I can’t quite believe that we are already in 2018. Last year flew by for me, probably because I was very busy working, rebranding my business and taking care of my two-year-old.
As a result, I didn’t have much time for reading or writing, so I’m afraid my poor blog was neglected. I plan to invest more time and energy in it this year as I do miss taking part in the blogging community and making time for myself to be creative.
Blogging and Reading Stats
Books read: 11 (nowhere near my goal of 24 but at least an improvement on last year!)
Blog posts: 15 🙁 This is a huge drop for me as I wrote over 100 in 2016. I hope to put it right this year.
Events participated in: None. 🙁 I really missed joining in with the blogging community last year. In 2018 I want to take part in the A-Z Challenge again and some of the Bloggiesta events.
Memes participated in: 2: Harry Potter Moment of the Week, Cover Characteristic.
Book promotion posts (blog tours, cover reveals, author interviews etc.): 6
Most active month of blogging: July (9 posts, compared to my peak of 29 last year).
Blog followers: 316 via GFC, 299 via Facebook , 225 via Twitter, 226 via Google+, 158 via Bloglovin’, 5 via Feedburner.
Reading challenges completed: 0. I didn’t sign up to any last year but stay tuned for my post about this year’s reading challenges.
Blog awards received: 0.
Discussion posts: 0.
Art and craft projects: Sadly, none this year. I have really fallen off the bandwagon.
Cooking and baking experiments: 8: Pumpkin muffins, pumpkin pie, pumpkin soup, choc chip cookies, spag bol, vegetable soup, leek and potato soup, dairy free birthday cake.
Poems written: None 🙁
Songs: ‘Shape of You’ by Ed Sheeran, ‘Perfect’ by Ed Sheeran, ‘Despacito’ by Luis Fonsi/Daddy Yankee/Bieber, ‘Too Good at Goodbyes’ by Sam Smith, ‘Castle on the Hill’ by Ed Sheeran, ‘Galway Girl’ by Ed Sheeran, ‘Rockabye’ by Clean Bandit, ‘Paris’ by the Chainsmokers, ‘That’s What I Like’ by Bruno Mars.
TV Shows: The Apprentice, Great British Bakeoff, The Handmaid’s Tale, Blue Planet II, Red Dwarf XII, Celebrity Hunted, Call the Midwife.
Films: Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Thor: Ragnarok, Spider-Man: Homecoming, Beauty and the Beast, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2.
Food and Drink: Quorn escallops, nuggets and southern-fried bites, any vegetarian Marks and Spencer meals, salted caramel anything.
Favourite Memories: See my post: My Top Ten Moments of 2017.