Looking back, and going forward

Hello all! I’m back from my hiatus to wish you all a Happy New Year! You can check out my retrospectives on books and Kpop MVs from 2021, and now it’s time to talk about blogging.

In 2021, my blog got over 10,000 views from more than 7,500 visitors representing 110 countries around the world. I only posted 43 times, which is the least I’ve every posted on this blog in the course of a year. And that’s okay!

My most-viewed post last year was, as always, There is no hot air balloon in Around the World in Eighty Days, which got a lovely bump in December from the Masterpiece TV adaptation starring David Tennant. Spoiler alert: it has a balloon. There are a lot of changes to the source material, frankly, but having seen the first episode I think it will be an interesting story all the same.

My most popular post I wrote last year was Feeding Reading 2021, because who doesn’t love free books, followed by a bunch of Lens-Artists photography challenge posts.

Someone also found my blog by searching for Phat Gus, so I consider that a win.

Phat Gus is still my spirit animal

With regards to blogging this upcoming year, my only goal is that I would like to do some.

Photo by Towfiqu barbhuiya on Pexels.com

Here are some things you may see here at Jedi by Knight in 2022:

  • More Fan Art Friday, though probably sporadically, where Kiri and I both color the same picture from the Star Wars coloring book, often with very different results
  • Maybe a few more book reviews; look for a post about recent novellas at some point
  • Maybe some Lens-Artist photo challenges?
  • Wordless Wednesday photo posts
  • Probably lots of random short thoughts

My biggest stumbling block to blogging is not just lack of time, but rather lack of focus because my brain is so tired. Any suggestions from other busy people on how to find focus for writing?

Happy 2022 everybody! We can only go up from here, right? …Right?

4 thoughts on “Looking back, and going forward

  1. Jennifer January 6, 2022 / 7:02 pm

    Love the wrap! The Phat Gus find is glorious. xD I’m pretty sure I found that video through you the first time I had seen it, so thank you forever for that. ❤

    As for suggestion for helping write when you can't focus, sometimes I'll dictate instead of write, and then cut it down or edit as needed to make it more coherent. But speaking can feel a lot more natural, and be quicker, and allow you to get a real conversational feel. If you have a smartphone, it likely has a feature you could use, or Microsoft Word has a dictation feature.

    Good luck, hope to see you around every now and then. 🙂 Happy 2022!

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    • Mei-Mei January 7, 2022 / 9:06 pm

      You know, I have never tried dictating! That seems like it could be really useful, thanks for your tip!

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