What can you say about your blogging experience in 2020? Has it been different from that in previous years?
I stayed busy in 2020, writing 84 posts thus far this month. I wrote 68 posts in November, 68 in October, 64 in September, 79 in August, 64 in July, 56 in June, 68 in May, 42 in April, 46 in March, 132 in February and 73 in January giving me a total of 884 posts for 2020 so far. I did not seem all that different from my past years that I spent here on WordPress, but I lost some followers and I gained some new ones. I stopped following a few people, most of them were not reading my posts, so I dropped them from my Reader. I started participating in some new challenges this year, like this one Blogging Insights and Dr. Tanya’s other challenge 5 Things. Paula’s 6 Degrees challenge and her new one Tuesday Story were both challenges that I tried this year and I always try not to miss her Thursday Inspiration, but I have missed a few as I have only participated in 74 of her 88 prompts so far. If anything changed for me this year, I would say that I have become pickier about which writing challenges I get involved in.
I guess I had so many posts last February because I participated in Fandango’s FFE Daily Adage and Bee’s Love Is In Da Blog challenge, which gave me 58 posts. Fandango ran a Dog Days challenge in August and I think that I caught all of them. I started writing in Melanie’s Share Your World challenge this year, but I don’t participate every week, as sometimes the questions just don’t strike the right chord with me. Another new challenge that I just started writing in is Christine’s Simply 6 Minutes which is always fun. Sadje’s What Do You See challenge was a new one for me also along with Linda’s What Day is it Anyway challenge.
What have you been posting about most frequently in 2020?
Music and I like to mock Trump.
Please share links to a few of your favorite posts from this year.
I have no idea where to start with this, as once I write something, I move on to the next challenge or prompt. I think that most of my posts are good, otherwise I wouldn’t have bothered writing them, so I went to my Site Stats and I displayed my top most popular posts for 2020, which created a list of how many times they were viewed, but most of my top posts on this list were not from this year and maybe that means that my writing is deteriorating or on the decline.
My Mother Was a Prostitute got 137 Views and I wrote this for the FFE Daily Adage with the prompt, “When in Rome do as the Romans do”, but this was actually a story from my second book and I finished it off with the Animals ‘House of the Rising Sun’ video. I think it was only popular because of the title, but I did get several Likes and some very nice Comments.
My post Sixteen Parkside Lane was very popular getting 209 Views and I wrote this for a Song Lyric Sunday challenge where the prompt was Tom/Dick/Harry. It was written about the Harry Chapin song ‘Taxi’ and it received 21 Likes and a lot of lovely comments.
LSD and Jerry Garcia may have been my most popular post of 2020, as this got 241 Views, however this does not include my Song Lyric Sunday hosting prompt posts which always do well. This was a long post being over 3,000 words and it was not a response to a prompt. I talked about the Grateful Dead playing at Ken Kesey’s acid tests and the women that were in Jerry Garcia’s life. I threw in a few videos and it got 22 Likes and some lovely Comments as well.
Written for Blogging Insights #61 Looking Back at 2020 by Dr. Tanya where this week she is concerned with our 2020 blogging experience.