It has been a fantastic year at PBHQ this year, and as ever, it’s been a privilege seeing it all from the front-row view of the editor’s seat.

Every year when I do these best-of posts, I’m always reminded of the sheer amount of information we’ve shared across the last 12 months, and I’m always excited to see what has been the content that has seen readers return again and again.

This week I’ll be exploring five of the most popular posts in the areas of content, monetisation, social media, and finding readers, so make sure you check back each day to see what has made the cut!

If you want to see what were the biggest posts of 2015 were, you can see them all here, and 2014’s group is here.

7 Steps to Writing Killer Blog Posts That Actually Get Noticed

7 Steps to Writing Killer Blog Posts That Actually Get Noticed – and Read!

If you want to get noticed, you need to go against the grain, write better headlines, use compelling visuals, and master the art of promotion. If you want to know how, you’ve come to the right place! This was your favourite post on creating content this year.

Read it here.

How One Blogger More than Doubled Her Comments, Traffic, Shares and Subscribers With a Simple Tweak

And the best part is: it’s simpler than you think! Imagine, one minor tweak making such a massive difference. Did you try it too?

Read it here.


7 Small Ways to Be a Better Writer

It’s something just about every blogger wants to do – be a better writer. And it sounds like an overwhelming job, but it can be chipped away at a little at a time, something you refine over the years. If you’re not where you want to be word-wise, try these tips – it was such a popular post, it can’t be wrong!

Read it here.

The Ultimate Editing Checklist for Content Marketers

The Ultimate Editing Checklist for Content Marketers

Unedited writing is shitty writing, says Anne Lamott, and we all know that’s not the kind of writing we want representing us online! If editing isn’t your strong point, revisit this great post from Benjamin Brandall. It even comes with a very handy formatting infographic.

Read it here.


The Best Research Tools for Finding Kick-Ass Content

It seemed like by mid-year we’d run out of things to write about, and this post boosted us back up. Excellent for everyone who is about to write an editorial calendar for 2017, or who would love some new ideas.

Read it here.

What was your favourite post about creating content in 2016?