The last Fancy Friday of the year! Let’s make it the best!

Looking back at 2016

I had actually planned for today another post, but I thought it would be nice to have a moment to look back on 2016. Not only on blogging area but simply about everything. I got the idea when I wanted to see how my blog looked like a year ago and read the post of the same day a year ago. I remembered I was very disappointed in my social life and that I wanted to change that in 2016. What I did was just let go…..letting go of friendships that don’t bring you anything, only sucking the energy out of me. And suddenly new friendships were made, as if I was more open to it( I think). I was not sick in 2016……at least not for a week ago! I got very sick last week but I feel much better now and my lungs weren’t affected so I was very happy! Further I’m somewhat deteriorated, my energy is less and less, but I can cope better with it. We went twice to the UK and the second time twice as long as normal. England is a real treat for us, we love it there. We can’t wait to go again. We had some great weekend trips and nothing really bad happened with our family and friends. But the highlight for me was the concert of The Cure. Like if I was in a daze the whole time.

And what has changed with the blog?

Well actually a lot! Here is the post from the same day last year. I still love the outfit, but the pictures were taken by phone and this was the free wordpress site and I had never heard of SEO. Pity that I can’t see anymore how many visitors I had back then. I also didn’t host the Fancy Friday linkup yet. That started here. My goal was to have 100 linkups per week by the end of the year. That did not happen, the highest was 87. But I am secretly quite a bit proud. In April I switched to a self-hosted site and I learned so much more! You should know that before I  started blogging, I had never worked with a computer. Yes, I could send e-mails but that was it. Before I started the free blog, I went to a four night course about blogging and the rest I figured out all by myself. And I  am very happy and proud of my little playground! And now I must see if I can articulate a good sense because I don’t want to sound so cliché. I find it incredibly amazing that I have so many loyal readers around the world. Thank you for reading, participating and commenting! Awesome!

I wish you all  a very nice New Year’s Eve!

This is where I link up!

Most viewed from last week is: Tiina from Elegance Revisited. Make sure to visit her!

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  1. December 30, 2016 / 10:02 am

    Ik wens jou een fantastisch 2017. Met veel liefde en gezondheid en veel kijkers op je blog!!xxx

    • December 30, 2016 / 10:19 am

      Dankjewel! Laten we maar hopen dat dat voor ons allebei uitkomt! Fijne oudjaarsavond!

  2. Marushi
    December 30, 2016 / 10:47 am

    Leuke foto’s! Je bent zeker vooruit gegaan! Alvast een fijne jaarwisseling! -x-

    • December 30, 2016 / 11:49 am

      Dankjewel! Jij ook een hele gezellige oudjaarsavond toegewenst!

  3. vanityandmeblog
    December 30, 2016 / 11:40 am

    Happy new year to you Nancy! You sure learn quick! I have been blogging nearly three years, and feel I’m only just getting there (always something new to learn) I hope to start hosting a link up soon. I may come knocking for some advise! xx

    • December 30, 2016 / 11:51 am

      Oh that would be great! I would gladly give you some advice! Have a Happy New Years Eve Laurie!

  4. December 30, 2016 / 11:59 am

    HAPPY NEW YEAR Nancy!!! I feel great things are in store for you in 2017!!! xo

    • December 30, 2016 / 12:36 pm

      Ha ha, I hope so! 🙂 Thank you Andrea! Happy New year’s eve!

  5. December 30, 2016 / 12:51 pm

    Sounds like you’ve had a great year!!! Happy New Year and thanks for hosting 🙂

    Sarah Bell
    Trendy & Tidy

    • December 30, 2016 / 1:16 pm

      Thank you Sarah!

    • December 30, 2016 / 1:37 pm

      Happy New year Jodie!

    • December 30, 2016 / 4:47 pm

      Oh I am so glad to read that! Have a great New Years Eve with your family Gemma!

  6. December 30, 2016 / 2:05 pm

    Happy New Year Nancy! Well, it seems you’ve come a long way in a year. That’s worth celebrating, isn’t it?

    • December 30, 2016 / 4:48 pm

      Yes it is! Thank you Tiina!

  7. stinedurfdl
    December 30, 2016 / 2:29 pm

    Isn’t it amazing how much you learn once you get into it…especially if you love it? When I look back to my original post (standing against the wall in my computer room and I wouldn’t even let my husband or daughter watch when I took shots) compared to now (I’ll take shots anywhere that the scenery is nice…onlookers are irrelevant), the change is amazing! And self-hosted is so much better, isn’t it?
    Happy New Year!

    • December 30, 2016 / 4:49 pm

      Self hosted is better! Yes! My next step is taking pictures were there are people! Haha, I dont do that now! I dont dare! Good of you that you do!

  8. December 30, 2016 / 3:02 pm

    Amazing achievements on the blog front! I hope that will be me, in 12 months time. I’ve relaunched my blog recently and I’m amazed at how much has changed in two years! Thanks for hosting the link up and have a happy New Year!
    Gail – London, UK

    • December 30, 2016 / 4:50 pm

      Thank you! Happy New Years!

    • December 30, 2016 / 4:51 pm

      Thank you! I hope so!

  9. December 30, 2016 / 7:56 pm

    Thanks for sharing a bit of your life with us. I’m so sorry that you got sick. Thank goodness that you feel better. I wish you a healthy and happy New Year ahead.
    xo Yvonne

    • December 30, 2016 / 8:13 pm

      Thank you for your kind words! I wish you a Happy New Years Eve!

    • December 30, 2016 / 9:33 pm

      Thank you Tina! I wish a great new years even for you!

    • December 31, 2016 / 8:40 am

      Thanks Lisa. I hope 2017 is going to be a great year for you!

    • December 31, 2016 / 8:40 am

      Thank you Amy, and thanks for your support!

  10. jennie1969
    December 31, 2016 / 2:27 am

    Such a fun look back over the year! So cool to read about the changes you have made to the blog over the past year. Here’s to a fabulous 2017, Nancy!

    • December 31, 2016 / 8:41 am

      Thank you Jennie! Here’s to a fabulous 2017!

  11. December 31, 2016 / 4:44 am

    Hosting a blog is a learning process that helps you to take it to a different level. Hope you have a great New Year


    • December 31, 2016 / 8:41 am

      Thank you, happy New year!

  12. December 31, 2016 / 7:39 am

    Een goede jaarwisseling toegewenst! 🙂

    • December 31, 2016 / 8:42 am

      Dankjewel, jij ook een heel gezellig oudejaarsavond!

  13. December 31, 2016 / 12:28 pm

    Je hebt een fijn jaar achter de rug denk ik zo lezend, zowel op persoonlijk vlak, qua gezondheid en natuurlijk met je blog. Je hebt een hoop gerealiseerd ! Good luck in 2017 🙂

    • December 31, 2016 / 3:12 pm

      Dankjewel! Jij ook! 🙂

  14. January 1, 2017 / 5:12 pm

    It’s easy to be a loyal reader of your blog, Nancy. Your outfits are really cool, your posts interesting because you share your life with us, and your personality shines through very clearly 🙂 have a very happy start to 2017 xo

    • January 1, 2017 / 6:53 pm

      Oh really? Wow, I’m so glad you think so! That’s it’s a huge compliment! Thank you very much Sheela 🙂 🙂

    • January 1, 2017 / 6:54 pm

      Oh, that makes me so happy! Thank you very much! Happy New year Izabela!

  15. thestylesplash
    January 1, 2017 / 11:24 pm

    Happy New Year Nancy! Here’s to another successful year of blogging and sharing fab outfits!

    Emma xxx

    • January 2, 2017 / 9:34 am

      Thank you! Cheers Emma!

  16. January 2, 2017 / 1:35 am

    It sounds like you had a great year! I hope 2017 is just as good. I wish I could visit England again soon. It is such an amazing place and London is definitely my favorite city I’ve ever been!

    • January 2, 2017 / 5:10 pm

      Thank you! It is a beautiful city!

  17. Elle
    January 2, 2017 / 7:44 pm

    I loved this post! You have come such a long way, but you started strong too! I also did not know a thing about computers when I started, and no one to help me, as my kids are adult and out of the house.
    I am glad that you can travel, and enjoy! I am sorry about your being deteriorated, i do understand, but am inspired by all of the activity and energy that is behind these great posts !
    To a wonderful New Year!
    xx, Elle

    • January 2, 2017 / 8:59 pm

      To a wonderful New Year Elle!

  18. January 2, 2017 / 8:20 pm

    Gelukkig nieuwjaar! Wat een gave en inspirerende blog heb je !:-)
    Veel liefs, Florentine

    • January 3, 2017 / 11:00 am

      Nou wat heerlijk om te horen zeg! Ik word er helemaal blij van! Dankjewel.

    • January 2, 2017 / 9:00 pm

      Thanks Vanessa! Happy New year!

  19. January 3, 2017 / 8:50 pm

    Thanks for sharing a look back at your 2016! You should absolutely be proud of the success of your Fancy Friday linkup and for everything you’ve learned and improved with regards to your blog. Wishing you much happiness and success in 2017!

    <3 Liz

    • January 3, 2017 / 9:49 pm

      Thank you very much for your kind words! Let 2017 be a very happy year for both of us! 🙂

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