Thursday, December 1, 2011

Behind the Screen (12)

Happy Thursday!

Huh, what a week it has been! I have been spending quite many hours working with blog related topics. Let's start with news and see, what else I have been doing behind the scenes.


Yesterday I launched Write a Holiday Short Story Contest, which is running from today until the 24th of December. It's a writing contest for everybody who would like to write a short story about holiday. I got the idea from one of the authors contacting me and she offered to write a holiday short story and hence the idea to the contest.

I also wanted to add, that it is not only for published authors, but to everybody, who loves to write and can manage to write a holiday short story are welcome to participate. You can find all necessary information here:

I already have authors who will participate and it's going to be lots of fun - something good to read and something to help to keep the Christmas spirits up!

While blogging:

I have been signing up for different reading challenges for 2012 and I have started preparing blog posts about the challenges I am going to participate. There are few of them and I have read the rules and gathered information so far about these challenges. I'm hoping to get the information up in the blog during the coming weeks.

I managed to write several reviews during the week and I am really happy about it! Now my backlog is approximately 12-14 books. During the December I am trying to get all the promised reviews posted. I mean the reviews which I wanted to post already in September and October. So have little patience and they will keep coming step by step. I want to finish everything what I have promised during 2011 before the year ends, then I can turn a fresh page in 2012. Of course, I have already scheduled some reviews for January next year, but the goal is really to post what I promised in 2011 very soon.

One more thing I need to do for the blog, is to update the Review Policy. I have wanted to change it for a while, and I will let you know what the changes are.

While reading:

Since I have been home alone the whole week, without my kid, I have been doing lots of reading and also unplanned reading. Unplanned in that sense that I sometimes like to take books what I have on the shelves or what I have won and read these. It's a different kind of fun knowing that I do not have to write a review, but I can! Normally I am writing reviews to these books anyway.

Reading is fun!

Facts and numbers:

The most popular post this week has been Gratitude Giveaways post with 153 pageviews, the second popular post is 1000+ Giveaway with 58 pageviews and on the third place you can find Six Moon Scavenger Hunt with 57 pageviews.

GFC followers increased from 1213 to 1234 during last week. +21 followers during the week!

The biggest number of visitors this week are from US - 735 hits, the second place goes to Estonia with 98 hits and third place to Germany with 77 hits and fourth place to Canada with 63 page hits. It's a surprise to find China on the fifth place though with 34 pageviews.

Last week there were visitors from 33 countries.

Page views all time history shows 33.901. That is +1432 pageviews since last week! That makes an average of 204 daily views.

And that is it for today.

Happy reading!

1 comment:

  1. You had a very productive week. Congratulations!