Favorite Books Read in 2020
- Top 15 Graphic Novels Krysta Read in 2020
- Top YA Books Krysta Read in 2020
- Top 10 Books Briana Read in 2020
Blogging Stats and Facts
Top 4 Countries for Visitors
- United States
- United Kingdom
*(No change from 2018 and 2019)
- Search Engines
- Pinterest (This is the first year this is our #2 referrer, surpassing WordPress views! We had over 20,000 views from Pinterest.)
- WordPress Reader
- Twitter (not remotely close to views from other sources)
~137,000 views, our best year ever!
We had ~106,000 views in 2018 and dipped down to ~89,000 in 2019. The increase in views this past year is attributable to, I think, more views from Pinterest and more views in general from people being home and online during the pandemic.
Here is the graph of our views from our decade of blogging: (We definitely didn’t always have this many views.)
Reading Stats and Facts
- Oldest Book Briana Read This Year: The Romance of Tristan
- Longest Book Briana Read: From Blood and Ash by Jennifer L. Armetrout
- Briana’s Pages Read: ~25,000
- Most Read Books: young adult, middle grade, classics
- Percentage of Briana’s Books from Library: 37% (This always seems low because I really don’t buy that many books, but I guess I just read a lot of books I already own or that people give to me…)
Our Most Viewed Posts
- How to Start a Book Blog
- Young Adult Books with Male Protagonists
- If You Like Jane Eyre, Then Read…
- 17 YA Fantasy Standalones
- 18 Christmas Books to Curl Up with This Season
The first three posts were in our top 5 for 2019, but the last two are new this year. All of our top posts get their views either from search engine hits or Pinterest clicks. You can read more about how I use Pinterest for book blogging here.
The most viewed post we published in 2020:
Why Did Snow White Eat the Poisoned Apple?
Coming in 2021: Our Annual Tolkien Reading Event
We’ll be hosting our annual Tolkien Reading Event in March 2021. If you would like to contribute a guest post about Tolkien, his work, or something related (for instance, the Inklings), the sign-up form will be up on our blog in January.
Other Upcoming Posts
- Book Blogging Predictions for 2021
- 5 Retellings of Little Women
- Nonfiction reviews
- The Lives of Saints review
- and more!
10 thoughts on “2020: Blogging Year in Review”
Congratulations on a wonderful and successful year of blogging! I hope you both have a happy New Year! 🙂
Thank you! Happy New Year!
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You had such an amazing year… Congratulations 👍
Happy New Year! 🎉 I had a bump in views from search engines as well. But I also felt I received more comments and community engagement in general, so that was something nice despite everything going on in 2020.
Those are amazing stats! Well done!!
Thank you! 🙂
Congrats on your Pinterest stats! It must be so satisfying to have worked on them and to see that pay off!
It is! I tried Pinterest a couple times before and got nothing out of it, so I was fully expecting to fail again! I was pleasantly suprised!