2018: Blogging Year in Review

2018 Blogging Year in Review

Briana’s Favorite Books Read in 2018

Listed in no particular order.

  1. Tempests and Slaughter by Tamora Pierce
  2. Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow by Jessica Townsend
  3. Dough Knights and Dragons by Dee Leone
  4. The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
  5. Everlasting Nora by Marie Miranda Cruz
  6. Obsidio by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
  7. Honor Among Thieves by Rachel Caine and Ann Aguirre

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Blogging Stats and Facts

  • Top 4 Countries for Visitors: United States, United Kingdom, Canada, India
  • Top Referrers: Search engines, WordPress reader, Twitter
  • Top Commenters: WordPress no longer seems to provide this information.
  • Blog Views: Over 100,000. (Our biggest year so far!  Last year was 80,000 and you can check out our five-year stats report from 2016 here.)

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Reading Stats and Facts

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Fun Features from 2018

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New Feature: The Sunday Exchange

The Sunday Exchange was a new weekly feature we are introducing at Pages Unbound where we asked you, our readers, to share a post from your own blog that matches the week’s theme.  The goal was to allow you to share posts you are proud of or think other people will find interesting and to help other people find fun posts to read.

*We will not be continuing the Sunday Exchange in 2019, due to lack of interest.

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Our Most Viewed Posts

  1. A Complete Guide to Starting a Book Blog
  2. A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas (Review)
  3. The Dilemma of Delphini Diggory: A Criticism of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
  4. Writing Fantasy Dialogue
  5. Which Godspawn Are You? (Strange the Dreamer Personality Quiz)

Most Popular Post Published This Year: Ten Young Adult Books with Male Protagonists

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Some Favorite Bookstagram Photos


25 thoughts on “2018: Blogging Year in Review

  1. Vera says:

    What a great summary. I discovered your blog this year and enjoyed reading your posts, especially your Tolkien related ones. I am planning on re-reading some of his books next year because of that. 😊

    It seems 2018 has been a great year for you and congratulations to your increase in views. In my opinion, your blog absolutely deserves a wide recognition for the stellar content you create. 💕

    Here’s to another great year, happy reading! 📚

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  2. Bookish Rita says:

    I love this post! The way you divided everything up is super adorable and fun. Congrats on the awesome blogging year! I’ve been thinking of creating a twitter for my book blog for a while — so now I think I might actually do it! Your 2018 sounds like it was amazing for your blog. I wish you an even better 2019! 🤗

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  3. ireadthatinabook says:

    I’m sorry that you won’t continue with the Sunday exchange as it always made me discover interesting posts, even though I didn’t always have something relevant to post in exchange, but I can see why it might not be very motivating to run. I hope you’ll both have a great reading and blogging year in 2019!

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  4. saraletourneau says:

    Hey, Tempests and Slaughter is on my year-end list, too! (That post won’t go live until mid-January.) Nice to see we have a pick in common. 🙂 Does Krysta have a favorites list for this year, too?

    And WOW, 100K views?? For one year?? That’s crazy! And amazing! (Crazy-amazing, then?) Congratulations, ladies!

    Btw, sorry to hear you’re not continuing The Sunday Exchange next year. I enjoyed participating, but I confess that time and life kind of got away from me in November and December… and I completely understanding discontinuing something due to a lack of interest.

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    • Briana | Pages Unbound says:

      I forgot that the sequel is supposed to come out next year, so now I have that to be excited about, as well!

      She does not have a favorites list scheduled, but maybe I can convince her to do one. 😉

      It only took us seven years, but, yes, we have made it to 100k! I am pretty excited about it but also wondering if we can actually top that next year.

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