May has arrived, and with it the anniversary month of my blog!
In every book series or movie franchise there is bound to be at least one dud, and May Madness 4 could be subtitled The Bad One.
Blog views, visitors, likes and comments are all down over the last twelve months compared to May 2020 – April 2021. I’m not sure why.
Books read, buddy reads and book tour participation has also decreased, but I’m thrilled to have hosted so many amazing blog takeovers.
However, follower numbers have risen considerably on my blog, newsletter, Goodreads and BookBub.
I saw a slight decrease in book sales this year, but a huge increase in KU page reads and free downloads.
I was delighted to take part in Rhonda Parrish’s Giftmas story train to raise money for Edmonton’s food bank at Christmas. S K Gregory kindly published one of my stories on her blog to promote women in horror this February, and I had great fun writing a collaborative story with The Writers’ Mastermind.
My goals for May 2021 – April 2022 were
- Write all the books.
- Improve my marketing game.
- Work on illustrations and book covers.
- Continue to read and review like a machine.
I think I pretty much hit all those goals!