posts about how to elevate your blog ranking in popular search engines, such as Google. The digital world is the present and future for businesses so be all you can be! If When Women Inspire can offer even some of the tips to help you succeed that would make me very happy.

2. 1940s Film Noir Femme Fatale: Why Was It Popular?

The 2nd most popular post of the year dates back to 2015. It’s a film history post, and when I wrote it, I honestly had no idea it would stand the test of time for reads. Sometimes I think I have a great post idea and after a week it gets almost no views, while others get views month after month like this 1940s film noir post spotlighting femme fatales.

It was an interesting research topic, and I’d love to write more on women in film in the future. A look back at how women were depicted in movies during the ‘40s, as well as how those roles changed, was a reflection of society. It’s interesting to look back at how females were characterized in 1940s film noir compared to today’s Hollywood films.

1. The Most Popular of the Blog Posts of 2018!

The most popular of When Women Inspire’s blog posts of 2018 is on feminism! Difference feminism, to be exact. This post looks at Carol Gilligan’s theory that men and women have intrinsic differences and, thus, it does not make sense to treat the genders equally. This perspective differs from equality feminism, which proposes that men and women receive equal treatment in the home, work, and social environments.

From the history of difference feminism to the criticisms of this feminist perspective, this blog post has been highly ranked in Google for years now. It first published in 2015. I like that this post holds the top spot on the blog posts of 2018 for reads this past year as it tells me that people are looking to learn more online about female perspectives. And as I’m passionate about female empowerment, I’ll keep writing about feminism!

Are you looking for more When Women Inspire’s blog posts related to a certain topic? Do you want posts to be shorter or longer? 

Wishing you good health and many joyful moments in 2019. Happy New Year!

Christy xo



  1. lampmagician December 30, 2018

    Happy new year dear Christy :) <3

    1. Christy B December 30, 2018

      Thank you and Happy 2019 to you!! :D

  2. Invisibly Me December 30, 2018

    Fab round-up of posts, Christie! Here’s to a wonderful 2019 for you & lots more happy blogging! 🌷
    Caz xx

    1. Christy B December 30, 2018

      Thanks Caz! And may your New Year bring more terrific blog posts and you know I’ll be seeing you over there soon :)

  3. milfordstreet December 30, 2018

    Happy New Year, Christy!

    1. Christy B December 30, 2018

      Thanks Chris and all the best to you and yours for 2019!

  4. Sue Dreamwalker December 30, 2018

    Sending love and Blessings Christy.. Happy 2019.. LOVE and Hugs.. <3

    1. Christy B December 30, 2018

      Thanks Sue and all the best to you and family for 2019! xo Hugs

    2. Sue Dreamwalker December 30, 2018


    1. Christy B December 30, 2018

      Love it! Happy New Year, GP :)

  5. Resa December 30, 2018

    💥❤️💥Happy New Year! 💥❤️💥

  6. Create Space December 30, 2018

    Continued success Christy and a very Happy New Year!

  7. alexraphael December 30, 2018

    7 is my lucky number too. I knew you were pillar but I had no idea just how popular you were! And Gwen Stefanie doesn’t she does she?

    1. Christy B January 24, 2019

      You’re very sweet, Alex!

  8. countryheartspark December 30, 2018

    Great wrap up. Pleased to see feminism ranked at the top. There are real differences in our sexes that should be cherished.

    1. Christy B January 24, 2019

      I was also happy to see the feminism post ranking highly, my friend. Wishing you a great rest of the week!

  9. educated unemployed indian December 31, 2018

    Wish you a very happy new year 2019 🍰🍺

    1. Christy B January 4, 2019

      And to you!!

  10. Annika Perry December 31, 2018

    Christy, wishing you a wonderful and happy New Year, full of joy, peace and good health! Xx

    1. Christy B January 5, 2019

      Aw thanks Annika xxoo

  11. Laura Beth December 31, 2018

    Happy New Year, Christy!

    1. Christy B January 5, 2019

      And to you, and to you! PS I know guest posts take time so no rush :)

    2. Laura Beth January 6, 2019

      Thank you!

    3. Christy B January 7, 2019

      Hope your week is off to a nice start, Laura Beth!

    4. Laura Beth January 7, 2019

      It is! Thank you!

    5. Christy B January 7, 2019

      Great :)

    6. Laura Beth January 7, 2019

      How about you?

  12. Norah Colvin January 1, 2019

    Thank you for your consistency in posting articles of interest and usefulness, Christy. Best wishes for 2019!

    1. Christy B January 5, 2019

      You’re so thoughtful to write that, Norah. And all the best to you in the New Year too!

  13. Peggy Woods January 1, 2019

    It is interesting to look back and see which blog posts were most effective with respect to views and comments. Your results are an interesting mix of topics. Wishing you a very happy, healthy, and peaceful year ahead. I look forward to reading many more of your articles.

    1. Christy B January 5, 2019

      A mix of topics indeed, Peggy. I love popping over to your site too ~ so glad we connected more in 2018 :)

  14. AskDaralynn January 1, 2019

    Unfortunately I never had a popular blog, but I’m going to continue to persevere . Happy New Year to you! Congrats to your successful blog . It certainly is a wonderful place to bring women together.

    1. Christy B January 5, 2019

      You’re …. awesome. YES keep at it – building a blog takes time, as with most things worth working for xo

  15. robbiesinspiration January 1, 2019

    All great posts, Christy.

    1. Christy B January 5, 2019


  16. Jeri Walker (@JeriWB) January 1, 2019

    Happy New Year! Posts on the benefits of meditation, mindfulness, and resilience are always appreciate.

    1. Christy B January 5, 2019

      You’re such a thoughtful person, Jeri.

  17. SuperDuque January 7, 2019

    Happy new year dear Christy.

    1. Christy B January 7, 2019

      Thank you! And to you too :) May 2019 be amazing for you!

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