And here we are -four years of blogging, and the last one happened so quickly my head is spinning. Not all the plans I had for this blog have materialised, mainly for lack of time: I have changed job (more precisely, same academic job, different institution) and this means a certain amount of working hours spent to learn the new house rules…! This has also translated into fewer posts (I remained stable at two per weeks, which is the minimum acceptable for me) and in fewer book reviews than in previous years. On the other hand, I’ve finally managed to publish my long-overdue author page and my fiction writing increased substantially.
Blogwise, numbers have kept growing in terms of visitors and views -around 15,000 this year, a net increment from 2016 – so I can’t be too gloomy. This year I have done something different from the past and prepared a ranking of the posts with top views in 2017, and I was a bit surprised with the results: not what I had expected. Apart from “Archive”, which means all and nothing, the others are for me quite interesting -especially Gundam, that this year was viewed 1,418 times.
As last year, USA was the place where roughly half of the visits came from. The UK is an obvious second, but others are less obvious, like Argentina or India. East-Asia is now less present, which is a marked difference compared to my start in 2014.
Plans for the future: in 2018 I definitively need to post more book reviews. While I keep reading a lot, most of the books are non-fiction and of no interest for a blog of speculative fiction. One thing of this year is the number of movie reviews I’ve posted, higher than in the past, which will probably remain stable during next year.
A final word: I’d like to thank my fellow bloggers (amazing, all of them) and anybody that took the time to visit and post comments here. This blog won’t exist without you. Thanks for another year together, and I look forward to seeing you again!