Wednesday 2 August 2017

Month in Review(s) - July 2017

July was a big month for this little book nerd's blog!

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This was the month that Diary of a Reading Addict (DORA) became Dora Reads - with a custom URL to match.

It's something that'd been on my mind for a while, and I'm so glad I did it!

This was also the month with the most page-views I have ever had, with over 11k views in ONE MONTH!!!!

A lot of that is down to my new source of traffic, StumbleUpon, which has given me soooo much traffic!

I couldn't previously share my posts to this platform, because it doesn't accept or sites. It was a big surprise when I realised just how much traffic I can get from there!

Review posts this month:


Graphic Novels

Non-review posts this month:

Nerd Church

I Know You Mean Well... - when allocishet people say the exact wrong thing

Victims of the System - discussion of mental health and a tragic child killing case

Losing Chester - mourning Chester Bennington of Linkin Park

Winter is Here - 'You know nothing Jon Snow'

Friday Fics Fix

The One I Forgot to Title - a different take on BBC's Sherlock

Fanfiction in Koru Mag - the publication of a story by yours truly!

You Zigged When You Should've Zagged - a 'what if..?' of the Harry Potter sectumsempra scene

THIS is Cap - fandom fixes one of Marvel's biggest f**k-ups

Comics Wrap-Up

Just Because We Left Our Guns At The Door... - Marvel's Inhumans trailer and more

With Your Back to the Wall - Spider-Man: Homecoming trailer and more

Least the Ones That I Got Away With - my pick of comics-related links

Heroes Always Get Remembered - SDCC news and more

Other Posts

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  1. Congrats on 11k page views!! That's awesome :D

    1. Thank you! :) (I'm not gonna lie and say it was easy - cos MAN is it hard! Lol.)

  2. Congrats on the page views! That's so awesome...I think I will have to check out stumble upon and see if I can get more hits :)

    1. You totally should! It's important to stumble other people's posts as well though, so that the system doesn't see you as spam.

  3. Congrats on the 11K pageviews! That is so awesome <3 You have a wonderful blog chicha :) I'm sad Stumble Upon doesn't take blogs :/ I hope I can get a custom domain soon! Have a great August <3


    1. Thank you! If you get a custom domain, I'll be happy to stumble some posts for you! :)

      Have an awesome August cariad <3

  4. I've just been and read 'I know you mean well' (I frequently worry I'm one of these people! My friend had a transgender boyfriend and I never spoke about it really. It was none of my business and it made no difference to me, so what can you say?) and 'Victims of the System' - so scary at how badly the system let down BOTH girls. My friend works in mental health and a lot of people are terribly under cared for.

    Congratulations on the custom domain and pageviews! I did wonder why I could never stumble your previous posts.

    (Jenny from Accidental Hipster Mum) #RVHT

    1. People do appreciate efforts to understand & accept - but thinking before you speak is a must! I am in no way an expert in transgender issues, but basically don't ask prying questions, and try to think of things from other people's perspectives, and you should be fine!

      And yes, the system has so many demands on it that it ends up failing so many people! *sighs*

      Thank you so much! (And thanks for checking out some of my other posts!) :)


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