My Most Viewed Posts 2018

So, I had an idea. Granted, it´s nothing outrageous but I thought it would be interesting to review my own blog. To see what worked really well and what didn´t, ergo: which posts received the most views in 2018.

I´m not normally interested in numbers and stats. I work with numbers all day so I´m not too keen on checking more out in my spare time.

I will say though that I was a little surprised when I reviewed my own blog the other day. Shocked, even. From all the posts I´ve posted last year the ones I thought weren´t worth it generated the most views. And then I realized that my blog had gone through a phase where reviews were more popular than discission posts and the other way around.

I´m not sure if this has something to do with specific books or authors, or if it has something to do with the right targeting, using the correct keywords, but it was definitely something to think about.

If I´d sit down and take my time to analyse everything ( which I won´t because I don´t have any nerves left ) I might get behind the actual reason as to why certain posts gained a nice amount of views and why others haven´t.

So, without further ado here are my most viewed posts in 2018.

 

 

most viewed discussion

♥     Hot Book Topic – Faleena Hopkins Trademark Escapade

♥     What Does A Book Blogger Do?

♥     The Importance Of Reading Breaks

♥     Religion In Romance Novels

The one topic I never thought would get attention was the Faleena Hopkins post. Dear pink fluff, that one sky rocketed and showed me numbers I haven´t seen in years. For some reason, I wasn´t too late for that gossip and thought I´d try to write a post about it. If only I were better at the gossip game….

The next surprise was the What Does A Book Blogger Do post. I never thought anyone would be interested in finding out what it is us common foot folk do. I guess I thought wrong.

And then the Religion In Romance Novels post. This one is very tricky as it didn´t generate lots of views on the day I posted it but it is the post with the highest views in 2018. To be honest- I wasn´t sure in the first place if I was doing myself a favor by posting an article on religion in romance novels. I don´t believe in God and was afraid of the backlash from religious fanatics. In hindsight, I´m glad I took that risk, though.

most viewed fun

 

♥     15 Funniest Book Memes You´ll Relate To If Your A Book Lover

♥     Book Cover Trends: Part 1 ( Romance & Historical)

♥     Book Cover Trends: Part Two (Paranormal, Fantasy & Horror)

♥     10 Funny But Painfully True Book Memes

♥     10 Funny / Not So Funny Author Memes

 

These posts were extremely fun but so exhausting to create. I bow before all the hotshots who do these posts all the time because I couldn´t. Not even for all the glorious views they´ve generated. I have a few more book cover trends posts I want to upload this year but the rest? I need to be in a good mood to create another 10 funny…. .

 

 

 

most viewed reviews

♥     Book Review: On Dublin Street by Samantha Young

♥     Book Review: The Silver Cage – Anonymous

♥     Book Review- The Wicked Deep by Shea Ernshaw

♥     Book Review: What He Doesn´t Know – Kandi Steiner

♥     Book Review: What He Always Knew – Kandi Steiner

 

Reviews are a universe of their own. Sometimes you generate views with a popular book and sometimes you don´t. Sometimes an older book gets all the spotlight. That´s just the way it is. Many things have to be taken in consideration when it comes to romance reviews.

1) Romance is not the most popular genre ( it´s children´s fiction and fantasy, for those of you who wanted to know ). Statistics show that women´s fiction doesn´t sell as well as YA fiction, historical fiction and mystery / thrillers do. I´m not surprised and can live with this.

2) Views vary with the type of publishing. I´ve had more views for a world wide bestseller than I have had with the majority of my books from self published authors.

3) Timing is everything. From what I´ve noticed, the timing plays a crucial role when it comes to reviews. If I wanted for my blog to achieve something then I should be glued to my laptop screen minutes before release day or for any new reveals. This generates views. Strike while the iron is hot. But since I´m a lousy book release spy I end up reading and reviewing new releases much later and that generates less views ( for me ).

 

 

 

most popular months

♥     July, August, November 

And here I thought people would be on vacation and doing… vacation things instead of reading posts during the summer. I was wrong. November doesn´t surprise me, though.

 

 

total posts posted

♥     178

Not bad considering how much I slacked. That´s roughly a post every other day.

 

All in all I can´t say 2018 wasn´t successful. And looking at how well some posts did I do think I have a better picture on what type of content works wonders for my blog and which don´t.

 

Have you reviewed your blog? Do you check your stats regularly? Let´s chat ❤

 

Thank you for reading. I hope you all have a wonderful day.

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Thank The Books It´s Friday

It´s FRIDAY! And not only that… it´s also the end of November. Here is my current thought on the last day of November and the fact that it´s Friday.

squirrel fuck

Yes. Thank fuck it´s the weekend. The whole month has been depressing enough with it´s droopy gray short days. Now we welcome the 4 seasons in darkness.

Not that I mind the shitty weather. I actually like it. It definitely gives me the awesome excuse to read.

But this isn´t a post about the weather… or cute squirrels thanking fuck all. This is about me introducing my new theme. My new weekly / monthy sum – up.

That´s right. I´m just sprouting out ideas left and right at this point. I could have stuck with the usual Sunday Sum -Ups and what – not… but I hardly felt like using that idea because it´s not me. I´m lazy. Sunday´s are my lazy days where I do absolutely nothing except spend time reading everyone elses Sunday Sum – ups.

No. I wanted to do something less Sunday related and more Friday – ish. Friday, for me, is the best day of the week. It´s when I have the most time and when I feel completely content.

So, starting today, I´ll grace you all with my Thank The Books It´s Friday!

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There ya have it. Very unoriginal banner for the theme but hey… It´s good enough for now.

As for the monthy recap on my own well being:

I´m fine. All´s good. Suffered from one minor cold but now I´m as good as new. Now husbutt has the mini cold and he´s suffering all kinds of grueling deaths. He just told me that my typing on my keyboard feels like I´m trying to turture him into the grave.

The book – ish recap is a little less dramatic but still exciting.. I promise.

I´ve managed to knock off quite a few books from my TBR pile. Remember, the one I cleaned out? Yeah. The remaining books that seemed remotely interesting… like the one´s I´d actually want to read were read and I even managed to write reviews for those long forgotten paperbacks.

review recap

 

 

A Curse So Dark And Lonely – Brigid Kemmerer

A Curse so dark and lonely

A fairy tale retelling that lacked depth. I wish I could have loved this more.. but I couldn´t. Too much of everything and not much of what´s needed for a fantasy. 3 stars. If you missed my full review just click here.

 

 

Optimists Die First – Susin Nielsen

optimists

An impulse purchase that landed on my TBR pile. Thankfully, it didn´t stay there for long.  A nice YA read with light parts and parts for a reader to think about. There´s also a romance, but not the type you´d expect. 4 stars. To read the full review click here.

 

The Light In The Wound (#1) – Christine Brae

 His Wounded Light ( The Light In The Wound #2) – Christine Brae

 

I liked Book one but not as much as book #2. This duet is a relationship focused romance with all the feels and angst. To read both reviews feel free to click here for book #1 and here for book #2

 

Emerge ( Evolve #1) – S. E. Hall

emerge

`Emerge` from author S. E. Hall did many things… just nothing good for me. Didn´t like it at all. Would you like to know why? Click here

 

Not to forget a Before & After book review….

Easy- Tammara Webber

Easy

A little fluff and a little romance packed with a heavy topic the characters struggle with. If you haven´t already, you check out my review here.


 

November Discussion Posts And Other Fun Stuff

 

⇒ November Bookshelf Clean – Out

⇒ Mug Monday & Blog News

⇒ What´s On My Bookshelf Tag

⇒ Locked In A Book Store

⇒ 10 Funny / Not So Funny Author Memes

⇒ Why Star Ratings Are Frowned Upon

⇒ The Problem With Honest Book Reviews From Book Bloggers

⇒ When You Think You´ve Seen It All ( incl. screenshot show )

⇒ Spam Box Treasures: Part 4


 

Pretty accomplished, huh? Let´s see what December brings us.

Until then, my sweet, cheerful bookish Padawans…. Share the book love. ❤


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