November Recap ~ Your Favourite Posts

Today I decided to look through my stats though they are not as impressive as other bloggers they are very impressive ones for me. I wanted to see what has been your favourite posts in the month of November, I will share the top 5 and there snippets to go with them.

5. Claiming Carlos - It's not secret how much I love Rachelle's writing so I was not surprised to find this as a Top 5 most visited and read post. You can get your own copy of claiming Carlos on Amazon.

This book from the get go had me hooked, I read it in one sitting and could not put it down so much that I was very saddened when it end but at least I enjoyed the ending as much as I did the beginning. Claiming Carlos is a wonderfully written book, a romantic book at that as always a prerequisite for me loving the book. The love tension between Choco and Carlos was quite evident early on in the book but obviously not so obvious to the lead characters (well Choco at least), when third party is introduced brought so much change that I actually hated the 'Johnny' character and honestly didn't even when the book ended. I loved that each character had a role to play in the lives Choco and Carlos and how everything fit together, the situations felt real and related (not all but some). 






4  .Terry Tree Top saved the Dolphin - this made me chuckle a bit but then again most of my readers and women and some are mummies so this is again no surprise and I am actually happy with this outcome because apart from Romance novels I do enjoy me a good children's book here and there and I am not ashamed to admit it.

As mentioned this book has good grammar, author has made it easy to understand and fun but what captivated me the most was how the author via story telling teachers the children about what to do if you were at a pool and noticed 'someone' or 'something' needed help, I like that the author talked about the lifeguard and explained his role. As always Terry treetop enjoyed another adventure. The book is less than 5 minutes to read, very colour and fun. I recommend this book to parents who looking to try new ways of teaching their children/child.









3. Lessons learned - once bitten twice shy.  In this post I shared with you all the lessons have learned as a blogger and what mistakes I will not be making again. I am happy that most of you found this post useful and I got a lot of constructive feedback so I am very happy.

When I started blogging I had so many ideas of what I wanted to call my blog, as months went on found myself in need of a new name because I did not feel the name I had for my blog fit who I was (am) at the time and/or what I wanted to portray. My main blog AJD was originally called ‘Myrabev’s world’ this quickly changed to ‘Myrabev against the world’ then changed to ‘purely-by-accident’ (I am sure I have skipped a couple of names in there). I stayed with PBA for almost 9 months before I decided to change it to AJD. Now what I did not do before changing my blog name and URL was research, I think if I had researched this thoroughly I would not have experienced the heartache of every new blogger ‘losing comments’ and ‘losing followers’ – I know people say if they were true followers they would have found you and moved with you but it’s kinda hard when the URL does not work and due to too many name changes people do not know what to search for. Anyway here are some of‘do not do’ tips for new bloggers (even the oldies who might not know).

2. Don't go with the crowd - I am very happy that this post made it to the top 5 because I honestly believe we are all so unique that we should not fall for going with the crowd and be proud of being our very own individuals so thank you.




When I started blogging I had no idea what direction I wanted to take, I thought maybe I should do fashion because people compliment my dress sense which if I am honest and seeing the many posts on the blogsphere I am not that great but its unique to me. I thought maybe I could do makeup and beauty products, well the make-up part failed miserable because though I do wear it now and again I am not really that into it but I do love beauty products and am sure you have seen my many posts on my main blog A July Dreamer. I was very confused when I started, I wanted my little piece of heaven to fit in somewhere. I have never been like that before in real life so I do not know why I wanted to be this on the blogsphere. Almost all the bloggy advice I read always talked about 'finding your blog niche' define it by plonking it in a category, some bloggers have even gone as far as said 'Lifestyle blog' is not really a category its for the undecided. I struggled with this for a while because I did not want to limit my blog to just say 'make-up' or 'out-fit' posts and there is nothing wrong with that I believe each to their own. When I chose to create my blogs I wanted to share me and the 4 corners of my world not just my love of nail polish or my addiction to jewellery or lipstick. I wanted to share my love of 'food', 'books' and share some motivational posts and personal confessions that might help someone somewhere, my advice to new and oddie bloggers is 'don't go with the crowd, follow your own path'. If you want a fashion blog only, do that if you want mummy blog only do that do not follow the crowd follow yourself. I love my blogs because both are LIFESTYLE and PERSONAL and I intend to keep them like that. I want to share all my loves, pevs and wants, I know it wont always be everyone's cup of tea but that's ok 'each to their own'.

1.  Travels thus far - You have no idea how much I enjoyed writing this post, I sat back to reflect on how many opportunities I was afforded this year and how I am so blessed that I was able to travel as many times and I did and not including the little travels I make regularly so very blessed. And cheers to you all. 

Thank you so much to all my readers that have helped this blog move from strength to strength, I am very happy you visit this personal space and are always positive. Thanks, now I have a quick question for you:
What posts would you like to see more of on this blog?








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::The Myrabev Life::: November Recap ~ Your Favourite Posts

Saturday, December 06, 2014

November Recap ~ Your Favourite Posts

Today I decided to look through my stats though they are not as impressive as other bloggers they are very impressive ones for me. I wanted to see what has been your favourite posts in the month of November, I will share the top 5 and there snippets to go with them.

5. Claiming Carlos - It's not secret how much I love Rachelle's writing so I was not surprised to find this as a Top 5 most visited and read post. You can get your own copy of claiming Carlos on Amazon.

This book from the get go had me hooked, I read it in one sitting and could not put it down so much that I was very saddened when it end but at least I enjoyed the ending as much as I did the beginning. Claiming Carlos is a wonderfully written book, a romantic book at that as always a prerequisite for me loving the book. The love tension between Choco and Carlos was quite evident early on in the book but obviously not so obvious to the lead characters (well Choco at least), when third party is introduced brought so much change that I actually hated the 'Johnny' character and honestly didn't even when the book ended. I loved that each character had a role to play in the lives Choco and Carlos and how everything fit together, the situations felt real and related (not all but some). 






4  .Terry Tree Top saved the Dolphin - this made me chuckle a bit but then again most of my readers and women and some are mummies so this is again no surprise and I am actually happy with this outcome because apart from Romance novels I do enjoy me a good children's book here and there and I am not ashamed to admit it.

As mentioned this book has good grammar, author has made it easy to understand and fun but what captivated me the most was how the author via story telling teachers the children about what to do if you were at a pool and noticed 'someone' or 'something' needed help, I like that the author talked about the lifeguard and explained his role. As always Terry treetop enjoyed another adventure. The book is less than 5 minutes to read, very colour and fun. I recommend this book to parents who looking to try new ways of teaching their children/child.









3. Lessons learned - once bitten twice shy.  In this post I shared with you all the lessons have learned as a blogger and what mistakes I will not be making again. I am happy that most of you found this post useful and I got a lot of constructive feedback so I am very happy.

When I started blogging I had so many ideas of what I wanted to call my blog, as months went on found myself in need of a new name because I did not feel the name I had for my blog fit who I was (am) at the time and/or what I wanted to portray. My main blog AJD was originally called ‘Myrabev’s world’ this quickly changed to ‘Myrabev against the world’ then changed to ‘purely-by-accident’ (I am sure I have skipped a couple of names in there). I stayed with PBA for almost 9 months before I decided to change it to AJD. Now what I did not do before changing my blog name and URL was research, I think if I had researched this thoroughly I would not have experienced the heartache of every new blogger ‘losing comments’ and ‘losing followers’ – I know people say if they were true followers they would have found you and moved with you but it’s kinda hard when the URL does not work and due to too many name changes people do not know what to search for. Anyway here are some of‘do not do’ tips for new bloggers (even the oldies who might not know).

2. Don't go with the crowd - I am very happy that this post made it to the top 5 because I honestly believe we are all so unique that we should not fall for going with the crowd and be proud of being our very own individuals so thank you.




When I started blogging I had no idea what direction I wanted to take, I thought maybe I should do fashion because people compliment my dress sense which if I am honest and seeing the many posts on the blogsphere I am not that great but its unique to me. I thought maybe I could do makeup and beauty products, well the make-up part failed miserable because though I do wear it now and again I am not really that into it but I do love beauty products and am sure you have seen my many posts on my main blog A July Dreamer. I was very confused when I started, I wanted my little piece of heaven to fit in somewhere. I have never been like that before in real life so I do not know why I wanted to be this on the blogsphere. Almost all the bloggy advice I read always talked about 'finding your blog niche' define it by plonking it in a category, some bloggers have even gone as far as said 'Lifestyle blog' is not really a category its for the undecided. I struggled with this for a while because I did not want to limit my blog to just say 'make-up' or 'out-fit' posts and there is nothing wrong with that I believe each to their own. When I chose to create my blogs I wanted to share me and the 4 corners of my world not just my love of nail polish or my addiction to jewellery or lipstick. I wanted to share my love of 'food', 'books' and share some motivational posts and personal confessions that might help someone somewhere, my advice to new and oddie bloggers is 'don't go with the crowd, follow your own path'. If you want a fashion blog only, do that if you want mummy blog only do that do not follow the crowd follow yourself. I love my blogs because both are LIFESTYLE and PERSONAL and I intend to keep them like that. I want to share all my loves, pevs and wants, I know it wont always be everyone's cup of tea but that's ok 'each to their own'.

1.  Travels thus far - You have no idea how much I enjoyed writing this post, I sat back to reflect on how many opportunities I was afforded this year and how I am so blessed that I was able to travel as many times and I did and not including the little travels I make regularly so very blessed. And cheers to you all. 

Thank you so much to all my readers that have helped this blog move from strength to strength, I am very happy you visit this personal space and are always positive. Thanks, now I have a quick question for you:
What posts would you like to see more of on this blog?








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44 Comments:

At 6 December 2014 at 12:41 , Blogger Fiona said...

You always post a great mix of topics Myrabev. It's great to see such a variety in your November favourites.

 
At 6 December 2014 at 12:46 , Blogger Masshole Mommy said...

I remember reading about your travels. I like that you have a little bit of everything going on :)

 
At 6 December 2014 at 21:20 , Blogger Carra D said...

I'm always a fan of variety. Seems like you have that down

 
At 7 December 2014 at 14:46 , Anonymous Terri Ramsey Beavers said...

Thanks so much for sharing. I'd love to do a December recap of favorite posts.

 
At 7 December 2014 at 16:02 , Anonymous Grace | A Shutterbug's Lair said...

Wish I have the time to do some recap even just for the highlights on my blog.

I am jealous of you. hahaha

Would love to try the books you've read. :)

 
At 7 December 2014 at 19:18 , Blogger Melissa said...

Yay! Glad to see that my favorite post made the cut! I really love that you do this every month.

 
At 7 December 2014 at 19:51 , Blogger Miranda Myrabev said...

Thank you Fiona, glad to hear that

 
At 7 December 2014 at 19:51 , Blogger Miranda Myrabev said...

Thank you I am glad to hear you remember my post

 
At 7 December 2014 at 19:51 , Blogger Miranda Myrabev said...

Thank you Carra

 
At 7 December 2014 at 19:52 , Blogger Miranda Myrabev said...

Thanks hun and good luck hope you get to do it

 
At 7 December 2014 at 19:52 , Blogger Miranda Myrabev said...

Thank you Grace I am honoured to hear that friend.

 
At 7 December 2014 at 19:53 , Blogger Miranda Myrabev said...

awww thanks Melissa glad to hear that.

 
At 7 December 2014 at 20:20 , Blogger Catherine Sargent said...

You always have a great selection of topics. I like your travel post the best.

 
At 7 December 2014 at 20:39 , Blogger Trisha Grimes said...

I'll have to check out your Terry Tree Top saved the Dolphin post, my daughter was walking by as I was reading this and was like, "Mom! What's that?" LOL! I'm looking forward to reading more of your post and December recap (if you decide to write one)!

 
At 7 December 2014 at 22:54 , Blogger CourtneyLynne said...

I love all your post but being a cooking fan I would love to see some more recipes ;-)

 
At 8 December 2014 at 00:19 , Blogger Rachel Tindall said...

What a great post! I love the recap!

 
At 8 December 2014 at 04:37 , Blogger Michelle Hwee said...

yumm! I love the recap :) The food looks awesome as well!

 
At 8 December 2014 at 10:44 , Blogger joannappok said...

I love monthly recaps because it helps you put your blogging into perspective. Thanks for giving us the chance to look back on what you've posted :)

 
At 8 December 2014 at 16:12 , Blogger Rebecca Swenor said...

I love your recaps indeed. It is nice to see if a reader has missed anything. The food caught my eye because it looks so good and I am hunger. Thanks for sharing.

 
At 8 December 2014 at 19:10 , Blogger mail4rosey said...

I agree that it's nice to stand out from the crowd. Being like everyone else isn't fun, and it can get you in trouble too. ;)

 
At 8 December 2014 at 19:54 , Blogger Risa B said...

I personally like to read your travel posts and your inspirational posts. You always have something insightful to say. Thanks for sharing your recap of posts! I didn't get to read all of these so it's nice to go back and look!

 
At 8 December 2014 at 20:23 , Blogger Miranda Myrabev said...

awww thanks hun I appreicate that

 
At 8 December 2014 at 20:23 , Blogger Miranda Myrabev said...

Thank you Catherine, planning to do more travel posts in the new year

 
At 8 December 2014 at 20:24 , Blogger Miranda Myrabev said...

awww bless her hope she likes it. Thank you

 
At 8 December 2014 at 20:24 , Blogger Miranda Myrabev said...

Thanks Courtney, I am not the greatest cook but I will oblige

 
At 8 December 2014 at 20:24 , Blogger Miranda Myrabev said...

Thanks

 
At 8 December 2014 at 20:24 , Blogger Miranda Myrabev said...

Thanks Michelle

 
At 8 December 2014 at 20:25 , Blogger Miranda Myrabev said...

Thank you for that, I appreciate it

 
At 8 December 2014 at 21:38 , Blogger Miranda Myrabev said...

Couldn't agree more, thanks

 
At 8 December 2014 at 21:39 , Blogger Miranda Myrabev said...

Thank you Risa, I appreciate that it means a lot and I will certainly do

 
At 8 December 2014 at 23:42 , Blogger Lisa Rioux said...

This is a very creative post. I applaud you for being in touch with your readers and keeping of with your stats. What a good idea to recap your most popular posts. I enjoyed reading them and the comments of your followers. Kudos.

 
At 9 December 2014 at 02:02 , Blogger Margarita Ibbott said...

Doing a recap is a great idea I may have to try that on my blog. I love reading about travel so those posts always appeal to me.

 
At 9 December 2014 at 02:54 , Blogger Barbie's Beauty Bits said...

Some yummy food and the book Claiming Carlo, sounds like a great read!

 
At 9 December 2014 at 04:17 , Blogger Yona Williams said...

Oh wow...thanks for those last shots of food to get me going...now I'm in the mood for fresh fruit topped with sweetened sour cream. I did not catch your travel post, so I just checked it out. I love to travel, and it's really cool that you've been to Zambia, Munich and London. I haven't been abroad yet.

 
At 9 December 2014 at 06:09 , Blogger Miranda Myrabev said...

Thank you lisa, that's very kind of you.

 
At 9 December 2014 at 06:09 , Blogger Miranda Myrabev said...

More travel posts next year, you should do recaps they give you a perspective

 
At 9 December 2014 at 06:10 , Blogger Miranda Myrabev said...

Claiming carlos is amazing

 
At 9 December 2014 at 06:10 , Blogger Miranda Myrabev said...

hahaha sorry lol I had to showcase my cooking lol

 
At 9 December 2014 at 09:44 , Blogger Aisha Kristine Chong said...

Being your own leader is such a great reminder that everyone deserves to hear from time to time!

 
At 9 December 2014 at 12:00 , Blogger Bonnie Gowen said...

What a fun post. I like how you recapped on your top stories. Love the pictures of food. =)

 
At 9 December 2014 at 15:15 , Blogger Miranda Myrabev said...

Thank you Aisha I agree

 
At 9 December 2014 at 15:15 , Blogger Miranda Myrabev said...

Thank you Bonnie

 
At 13 December 2014 at 22:03 , Anonymous Peachy @ The Peach Kitchen said...

I love seeing lists of favorites like this!

 
At 14 December 2014 at 10:07 , Blogger Miranda Myrabev said...

thanks

 

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