Welcome to the second annual State of the Blog. We’ve grown a lot in the last year and it is all thanks you, the reader……and our patient spouses for putting up with us and with that support we managed 5 or 6 times the numbers we had last year. Its safe to say that many blogs have achieved much higher numbers in a much shorter period of time, but we are both astonished and humbled by them and your support.
– – Blog Audit 2017 – –
- Views = 4206
- Visitors = 2468
- Likes = 978
- Comments = 415
- # of Posts = 224
- Books Reviewed = 130
- WordPress Followers: 94
- Other Followers: 21
– – Goals For 2018 – –
- Reach 200 WordPress followers, and 100 other followers.
- Stretch goal of 400 followers across all platforms.
- Robert, three weekly posts and a stretch goal of four weekly posts.
Continue reading “Blog News: State of the Blog 2017”
We just wanted to let keep you all updated with stuff that’s been happening…..or not happened this past month. You may have noticed the sharp decrease in the number of posts and books reviewed. If this was just pure burnout or shifting interests then there wouldn’t be much to explain because it happens to everyone eventually.
Jared has been extremely busy with work this past month. Only a handful of nights were actually spent at home, and an inordinate amount of time was spent traveling. (Much to Julia’s dismay.)
Also at the end of May, Lisa discovered she had kidney cancer, so Robert has be rightly distracted this past month. Rest assured, it was caught, literally, just in time and is even now almost completely resolved. The best possible scenario short of not having cancer in the first place.
We can’t promise that things will change much from this past month, for better or worse. Just know that we aren’t dead, dying, or giving up completely.
This is a monthly recap to help keep people up-to-date with what we’ve been doing, with handy links. It also serves as a visual representation for us and what we’ve accomplished in the month.
Total Posts: 24
Book Reviews: 13
Continue reading “March Recap”
Just a heads up for everybody. Tor.com is giving away free copies of The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson right now until tomorrow. Just put in your email address and they’ll send you an email with the link. Since I haven’t read this massive book yet I’m very happy about this and can’t wait to get started.
>> LINK <<
NOTE: Make sure you download your copy by Mar.24.2017 11:59pm ET.
P.S. Thanks Julia for making sure I saw this!
Basically what’s on the tin. Where do you buy your eBooks? Amazon is an obvious choice but we’re curious if there are other popular eBook retailers.
Not our giveaway, but it’s still free stuff.
Over at Paolini.net they are giving away a signed print. Check it out for details, but the drawing is Jan.18.2017 so there isn’t much time left.
Maybe I’m reading the info wrong but it looks like it was drawn by Christopher Paolini, author of Eragon, himself. If so, then that is wicked cool and very impressive.
Just a quick note to tell you all that Reading Over The Shoulder is now ad free and has a shiny new domain name. Consider the removal of the ads as a gift from us to you……but the domain is totally for us. You can’t have it!
Happy New Year Everyone!