Sunday, December 27, 2015

Putting a bow on 2015

2015 whished passed in a blur. One minute I'm sitting in the sun, the next I'm walking my dog in the frosty air. It's time to examine the year the blur.



In 2015, I was published in this anthology.

Thanks to your support, 2015 was amazing. I began the year with apprehension due to a decision I'd made concerning this blog. The decision:  No more guest post Fridays. No more -- (link)  On January 4th, 2015, I explained this decision. I wrote...
As my own writing career demands more and more of my attention, I'm finding less and less time for everything else. And thus I've been forced to make a difficult decision. Effective January 16, I will no longer publish guest posts.
Yes, I worried. I worried that you would abandon this blog.

Boy, did you prove me wrong. In 2014, this blog reached 234,000 page views. And now it has over 251,000. That's an increase of over 17,000 page views. (In 2015, I published 52 posts. So that's approximately 327 page views per post. You rock!)

The most popular post in 2015 were...


How-to live a dream (320 page views)


The most popular book reviews...

1st...

Sing A Worried Song (mystery) by William Deverell (194 page views)

2nd...

Every Word (YA/mystery) by Ellie Marney (149 page views)

The most popular creative writing (short story/poetry) posts...

1st...

Irene's Reading by Leanne Dyck (122 page views)

2nd...

The Poem My Husband Inspired by Leanne Dyck (109 page views)

The most popular 'writing tips' posts... 

1st...

On Writing and Illustrating Kids Books (99 page views)

This is a yearly free event--well worth attending. In 2016, it will be held in the Vancouver Public Library from 7 to 8:30 P.M.

2nd...

And Then: Writing Transactions (93 page views)

In 2015, I made a personal goal of making 100 submissions. I'm pleased to report that on December 15, 2015 I'd sent 103 submissions. That's 1.5% more submissions than I made in 2014. 

What are my blogging plans for 2016?

This blog will offer one new post every week. I will review books, share writing tips and publish my own short stories. I'm looking forward to spending 2016 with you. Best wishes for a healthy and happy new year.



In 2015, our beloved cat--Ticky--passed away, from old age. We took the love he gave us and adopted...



Bim
a nine year old miniature poodle/Maltese cross

More...
What else does 2016 have in store for you?
According to the Chinese zodiac, 2016 is the year of the red monkey. Click this link, to read more. 

Next Post...
Just write. This post explains why.

Sharing my author journey...
What's an arch?

What's a story arch?
It's been brought to my attention that I should spend time learning more about story arches. In 2016, I plan to publish a post on this topic. Please stay tuned.


2 comments:

Laurie Buchanan said...

Leanne - I so appreciate your posts; you rock, Rock, ROCK!

Leanne Dyck said...

Thank you, Laurie. So do you!