December was a month that I feel things moved ahead on the blog at a very satisfactory pace. It ended up being the busiest month in terms of views and visitors, with the busiest time being the end of the month. That was unexpected! The blog now has 658 followers, an increase of 52.
December was keeping pace with October for most of the month, sometimes slightly slower. However, a big increase at the end of the month with 3 of the last 4 days having more than 100 views boosted that. The busiest day was December 28th with 147 views. A total of 3 days reached 100 views, which was great. There were 2,343 views in December, making it the best month yet. That’s the third consecutive month over 2,000. At the end of the month, there were a total of 25,707 views. There were 47 posts in December, bringing it to a total of 723.
The month ended with 3,967 comments, meaning there were 305 comments in December. That’s down a bit.
The top 10 (12) countries are:
- United States (1,684 views)
- Canada (156 views)
- United Kingdom (117 views)
- Japan (81 views)
- Australia (45 views)
- Germany (20 views)
- Norway (20 views)
- India (14 views)
- Sweden (12 views)
- Finland (11 views)
- Austria (11 views)
- Spain (11 views)
The top five most popular posts written in December were:
- (61 views)
- (56 views)
- (52 views)
- (51 views)
My most popular post written before December was yet againwith a whopping 166 views. Most popular in the entire month.
Posts that I think you should read, but didn’t get enough love are:
I got a big 4 reviews written in December, which means I’m all caught up. The reviews are:
- The Circle of Sorcerers, by Brian Kittrell
- Seeds of Earth, by Michael Cobley
- So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish, by Douglas Adams
- 3001: The Final Odyssey, by Arthur C. Clarke
Now on to Twitter and YouTube.
On Twitter, I have 2,315 followers, which is up by 85. I follow 2,319, which is up by 43. I did a bit of cutting of Twitter accounts which have been inactive for months. I finished with 6,346 tweets, which is up by 121. I was much more active in December.
On YouTube, I got back to posting some videos, but not so much. I now have 38 subscribers, an increase of 3. That’s the biggest increase in a while. The month ended with 7,151 views, 194 in December. That’s a bit better than November.
Looking Ahead to January
It’s the new year, and I have a lot of ideas for the year. Of course, Authors Answer will continue strong, and I have plans to get to work on finishing 2 parts of Journey to Ariadne each month. I also plan on writing at least 2 blog posts a day, many of which will be questions for my readers. I want a lot of opinions this year.
The Hugo and Nebula Awards project is still coming, as well as many more Encyclopedia Entries. I have an idea to visit every country where my readers live, of course not literally. I’ll be writing posts about the countries and ask some questions about them.
January should be a big month! I look forward to it.