The Best Of Wonderland Blog Posts From 2016

Posted December 22, 2016 by Inge in Features, Tea Party // Random Thoughts / 12 Comments

So this is probably one of the most egocentric and narcissistic post titles in the history of EVER. But you know how blog posts always seem to disappear into oblivion once they’re a couple weeks old? It seems a shame that something you worked so hard on just… poof, vanishes. So I’d like to take this time to look back on 2016 in terms of blogging, and I invite you all to do the same! This year was really eventful for Aly and I, because:

  • Karolina and Angie decided to quit blogging
  • Bookshelf Reflections ceased to exist
  • Of Wonderland was created out of the phoenix’ ashes
  • Anissa and Ella joined the gang as full-time co-bloggers
  • Jenn, Wren, and Jane became our lovely guest posters

So for me, it’s interesting to see what this year has brought us. Here are some of my favourite posts from 2016!

The Things We Keep

This was a really special post to me. I wrote a review about The Things We Keep by Sally Hepworth, in which I talked about how much I admired my grandparents’ relationship. I was then contacted by the publisher, St Martin’s Press, who asked me to record my review into a video!

Hufflepuff Are Not Just A Bunch of Turnips

I’m really glad for Fantastic Beasts. I haven’t seen it yet, but the character of Newt Scamander (and Eddie Redmayne’s public service announcement, I thank you) really inspires a new age of Hufflepuff. THE ERA OF HUFFLEPUFF IS FINALLY HERE. And at the beginning of the year, I wrote a blog post about my own ‘puff pride.

Authors I Want to Be When I Grow Up

In which Aly lists some of her writerly inspirations, and honestly, I can only encourage her. I’ve read most of Aly’s work and it is AMAZING. Once she actually finishes a story and finds herself an agent, you guys are in for a treat.

Why You Need Bloggers (As An Author)

This post was a response to an author’s rant about bloggers being completely useless. I still like it because I managed to turn it into something positive, an “ode to bloggers”, if you will. There are so many reasons why book bloggers are beautiful people.

The Score by Elle Kennedy // See Aly & Inge Swoon Over ABS

Ahhh, this was so much fun to write! I think this was the first blog post that Aly and I really wrote together, and it’s basically just us fawning over the beauty that is the Off-Campus series by Elle Kennedy. We share our favourite quotes from The Score and fangirl together.

A List of Feelgood Movies

I will always be an advocate for happiness, positivity, and all things feelgood, even if those things don’t come naturally to me. This is a list of some of my favourite movies; these will definitely put a smile on your face.

Bookish People I Love the Pants Off Of

It’s totally not one of my favourite posts because the final paragraph lists all good things about me. *ahem* I just really love these kinds of posts, the ones that spread positivity and love among the blogosphere. Aly did a great job with this. Many egos were stroked.

DISCUSSION: On ARCs & “Privilege”

A very hot potato among the book blogosphere this year — I can’t believe the number of times I logged onto Twitter and see it being set on fire by the drama llamas. I think Aly summed it up pretty well. A really good read.

All Shattering Stigmas posts

I tried to just pick one post, but really, I’m damn proud of this project in its entirety. I’m proud of everyone who shared their stories, I’m proud of everything I’ve written myself, and… this is just a really good project.

The Problems With Being A Book Addict

I mean, I think we can all relate to this.

Why You Should Watch Doctor Who

This is one of my more “fangirly” posts, in which I use a ton of gifs. This was so much fun to write, so I hope it was fun to read as well!

DISCUSSION: What Makes A Good Book Boyfriend/Girlfriend?

Okay, so I’m sensing a theme here – I love it whenever Aly writes discussion posts. And honestly, it’s just fun to watch her flail over things.

 

So these were some of my favourite posts! I’m really proud of how far we’ve come, and I’m sure it’ll only get better with our brand new team members. ♥

What are some posts you’re really proud of? Do you find that the ones you worked the hardest on are also the most popular? Tell me!

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12 responses to “The Best Of Wonderland Blog Posts From 2016

    • Yes! It’s a good thing, too, because I have HORRIBLE memory so I would likely forget all of this if it weren’t written down!

  1. I love this! It IS nice to look back at things, and re-share your faves! I don’t know if I read the ARCs and Privilege one, but I am sure checking it out now! OOOH I think I MISSED IT somehow! Blasphemy, I shall save it to read tomorrow, for it is now late. Also, you kind of made me tear up with the Shattering Stigmas because… well, obviously it is near to our hearts ♥ I am so glad that you and Aly created Of Wonderland, and that you have so many new lovely people here to help you out- looking forward to an awesome 2017 (and round 3 of Shattering Stigmas!)

    • Round 3, what up? I am totally there. Thank you for being my friend — you never fail to make me laugh, you are wonderful to talk to, and your blog posts are golden. ♥

  2. I’m SO glad you decided to do this post, Inge- I actually stumbled upon you guys only when you became Of Wonderland, so I’ve no doubt missed quite a lot of your posts! And yes, Shattering Stigmas was amazing and you guys should continue do this for all of forever!!! I’m so glad I discovered you beautiful people- you are no doubt one of the bestest discoveries I made this year! ♥♥♥

    Ruzaika @ The Regal Critiques

    • Ruzaika, I wish I could roll out a red carpet every time you visit our blog, because you comment SO MUCH and your comments are always so thoughtful and make me smile. Thank you. ♥

  3. What a year for your blog!! And I love posts like these – it’s awesome to see what did well on other blogs as well as the fave posts of bloggers. I’ve read many of the posts you linked to but missed a few, so I’m about to get caught up 🙂

    • Thank you so much, Ellie. We always love getting feedback on it — you guys are why we do it. And it’ll definitely be back next year!

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