The A to Z Survivor ~ Reflections Post


A-to-Z Reflection [2014]Well, another April has come and gone and with it another successful A to Z Challenge. Using last year’s interest as a guide, I didn’t do as many science posts this year, focusing on history instead. I chose the Miscellaneous category again because I write my blog posts first thing in the morning, and I wanted enough leeway to go where my own interest wanted me to go.  Just in case I woke up with a science post in mind.  :)

This year’s A to Z Challenge had some fabulous posts. I visited a lot of blogs and beyond wishing I had time to make all of them, I discovered several I’ll happily visit again.

As for me, the event brought 994 visitors and 14 new subscribers to my blog. Each visitor averaged 2.29 hits. Don’t ask me how that’s possible, same thing happened last year. Hit and run surfers I guess. lol Overall, my daily blog hits were consistent. Stats show most people returned for these busiest letters of the alphabet:

  • A – Automatona-z.ending
  • B – Bagdad Battery
  • C – Cholera in  London 1854
  • D – Doggerland
  • E – Easter Island Moai
  • F – Funeral Mementos
  • G – Gargoyles & Grotesques
  • H – Hobo Nickels
  • I – Ice Man
  • K – Kokopelli
  • L – London Fog of 1952
  • M – Medicine Shows & Mountebanks
  • N – Nebra Sky Disk
  • P – Phrenology
  • Q – Quadratura
  • R – Red Hair
  • S – Sundials & Shadow Clocks
  • W – White City
  • Y – Yellow Fever in New Orleans 1853
  • Z – for Z The Lost City

Of these, I had four very high traffic days:

  • C- Cholera in  London 1854
  • F- Funeral Mementos
  • I – Ice Man
  • M- Medicine Shows & Mountebanks

The least busy days:

  • O – Organ Grinder
  • U – Underwear

These two and the letters not shown just missed the mark by a few visitors. Like I said, my blog had pretty consistent hits. I also had lots of wonderful comments and an unbelievable 16,015 pieces of spam caught in my spam sweeper. Compare that to just 25 total spam in March. Boy am I glad the spam sweeper works!

I think the yearly event is a blast. If the organizers do it again next year, I’ll certainly sign up and be  ready to go. In fact, I’ve already started my topics list just in case. :D

Hats off to the inspired minds behind the A to Z Challenge. Thank you!
Check out their interesting blogs ~

Arlee Bird: http://authorstephentremp.blogspot.com/
Alex J. Cavanaugh: http://alexjcavanaugh.blogspot.com/
Stephen Tremp: http://authorstephentremp.blogspot.com/
Tina Downey: http://kmdlifeisgood.blogspot.com/
Damyanti Biswas: http://amloki.blogspot.com/
Jeremy Hawkins: http://www.beingretro.com/
Nicole Ayers: http://www.madlabpost.com/
M. J. Joachim: http://mjjoachim.blogspot.com/
Heather M. Gardner: http://hmgardner.blogspot.com/
AJ Lauer: http://frodofrog.blogspot.com/
Pam Margolis: http://unconventionallibrarian.com/

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Here is the A to Z Team with their links:

Arlee Bird: Tossing it Out
Alex J. Cavanaugh: Alex J. Cavanaugh
Stephen Tremp: Author Stephen Tremp
Tina Downey: Life is Good
Damyanti Biswas: Amlokiblogs
Jeremy Hawkins: [Being Retro]
Nicole Ayers: The Madlab Post
M. J. Joachim: M. J. Joachim’s Writing Tips
Heather M. Gardner: The Waiting is the Hardest Part
AJ Lauer: Naturally Sweet
Pam Margolis: An Unconventional Librarian – See more at: http://www.a-to-zchallenge.com/2014/05/easy-friday-atozchallenge.html#sthash.SyAyffTZ.dpuf
Arlee Bird: Tossing it Out
Here is the A to Z Team with their links:

Arlee Bird: Tossing it Out
Alex J. Cavanaugh: Alex J. Cavanaugh
Stephen Tremp: Author Stephen Tremp
Tina Downey: Life is Good
Damyanti Biswas: Amlokiblogs
Jeremy Hawkins: [Being Retro]
Nicole Ayers: The Madlab Post
M. J. Joachim: M. J. Joachim’s Writing Tips
Heather M. Gardner: The Waiting is the Hardest Part
AJ Lauer: Naturally Sweet
Pam Margolis: An Unconventional Librarian – See more at: http://www.a-to-zchallenge.com/2014/05/easy-friday-atozchallenge.html#sthash.SyAyffTZ.dpuf
Here is the A to Z Team with their links:

Arlee Bird: Tossing it Out
Alex J. Cavanaugh: Alex J. Cavanaugh
Stephen Tremp: Author Stephen Tremp
Tina Downey: Life is Good
Damyanti Biswas: Amlokiblogs
Jeremy Hawkins: [Being Retro]
Nicole Ayers: The Madlab Post
M. J. Joachim: M. J. Joachim’s Writing Tips
Heather M. Gardner: The Waiting is the Hardest Part
AJ Lauer: Naturally Sweet
Pam Margolis: An Unconventional Librarian – See more at: http://www.a-to-zchallenge.com/2014/05/easy-friday-atozchallenge.html#sthash.SyAyffTZ.dpuf

 

About ~RoseAnderson

Rose is multi-published award-winning author and dilettante who loves great conversation and discovering interesting things to weave into stories. She lives with her family and small menagerie amid oak groves and prairie in the rolling glacial hills of the upper Midwest.
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8 Responses to The A to Z Survivor ~ Reflections Post

  1. A big congratulations to you for completing another year of blogging A to Z. This was my first and it was so much fun.
    You wrote some great topics and I’m dying to read them all. :)

  2. Stephanie Scott says:

    Way to go for finishing! Nice job on looking at your stats and adjusting your posts.

    Here’s my A to Z wrap-up post. I also have an End of Challenge book giveaway going on for either contemporary romance or contemporary YA.

  3. rosgemmell says:

    I’m not surprised at the number of visitors, Rose, as the posts were so interesting!

  4. clicksclan says:

    Well done for completing the challenge.

    I like that you shared your stats in this Reflections post, it’s always interesting to see the change it has on people’s blogs.

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