Top 10 Posts of 2019

 

Paving My Author's Road Top 10 of 2019

Happy New Year!

Usually today would’ve been an IWSG blog hop post. But blog hopping on the first day of 2020, after partying the night and 2019 away, was a bit much. And so the first IWSG post of the year will be next week Wednesday January 8th. So I’ll see you then. In the meantime, let’s go over the top posts of 2019!

If you’ve been following my blog for years, then you know that I like to go over my top posts. Either at the end of one year or the beginning of the next. Depending on how the dates of my blogging schedule fall on the calendar. I started doing this partly because I was out of blog ideas. And because I was curious. I wanted to see which blog posts were popular that I can capitalize for future blog posts.

So, from least to most views, here’s my top ten posts of 2019!:

10) My Source of Inspiration in Poetry, Photography and Design

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At 53 views, this post covers my poetry quote art images. Though I don’t do it as often as I used to. I enjoyed pairing together my poems and visual content. Which I called phoetry. And began posting them on Instagram and Twitter to share with the poetry community. 

10) Writing Quotes to Keep Your NaNoWriMo Motivation

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Also tied at #10 and at 53 views, this 2016 post is a collection of some of my favorite writing quotes. And to help to give that motivational push for the final days of NaNoWriMo. Of course I included a quote by JK Rowling, Ray Bradbury and Jacob Nordby.

9) IWSG Day, NaNoWriMo 2019 & Eye-openers

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At 58 views, another IWSG post has made the top ten blog post of the year. This post came hot on the heels of when I finally came out of my writing slump. Last year’s NaNoWriMo was a bust so I decided to do a round two with last year’s NaNo novel. And oh boy, back stories and histories and world building flown straight from my head. And to my fingertips to my keyboard. And all it took was nailing down my NaNo novel’s genre.

PS This post also includes two new story ideas! 😀

8) How to Combat Abrupt Writer’s Apathy by Brooke Faulkner

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At 62 views, this guest blog post covers something I go through. Ever get a story idea that excites you in the beginning? Your imagination opens up and runs wild and already you have created a whole world. Then you start writing and half way through you just stopped? Yeah, that’s me right there. And if that’s you too, then you have to read this post.

7) NaNoWriMo Week 4 Update

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At a narrow 63 views, this 2017 post covers my word count progress during that holiday week. And also the publications of two poems on Feminine Collect. 

6) To Love Triangles or Not to Love Triangles

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At 69 views, from #6 in 2018, #4 in 2017 and #5 in 2016, this post seems to be one of my more popular posts. Maybe I should do more ‘To or Not to’ posts on various romance tropes. What about you, do you like reading or using love triangles in a story? What are your thoughts on the love triangle romance trope?

5) How to Have a Successful IWSGPit

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At 85 views, this post covers the first ever IWSGPit! It started in 2017 and the fourth pitch event is on January 15, 2020.  

4) 5 Reasons Why Neville Longbottom is Just as Cool and Inspiring as Harry Potter

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At 130 views, the blog title speaks for itself. The overlooked, uncool  and underestimated Neville Longbottom is as cool and inspiring as Harry Potter. Read the post, then read the books if you haven’t or reread them if you have, and see for yourself. 

 

3) Did You Know…Eyeshield 21

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At 418 views, and up from #4 last year, this post is about Eyeshield 21. One of my favorite sport manga  (have very few) and anime. They should make a second anime like they did with Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood. This time covering the manga canon, including all the cussing and dirty jokes (Hiruma). Anime gods if you’re listening, can you make this happen? How can I help you along? 

2) Six Reasons Why You Should Read The Hunger Games – A Banned Book Review

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At 687 views, for Banned Books Weeks this post reviews why the Hunger Games made the list of most banned books. And turned the reasons why it was banned to why it should be read. I’m all about spreading the word about banned books. Censorship and banning. And the burning books (can you believe such sacrilege still goes on today?) Because at the end of the day it’s up to me as a parent to decide what my child can or cannot read. 

AND DRUM ROLL PLEASE!

 

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1) How to Write an Erasure Poem

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At 777 views, this post has been duking it out with my Hunger Games Banned Book Review post for the #1 spot. It was #2 in 2018 and 2017 was #3 in 2016. It’s been in the top three posts for three consecutive years. So on that note, I think I need to stop procrastinating on blogging about the second version of an erasure poem. 

There it is, my top ten of the year. Hope you’re enjoying the new year. And continue visiting and commenting on my blog as I continue with my writing journey. And speaking of commenting, I’d like to give a shout out to my top commentators.

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To Alex Cavanaugh, Kelly Hashway, Meka James, Emaginette, Chrys Fey and Samantha Bryant.

Thank you for all your words of support and advice and encouragement. Though in real life we’re separated by many miles, your comments made it feel as if you were right by my side. May 2020 bring you riches in every shape and form.

What were your favorite posts from 2019? What would you like to see more on the blog this year? What changes do you plan to make or undergo in 2020? Do you have a writing plan, goals or resolutions for 2020? Don’t forget to visit my top commentators’ blogs and read their work.

Happy New Year! Begin 2020 Write

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