2016 in a Blog Post

As everyone is aware 2016 hasn’t been the best year for planet earth, but I’m not going to dwell on this today as I want to touch on the positives of 2016! In particular to me and my blog!

  • I survived 5 years in the same company! I’m not going to say I celebrated 5 years as that would be a lie! I don’t like my job so survived sounds a whole lot better!
  • I managed to maintain 3 jobs for a whole year! (and still doing so) working everyday of the week is hard going and those 7am-11pm shifts do not get any easier but needs must!
  • I was asked to me Best Man at my best friends wedding in 2018! So still have plenty of time! But if anyone has any hints or tips re the speech I’M ALL EARS!
  • I said YES to a lot more this year! Previously if I was asked to do something I wasn’t sure about I would have made up an excuse, but 2016 I literally said YES to everything and it felt good! I will continue with this into 2017!
  • I created ModishMale which has got to be one of if not the best thing I have ever done and I couldn’t be more proud of myself for sticking with it!
  • I have met so many amazing people through blogging! I would list them all but I have met so many now this post would be VERY long! But you all know who you are! And I cant wait to meet more of you in 2017!
  • I have been to some awesome events in 2016 which I’m so thankful for! Every time an invite pops up in my inbox I get so excited and literally can’t believe people would want me to come to their events? But they have done and long may it continue!

2016 Best Nine on Instagram – Courtesy of 2016BestNine

I can’t believe its been a whole year since 2015BestNine! But here we have my most liked Instagram posts of 2016! It’s clear to see people love Christmas as 5 of them are Christmas themed (Winter Wonderland, Brighton Clock Tower lit up, some Molton Brown Baubles and a tin of Gingerbread for good measure!)

The photo of myself, Phil from Gentleman-Project and Ed from The Discerning Man also features in my best nine! This photo was taken at the Vuelio Blog Awards we attended in November which was a great event and I even got the chance to get up on stage and collect an award on behalf of someone who wasn’t there! Hopefully I’ll be collecting an award with my own name on in a few years! (fingers crossed)

SourcedBox also feature in my Best Nine which is perfect timing as in December 2016 I featured in the SourcedBox newsletter which was good fun! And a photo from the Thomas Sabo event I attended is also in my Best Nine which was a great event where I got to meet some local Brighton bloggers!

I go into 2017 a lot more confident than I was in 2016 and with so many more goals which I’m not going to share with you as I feel doing so puts pressure on one’s self to actually achieve them!

I’m looking forward to what 2017 has in store for ModishMale and for me. I’m hoping to finally live out my dream of purchasing my own home in 2017 and a new job I hope is on the horizon.

Also 2017 is going to finally be the year I get fit! I have never been the lightest feather in the world and this year in particular my weight has peaked at the highest it’s ever been so 2017 I will correct this! I have an exciting project coming up which will involve getting fit so look out for this in the next few weeks!

Lastly I would just like to thank you all for your support in 2016! To everyone who has ever liked one of my blog posts or followed me on various social media I THANK YOU! I have loved my first 6 months of blogging and it’s definitely down to you guys!

Happy New Year! Make 2017 the best year yet!




  1. January 1, 2017 / 11:09 pm

    Great post! This is how I feel about 2016, my blog has been the best thing, it’s kept me focused. I didn’t realise you’d only started your blog this year, it feels pretty established already! xx

    • January 1, 2017 / 11:12 pm

      It’s been great! I like the feeling of never not having anything to do! Someone is always on twitter so it’s like a whole new world of people to communicate with! Yep I’m only a newbie lol! Thank you! 😊

  2. January 3, 2017 / 9:34 pm

    Literally can’t believe you have 3 jobs and still have time to blog! Inspiration! Here’s for a top 2017! Let’s get some guest posting sorted!

    • January 4, 2017 / 8:59 am

      It’s pretty hardcore! Haha

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