When readers take time to leave a comment and/or click through to a link I include in a post, it means they trust me, are engaged, and find what they’re reading valuable–want to extend it. This year, I had many more comments than in 2016–about 5900. This compared to over 27,874 over the life of my blog. Why? I’m not sure. I will say I enjoy my readers. The perspective I get and the vast range of experience is like nothing else in life. I live in a bubble and you-all invite me out of it.
The articles that inspire this kind of activity from readers are special to me. I learn a lot by noticing what contributed to the WordDreams community. Here they are–the ten most commented articles I shared in 2017:
Top 10 commented-on articles
- 19 Self-editing Tips
- How to Use Canva in Your Writing
- Image Copyright Do’s and Don’ts
- 16 Reasons I’m NOT Doing NaNoWriMo (Again)
- 10 Bits of Wisdom I Learned From a Computer
- Writing a Novel: How I’m Doing on Born in a Treacherous Time I
- #IWSG–When do you know your story is ready?
- How Google Docs Improves Writing
- A to Z Challenge Reveal Day: I’m in!
- 12 Surprises I Found Marketing My Debut Novel, To Hunt a Sub
What were these on your blog? Do they reflect the goal set for your writing or were you surprised?
One more request: What would you like to see next year on WordDreams?
Jacqui Murray is the author of the popular Building a Midshipman, the story of her daughter’s journey from high school to United States Naval Academy, the Rowe-Delamagente thrillers, and the upcoming Born in a Treacherous Time. She is also the author/editor of over a hundred books on integrating tech into education, adjunct professor of technology in education, webmaster for four blogs, an Amazon Vine Voice book reviewer, a columnist for TeachHUB, monthly contributor to Today’s Author and a freelance journalist on tech ed topics. You can find her books at her publisher’s website, Structured Learning.