It’s June 21st, which means I’ve officially hit the one year mark here on my blog! Of course I’ve been blogging way longer than a year, but this was my first year being back after a six year break. It’s hard to believe that it has already been a year since my first post here at Surrealistique.
I would be lying if I said I still showed the same enthusiasm as I did when I first created this blog. I don’t want to be negative, but I want to be real, so I figured I would share my feelings on the matter. As much as I do enjoy blogging, it does feel like a chore at times. I think it’s the pressure from the blogging community that you have stick to a certain schedule and don’t go too long without posting. Do this. Do that. I just can’t stick with that rhythm any longer. Writing and posting is enjoyable to me when I feel like I have something I want to share, but I don’t want to force it.
You may have noticed I’ve been posting less than what I used to. This is because I’ve decided that I’m just going to blog whenever I feel like it. I might lose some of my audience in the process, as I basically already have. My views and interaction is literally half what it used to be. I really enjoyed growing my blog and audience in the beginning. It was like a challenge each month to see if I could do better than the previous month. I did… for a while. Then it was like I was going backwards, so I didn’t quite have as much motivation anymore.
Still, it’s my loyal readers who keep me going. I know there are still those who love to see new posts from me, so no worries, I am not going anywhere. With working a full time job and still trying to have time for my other hobbies, I’m just not going to put as much pressure on blogging anymore. Like I mentioned, I will blog whenever I have something I want to share.
With that said, here are some statistics and what not from the past year.
My goal was to have 1,000 followers by my one year mark. I didn’t quite make it, but I came pretty close.
Total posts: 128
Technically, this post will be 129.
My best views was on January 9, 2018.
Best month: January 2018
I had 857 visitors and 2,913 views this month.
Worst month: July 2017
Technically, June had the lowest stats. However, since I started this blog at the tail end of it, I didn’t count that. I decided to go with a full month, so that makes it July. My blog was still new then though, so it’s not surprising. I had 202 visitors and 552 views this month.
Most posts published: August 2017
I published 18 posts in this month, which is quite a lot for me. My average for the past year was between 7 and 11.
Thanks for reading and sticking by me!