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
- Born in a Treacherous Time Receives an Award
- 19 Self-editing Tips
- Book Launch–Born in a Treacherous Time
- How do you create readers for life?
- Image Copyright Do’s and Don’ts
- #IWSG How Writing Cures What Ails Me
- How to Use Canva in Your Writing
- 65 Ways to Describe Sight and Eyes in Your Writing
- #AtoZChallenge Reflection 2018
- 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 Time, first 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