There I learned that I seem to be suffering from publisher’s remorse, as I have twice as many deleted posts as published ones. I have just over 200 published posts at the moment but they don’t really reflect the journey of this blog. Instead they reflect my desire that wherever you might go in the archives, you’ll find a great read.
The first year I wrote almost strictly poetry. My first six months were spent alternating between love and hate. (To be more specific either I wrote I love you and then rhymed it with love, or I hate you and then rhymed it with hate.) Eventually, one of my friends challenged me to step out of my box a little bit and do something crazy like start my poem with an epitaph. That post would become, Just Write That He Loved Her, one of my personal favorites.
I had 80,000 views in the last two years but only 5 posts had over 1,000 views. Two of those posts are now deleted so I have no idea what they were. The other three, in order of popularity, were My Mistress – Do You Know her (catchy title), There Was No Escaping His Father’s Words (Freshly Pressed) and The Making of a Name (which went viral in my Amma Community).
By far the most commented on post was Saying Goodbye to Spam Followers and Hello to the Awesome Readers, which was the post where I declared that I was getting rid of the like button. Everyone came out on that day to let me know that they were really reading. It was great. But don’t click that link because I later relented to the readers, brought back the like button and deleted yet another post. (Yes I deleted my most commented on post!)
The top 10 commenters in the dungeon (and their stats –not including all the deleted posts) are:
Karuna (My Mom) of Living, Learning and Letting Go with 175 comments
Oliana of Traces of the Soul with 130 comments
Lumar1298 of Let There Be Peace on Earth with 58 comments
Lady Silversun of Dream Cloud Diaries with 53 comments
Garden2day with 51 comments
Slpmartin of Read Between the Minds with 45 comments
Weaver Grace with 44 comments
Justine of Eclectic Odds n Sods with 43 comments
Dana of DCTdesigns Creative Canvas with 41 comments
Renxkyoko of Renxkyoko’s Space with 40 comments
But there are many more great contributors. 3,219 comments to be exact.
The Dungeon Prompts have also been fairly successful. More than 60 different bloggers have taken part in at least one prompt, and half of them have done more than 10.
I’ve seen a lot of great blogs come and go over the last two years. It seems that for most people, it is hard to stay fired up for more than a year. Then the motivation starts to fizzle. I completed this second year just because I didn’t want to be another one year bust. I’m not really sure what my motivation will be for the coming year, but I thank all of you for joining me on this journey. It has been an eye opening experience in so many ways.
Do you have any favorite posts or moments in the dungeon?
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