Day 28 of 30 days with Daisy.
This post will be a little different and here’s why. Tomorrow you get to read a free chapter of my new book A Gentleman’s Folly. I’ll also be giving away an ARC copy to one reader.
Monday is the release day of the book and I will be here celebrating. One book will be offered to commentators. To compliment the book there is also a vintage teacup purchased in the antique shop in Much Wenlock, Shropshire, when I was shopping with Diane Saxon. To win the cup you need to give me a recipe for the Tea with Daisy page and give me a contact address. I’ll select a winner on Friday next week.
Therefore today a few stats and thoughts on 30 days with Daisy this far.
To the question: Did I prepare all this before I began it? The answer is no. Every post was written the day before or even the morning it went live. You can tell by the flaws.
What I learned early is that none of you look at my books page. I have to do something about that.
The most popular post was; Day 4
The least popular post was: Day 14
The scariest day was: Day 12
The Norwegians joined in looking at the blog on the 22nd many thanks guys.
The one day there were more Australians reading the blog was day 19. I think they’d been told to do it for homework.
The post I enjoyed writing most was the one on Matthew Boulton.
The day the stats made me smile was day 13.
During my experiment writing this blog I have written approximately 30 thousand words and stopped feeling nauseas every time a blog goes live. Therapy and who knew it.
Finding free images to use has always been the challenge and taken much of my time. The worst was during the early posts as I struggled to find anything I could show you. I learned new things and am glad of it as I’ll be able to share more with you in other blogs in the future.
The thing that kept me going when I was struggling mid month was the comments from people. I have learned if I read a blog I will always comment in respect for the author’s work, only real tricksey log-in stuff prevents me in a few places, actually one. I have also learned I will always reply to comments even if I’m a day late and I will always answer the questions commentators ask, especially about historical stuff.
I have to say special thanks to
Sunny who commented and asked questions almost daily.
Mae Clair, Virginnia, jj Kellar, Cd and everyone who kept me going.
I hope readers enjoyed the posts and you will return to the blog tomorrow for a free chapter read.
Do drop by on Monday as well to help me celebrate the release day of A Gentleman’s Folly.
Xx Daisy B