I’m again linking up with Denyse Whelan whose prompt for today is ‘A favourite post from 2016’. It’s funny as I can easily identify the favourite posts I’ve ever written. There are a few about my dad and his passing, his dementia and a few others penned when I had my Diet Schmiet blog. But when I think about the posts from the last year none really stand out more than others.
Unsurprisingly, my most-viewed and commented posts are always my Sunday Posts (my weekly check-ins) as I link up with book bloggers from around the world (though mostly the US). However… other than a couple of recent wrap-up posts: Ten new authors I read in 2016; and my favourite books of 2016, my book reviews don’t tend to feature highly on my most-visited or most-commented-on list.
As it happens, my (other) most commented-on or viewed posts are those in which I do some navel-gazing; or am bluntly honest about shit on my mind. Other than my ‘moving house‘ post… recent posts about birthdays and bucket lists; being middle-aged; and a rant about ‘isms’ resonated with readers.
I’m not doing the new year’s resolution thing. In case you were wondering.
But – as I mentioned in my 2016 review post I’m thinking about the direction of my blogging. I want to do more ‘other’ writing and will need to decide what that means for the blog. I love reading and enjoy my book reviewing, though the reviewing process can be incredibly time-consuming. I find the blithery personal posts far easier to write… though kinda like that not ALL of my posts are heavy and require contemplation. So perhaps my current mix is okay after all… *sigh*
Any suggestions on the blogging front would be greatly appreciated!
Are you a New Year’s resolution kind of person? Any you want to share?
I’m linking up with Denyse Whelan to talk about a favourite post from 2016. Sort of. Oh and… Happy New Year!