The Top 10 Most-Read Etiquette Posts of 2016

The Ten Most Read Etiquette Posts of 2016


By: Maralee McKee, Manners Mentor

Each year’s end brings a time of reflecting on the past and looking forward to the future. In this first week of 2017, I thought it would be fun to introduce to you the ten most-read posts on Manners Mentor in 2016. It’s interesting to discover the combination of the most searched for etiquette topics and the ones that were read because they caught the reader’s eye. Here in order, counting down from number ten to number one are the posts that garnered tens-of-thousands to hundreds-of-thousands of reads each!

Each article appears on the list because of a combination of the results of Google searches to questions typed into the search engine and readers simply being on the blog, finding a particular topic interesting, and reading the post. Here in order, counting down from number ten to number one are the posts that garnered tens-of-thousands to hundreds-of-thousands of reads each!

The 10 Most-Read Etiquette Posts of 2016:

#10. Should We Still Say “Yes Ma’am!” and “No, Sir.”

#9. Gossip: How to Protect Yourself and Others

#8. The Gracious 5-Step Formula for Writing Thank You Notes

#7. Five Ways to Be a Fantastic Godmother

#6. How to Graciously Answer Nosy Questions

#5. Graduation Etiquette — The Top Eleven Manners for Grads, Guests & Families

#4. Which To-Go Orders You Tip and Which You Don’t

#3. RSVP Etiquette for Guests and Hosts: The Newest Manners for This Fading Art

#2. Three Ways to Nicely Say “No” Without Feeling Guilty

Drumroll, please! The number one most-read post of 2016 is…

#1. How to Be a Great Friend to Someone in the Hospital

And there you have them, the 10 most-read etiquette posts of 2016! Thank you for making Manners Mentor such a success in 2016! October of this year marked our first anniversary, so we’re just getting started. I look forward to the honor and joy of spending 2017 with you and joining you in making the world a little better one kind interaction at a time!

Happy New Year,



Maralee McKee

About Maralee McKee

Maralee McKee is the founder of Manners Mentor. With her best-friend style, sense of humor, and knack for updating etiquette to meet our modern sensibilities, she has been referred to as "Sandra Bullock meets Emily Post!" Maralee shows you how to become the best version of yourself. No fluff. No pretense. Just you at your authentic best! The person you were always meant to be! Maralee is a native and life-long resident of Orlando. Before entering the etiquette arena, she worked in management and ministry. She's proud to be Kent's wife and Marc and Corbet's mom. She hates laundry, and loves quality tea, London, and Savannah, Southern cooking, dressing up and dressing down, and Miss Lilly the Wonder Sheltie. You can find her picture if you scroll to the footer of this page. Isn't she the cutest dog ever?!!! PS: Because everyone always asks her, "What's your etiquette pet peeve?" It's people who talk on their phones in public restrooms. The person on the other end of the phone must wonder, "What's that noise. It sounds, it couldn't be." Plus, everyone else in the bathroom is held hostage to a one-sided conversation usually shouted to try and cover up the noises. It would be comical if it weren't plain wrong on many levels. ;)

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