Blogging Insights — 2020

Blogging insightsIn this week’s edition of Blogging Insights, Dr. Tanya wants to know about how the year 2020 affected our blogging. She wants to know…

What can you say about your blogging experience in 2020? Has it been different from that in previous years?

Almost all of my stats are down a little in 2020 from 2019. I posted fewer posts, got fewer views, fewer likes, and fewer comments. Not by much, but still fewer. Of course, early in the year I relocated from the city to the suburbs, so my frequency of posting for about a month before until about six weeks after the move was way down. And then in August WordPress forced the block editor down our throats and, because of that, I experimented with two other blogging platforms, Blogger and Medium. And since early November a bug in the WordPress iOS for the iPhone has slowed me down. But otherwise, not much changed about my blogging experience in 2020.

What have you been posting about most frequently in 2020?

Well, now that you mention it, one thing did change about my blogging experience in 2020. I wrote more angry posts about politics, about Donald Trump, and about the 2020 presidential election. And then there was the pandemic. So one might say that I was angrier on 2020 than in previous years.

Please share links to a few of your favorite posts from this year.

I’m really not good at picking out my favorite posts. It’s like asking a parent to pick out his or her favorite child. I’ve published more than 1500 posts so far this year and they’re all my favorites.

13 thoughts on “Blogging Insights — 2020

  1. Sadje December 28, 2020 / 7:25 am

    I answered exactly the same regarding favorite posts!

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  2. newepicauthor December 28, 2020 / 10:08 am

    You are so prolific with your writing, as you say your post totals are down, but you started up two new challenges this year with FFE Daily Adage and Dog Days and you wrote nearly double the amount of posts that I did.

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    • Fandango December 28, 2020 / 11:53 am

      True, but both of those two challenges lasted for just one month each. And my average number of words per post is only 237. Your average words per post is much higher, so I bet your total word count is higher than mine, which so far this year is around 357,000.

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      • newepicauthor December 28, 2020 / 12:06 pm

        I had enough trouble counting my posts so I am not going into even try to figure out my word count, but it is probably well over 237 words.

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        • Fandango December 28, 2020 / 10:46 pm

          If you go to your Stats page and go to “Insights,” you can get a list of all of your key blog stats across multiple years, including total words and average words per post.

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          • newepicauthor December 29, 2020 / 6:25 am

            Thanks Fandango and it says that I have 573 AVG WORDS PER POST. This seems to be 2.41 times your average word count.

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  3. Taswegian1957 December 28, 2020 / 5:01 pm

    I noticed that my views are down on the doll blog this year for the first time in 7 years. I haven’t posted there nearly as often. I think the other blog will be about the same as last year and I actually hit 500 followers with that one recently. It has been hard to get motivated at times and especially so for the general blog because it has been so hard to go out and take new photos for challenge posts and I haven’t been on many outings. I can’t do a lot of the things I used to do, not only because of Covid but because of the move I am a lot more isolated. Still I’m hoping that next year will be better.

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    • Fandango December 28, 2020 / 10:55 pm

      I think we’re all hoping that next year will be better…MUST be better.

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  4. leigha66 January 1, 2021 / 10:48 am

    Like I told Sadje, I completely agree. Trying to choose a favorite post is next to impossible, they are all our “babies.” My biggest change this is year is how much I fell behind in keeping up with daily posts. But I am plowing through them today and hope to be caught up no later than Sunday… 2021 will be on time if it kills me. 😂

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