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#AtoZChallenge: Blogging A to Z Reflections

Dear Kim,

To honor your inner statistics nerd, I prepared our #AtoZChallenge Reflections by the numbers. Straighten those spectacles and get out your highlighter, here are stats on last month's challenge. 




Blog Stats

Number of visitors to our blog April 1 - 30, 2016 in the #AtoZChallenge.




Average views per day: 201


Average views per post: 163


Average shares per post (Twitter and Facebook analytics used as well): 48


New subscribers: 13


Total April Traffic: 5,003 visitors



#AuthorApril Stats

Content on our blog April 1 - 30, 2016 in the #AtoZChallenge.




Authors featured:

         Picture Book Authors: 7
         Middle Grade Authors: 4
         Young Adult Authors: 17
         Adult: 2

Illustrators featured: 6


Book Reviews: 34


Giveaways: 3


Comments from fellow A to Z Bloggers: 24


Post viewed the most: "B is for Bookishly Ever After by Isabel Bandeira"


Post viewed the least: "X is for X: A Novel authors, Ilyasah Shabazz and Kekla Magoon"




Kim, my dear data-nerd friend, you may wonder: How did the #AtoZChallenge traffic compare to our regular flow? Content wise, we nearly tripled the number of posts to our blog this month in comparison to other months. The average traffic was up a bit too. We usually see about 150 views per post compared to the #AtoZ crowd at an average of 163. Shares and comments were down a little from our regular posts but the overall monthly visitors grew by nearly 3,000.

As far as featuring awesome authors and illustrators, no change there. Ink Sisters Write is all about spreading the book love and shouting about new and favorite authors of books for kids and teens.


We did it! #AtoZChallenge 2016 SUCCESS!

Looking forward to the 2017 #AtoZChallenge. Until then we'll keep sharing the writer love one letter at a time.

Much love,
Alison

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