Monday, 1 December 2008

I Survived NaBloPoMo 2008!

I survived! I can hardly believe that I managed to post 30 times in 30 days. At times, it was touch and go whether I was going to make it, especially as I was working night shifts throughout the month and I was also sick last week.

The interesting aspect of this challenge is the increase in my blog readership. I have gone from about 12 visitors per day to 22 and their average length of stay is about 2.5 minutes. This would suggest that my visitors are finding something of interest and actually staying long enough to read my posts. My main question is why are these visitors lurking and not leaving comments? Although my readership increased significantly, the number of comments on each post has remained the same. I'm wondering what would encourage these readers to come out of the shadows....

From a personal point of view, I have enjoyed the challenge and it has stimulated the creative mind. Thank you to those blog friends who have supported my challenge with their words of encouragement ~ I couldn't have done it without you. I have found things to blog about that I may not have blogged about in the past and I have thought about what I can blog about every day. Would I do it again? Probably, although not until late in 2009. Watch this space.