Friday, 13 May 2016

A-Z Challenge 2016: Reflections

These stats just keep getting better and better! After I wrote my 'Reflections' post for The Writing Desk (which included the stats for the A-Z Challenge in April), I took a look at GenWestUK's stats for the A-Z Challenge.  Similar to the other blog - Over 2 thousand views.  4.4 thousand views to my Twitter feed (shared with The Writing Desk and the Murch Blog, of course).  My Google+ account has shot up to over 92 thousand views.  But with one special extra: GenWestUK crept up to top 49,000 views - and I am grateful to the A-Z Challenge for a huge chunk of them.

Each year, although the concept of the Challenge is attractive, the benefits far outweigh the sweat.  By which I mean: I know there are times when you curse yourself for being an over-ambitious/insane/foolish {delete irrelevant adjective - aw heck, leave 'em all in, why not} kind of fool for doing what you're doing, and some people are actually quite hysterical by the time April finishes.  But the sense of achievement if you made it! If you didn't manage to post every day - your dentist will be truly amazed as you grit those teeth and determine to do it next year.  And the backlash of energy you receive in May!

You can do anything!

© 2016 Ros Haywood. All Rights Reserved


  1. Another great endorsement. Wow.

    Arlee Bird
    A to Z Challenge Co-host
    Tossing It Out

  2. That's fantastic Ros! I really enjoyed following your AtoZ I learned a lot.
    I don't get a lot of views, maybe up to 100 on a good day. But it's a different kind of blog, people go to different posts depending what they are looking for. I write it because I enjoy it, and I do have a few loyal followers. Doing the Challenge also boosted my readers.
    I am looking forward to doing it nex year and following along with you.

  3. Love your humorous tone, Ros, to writing about the A-Z challenge. I encountered all those feelings - but hey - I survived! I have not done the analysis you have done on page view etc, but I was pleased with the response I got to my posts - and I guess I shall probably be there in 2017!



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