At the beginning of this new year, I think it only appropriate to take a look back at what the past year has produced.
I wrote and shared exactly 100 blog posts (not including this one).
I shared 4 Author Interviews.
I wrote 4 posts on American History – including 1 shared exclusively with my KRC members.
I posted my first ever vlog.
I posted my first Mama’s Storytime video with my review of two children’s books.
I shared 10 giveaways. Of those 10, I personally provided the prize for 8 of them and of those 8 giveaways, 4 were open exclusively to my KRC members.
Through those 10 giveaways, I was blessed to giveaway 16 books (7 exclusively to KRC members) along with other prizes.
My top ten most popular blog posts of this year were:
My top ten most popular book reviews of this year were:
MY GOALS AND GRATITUDE
I started this year with the goal of being more consistent with my blog posts and finding new ways to connect to both my readers and fellow bloggers. I am blessed to say that I have accomplished these goals.
I think most blog readers underestimate the impact their comments and likes have on the blog author. I know I smile each and every time I see a “like” added to one of my posts and it just makes my day when someone leaves a comment. Honestly. It lets me know I’m not just writing to stroke my own ego, but actually providing something you find value in. That is, after all, the goal of all my writing: to encourage, entertain, and inspire my readers.
Blogging can be a lonely, somewhat confusing activity, in which I put words out into the world on the hope and prayer that someone benefits from them in some way. It’s a bit like the cliche of throwing spaghetti at a wall and waiting to see which bits stick. Your likes and comments are the only concrete encouragement I have to tell me I am on the right track. So I want to take this moment to thank each and every one of you who has ever “liked” or commented on any of my posts. You are truly appreciated.
I’d like to take this moment to invite you to join my Kathleen’s Readers’ Club, if you haven’t already. Through my quarterly KRC emails I share the highlights of my writing journey, exclusive content, book deals, exclusive giveaways, and more. Click HERE for more information.
Whether you are a KRC member, a regular visitor to my blog, or this is your very first time here, thank you for reading and Happy New Year!