The one thing I learned early on in the Challenge was that Brevity is Best, so I’ll keep this short!
This was my fifth year and it was apparent from the start there were far less folk in my category, Flash Fiction – stand-alone stories that can be read in a minute or so with few words and simple sentences. I wrote 26 stories for children.
I make and keep my own blogrolls of like-minded contributors every year and when I delved into them at the start of this year’s event, hardly any of my favourites were taking part! Bad start.
So, to the stats…..
I received 2003 visits – average 77 a day. Far less than previous years.
I received 721 ‘likes’ – average 28 a day. Also down on previous years.
I received 494 comments – average 19 a day. Way down on previous years.
I didn’t like the master list, did you? The nearest category I could find was – Author/Writing (craft of writing, stories, memoirs, publishing, literature, poetry) which covers so many different genres. By the way, I particularly dislike posts that tell me how to write! Surely the most successful yarn-spinners are those that are different from the rest and don’t conform! I digress.
Taking part means I have to put my usual literary pursuits on hold. Given that fact plus the decline in readers during the Challenge, I probably won’t be taking part again next year, but it was fun while it lasted!
Finally thanks to Tom, Hannah, Zac, Felicity, Sam, Violet and all the other kids who let me tell you their stories and of course to you dear reader for taking the time to drop by.