Happy New Year! A look back on blogging in 2017
Happy New Year! Here we are, about to move into the latter part of the decade. 2017 has proved a turbulent year with politics and some horrific terror attacks in our great city. However, I’ll always be proud of how us Londoners stay strong in the face of terror and refuse to bow to fear. As we continue to move through the Brexit process, the fate of the capital and country as a whole seems uncertain as ever, with our economy expected to show more unpredictability in 2018.
As well as looking back on the year, I’m also taking stock of my blogging and how it’s gone. When I started my blog in 2012, there were dramatically less bloggers than there are now. Sometimes it feels difficult to stand out and be heard amongst a sea of other blogs. Occasionally, some people have suggested I try to find a USP. However, to me, my blog isn’t to make money and win ‘likes’. I started my blog to write about what I want to write about, to showcase my passion for and knowledge of my hometown. My interests and hobbies cannot be pigeon-holed into a certain ‘type’ and I often enjoy polar opposites. I love both luxury and bargain restaurants. I love history and art, but I also love clubbing and concerts. I would expect many of my readers are the same – we are versatile people with a range of interests. I don’t know how long I will continue blogging, but for now, I still enjoy it and am committed so expect more London events, restaurant reviews, history and more from Metro Girl in 2018.
Taking my what’s on guides out of the equation, here are Metro Girl’s most popular blog posts of 2017.
- Bolton House: A rare piece of Art Nouveau in the City of London.
- Granada Tooting: A neo-renaissance cinema masquerading as a bingo hall.
- Is this London’s smallest alley? Squeeze down Brydges Place in Covent Garden.
- Beauty And The Feast review: A fabulous and playful immersive, theatrical dinner experience. (On until 4 January 2018).
- Neal’s Yard Water Clock: A quirky timepiece in Covent Garden.
Wishing all my readers a very Happy New Year and see you in 2018 for more London adventures.
Love Metro Girl