2017 in Review

Hello everyone,

I hope everyone is having an amazing New Years Eve. Can you believe that this is my 3rd yearly review post?! 2017 has been good to me and I hope this year wasn’t too bad for you all.

To start this post off, I’m revisiting my 2016 in review post. My goal I set for this year was to:

Not procrastinate and get my homework done. And to try stay organised

Personal Overview

Let’s just say that I did pretty well on this goal. I’ve always had my homework done on time and have been organised 50% of the time. Like anyone else, I have been slacking in the summer a little because I was super busy and the same in the December holidays. As this was constantly on my mind, I think this is a skill I’ll be able to carry on using next year.

I’m not gonna lie but, this year has felt like 3 years in one and at the same time, it’s flown by! The first 5 months was a time I made great memories with my friends and learnt a lot from them. During this time, there were a lot of ups and downs. It was also the time my grandma passed away.


Then there were the summer holidays. I did so much! I went to Folkestone, flip out, paintballing, had bbq’s, Canterbury, Dockyard, done a lot of shopping and went to a few weddings. It was such a busy month! I was also not blogging as much until the end of the summer holidays.


Then there was the start of year 11 in September. On the first week, I didn’t feel any pressure because it was just normal lessons. However, when mocks started, I started to feel stressed and I was not happy with my grades. As the weeks went by, I realised how much I need to catch up on things I don’t know and need to revise. I’ve started the revision for my last mocks in January.

Blog Overview

This has also been a great year for my blog! I want to say a huge THANK YOU to my top commenters of 2017! I am always replying to comments and it’s so lovely to see a few people always coming back to read my posts.


Last year was a big year for my blog because I got in total 13.7k views. This year I never ever thought I’d beat it but we somehow managed to get 4k more views than


last year. I want to thank everyone who has read my posts, given it a like and commented because I didn’t think anyone would read it!!

Click the image if you’d like to view it ——->

This was also the year I changed the name f my blog from The Average Gurl to Life As Najida. This was because I was unhappy with the name so, I would like to thank Alanna for choosing this name!

Top 15 posts of 2017

Here are the top 15 posts you’ve all enjoyed this year. You can click on the title if you haven’t already read it 🙂

  1. 100 Spring blogpost ideas
  2. 20 Summer Blogpost ideas
  3. Review of the Technic Pro brushes*
  4. Reasons why you should start a blog
  5. 10 facts about me
  6. Top 4 Summer Lipsticks | 2017
  7. 30 Autumn blogpost ideas
  8. May Favourites 2017
  9. My favourite Instagram accounts | April
  10. You’re not lonely when You’re lonely | Reticent Heart blog
  11. 5 things to do when bored #2
  12. Quote Vision Board
  13. Photography apps I recommend
  14. 3 ways to stay happy
  15. Top 3 beauty products you need this fall

2018 New Years Resolution

  • Work hard and Pass my GCSE’s
  • Go out on adventures and make memories
  • Learn something new (not sure on what yet)
  • Be consistent in my A sentence A daybook

I wanted to have more than one goal this year because next year will be busy!

Social Media


Thank you for all the likes on my Instagram! If you are not already following, click here.

Thank you so much for 600 followers on Twitter! If you don’t follow me there then click here.

So I hoped you all liked the last post of 2017! Have a HAPPY NEW YEAR! I hope you all have a  great 2018 filled with happiness a joy x

I n s t a g r a m | T w i t t e r | B l o g l o v i n| P i n t e r e s t


35 thoughts on “2017 in Review

  1. Paintballing is sick it sounds like you’ve had a pretty busy year! and yay I’m in the top five! I always make sure to read your blogs you make them so chatty and funny haha! Good luck with your GCSE’s then you can have the most relaxed stress free summer ever!xxx

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  2. Congratulations on a fabulous year Najida and here’s to another fabulous one that’s even better than the last for you and your blog! 😀 I love that comment counter you pictured; I’d love to see mine for my blog! It’s lovely to keep up with blogging friends and familiar guests! 🙂 Xx

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  3. that was a wonderful post !! it looks like you’ve had such an amazing year , congratulations on all your progress and your achieved goals . I hope 2018 will be even better to you .be proud of what you did sweetheart and I wish you luck in your GCSE’S exams . HAPPY NEW YEAR ❤ ❤ ❤

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  4. It seems like you had a great year, yo should be so proud of all the progress you’ve made. I’ve absolutely loved reading all your posts this year and seeing your blog grow. Happy new year lovely, I hope 2018 is a fab year for you. Good luck with everything you want to achieve and with your GCSE’s, I’m sure you’ll smash them! Can’t wait to read your new content this year xxx

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    1. Aw, thank you so much for being such a great blogging friend and for always reading and commenting the sweetest things! It was so lovely to see your blog grow aswell. I was so happy for you when you went self-hosted! I loved reading all your posts to and cannot wait to see what content you produce next year. Here’s to 2018, happy new year! xx

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  5. It looks like you had a lovely year!! I hope 2018 is even better❤😊 I’m sure a highlight already would be finishing GCSEs on the summer! (which I’m sure you’ll ace btw)
    Oh and I’m glad to be one of your top commenters!
    Happy New Year xxx

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  6. It looks like you’ve had such a fab year lovely, congrats on all your progress both blogging and personal- so proud of you! Can’t wait for your posts in 2018, I hope you have an amazing new year! xx

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