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Although I started this blog on January 15, 2009, I really didn't write posts regularly until last year, when I ceased being the commissioning editor of Solstice Publishing in the US. That severance freed up time for me to concentrate on my own projects, and in particular allowed time to put more than my toe into the social media, such as Facebook, Twitter and blogging.
I may have been writing commercial fiction and articles for over 40 years, but with regard to the social media I'm still a novice compared to many.
Whatever the subject, I try to make the blog posts interesting, and not only shouts of 'buy my book, buy my book'. Some seem to succeed, others don't. When I post about reviews of my books, I'm sharing my pleasure rather than bragging. (Naturally, I don't tend to share the poor reviews, which we all get!)
The blog statistics are quite fascinating, I must admit, and they may prove of interest, so here are a few.
In just over 5 years I've written 534 posts, and there are 761 comments (including my responses). [Now, I tend to post daily, whereas before it was much less frequent; if I'd posted daily from the outset, then my posts would be 1,500 or so... ]
Currently, the average monthly page-views are about 3,500; (new readers are welcome every day!)
Since that tentative beginning in 2009, 69,228 page views have been registered.
From day to day the 'audience' or readers will vary, but today, for example, here are the countries where readers of my blog reside, in order of volume/numbers:
So, thanks to all those individuals in the above countries (and others doubtless not listed in today's snapshot!) for taking time out to read my blog. I hope I can continue to provide material of interest in the weeks and months ahead.