It’s hard to believe it really. Five months and six days after I started this blog, I am writing my hundredth blog post. From extremely humble and unsure beginnings, my blog has evolved into an equally unsure manifestation of many of my interests. But with over two hundred followers, and pageviews and comments more than ten times that which I was getting back in my first couple of months, I find myself humbled and stunned, and I’m forever grateful for my awesome readers.
So, with this in mind, the first thing I want to do is thank you all, once again, for continuing to return here to read my ramblings about books and (increasingly) other things. This has been an amazing journey so far, and I have met some downright incredible people through blogging, people who inspire me and give me reason to keep blogging, to keep writing, to keep reading, and to keep some other fourth thing.*
I thought I’d share a few interesting stats from my first hundred posts. Firstly, my most popular post in terms of comments is (perhaps unsurprisingly) my About page, but only by one comment. This is very closely followed by my post “What Do You Mean You Haven’t Read THAT?” in which I discussed books I haven’t read but people assume I have, and this is followed by my “For The Love Of Reading” post, my “Do You Listen To Music While Writing” post, and “Where’d All My Bookmarks Go?“, in which I admitted my habit of starting more books than I finish.
When it comes to pageviews, my post “What do you think makes a good ending?” is the most viewed (by a huge amount, in fact). This is followed by the “Do You Listen To Music While Writing” post, my About page, and oddly enough, my very first “On Poetry” post – something which initially didn’t receive a strong reception, but seems to have performed well in the long run.
If you haven’t seen these posts, they seem to be the most popular so far, for one reason or another, so maybe they’ll offer something for you? Or maybe not.
Now to talk about the future of this blog, something I am personally quite excited about. I will continue to write about books and writing, and am going to try and write at least one post about books each week, whether it be a review of a book I have just finished, or a discussion of one of the other books on my shelves that I think is worth sharing and possibly persuading many of you to add to your own collections and lists of books to read (muhahaha). But I also plan to introduce, from next week, a weekly post on music. Many of you have probably noticed I love music almost as much as I love books, so I am going to write more expanded posts on what I am listening to each week, probably on a Monday. I try to write three to four posts a week, so the other one or two posts each week will just depend on what I feel like, but will likely be about writing or books, or whatever other nerdy thing takes my fancy.
Thank you for putting up with me for the first hundred posts, and I hope to see you all at the end of the next hundred.
*It just felt like a fourth thing belonged in this list.