Friday, August 26, 2016

A to Z Road Trip

For the past 4 years I have taken part in the A-Z April Challenge. I have loved it, although something always gets in the way of me being prepared and ends up with a last minute dash to the finishing line!
Today I thought I would start on the A to Z annual road trip. I hadn't signed up. What with having my gallbladder out on the 4th May, 3 fosterlings, Ella and 2 more operations in the pipeline I really didn't want to sign up for something that I didn't think I would be able to complete. But today I visited and was really surprised to see only 87 sign-ups. I cannot remember for sure, but certainly feels like a lot less than previous years.

In my wash-up post this year I commented on a general feeling of apathy and that seems to have carried on through to the Road Trip.
April 2013 - page views 2128
April 2014 - page views 3567
April 2015 - page views 3303
April 2016 - page views 1857
This year I covered a complex injury in detail, so was really surprised to find it the worst year for me - almost half of 2014! I don't know if it was just me but if it affected a lot of blogs, hopefully whatever interest has gone can be stoked up again :)

6 comments:

  1. I did A-Z twice and I'm just not a fan anymore. It's too much work.

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    1. It is a lot of work - and I wouldn't mind so much if I thought everyone was putting in the same amount of effort. I didn't get that feeling this year :(

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  2. I did the A to Z for the first time this year and found it to be a lot of fun. I have nothing to compare the page views to as I am just starting blogging on a more regular basis. I certainly think that for the number of participants, the number of views should be larger, but also think that knowing there are 1000+ participants might be overwhelming to some, so instead of doing a few, they do none. I'm going to try to visit all 87 of the road trip participants before it's time for another A to Z!

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    1. Glad you enjoyed it Janet :)Good luck with the Road Trip!

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  3. I enjoy the AtoZ because I always learn so much. Couldn't do much with the Road Trip this year. New book to launch. Old books to promote. And then there's was summer!

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    1. I do love landing on a blog and finding something interesting :) But yes, that's the reason I didn't sign up for the Road Trip but I am going to try and visit everyone by the end of the year :)

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