I’m cheating a little in this post since 2017 is the first full year that I have been blogging. I started in the fall of 2016, so I’m going to include statistics from the time I started this blog through 2017. Don’t worry, I won’t bother you with numbers of views for each post, but I thought it was interesting to look back at what posts people viewed and commented on the most.
Top 3 Viewed Posts
- At the top of the list is my post on The (Submission) Grinder, an online database of markets for poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. This one surprised me by how many writers are looking for information on this site, but I’m glad plenty of searches landed people on my page to get a little more information about it.
- When I first submitted the story “Be Here with Me” I was informed that it could be selected for additional anthologies throughout the year, but I never expected it to actually happen. I was happy with the first acceptance. The second most viewed post came before the story was available in print and was available to read for free online. It’s still available, and in the link to this post, you will find directions on how to get to view the free version. It also lists all three publications the piece is now in.
- The next post on the list is a tool that I created to help organize and get a quick overview of the main points in each chapter of the novel I’m working on. The Chapter Map has proven to be a useful tool for me, and I hope that it’s helped others as well.
Top 3 Commented on Posts
- Poem: The Island I love the conversations that come out of posts, but I have to admit to being surprised when they spark from a poem or story I wrote. I remember being nervous about posting this piece too, so it was nice that it was well-received.
- Flash Fiction: From the Water’s Edge This was a piece that gave me my first acceptance to a literary magazine, and I shared it again in this post.
- For third, there are two posts that tied. The first is a post I wrote on Writer’s Block. It’s a common topic for writers, and in this post I shared my own experience with it along with a few tips to break through it. In the second post, I wrote about Being a Writer and an Introvert, and it provides a peek at what it’s like for me to be an introvert in a profession that may be better suited for an extrovert.
I’m curious. What type of posts from my blog have you enjoyed reading the most? What would you like to see more of in the coming year? Is there any element or type of information that’s currently missing from my posts that you would like to see in the future? Or, if there was a post that you enjoyed or found helpful, I’d love to hear that too.