Happy New Year!
As for the past few years I’ve looked at my stats for the year then blog about my top ten posts of said year. After reviewing my most popular posts, for a second I thought I should forego it. Especially, when at first glance, it looked like 2020 shared the same top ten posts of 2019. But then I saw something so surprising there was no way I wasn’t going to post my top ten blog posts of 2020.
So, from least to most views, here’s my top ten posts of 2020!:
10) Writing Tools for NaNoWriMo & IWSG: 2019 Tri-Annual Writing Progress Report #3 & 2020 Writing Plan
Tied at 63 views, both posts cover my successes and failures of 2019. My writing plans for 2020. And writing tools, as in guides and apps/programs to help meet my writing goals.
9) Did You Know…Fullmetal Alchemist
At 77 views, this post covered the 16th anniversary of one of my favorite manga and anime. Written by Hiromu Arakawa. I love her work so much, I make it a point to read and watch any new works. I’m a big fan of Silver Spoon, a coming of age and farming/agriculture theme manga and anime. And interested in watching the anime Hero Tales. Like Fullmetal Alchemist might do a blog post on the two.
8) How to Write an Erasure (Blackout) Poem
At 80 views, this post was a long time coming. In 2016 I wrote a blog post covering how to write an erasure poem. By taking the words from a text, rearranging them to form a new poem. That post was so popular it made the top ten for the past four years. Since I first started doing my top ten posts. So first chance I got, in January 2020, I wrote a follow up post about another type of erasure poetry. The blackout poem.
7) IWSG Day & Writerly Updates
At 83 views, this post covers my tackling my unfinished urban fantasy manuscript as my NaNoWriMo 2020. Thus making me a NaNo rebel.
6) To Love Triangles or Not to Love Triangles?
At 85 views, it made the list again for the fifth time. Another blog post that’s made the list since I first started the top ten. This post covers one of many romance tropes: the love triangle. You either love them or hate them. But no matter your feelings or thoughts about this particular trope, you gotta admit the anticipation and angst of who he/she will choose is what keeps you turning those pages. And learning you were right, the guy/girl you wanted them to end up with was the one they chose.
5) How to Have a Successful #IWSGPit
At 214 views, this post covers the Insecure Writer’s Support Group first pitch event. This pitch party is coming back again for the fourth year January 20, 2021. Winners of the 2020 annual anthology will be announced on the IWSG site January 6th!
4) Six Reasons Why You Should Read The Hunger Games – A Banned Book Review
At 736 views, this post is no stranger to making the top ten. I’m beginning to think I need to do more reviews. Especially on challenged and banned books. And books asked to be removed from library shelves.
At 772 views, this post covers another of my favorite manga and anime. I’ve yet to read and watch another sports manga and anime I’ve loved as much as Eyeshield 21. Though Hinomaru Sumo comes close. Still firm in my utmost belief that Eyeshield 21 deserves a second anime adaptation. Like Fullmetal Alchemist did, this time staying true to the manga.
2) How to Write an Erasure Poem
At 903 views, this post has again made the top then list. And with the most views. Was it any wonder I wrote a follow up blog post?
AND DRUM ROLL PLEASE!
1) 5 Reasons Why Neville Longbottom is Just As Cool & Inspiring As Harry Potter
At 1,558 views, this is the second time this post has made the top ten. In 2019 it came at number four with 130 views. Don’t know what happened but whoa! That is a huge jump from 2019. What about this post was so appealing in 2020? Was it Neville’s strength and bravery in fighting the good fight? Being on the right side of history? His loyalty and steadfast friendship? Or was the character review and analysis so enjoyable and informative? That I should do more similar posts in the future? You tell me.
There it is, my top ten of the year. Hope you enjoyed your Christmas and New Year’s. I’ll be taking a mini break in January from my manuscript. So I’ll hit the keyboard typing, beginning my editing hell in February. In the meantime, I’m letting my WIP marinate. While I focus on reading the Enola Holmes books by Nancy by Nancy Springer my husband got me for Christmas.
What were your favorite posts from 2020? What would you like to see more of on the blog this year? What are your plans for 2021?
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