Blogger makes it easy to look at stats, and they are fascinating:
I've had almost 7000 page views. That's not much compared to some group blogs, but for a start, well, it's a start. And viewers sat in nine countries beyond the United States (including India and Slovenia).
Google and Facebook were the primary referring sites, while Twitter was the largest referring URL followed by http://travelswithkaye.blogspot.com/ - thanks, Kaye! This makes sense: usually when I put up a new post, I mention it on Facebook and on Twitter.
The most common Search keywords that brought people here were:
- Edith Maxwell
- mystery story ideas
The most-read blog topics fell into five (sort-of) categories:
- Publishing (Real Books in Walmart, E-books, E-readers)
- The craft of writing (One Page a Day, Flash fiction)
- Story ideas (Story Ideas, Inspiration)
- Factual stuff (What is Linguistics, anyway?)
- Book reviews (A Trick of the Light)
I plan to continue blogging on topics relating to Speaking of Murder (book One), Murder on the Beach (book Two), and, of course, writing and publishing. Thanks to everybody who has stopped by. I know how many blogs and feeds are out there, and I really appreciate it.
What would you like to read about in the next year? Send those requests in now!