Well, it’s been quite a year for blogging, among other things. Overall, I’m really happy with how this year went and I feel like I’ve accomplished a lot while taking time to enjoy the simpler things in life. To celebrate this year of blogging, I thought I’d do a little recap on how things have went on my blog for this past year!
I Took My Blog In A New Direction
This was the year I got back into regular blogging after a 2.5 year hiatus. I revamped my blog and took in a new direction and posted more than I ever have before. I’ve met some new amazing people and follow some cool blogs now. I’ve been experimenting with different things – like adding photography posts to see how that goes with everyone and I’ve transitioned to becoming a book blogger.
I’ve Read 45 Books This Year!
I set my reading goal to a mere 20 books which was aiming a little low considering how many indie books I want to read. I topped in at 45 books for the year, which isn’t too shabby. I love supporting indie authors and I’ve read some very interesting, inspiring, and fun books. It’s been a fun ride and I look forward to adding more books to my to-read list next year! If you wanted to check out my reading list for the past few years, I’ll drop a link! You might find something you like.
My Most Popular Blog Posts:
- Is Creative Writing Art?
- 5 Reasons To Start A Blog
- 9 Things I’ve Learned From Being On Instagram For 9 Years
- Debunking Common Indie Author Myths
- 11 Things I’ve Learned After 11 Years Of Blogging
My Most Popular Blogging Months:
August and September tied at 1.9 K views! Compared to my blog’s previous years, this is a huge boost in readership which I hope will increase as time goes on. Also, I find it interesting that my most popular months were in the later summer months. Maybe a lot of people read blogs at this time of year? I’ll have to go back and see what I was doing those months and maybe I’ll crack some kind of hack. 😛 The other months were close, including this one, so the boost in readership seems to be holding steady.
My # Of Posts This Year:
My blog post #s topped out at just under 300 posts. Granted, I posted a few free books which helped easily increase my # of posts. Posting regularly seems to help with boosting interest, especially when you’re just starting out or getting back into blogging.
Two Released Stories!
I released two new books this year and I have to admit that I wasn’t originally planning for my most recent release. I just got this cool idea in November that I should go for finishing off a work in progress and publish it before Christmas. It was cool being able to release two books at the later part of this year.
Excited For Next Year!
I look forward to outdoing myself next year in terms of blog stats and connecting with more great bloggers! I really hope you all enjoy the new direction that my blog has been taking. Thank you all for joining me today. ❤