I keep a close eye on my blog statistics throughout the year. It’s useful to know how many visitors/page views each blog entry gets, and to see which type of posts work better than others.
Overall, I’m very happy with the way things went in my second year as a blogger.
A Year in Blogging: 2010
The Friday links list (last month’s ‘Best of 2010’ in particular) got consistently high visitor numbers, as did posts about blogging and the various Puddle Awards . Guest posts by other writers went down well too, though interviews proved less popular. I also noticed less traffic when I linked to a guest post/column/interview I’d done for another venue,
Here are my most viewed posts from 2010.
Is your ‘but’ too big?
This became a guest post on Nathan Bransford’s blog later that same month.
Who’s your favorite villain?
Fan or friend? How do you prefer to be treated by other bloggers?
Pirate books (and I’m not talking about Treasure Island)
Mix and Mingle week
Blogging Tactics: To ‘friend’ or not to ‘friend’…
10 things my old gran taught me about writing
What throws you out of a story?
A 12-Step health check for blogs
Blogging Tactics: 10 things to put on your ‘Don’t do this’ list
When can you start saying ‘I’m a writer?’
2010 Meager Puddle of Limelight Award for Best Opening Line: Final Round
How about you?
What were your blog’s most popular posts in 2010?