2011 – unthemed creative non-fiction which was somewhat haphazard…still finding my feet…
2012 – themed flash fiction based on a musical concept, including an artist/band, musical terminology, musical instruments and words relating to sound/movement/rhythm/dance.
2013 – Whacky Words – bloggers played along by providing their own definitions for legit words. The most fun of all the challenges. I responded to comments and what ensued was loads of comments back and forth, amongst a more-or-less concentrated group of visitors. Lots of camaraderie and laughter. However, I didn’t really visit a whole lot of new blogs, and isn’t that the aim of the challenge, to meet new bloggers?
2014 – If Books Could Speak, What Would They Say – Fun With Captions. I didn’t respond to comments, but I got around quite a bit and discovered lots of wonderful bloggers, and made lots of new friends as a result – about 20-odd new followers signed up via Networked blogs.
2015 – Nifty Nuggets. Little nuggets of writing based on a photo, a phrase and an object. My worst challenge because I didn’t prepare. I met a handful of new bloggers due to time constraints and didn’t get many followers via blog sign-ups; however, I did gain new followers via Twitter.
2016 – showcasing bloggers books, novellas, short story collections, poetry collections and some non-fiction books; posting a link to my review of each book and also two questions for the author. This theme was a lot of work but I had a blast!
2016 BLOG STATS: The posts that got the most attention – the letter M with 611 hits and the letter B with 596 hits.
2016 TWITTER STATS: This is the first year that I made proper use of twitter during the challenge. I posted two links to my blog post everyday during the challenge. I also tagged the authors whose books were on review for the day.
Here are some statistics which I retrieved from the analytics page.
Total no. of tweets = 195
Total tweet impressions = 22.9K
Total no. of profile visits = 1,609
Total no. of mentions = 125
Total no. of new followers = 127
Top tweet was the letter B which earned 709 impressions.