Yesterday, 2/23/18, marks the one year anniversary of the start of my blogging journey! I started the journey by being part of the Slice of Life Blogging Challenge which will commence its 11th year, next Thursday, March 1st.
Here are some statistics:
Views of My Blog
Other popular months for views of my blog were: September (602 ), October (736), December (649) , and January (624).
Followers of The Apples in My Orchard
In the last year, my blog as attracted 279 Followers! Thank you so much, each and every one of you! I think this is amazing since I have tried hard not to beg for followers or expect family to automatically follow me. Each week I blog, I have gained 2-3 followers! I am grateful that my words seem to be connecting with others.
Since the year is just getting started, I have had 54 posts so far in 2018. I have had 197 comments and 384 likes for this year only. Since January 2018, I have written 30,455 words, with 564 words per post. Each post garners a few comments and a few likes. Thank you to those that comment, especially. It is one of the few ways I know if my words meant something to you! Having a post liked is also very satisfying.
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The above table shows my stats for 2017. I am amazed! I obviously have a lot to say!
What are my blogging plans for 2018?
- Participate in the Slice of Life Challenge again. If you’d like to participate, here is a link to what it is all about. There is a registration form page, too.
- Keep up with Silent Sundays – this is my photo only post, once a week. I love photography and post pictures of my travels, landscapes, and other nature based themes.
- Participate in blogging challenges when able. This includes Cee’s Photo Challenge, Dutch Goes the Photo Challenge, and The Daily Post’s challenges, including the WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge.
- Continue to support other bloggers. Blogging is a community. Part of being in a community is supporting the efforts of others in a positive way. I appreciate the support I’ve had and want to support others in the same ways – with encouragement and positive comments.
So, today marks the first day of my second year of blogging! I am proud of my effort and look forward to what the year ahead will yield! Thanks so much for being part of The Apples in My Orchard!