I have been blogging as an author now since June 20th, 2012. Last year I did a 1 year retrospective which I stumbled across the other day. Out of curiosity, I compared to my current numbers to the numbers from 1 year ago, and I was very surprised. I had expected my numbers to basically double (year 2 and all), but it definitely did more than that. The former business analyst in me loves numbers so I thought I’d share the stats for year 2:

The Numbers

  • 50561 – the total number of views in 2 years
  • 5793 in year 2 alone
  • Up almost 2.5x from 1st year of 14678
  • Averaging 3000 views/month roughly
  • Up from an average 1200/month in year 1
  • May was my record month with over 5000 with June not far behind

I attribute much of the increase to Masquerade Crew and a lot of the promotions, tours, and syndicated posts I do with them


The Sources
No major changes here:

  • “Abigail Owen” or some variation on that is the top search word combination leading to the site.
  • Google and Facebook remain my biggest sources for people to access the blog. Particularly Google.
  • US is the top country of readers. No surprise there since I’m from the US. UK is right up there. Ukraine and Russia are 3 & 4. Australia is slowly moving up the list


The Posts
106 posts in year 2 (up from 91 in year 1)

Most popular posts:
“Available Books” is the most visited “non-blog” related page on the website.

Interestingly, other than #1 this hasn’t changed since last year beyond the # of views.

 
I hope that was as interesting for you as it was for me. 🙂 Thanks to everyone who has read, enjoyed, responded, and/or supported me in both this blog as well as in my larger self-publishing adventure. I can’t wait to see what the next year will bring!!!

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