CELEBRATING 10,000 PAGE VIEWS WITH MY BLOGARY'S “GREATEST HITS!”
Am I a blogger? By definition a blogger is someone who maintains a website in effort to express his or her experiences, observations, opinions, and knowledge. This expression can be presented in the form of music, images, written work, dance, and etc.
So I guess by default, you could classify me as a blogger. I don’ think of myself as one though. I am just Taylor…a twenty-something-year-old who decided to write about the erratic ups and downs that come with being an adult.
Even though I am a shy-natured person, publishing a public blogary felt natural because a) I like to write and b) I needed an extracurricular activity. Never in a million years would I believe that people would be interested in my site! I knew I wanted to build relationships with people via the internet but I never thought my readers would be so engrossed and fascinated by my personal experiences in life.
You can imagine my surprise when I noticed that I had 10,000+ pageviews. Woah, that is 10,000+ pageviews since the birth of What Taylor Likes 6 months ago! You all went to my site 10,000+ times! That may not seem like a lot to some, but to me that’s insane.
To celebrate, I thought it would be fun to create my blogary’s “Greatest Hits.” Down below I listed the top 10 posts that accumulated the most views. I encourage you to stroll down memory lane with me and re-read an article OR catch up on the ones you missed.
Thank you for supporting this site. The time you take to read and/or share my stories is highly appreciated!
Until Next Time,
“Your life is happening now. Make it amazing!”
TOP 10 GREATEST HITS
A letter to Dad: Fatherlessness and Its Impact On Me
April 07, 2016
While I tried to ignore my reality, I have come to grips with the fact that I do suffer from the palpable emotional and physical absence of my father. His absenteeism in my life since my parents’ divorce has caused me to feel emotionally inadequate, to avoid forming relationships for fear of rejection, cynical about companionship and more...
The Top 5 Realities of My Post-Grad Life
October 22, 2015
If you think college was hard, difficult, or soul sucking... you should brace yourself because you are in for a shock! The most challenging class you will ever take is called “The Post-Graduate Life” and if you do not remain optimistic, you will fail. So grab a pen and pad, ladies and gents, so that you can write down these horrible realities of adulthood! Maybe this will prepare you for the first six months out of the college “bubble.”
I Was Racially Profiled
March 10, 2016
When I entered the store I expected to find my things quickly, receive great customer service via the cashier and leave. I did not, however, expect to be racially profiled by the manager in charge. I did not expect to experience marketplace discrimination and consumer racism at the age of 18. That summer I did not expected to encounter the phrase “shopping while black.”
"Lettuce" Change: How Diet Promotes Black Genocide
January 28, 2016
When I was browsing the internet a couple years ago, I saw a Center for Disease (CDC) article that listed the “10 Leading Causes of Death for African Americans.” Heart disease, stroke, and diabetes were some of the top leading causes. This got me asking myself the question of WHY and HOW?
Corporate Segregation: Q & A with Shanthi Rajaram
October 07, 2015
Even though corporate segregation exists, there are people working to decrease gender segregation in America. Recently I attended the Women in Technology Awards hosted by the Dallas Business Journal where several ambitious women in North Texas....
How I Lost My First 30 Pounds: 5 Ways to Mentally Prepare for Weight Loss
February 16, 2016
In case you couldn’t tell by the title, this post is about how I MENTALLY set myself up to lose my first 30 pounds. Four years ago I learned that my mental state of mind was imperative to my health journey. It was important for me because my mind drove all of my decisions and choices. I thought of it like this...If my mind wasn’t in the right place then my choices would not be either...
A Christmas Without Presents
December 23, 2015
In all honesty, Christmas is more than consumerism and what you can buy at a store. It is about the birth of Jesus Christ, all things festive, family and generosity. This is what my family and I are trying to remind ourselves. That is why we are conducting the “A Christmas Without Presents” experiment!...
Being Depressed in Your Post-Grad Era: My Feelings & How I Survived
March 17, 2016
In a post from October I listed five horrific realities of adulthood that completely slapped and punched me in the face. While I covered everything from paying bills to my social life enigma, there are some things that I did not talk about. I did not share the emotional turmoil I went through as a post-grad and how I overcame the side effects. Thus, I am writing this as a “follow up” post to not only go into detail about how I felt but also to discuss the methods I used to remind myself how AMAZING I am despite my dishearten circumstance...
My Life's Most Awesome Moments
January 07, 2016
In honor of the New Year, I would like to write a post that lists and reflects upon The Most Awesome Moments of My Life Circa 2015. My goal here is to remember the most funny, jovial and loving moments that have molded me into the young woman that I am today...