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Week in Review – April 2, 2017

The A to Z Challenge has begun! That’s the biggest news of the week, I’d say. Actually, I had a very busy week of work because it was spring break. Busy days of work resulted in less time for me to spend at home working on the blog and videos. Well, now I have a busy blogging and video-making month ahead of me. Let’s find out what happened.

Reading

I’m now at 72% on Theft of Swords by Michael J. Sullivan. I feel like I’m almost finished, although Avempartha is book two of this series, and only half of this book.

Writing

I may have an idea for getting time to write. We’ll see if it works.

Videos

Just three videos. One for my main channel and two for my science channel. But this week, there will be six on my science channel. The A to Z Challenge has begun, and I’m doing it on both my blog and science channel. Definitely subscribe to my channels if you want to see more.

Patreon

With the amount and type of videos I’m doing on my science channel, I wonder if anything will happen.

Languages

I didn’t study anything.

The Blog

The A to Z Challenge started, as I’ve mentioned before. This will be a busy month, definitely. I also started another blog, one for my science channel. Check out the blog and follow it if you’re interested in science.

Studying

Nothing.

The Next Week’s Goals

This week and for the entire month, I’m dedicated to the A to Z Challenge. Although there won’t be much in the way of books and writing in this challenge, it’ll keep me busy. I hope you’ll enjoy the content I provide this month.

How was your week?

Month in Review – March 2017

Another month of less work on the blog. That should change for April, because I’ve started the A to Z Challenge. I had my slowest month in posting for a long time, but the numbers weren’t very different than the previous month. The month ended with 1,721 followers, an increase of 25, which is an improvement.

March Stats

March’s numbers weren’t very good. The average number of views per day is the lowest since September 2014. The average number of views per day was 65, the lowest in the past year.. Only 1 out of 31 days reached 100 views, which is pretty bad. The best day was March 13th with 153 views. The total number of views in March was 2,001, the 30th month in a row over 2,000. March ended with 104,288 views. There were 22 posts in February, bringing it to a total of 2,257.

In February, there were 129 comments, which was pretty low, but that’s my fault. That brings it to a total of 17,132.

The top ten countries were:

  1. United States (1,034 views)
  2. Canada (181 views)
  3. United Kingdom (149 views)
  4. India (126 views)
  5. Australia (55 views)
  6. Philippines (44 views)
  7. Jamaica (41 views)
  8. Japan (31 views)
  9. Netherlands (26 views)
  10. France (21 views)

Top Posts

The top five posts of March were:

  1. Authors Answer 122 – Should You Write Every Day? (47 views)
  2. Authors Answer 124 – Should You Write With Plain Language? (34 views)
  3. Authors Answer 125 – Is Short Better? (33 views)
  4. Authors Answer 123 – Should You Write What You Know? (27 views)
  5. I Want to Live in Another World! The Jay Dee Show 24 (24 views)

The most popular post made before March was Don’t Believe the Mt. Etna CO2 Meme with 214 views.

Yet again, Authors Answer was the most popular type of post in March. But there were a lot of people who wanted to see my post about that meme. Here are some posts that didn’t do as well, but I think you should check out.

Reviews

I’ve come to the decision to discontinue doing reviews, as I’m not particularly interested in doing them anymore, and they tend to be my least popular posts.

Social Media

On Twitter, I have 3,652 followers, which is a decrease of 15.  I follow 3,687, which hasn’t changed from the previous month. I haven’t been particularly active with following on Twitter. I finished with 10,408 tweets, with 87 coming in March.

On YouTube, I uploaded 6 videos in March. It was the slowest month in a while, but I was busy again. I have 402 subscribers, which is an increase of 19 from last month.  The month ended with 27,699 views, which is an increase of 1,559, which is higher than February despite the lack of videos. More regular uploading should happen in March.

On Facebook, my author page has 86 followers, which is up by 1.

On Patreon, I have 0 patrons contributing $0 per month. I’ll be promoting it more this month.

Looking Ahead to April

There’s a lot to expect in April. I’ll be doing the A to Z Challenge, which will account for 26 posts. Each one will feature a video, though they’ll be on my science channel. I also expect to do a lot more with social media, keeping up with comments, and visiting other blogs.

I’m definitely looking forward to a major rebound in April.

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?