Year Two State Of The Blog: Top 25 Posts & Thanks

Well, year two came and went in June, and I was so busy I forgot to stop and reflect. We regularly get 3000 hits a month. Even if I post nothing new for several days, the hits will top 150 in the intervening days, so clearly the blog is developing a reputation for solid posts, and I thank you for your support. For kicks, here’s the top 22 posts this past year ( a few pages got interspersed so it’s not 25). As you can see, my Write Tips, which are a regularly weekly feature (either Mondays or Thursdays) dominate the list. And people keep finding them long after thanks to retweerts and other boosts. Some great stuff. Leah Petersen’s Guest Post put us on Huffington Post Books for the first time, which, as you can see, really drives traffic. Thanks to her and so many others for contributing in various ways. The blog is about to hit 50k all time hits in just over 2 years, so I’m glad it’s not just me writing for the sake of writing. I’m glad it’s contributing in some way to my larger community, as that’s my goal.

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Guest Post: Your Punctuation Personality Type by Leah Petersen More stats 8,744
Write Tip: 10 Tips For Writing Dialogue Better More stats 2,468
Welcome (Page) More stats 2,286
Write Tip: 10 Tips For Writing Good Action Scenes More stats 1,322
Home page / Archives (Page) More stats 1,154
9 Great Urban Fantasy Series You Don’t Want To Miss More stats 1,112
Write Tip: Why Your Book Needs A Sell Sheet & How To Make One More stats 1,021
10 Mistakes SFF Writers Make With Research More stats 774
The Worker Prince (The Saga Of Davi Rhii, Book 1) (Page) More stats 768
Write Tip: 9 Tools For Character Development More stats 738
Blog (Page) More stats 685
Write Tip: 10 Tips For Doing A Good Interview–As Both Interviewer and Subject More stats 680
18 Holiday Themed Science Fiction And Fantasy Stories More stats 595
An Alternative To A Song Of Ice And Fire More stats 567
Eleven SFF Series I Read And Was Surprised To Love More stats 528
Write Tip: Cat Rambo’s Developmental Editing Checklist More stats 526
Thoughts On The 99 Cent Pricing Debate More stats 482
Write Tip: 9 Free Ways To Market Your Book More stats 463
5 Great New Epic Series For Your Summer Reads More stats 460
The Importance Of Reaching Beyond Female Stereotypes More stats 426
About Me (aka The Dirt) (Page) More stats 394
70 Most Memorable Science Fiction & Fantasy Books I’ve Read (to date) More stats 357
Write Tip: Things Pros Wish New Authors Knew About Publishing And Don’t More stats 354
Write Tip: How Screenplay Structure Can Help Plotting & Pace In Your Novels More stats 294
Write Tip: How Not To Use The 9 Free Ways To Market Your Book More stats 282
Write Tips: 8 Copyediting Tips For Writers More stats 262
Write Tip: Thoughts On Choosing Point Of View More stats 259

Bryan Thomas Schmidt is an author and editor of adult and children’s speculative fiction. His debut novel, The Worker Prince (2011) received Honorable Mention on Barnes & Noble Book Club’s Year’s Best Science Fiction Releases for 2011. A sequel The Returning followed in 2012 and The Exodus will appear in 2013, completing the space opera Saga Of Davi Rhii. His first children’s books, 102 More Hilarious Dinosaur Books For Kids (ebook only) and Abraham Lincoln: Dinosaur Hunter- Lost In A Land Of Legends (forthcoming) appeared from Delabarre Publishing in 2012.  His short stories have appeared in magazines, anthologies and online. He edited the anthology Space Battles: Full Throttle Space Tales #6 (2012) and is working on Beyond The Sun,forthcoming. He hosts #sffwrtcht (Science Fiction & Fantasy Writer’s Chat) Wednesdays at 9 pm ET on Twitter and is an affiliate member of the SFWA.