Hi, everyone. As is traditional after the annual Blogging from A to Z challenge, I’m doing a reflection on the experience.
My theme this year was a celebration of 10 years in print for In The Eye of The Beholder, my debut novel. I enjoyed sharing excerpts, facts gleaned in my research, and other information about the book.
Readership was up 1 percent over last year’s challenge, where the theme was the music of David Bowie. I shared my posts each day in the comments section of the main A to Z blog, on my Facebook author page, in a group of Phantom of the Opera fans, and on Twitter. I gained some new followers, and followed some new blogs myself. I responded to about 99 percent of comments I received.
Still, this means that readership was down 19 percent from 2017, the first year I did the challenge. Considering that I leaped in on a whim, with no real plan or theme, that is a little disconcerting. It takes a lot of work to plan 28 posts (counting the theme reveal and reflection) on a single subject.
I am not certain I will do the challenge again in 2020. Of course, I have a lot of time to change my mind. We’ll see. Still, I appreciate everyone who stopped by and took a look, followed my blog, or shared their own art, information, and stories during the challenge. Thank you!