My 10 Most Popular Posts This Year

Right, let’s go straight into my 10 most popular posts out of the 37 that I’ve shoved your way this year. And because I’m not the least bit ashamed, I’ll also let you know my least popular post at the end. Just for balance.

Oh, but first please let me say THANK YOU so much for reading my blog. I hope you have enjoyed it as much as I have enjoyed writing it and my blog would be nothing without you all. You’re all superstars!

Click on the titles to enjoy each post.

10. A Guide to Hanging Out with Cloth Ears

deaf culture huh

This may have been even more popular if I hadn’t published it just as a Facebook post first of all. This post runs through everything you need to know if you either want to know what it’s like to be deaf or want to know what to consider if you’re spending time with someone who is hard of hearing. Ignorance is not bliss.

9. Halloween Playlist!


This did surprisingly well and still gets regular views today. Err guys, it’s not Halloween anymore.

8. Just Another Book Club- July Book


My first dabble with my online book club and it went down very well. Lots of people had lots to say about this one.

7. Top 10 TV Character Fashion Idols


This post provides a run down of all my favourite fashion icons that have ever graced our TV screens. From Denise Huxtable to Sybil Fawlty, it’s an eclectic collection.

6. Just Another Book Club


An introduction to my idea of holding an online book club and luckily lots of people seemed to be as excited by it as I was. It also gave the list of books to read for the latter part of 2017.



I stand by every word of this and I still fucking hate fucking scooters.

4. Love Your Body


A lot of people sadly were able to relate to this. I talked about how there has been a steady increase of eating disorders in very young girls and I suggest ways we can all help to combat this.

3. Everyday Sexual Harassment


Another post that sadly a lot of people could relate to. Whilst it was quite devastating to hear other people’s experiences, it was in some way slightly comforting to know that I am clearly not alone with my experiences of sexual harassment. This post still regularly gets daily views.

2. 10 Most Influential Albums of my Teenage Years


This post is what you might call, a slow burner. It got moderate views when it was first published, but it receives views most days, which meant it slowly crept up my list of most popular posts.

  1. Dear Stephen


Whilst this remains the hardest blog post that I’ve ever written, what is wonderful about this post being so popular is that so many of you lovely people read and heard about my wonderful friend. It helped make it the tribute that I wanted it to be. It would also be nice to think that it may have possibly helped someone somewhere.

The one that didn’t quite make my top ten: The Importance of Creativity for Childrenย 3 views away from making the top 10.

My least popular post this year: Music Tag Thingy, but then again I didn’t really do a very good job of promoting it. It got a paltry 56 views- whoop.

My most popular post ever: Why Women’s Procreation Choices are None of Your Business. Nuff said.

Thanks again and see you next year for more irrelevant and irreverent shit (I really know how to sell myself, don’t I?)



  1. angelanoelauthor · December 29, 2017

    I have enjoyed each and every one of these posts in the past year. You have a wonderful way of digging into tough issues and are truly thoughtful about connecting with readers. I always feel like you have a point of view, but aren’t ever being manipulative. It’s never “My way or the highway,” and always an invitation to conversation. Of course, it could be that I just agree with you–but I think it’s more than that. You’re just good. Happy 2017! And cheers to 2018!

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    • thebeasley · December 29, 2017

      Oh you really are a sweetheart! Thank you so much! Such kind words. I absolutely adore your blog too and I was only telling my husband about it last night. Keep up the good work and all the best for the new year xx

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  2. Suzanne [globalhousesitterX2] · December 29, 2017

    What I enjoy about your blog Hayley is the diversity, never know what’s going to pop up in my reader ๐Ÿ™‚ Well done on creating a readable and interesting blog!

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    • thebeasley · December 29, 2017

      Thank you so much Suzanne! I also enjoy your interaction on my blog. Thank you for always popping by xx

      Liked by 1 person

  3. emfletche · December 29, 2017

    Music, tv, books, general ranblings… whatโ€™s not to love? Look forward to plenty more of the same next year x

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  4. fattymccupcakes · December 29, 2017

    What a great idea! I just might have to post something similar, and, of course I’ll be crediting you, my lovely! I LOVED your scooter post. Just like Christine, I can’t see a kid on a scooter and not think of you ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

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    • thebeasley · December 29, 2017

      Haha this makes me very happy. Yes do it! Would love to see which of your posts have been the biggest hits xx

      Liked by 1 person

  5. Phil Taylor · December 31, 2017

    You are a great writer. You have a great blog and I’ve enjoyed all your posts all year! Happy New Year Hayley and thank you for all your visits and comments on my blog!

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    • thebeasley · December 31, 2017

      Thanks SO much Phil and youโ€™re welcome. I always thoroughly enjoy your blog posts x

      Liked by 1 person

  6. arv! · December 31, 2017

    Love your end of year, top post. I haven’t this year though I did last year. Been quite busy for last few days!

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  7. hotmessmemoir · December 31, 2017

    OMG!! Love #5 because I feel the same way. I can’t remember if I mentioned this or not buy my 9-year-old got a freakin’ scooter for his birthday this month! Ugh!!

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    • thebeasley · January 1, 2018

      Haha yeah and I actually bought my daughter a new scooter for Christmas too. Like the dickhead masochist I am.


  8. josypheen · January 1, 2018

    I’ve read and enjoyed all of these. You have been a blogging superstar in 2017. I look forward to your brilliant posts next year too. Happy New Year Hayley!!

    p.s. May your year be scooter-less

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    • thebeasley · January 1, 2018

      Oh you absolute doll. Thank you darling. Happy New Year to you too and may all our years be scooter-less ๐Ÿ˜‚

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  9. Love, Laughter & Truth · January 2, 2018

    Best wishes for a fantastic 2018!

    Liked by 2 people

  10. shelleywilson72 · January 8, 2018

    I’ve seen quite a few of these type of posts and think it’s a great idea. Not only does it give new readers a chance to find extra material, it also helps us bloggers work out what readers enjoy the most! Fabulous x

    Liked by 1 person

    • thebeasley · January 8, 2018

      I know there’s a couple of posts there that I’m surprised did so well. You just never know what people will like.

      Liked by 1 person

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