The year of blogging is almost up and I need your help — feedback on why you came to read. Was it the first sentence that drew you in, the photos or a personal connection? For those who followed the blog what kept you coming back to read? What were the best posts and why? Did you stop in weekly or just randomly?
I do know from the internal statistics that most visited on a Tuesday at 0900 but that doesn’t tell me who and why. I do know that 4,618 visited in one day and I didn’t even know it at the time. I had written a post called Rant two weeks prior to that and it went mini viral which I found out a couple of days later when I went to write my next blog post. In total it has been viewed 9,400 times which is rather mind boggling and certainly a scenario I never anticipated. It was shared multi times and had more comments than any other post (heck probably more than all other posts combined); all of them positive and supportive I might add. It has rather skewed my regular statistics though and most months I never see as many readers as I had in one day in December.
I’d love to generate some comments on this post though and find out the answers to some of those questions above. I know from other blogs that giveaways are often used to celebrate milestone events but I thought I would try this version of it. If you leave a comment about the who, what, where, when and why of your reading of my blog I will put your name into a draw. If you are a “local” reader chances are you will receive from fresh baking or garden produce and if you are an “away” reader I will create something for you in my craft room and mail it off to you. An exchange we could call it so please ante in.
I didn’t make my goal of blogging daily but I only missed about 84 days in total which isn’t too shabby for a year. I believe that my writing skills have improved and my blogging techie skills have certainly grown because I FINALLY managed a link. In fact I am so proud of it that I am going to throw another one in right here and suggest that you look back at The Next Act to find out what my plans are for the coming year.