“The great advantage of being a writer is that you can spy on people. You’re there, listening to every word, but part of you is observing. Everything is useful to a writer, you see — every scrap, even the longest and most boring of luncheon parties.
Graham Greene

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As 2012 comes to a close and we usher in a new year, I thought it would be cool to share the stats of this blog over the past year. It’s actually pretty interesting and some of the information was quite a shock to me.

I had around 1,000 views on the blog over the course of the year. Which isn’t bad. It’s less than my 2011 views (about 1,300) but I only made 7 posts in the course of twelve months…. Which is really abysmal. 2011 I posted over three times that amount. Going into the future, I want to post even more than that though. But still! 1,000 views is still pretty good. 83 views a month, almost 3 views a day.

What I have learned is writing topics that will show up in people’s searches will draw more visitors. The post I made about Duotrope starting a subscription fee made December 2 the busiest day of the year for my blog (in terms of views in one day). But my most viewed blog post remains the one I wrote in 2011 about Daily Science Fiction rejecting my work. I attribute that to people wanting to find out more about that market, and thus, they search for it often.

Getting to the part that surprised me, from the visitors who came to this blog, they represented 50 countries. I was like, “WHAT?!” (I did NOT have that many countries in 2011! Lol) Most of the visitors this year came from the USA, followed by The United Kingdom and Canada. But over the past 366 days, I’ve had visitors from Syria, France, Peru, India, Pakistan, and the list goes on! That’s pretty epic to me! 50 countries?!?!

2013 will be a greater year for me, this blog, and my writing. I’ve already decided it and accepted it. The stats of next year will exceed 2012… It’s about growth!!!

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