Happy New Year! How is it 2019 already!? I can hardly believe it. Today, January 1, 2019, is the start of a new year. But it’s not only the start of a new year. It’s my two year blogoversary! To celebrate, I’m going to be looking back at some of my blog’s stats from 2018.
Notebooks and Novels Stats From 2018…
Combined from Blogger and WordPress, I have 157 followers. I just want to say THANK YOU to all of you amazing human beings who have given me a follow. Y’all are rock stars!
Notebooks and Novels got 18, 625 page views in 2018! That is over five thousand more page views than 2017. All I can say is WOW.
Notebooks and Novels received 303 comments this year. I’ve loved seeing and responding to all of your comments and hope that they keep on coming!
I published 49 blog posts in 2018. I’m looking forward to sharing many more with you all in 2019!
Most Popular Post
Flash Fiction Dash 2018: The Day We Say Goodbye was the most popular post! I am so pleased to see that my most popular post was one that featured some of my fiction! It was so fun participating in the Flash Fiction Dash, and I loved seeing what everyone had to say about this bittersweet story.
My Favorite Post
My favorite post is actually a series of posts that I wrote, starting with “I’m Tired of ‘Strong’ Female Characters Part One.” I loved sharing my thoughts on the subject with you all, but most of all, I loved seeing the conversations about strong women in fiction and real life that the series sparked.
Other Fun Stuff
- I GOT PUBLISHED. My short story “Dear Jamie, Love Rory” won One Teen Story‘s teen writing contest and was published this past summer. It’s so crazy to hold my short story, to see it in print, and to hear that other people love reading it. Honestly, this is one of my top highlights of 2018. I feel so blessed. ❤
- I moved from Blogger to WordPress (visit this post to learn more about why I made the switch).
- There were some fun guest posts on the blog this year by Lisa Elis, Jeanette van As, and author Tessa Emily Hall, as well as an interview with teen author Taylor Bennet!
- I became a PURSUE magazine columnist. My column is Relationships, and I absolutely love sharing some advice about relationships with my fellow teen girls!
Looking Forward to the Future…
WOW, a lot has happened on here in this past year! Thank you all for sticking around and making it an amazing year of blogging. I hope that you’ll continue to stick around for all of the exciting things that I have planned for 2019!
In the meantime, would you mind taking a quick, ten question survey to help make Notebooks and Novels even better in 2019? In return, I’d love to send you a short story written by me (more details can be found here). Click the link below to take the survey. Your feedback is so helpful. From the bottom of my heart, THANK YOU!