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Week in Review – March 26, 2017

I feel like I haven’t been able to get as much done recently. And this week is going to be very busy. So, what happened in the last week?

Reading

I’m now at 61% in Theft of Swords by Michael J. Sullivan. This week, I’ll have a lot more time to read, since I’ll be on the bus a lot. Expect a lot more done this week.

Writing

Nothing happening.

Videos

Only one video. I only managed one for my main channel. But my science channel is about to have a massive number of videos coming.

Patreon

I’m curious how much will happen in April with Patreon, considering the videos I plan to make. Different than what I’ve done before.

Languages

I didn’t study anything.

The Blog

Just the usual posts, though fewer than normal. But next week will be very interesting!

Studying

Nothing.

The Next Week’s Goals

It wasn’t an exciting week, but I’ll be having an interesting one coming up. I actually recorded three videos last week, but only posted one. I’ll be posting the other two this week, plus the first science video for the A to Z Challenge, which will also be done on this blog. That’s what I’m preparing for. I’m looking forward to it!

How was your week?

Week in Review – March 20, 2017

I’m still getting over my cold, but it’s not as bad as it was a week ago. It was at its worst last Monday and Tuesday. So, how productive was I?

Reading

I had an awful time reading. Just too tired most of the time on the bus. I did read 58% in Theft of Swords by Michael J. Sullivan, though.

Writing

Nothing happening.

Videos

This was one area that was slow, thanks to my cold. I had only 2 videos on my main channel. As for my science channel, there was only 1 video, but this was as planned.

Patreon

I’m keeping up to date on this. But so far, nothing has been happening in terms of patrons. I don’t expect that for a while, though.

Languages

I did a bit of French!

The Blog

I felt slow with blogging, as well. March is turning out to be a slow month, but April will be busy. A to Z Blog Challenge is coming up!

Studying

Nothing.

The Next Week’s Goals

This week, I start on making the videos for the A to Z Challenge, and I need to do the research for the blog posts. I also need to prepare for next week. I work a lot more, so I don’t have as much time to record videos. I need to get some done on Wednesday.

How was your week?

Week in Review – March 13, 2017

Getting sick isn’t fun. I caught a cold, and this one has been sucking the energy out of me. That’s also a reason this is a day late. So, here’s what’s been happening in the past week.

Reading

I’m now at 50% in Theft of Swords by Michael J. Sullivan, having finished The Crown Conspiracy, which is book one of the series.

Writing

Nothing happening.

Videos

On my main channel, I had a very slow week, having uploaded only one video. But it was a world building video, so it’s pretty significant.

On my science channel, I uploaded two videos, one of which is dedicated to a single science topic.

Patreon

I’m updating this regularly now, though I need to make sure I don’t fall behind.

Languages

Nothing in the past week.

The Blog

Nothing special happening, though thanks to my cold, I haven’t been very motivated. I just want to sleep!

Studying

Nothing.

The Next Week’s Goals

I need to work on some videos over the next two days. I should be getting a couple science videos done and several booktube videos recorded. I’ll also be preparing for the A to Z Blog Challenge, getting my topics all ready. There’s a bit of planning to do for this one.

How was your week?

Commentition Mercurial March 2017

It’s been 28 days since the last Commentition. With a shorter time comes a smaller difference from the previous month. How does that affect the standings this month? Let’s find out!

The top six commenters are based on the previous 1000 comments, nearly half of which are mine.  The rest go to all of you commenters.  421 were my comments, the rest went to others.  So here are the top six:

1. We already have a change! Back in first place is stomperdad with 89 comments! In his latest blog post, he’s sharing a lot. Check out Sunday Share Week 11.

2. In second place, dropping down from first last month is Miriam! She had 82 comments. Her latest post is all about nature and a sheep. Take a look at A wish to Grow and Bloom.

3. Coming in third place, unchanged from last month is curioushart with 62 comments! In her most recent post, she shares with us an excerpt from Virginia Woolf. Check out Virginia Woolf ~ “The Mark” Part 1.

4. And then, in fourth place, we have another person who’s unchanged. With 44 comments, it’s Thomas Weaver! His ongoing series about grammar and writing mistakes continues with his latest post, Writing Glitch #341.

5. Coming in at fifth place is someone who also hasn’t moved at all. It’s D. T. Nova with 26 comments! He’s a regular reblogger of Authors Answer, and that’s what he’s done most recently. It’s Authors Answer 123 – Should You Write What You Know?

6. And finally, in sixth place, do we have someone new? It’s another person who’s unchanged! With 17 comments, it’s jrhandleyblog! His latest post is an interesting reblog. Take a look at Drumroll…BookBub results! Spoiler…they are awesome!

Thank you everyone for all your comments! It was a slower month, but I’ve been a bit slower due to various reasons. I’m expecting an interesting month coming up, especially with the A to Z Challenge. As always, your comments are part of why I love blogging. I’m looking forward to the next month!

Week in Review – March 5, 2017

Science has begun! I’m also getting the hang of using Filmora to edit videos. I like it, but my computer isn’t powerful enough to do all my editing with it. I can cut clips, but the video becomes accelerated around the cuts. It looks weird. I still use Windows Movie Maker for that, then use Filmora for overlays and picture in picture. It’s working out fine for now.

Reading

I’m now at 39% in Theft of Swords by Michael J. Sullivan. I’m making pretty good progress now. I’m hoping to get to around 50% this week.

Writing

Nothing happening.

Videos

On my main channel, I uploaded 3 new videos. I missed one because I was too busy.

My science channel now has 3 videos! It’s still right at the beginning, so the following is pretty small. I’m expecting a couple videos this week.

Patreon

Completely updated. It now has all new reward levels and information. I don’t expect much for a bit, at least not until I have a lot of good quality videos and more subscribers.

Languages

Nothing in the past week.

The Blog

I made it to 2,000 views in February! So, the streak continues. Hoping for a better month in March.

Studying

Nothing.

The Next Week’s Goals

I have an uncertain week. I know what my schedule is, but things can change. However, I do plan on having a few videos in the second half of the week. Also, blogging will continue as always.

How was your week?

A to Z Challenge Video Format

I’ve been thinking about how to do the A to Z Challenge with videos. How do I make the videos? I want them to be simple and easy to make. They won’t be very long, so I want to be able to make them quickly. There will be 26 videos in addition to my regular videos. So, how will I do them?

I’ll be doing 10 facts for each video. I’ll do them when I can, recording them in random places. But I need to do so many of them. Editing must be easy. I won’t be using anything fancy, just my title screen. No end screen, just a thanks.

But I think the most time consuming thing will be figuring out the topics and the 10 facts for each. I better get to work on it.

Any ideas for topics? They’ll all be science related, and I’ll be doing a video for each letter of the alphabet. If you like, give me some ideas in the comments below.

Month in Review – February 2017

I was busy this month. Too many things going on, and my blogging suffered. I didn’t actually post every day. I still made an average of a post a day, though. The month ended with 1,696 followers, which is a small increase of 10. And I know why. I haven’t been reading blogs as much as I used to. I should get back into that.

February Stats

February’s numbers went down again. But the average per day isn’t the lowest in the last few months. The average number of views per day was 72, the second lowest in the past year.. Only 2 out of 28 days reached 100 views, which is pretty low. The best day was February 1st with 111 views. The total number of views in February was 2,003, the 29th month in a row over 2,000. February ended with 102,246 views. There were 29 posts in February, bringing it to a total of 2,235.

In February, there were 119 comments, which was pretty low, but that’s my fault. That brings it to a total of 17,003.

The top ten countries were:

  1. United States (969 views)
  2. Canada (155 views)
  3. United Kingdom (150 views)
  4. India (125 views)
  5. Jamaica (80 views)
  6. Australia (58 views)
  7. Japan (49 views)
  8. Germany (35 views)
  9. France (26 views)
  10. Netherlands (22 views)

Top Posts

The top five posts of February were:

  1. Authors Answer 118 – Bonbon Journey (54 views)
  2. Authors Answer 119 – Fender Slander (51 views)
  3. Authors Answer 121 – The Parting of New Shores (40 views)
  4. Authors Answer 120 – Dodecahedron (39 views)
  5. Commentition Funny February 2017 (29 views)

The most popular post made before February was What is an advanced society? It had 136 views.

Authors Answer was the most popular in February by a long way. But again, a lot of the older posts were carrying the blog’s stats. Here are some of the posts that didn’t perform well, but I think deserve a second look.

Reviews

Nothing reviewed. Again, I need to get back to doing this. This was the basis for this blog in the beginning.

Social Media

On Twitter, I have 3,667 followers, which is a decrease of 4.  I follow 3,687, a small increase of 3. I haven’t been particularly active with following on Twitter. I finished with 10,321 tweets, with 141 coming in February.

On YouTube, I uploaded 11 videos in February. It was a slow month again, but I was quite busy. I have 383 subscribers, which is an increase of 17 from last month.  The month ended with 26,140 views, which is an increase of 1,513, which is lower. But then, I hadn’t been uploading much. That should change this month.

On Facebook, my author page has 85 followers, which is up by 1.

On Patreon, I have 0 patrons contributing $0 per month. I’m starting to promote it, but for my new science channel.

Looking Ahead to March

My promises for February didn’t really come true. I got a lot busier than expected. I will reiterate my goal to keep up with comments, use social media a lot more, work on both booktube and science videos, post at least once a day, and read some blogs.

I’m looking forward to seeing what March brings, especially now that I’ve started the science channel.