My Year So Far

This post was a blank screen for quite a while.

I haven’t finished the show I planned to review and didn’t know what to post.

This might end up the most rambling post I’ve done, but oh well!

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Then I did copywriting training at work and was completely inspired. I’ve worked hard on the blog this year and had the page views to prove it has paid off. I didn’t want to skip a post just because I was behind on reviews.

As I’ve been getting a few more views in 2018 than previously, I thought I’d take a look at what posts have been performing well and which have been my favourite so far this year (I know it’s only March so how can I really judge? But let’s just roll with it!)

Top post of the year

Friend Request 1Friend Request by Laura Marshall. To be fair, this is the top post of my blog by a long shot. I don’t know what I got right with this review, but it’s been getting hits steadily since I posted it. It’s outstripped any other post by literally a couple of hundred views.

For some, these figures may be a bad day. But for me, this post is insane!

Top post published in 2018

Eden Paradox 1The Eden Paradox by Barry Kirwan. I’m really pleased about this. I reviewed this book for a tour hosted by the wonderful Neverland and got completely drawn into the world and characters.

This is the first time a blog tour has encouraged me to read the rest of the series and I regret nothing so far!

Favourite post of the year

The Year of Saying Yes 1The Year of Saying Yes by Hannah Doyle. This book really got me thinking about my own life. Even now, two months after reading it, I’m texting my sister, claiming I want to do something the character does.

Talk about impact! A book has never had this effect on me before. Sure, I’ve loved books and been inspired by them, but not to the point of making life changes!

Looking at my stats made me realise that book posts do far better than television/film ones. I enjoy writing them more as well. Maybe that is what comes across?

I was stressing about not having my review done for this morning, but now I’ve let it go.

In fact, I think there might be a few less television/film reviews. I will still be writing them (I still enjoy examining how I feel). But now my schedule has changed, I just can’t get through the amount I need: one series can easily be 23 episodes long, so trying to get one done for each week? Not possible for me at the moment.

I also wasn’t letting myself watch shows that I genuinely wanted to, just because they weren’t on my review schedule. As soon as I realised that, I knew something had to change.

 

I hope this wasn’t too rambly for you! What’s been your favourite book this year?

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