One of the things I like to do at the start of every year is go through the blog posts that I wrote over the course of last year and pull together my favorites. This is a fun post for me as I get to go back and live some of the joys from the past year as well as some of the struggles.
Top Blog Posts of 2017
If you like this kind of list, be sure to check out my post with my top picks for 2016.
Here is the list, narrowed down from around 50 posts to the top ten. I hope that you enjoy them. I've posted them in chronological order.
Party Planning 101 - Published January 24, 2017
I occasionally write party planning articles, everything from how to do a seating plan to picking a venue for either a large or small event. In this post, I made one central spot where you could find all my party articles. Make sure you bookmark this one as I continue to update as I post more articles.
This was a post I wrote after being in business for one year. I share tips that I would pass along to fellow entrepreneurs starting out.
All About Shipping - Published March 28, 2017
This was an exciting article to publish as it announces one of our new shipping policies, if the shipping estimate we provide is more than $3 off what we are charged to ship you get the difference credited.
Earth Day - Eco Shopping Made Easy - Published April 18, 2017
In this post I share some of the things our suppliers are doing to keep their environmental impact low. Here at Thea-Bel we make it easy to have unique items that you can feel good about too.
How to Make An Urn Using a Wood Lathe - Published June 20, 2017
I love behind the scene glimpses into how my talented vendors create their items. In this step by step guide (lots of pictures in the blog) we see Lane turn an old chair into a stunning urn using a wood lathe. This one gave me a whole new appreciation for the type of work Lane does!
Contest: Snap & Win - Published August 8, 2017
In August we introduced our monthly Snap and Win Contest. Simply post a picture of your Thea-Bel items on social media using #Thea_BelContest and you are entered into our monthly draw. It has been a lot of fun to see our wonderful customers enjoying our items.
What a Collaboration Looks Like: Planning My Daughters Birthday - Published August 29, 2017
Most of our vendors love to do custom work and one of the really neat things about Thea-Bel is that we can have multiple vendors working on multiple custom pieces for ONE EVENT. This saves you time and energy as we provide one point of contact and can provide everything from invites to party favors. We had discussed this in theory in past articles but had never put it to the test... until now. I used my daughters second birthday as an excuse to do a really awesome beach themed event with items from multiple vendors making an appearance throughout the day.
Holiday Stress Buster Tips: Guest Blog - Published October 10, 2017
One of things I love most about owning my own company is meeting other entrepreneurs and working with them. In this guest blog, Elizabeth shares her tips for having a fun and fulfilling holiday.
Online Markets: Earn Rewards While Shopping From the Comfort of Your Home - Published October 24, 2017
One of the other really neat things that we worked on this year was launching online markets. We will set up an online event where we tell you about the company and show off a lot of amazing products to you and your friends and in return you get a bunch of perks. These markets are a lot of fun and we have really enjoyed spending more time with our customers.
Supplier Interviews - Published November 21, 2017
My suppliers are really amazing people. Every month I spend some time focusing on one of them so that everyone gets the opportunity to learn more about them. This includes doing an interview with them. In this post I put all the interviews I have done into one spot so that they are easier to find. Make sure you bookmark this page as I will update it as I do more interviews.
There you go, what do you think of this list? Is there a favorite blog that I missed?
If you like this list make sure you check out the list from 2016.