Cherry Trees in Full Bloom

To those of you caught in the snow in Canada, I’m very, very sorry about this post. I’m from Canada, but living here in Japan has its perks. For example, it’s been around 20 degrees Celsius or above for much of the past week. And today, the cherry trees near my home were in full bloom. I’m so sorry to show these pictures to you.

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Oh, who am I kidding?  I’m not sorry.  I’m absolutely loving this!  But I do hope your spring gets better, Canada.

Camp NaNoWriMo Begins!

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Only 2 hours old, Camp NaNoWriMo has begun for me.  Being in Japan, April starts earlier for me than most other people in the world.

My project is a short story with the provisional title Fractured.  It is a fantasy story that is actually a prequel to a full length novel I plan to write in the future.  My target is 15,000 words for the month.  If I achieve it, I’ll be quite satisfied.

Unfortunately, I don’t know anyone in my Cabin, but I hope to get to know them over the month.  This will be an interesting experience, and I will hopefully stick with it and achieve my goal.  I’ve already started writing, and did a measly 280 words tonight.  However, it’s a start.  I’ll post a weekly update on my progress here.

Winter Bayne has posted a list of participants on her blog.  I’d like to wish them luck with their writing.  Let’s have a great time!

Month in Review – March 2014

March has come to a close, and it’s time I start something new.  At the end of every month, I’m going to post a review of the past month, highlighting the stats, as well as the most popular posts and draw attention to some posts that deserve a second look.

March Stats

March saw a slow start, as I was on vacation with my sister visiting me in Japan from Canada.  But after she left, I got to work on posting.  I finished the month with 30 posts, despite the slow start.  Not bad!

I finished the month with 9,798 views total, with 1,082 coming in March.  This has been my third best month in terms of views.

The month finished with a total of 1,089 comments.

The top 10 countries are:

  1. United States (650 views)
  2. Japan (93 views)
  3. United Kingdom (77 views)
  4. Canada (76 views)
  5. Australia (26 views)
  6. India (10 views)
  7. South Korea (9 views)
  8. Germany (9 views)
  9. Ethiopia (7 views)
  10. Netherlands (6 views)

The Alexa ranking is 3,471,809.

Top Posts

My top 5 most popular posts written in March were:

  1. INTJ – An Analysis of My Personality (130 views)
  2. My First Certificate from Coursera (29 views)
  3. We’re Back in Business! (27 views)
  4. Creating a Fictional Planet’s Calendar (27 views)
  5. Book Review – The Kingdom and the Crown (26 views)

My most popular post written before March was What does an earthquake feel like?  It had 95 views, and is always one of my top posts.  The recent earthquakes in California probably boosted it.

Posts that deserve more attention:

Reviews

I posted a total of 4 reviews.

Not a bad month.  April will see me going through Camp NaNoWriMo, and hopefully some guest bloggers will join in and make some posts.  Looking forward to a great April!