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Top 10 Commented-on Articles in 2018

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 2017–about 7700. This compared to over 35,000 during the life of my blog. Why? I’m not sure. I will say I enjoy my readers. I always respond and am inspired to visit their blogs. 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 2018:

Top 10 commented-on articles in 2018

  1. Born in a Treacherous Time Receives an Award
  2. 19 Self-editing Tips
  3. Book Launch–Born in a Treacherous Time
  4. How do you create readers for life?
  5. Image Copyright Do’s and Don’ts
  6. #IWSG How Writing Cures What Ails Me
  7. How to Use Canva in Your Writing
  8. 65 Ways to Describe Sight and Eyes in Your Writing
  9. #AtoZChallenge Reflection 2018
  10. My Trip Across America 2018

What were these on your blog? Do they reflect the goal set for your writing or were you surprised?

Oh–one more thing. I don’t have enough Twitter followers. If you would follow me, I’ll follow you back! Here’s the handle (with a link):


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 Born in a Treacherous Timefirst in the Man vs. Nature saga. She is also the author/editor of over a hundred books on integrating tech into education, adjunct professor of technology in education, blog webmaster, an Amazon Vine Voice,  a columnist for TeachHUB and NEA Today, and a freelance journalist on tech ed topics. Look for her next prehistoric fiction, Survival of the Fittest, Spring 2019, first in the Crossroads Trilogy. You can find her tech ed books at her publisher’s website, Structured Learning

53 thoughts on “Top 10 Commented-on Articles in 2018

  1. ‘I will say I enjoy my readers.’ This is such a lovely part of the blogging process. Engaging with our readers, we learn from them and it’s always interesting to see what others think of our posts. You do have quite a bit of active engagement – and it takes time to build up (and time consuming too!). Over time I’ve learnt by engaging on other blogs, I get inspired to blog and a lot of the topics I’ve blogged about have come from visiting and interacting with other bloggers.

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  2. I tend not to look at my stats much, Jackie, but took a peek. How to Increase Comments was number one, and The HeArt and Craft of Writing took number two. 🙂 Did they meet my goals? Ha ha. I don’t have any blogging goals. Lol

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  3. “The perspective I get and the vast range of experience is like nothing else in life.”

    Well said. There are a lot of smart, interesting people out there in the WordPress community. It’s fascinating to see what interests them and how their minds work.

    Neil Scheinin

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  4. Your Canva post is the reason I’m using the app 🙂

    As for Twitter: have you tried Twitter chats, hashtag games, quote retweets or tweeting about something interesting (outside of your writing and tech interests) and using the appropriate hashtag? Here are a few Twitter tips from Charity’s Authortoolbox post this month: Connecting with readers through twitter I hope it helps!

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  5. And I’m sure 2019 will be even better. There are many writing coaches on-line, so it takes a while for people to realize you are the real-deal. But with over 15 thousand followers, I don’t think you have anything to worry about!!!

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  6. Even though I’ve been blogging a long while now( 11 years I think), it’s only been since 2017 since I realised the importance of comments and actively began commenting on others’ blogs . I too found that 2017 was the year I got the most comments. That was the year when I participated in the A to Z challenge.
    By and large I find that when I participate. In a blog hop or a challenge , the comments are more .
    Do I infer that it is the compulsion to comment that makes a visitor comment rather than the content of the post ?
    This has given me food for thought.

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