Top Blog Posts of 2023

I’ve been digging into the analytics of my blog a little more over the past year, so I thought it would be fun to see what my top ten blog posts were for 2023. When I say “top,” I mean the posts that got the most views during the past year. Some of them were written last year and some a little longer ago, but all were viewed the most over the last year.

One: Disabled While Buying Concert Tickets

I’m really honored that this was the most popular post over the last year! It’s technically from 2022, when I talked about the extra hurdles I have to go through every time I buy concert tickets online, ahead of the Eras tour tickets going on sale. It turns out that I was able to get accessible tickets to that tour without issues, but that doesn’t mean that the system itself has been fixed! Just means that I got lucky this time.

Two: April 2023 Favorites

This is a funny one! I’m not really sure why April’s favorites did so well last year, but looking through the post, it was filled with some great favorites. I still stand by all of them – the Solo Stove is one of my absolute favorite things that I own, period.

Three: Shark FlexStyle Review

I love my FlexStyle so much! It sounds dramatic, but it honestly has changed the way I do my hair at home. It’s lightweight enough for me to hold if I’m drying my hair straight. And it’s straightforward enough to use it with the curling attachments that anyone who is helping me with my hair can figure it out easily and with no issues – this is so key when you can’t do your hair yourself.

Four: My ChappyWrap Review

This post is actually from 2021, but I stand by it, and I’m so happy that it’s still getting views. I love my ChappyWraps so much! Light enough to be warm and cozy, not so heavy that I feel like I’m trapped under one and can’t move my arms. I especially love that their “midi” sized blanket fits perfectly as a wheelchair lap blanket.

Five: Disabled While on Social Media

This post is something that really came from my heart, so I’m honored that it made it into my top five posts of last year. Being disabled online does come with extra challenges, but I do think it’s something that I’ve become a little more chill about over the last year. I’ve gotten a little bit better about accepting my limitations, taking breaks when I need to, and trusting that people will still be here when I come back.

Six: Feeding Tube FAQs

I don’t talk about my feeding tube a lot, simply because it’s not something that I think about a lot… until something goes wrong, which happily is not very often. But I love writing posts like this that helps people understand the basics of feeding tubes, and a little bit about what it’s like for people who have one.

Seven: A New Favorite: JVN Air Dry Cream

This is another older post (from 2022), but I still use the JVN Air Dry Cream every single time I have wavy hair! It works so well to hold and extend my waves without weighing them down too much or making them look greasy. I’ll also use it to smooth my ponytail down and keep it sleek without feeling crispy. It’s such a staple of my routine.

Eight: Drunk Elephant Bouncy Brightfacial Review

Another great product review – Drunk Elephant’s Bouncy Brightfacial; a leave on mask. I love how incredible this feels and applies on my skin – it’s not at all greasy or heavy, and sinks in so nicely. I’m really happy to see some of my hair and skincare reviews making the top 10 posts, because it’s something I’m really passionate about.

Nine: Miele Espresso Machine Review

My espresso machine!! So happy that this post made the list. If you’ve been around here for a while, you probably know how serious my love of coffee is. So I took my research into which espresso machine to buy equally seriously, and I have no regrets with the one I picked. It was definitely a splurge, but I love it.

Ten: Disabled While Shopping

Number 10! This post was fun to write – I was able to get super in depth about one of my favorite topics… shopping. All jokes aside, there is a lot that I have to consider every time I shop, and I really enjoyed being able to share all of the details – and share some of my favorite stores, too.

Honorable Mention: Disability Pride Month Books

This post was actually my eleventh most viewed post, but it’s one that’s so special to me, so I wanted to mention it here. I wrote it in 2022, actually, after thinking about it for at least a year. It’s a list of books with disabled characters / written by disabled authors, and split into different age levels and genres. If you’re looking to diversify what you read, this is a great place to start.

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