The switch to WordPress in late May has really seen the blog grow. We have had 13205 hits since then (as of 11 pm 12/30/11 that is) and average over 2000 a month, or 70 hits a day. Thanks for that support and interest. I wanted to take a look back at the highlights of the blog this past six months since the move. Several posts have gonna pretty viral by my standards so perhaps people would like to visit them who haven’t or even revisit them again. Here’s the top 20 posts. Please feel free to revisit this stories but also please consider leaving comments about what you like about this website and suggestions for how we can improve. We’re doing our best to serve you well and anything you can offer us as feedback just helps us do it better.
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The Worker Prince – 341
Guest Post: Space Opera The Junction Between Worlds by John H. Stevens – 192
Guest Post: Can You Really Tell Within A Few Paragraphs If Something Is Good? by Patty Jansen – 191
Guest Post: Defining Sword & Sorcery by Howard Andrew Jones – 190
How To Get Your Book Noticed By Librarians Or Not by John Klima – 178
Sadly but unsurprisingly, the least popular were some passion posts about things I really care about but not really writing focused, and the Links of the Week posts, generally, just didn’t excite anyone, so I stopped bothering to compile the links I tweeted each week but if anyone’s curious, you can click the links below.
|Tribute to my Beloved Cat: Lucy, 18.5 years old, died Feb. 2010
|Links Of The Week, Vol. 2 Issue 10
|I Celebrate Our Differences and Commonalities In Calling You Friend
|Dialogue: How Golden Age SF Influenced The Worker Prince
Bryan Thomas Schmidt is the author of the space opera novel The Worker Prince, a Barnes & Noble Best SF Releases of 2011 Honorable Mention, the collection The North Star Serial, Part 1, and has several short stories forthcoming in anthologies and magazines. His second novel, The Returning, is forthcoming from Diminished Media Group in 2012. He’s also the host of Science Fiction and Fantasy Writer’s Chatevery Wednesday at 9 pm EST on Twitter, where he interviews people like Mike Resnick, AC Crispin, Kevin J. Anderson and Kristine Kathryn Rusch. He can be found online as @BryanThomasS on Twitter or via his website. Excerpts from The Worker Prince can be found on his blog.